The Tower of Babel Prophecy :: By Britt Gillette

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you might have seen this commercial for Microsoft Translator. In it, Microsoft touts its new technology for instant language translation. A little girl sees her mom talking to overseas business partners. The mom speaks English, and her partners hear her in Japanese. They respond in Japanese, and she hears them in English. When the opportunity presents itself, the little girl uses her mother’s device in an attempt to speak to reindeer, asking questions such as how reindeer fly and what Santa’s sleigh is made of.

With Microsoft Translator, you can get instant translation of 60 foreign languages. But amazing as that is, Microsoft Translator isn’t even the most used translation application. That honor belongs to iTranslate. The iTranslate app will translate text, websites, and voice-to-voice conversations in over 100 languages. Dozens of similar apps exist, and in the months and years to come, they’ll get faster, more accurate, and offer more and more languages.

Why This Matters

A generation ago, a technology like Microsoft Translator would’ve astounded the world. But if you’re like most people today, you take it for granted. We’ve come to expect these kinds of breakthroughs. Why is this one any different? It’s different because this type of technology is a true revolutionary breakthrough. It has far reaching implications. Apps such as Microsoft Translator and iTranslate erase language barriers – language barriers God put in place for a specific reason. Remember, God is the one who created different languages in the first place. The Bible records this in Genesis 11 where we read the Tower of Babel story. According to the Bible, here’s what happened several thousand years ago:

“At one time the whole world spoke a single language and used the same words. As the people migrated eastward, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. They began to talk about construction projects. ‘Come,’ they said, ‘let’s make great piles of burnt brick and collect natural asphalt to use as mortar. Let’s build a great city with a tower that reaches to the skies – a monument to our greatness! This will bring us together and keep us from scattering all over the world.’ But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. ‘Look!’ he said. ‘If they can accomplish this when they have just begun to take advantage of their common language and political unity, just think of what they will do later. Nothing will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and give them different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.’ In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the earth; and that ended the building of the city. That is why the city was called Babel, because it was there that the Lord confused the people by giving them many languages, thus scattering them across the earth.” Genesis 11:1-9 (NLT)

Did you notice anything? As soon as God saw the tower being built, He immediately scattered the people and confused their languages. But why? Why didn’t He just destroy the tower and send the builders home? Something concerned the Almighty Creator so much He took immediate action to end it right then and there. God told us what concerned Him, and in doing so, He issued a prophecy. He said, “Nothing would be impossible for them” (Genesis 11:6).

What does this mean? It means if the human race is united with a common language and a common purpose, “nothing” will be impossible for them. So why should you care about the Tower of Babel story and God’s prophecy? Because today, we’re seeing a reversal of the actions God took so many centuries ago.

God’s Tower of Babel Prophecy

At the Tower of Babel, God scattered the human race and confused them with different languages. In doing so, He ended two aspects of human civilization at that time:

1) Global government, and

2) A common language

God said with a global government and a common language, “nothing will be impossible” for humans. So what does that include? The Bible tells us. After all, it reveals a global government will return in the end times (Revelation 13:7). When it arrives, technologies like Microsoft Translator will insure the world is no longer divided by language. With no nation states and no language barriers, the world will be free to work toward a common purpose. The world will exist in the very state God warned against. “Nothing will be impossible for them” (Genesis 11:6). So what will they do? The Bible says mankind will declare war against God.

Think that’s ridiculous? I don’t blame you. So don’t take my word for it. Go to your Bible, where you’ll find passages like these (emphasis mine):

“These miracle-working demons caused all the rulers of the world to gather for battle against the Lord on that great judgment day of God Almighty.” Revelation 16:14 (NLT)

“Then I saw the beast gathering the kings of the world and their armies in order to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army.Revelation 19:19 (NLT)

The armies of the world will hatch a plot against “the one sitting on the horse and his army.” Who is the “one sitting on the horse”? Jesus Christ. Given the opportunity, a politically unified world with a common language will finally fulfill humanity’s deepest desire. What is this desire? To exalt mankind (Genesis 11:4). The end times generation will be arrogant (2 Timothy 3:2). They’ll curse God (Revelation 16:9), and they’ll despise Him (Revelation 16:11,21). If they grow in strength to the point “nothing will be impossible for them,” is it really difficult to believe they’ll use their power to attack God? No. It’s not.

So how far away are we from witnessing these events? Not far. The Bible says the world will gather its armies to fight against the Lord just a few short years after global government arrives. And current trends are moving the world toward global government at breakneck speed. Globalization is making the world smaller, and language barriers are disappearing. New technologies are bridging language barriers. Microsoft Translator and iTranslate are just the latest examples. More and more people see themselves as global citizens rather than national citizens, and politicians all over the world are pushing for open borders. All this paves the way for global government, something the world hasn’t seen since it abandoned the Tower of Babel project several thousand years ago.

Jesus is Coming

In the near future, advances in artificial intelligence will lead to perfect voice-to-voice language translation. This will eliminate all language barriers and open the door to greater cooperation among people of different nations. And of course, greater cooperation will further accelerate the arrival of new technological breakthroughs. Devices will be so small and ubiquitous, I’ll be able to talk to you in one language, and you’ll hear me in another. You’ll talk back to me in your language, and I’ll hear you in mine. Once this technology becomes widespread, the language barriers dividing the world since the Tower of Babel will disappear forever.

This means one of the last obstacles to world government and a united humanity will also disappear for the first time since the Tower of Babel. With advanced technology, the Antichrist will fulfill the Tower of Babel prophecy – a world with no borders and no language barriers. A united world with one people and one purpose. A world where “nothing will be impossible” for humanity. That “nothing” includes a direct physical confrontation with the God of the Universe. Make no mistake. We live in a time like no other. All the end times signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for are present in our generation. Jesus said when you see them converge, He’s coming (Luke 21:28). They’re converging. So stay alert. Don’t get caught sleeping when He arrives (Mark 13:35-37)!

Britt Gillette is author of the free ebook Coming to Jesus as well as the books Signs of the Second Coming, Racing Toward Armageddon, and The End Times. Receive his book 7 Signs of the End Times for free when you sign up for his monthly newsletter.

 

The Top 3 Prophetic News Headlines of 2019 :: By Britt Gillette

The number one sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the convergence of all the signs He said to look for. Jesus said, “When you see all these things take place, look up! Your salvation draws near” (Luke 21:28). What are the things Jesus and the prophets said to look for? Israel back in the land (Jeremiah 23:7-8)… The Jewish people back in control of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24)… The Gospel being preached to the whole world (Matthew 24:14)… And more. Today, we see these signs. Because we do, we can be confident we live in the season of His return. But Jesus cited other signs too. So did the prophets. And we see those signs as well. As 2019 draws to a close, what were the biggest prophetic news stories? Below is a list of what I believe were the top three:

1) Syria: The U.S. Moves Out, While Turkey Moves In

In early October, the United States withdrew from northeastern Syria. A few days later, Turkey invaded. This continued an ongoing trend in Syria. It’s a trend that sets the stage for fulfillment of bible prophecy.

Ezekiel said an invading force of many nations will attack Israel in the last days. In Ezekiel 38-39, he describes this force as coming from the north of Israel, and he says a man named Gog will lead them (Ezekiel 38:2-6). Below are the nations involved, followed by their modern day names:

Rosh = Russia

Magog = Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan

Persia = Iran

Cush = Sudan

Put = Libya

Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-togarmah = Turkey

If you’ve paid attention to the news, one thing from this list jumps out at you. The three most powerful nations – Russia, Iran, and Turkey – now reside in Syria. The decreased U.S. presence in Syria paves the way for further influence from these three nations. The leaders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey have met several times to coordinate their military forces. Over the past several years, their alliance has grown stronger, and their joint military forces are right on Israel’s border. And they’re not just on any border. They’re on Israel’s northern border. Why does this matter? Because Ezekiel said this invasion force will come from the north (Ezekiel 38:15; Ezekiel 39:2).

Today, we see the three most powerful nations in Gog’s invading force coordinating on Israel’s northern border. Never have these three nations been on Israel’s northern border at the same time. Never have they cooperated militarily. Until now. This sets the stage for the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies. This means eventually, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and the other nations in the Gog of Magog alliance will send an overwhelming invasion force against Israel (Ezekiel 38:8-9). The world will not come to Israel’s defense (Ezekiel 38:15-16). But God will. He’ll put His full power on display and supernaturally destroy Israel’s invaders (Ezekiel 38:18-23). The events of 2019 bring us closer to that day. Expect to see more and more events in Syria to align with Ezekiel’s account. Expect Russia, Turkey, and Iran to get closer. Expect other nations to join them. And expect Israel to become more isolated.

2) The Saudi Drone Attack

September 14, 2019 was a major milestone in the history of warfare. On that day, someone (thought to be Iran) launched a successful drone attack on two oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia. At the time, almost five percent of the world’s daily oil consumption flowed through those two facilities. The news made headlines for a few days. Then, most people quickly forgot about it. But as we look back in the years to come, I think we’ll view that day as highly significant. Why? Because it was the first successful large-scale strike in the new era of drone warfare. Saudi Arabia invested millions to secure those facilities. In mere minutes, those defenses proved useless.

Unmanned drones have been used on the battlefield for years. But those drones were much larger, and they attacked as part of a larger military campaign. Because of the success of the September 2019 strike, expect to see more drone attacks. Expect to see smaller drones arriving in larger numbers. In the years to come, drones will get smaller. They’ll attack in sophisticated swarms piloted with artificial intelligence. Drone swarms are the future of warfare. They can inflict just as much damage as any conventional weapon, and because they’re unmanned, the attacking nation can deny any involvement. They’re less expensive to build and maintain than large standing armies. They don’t require large numbers of highly trained personnel. They can be controlled from a remote, secure location. They can be deployed anywhere in the world, often undetected. They can even evade radar. Because they blend into the environment, they can appear out of nowhere, surprising the enemy. They present a new threat, and most conventional armies are unprepared to defend against them. Drones magnify the military power of smaller nations. They close the gap between weaker nations and world superpowers.

The rise of drones is a turning point in modern warfare. Together with artificial intelligence, drones will overturn the post-war stability of MAD. Ultimately, this will lead to World War III and global domination by a single nation. This is exactly what the Bible says will happen in the end times. It says a global war (Revelation 6:4) will lead to a global empire (Revelation 13:7).

3) The Continued Popularity of Home Smart Devices

Another 2019 trend involved the continued popularity of home smart devices. In millions of homes throughout the world, Amazon, Google, and Apple are watching and listening. Popular devices such as Amazon’s Alexa products, Google Home devices, Facebook’s Portal, and Ring doorbells have placed cameras and listening devices in people’s homes.

Next time you go somewhere, take a moment to identify all the cameras around you. They’re everywhere, and they’ll only get more powerful. This isn’t surprising. Many people have long foreseen the rise of an intrusive government surveillance state. What hasn’t been foreseen is the willingness of so many people to aid in their own surveillance. Of their own free will, people have placed eavesdropping devices in their own homes, sometimes in their own bedrooms – allowing corporations, governments, and hackers to record their conversations and view their interactions.

Even if you avoid all these devices, you’ll find it hard to escape their watchful eye. Millions now have doorbell cameras recording everyone who comes and goes. Depending on their placement, these cameras are capable of recording everyone who comes and goes from every house in an entire neighborhood. In addition, other people can upload pictures of you on Facebook. Even if they don’t tag or identify you, Facebook often will. Through its facial recognition technology, it automatically tags people. Even if you don’t have Alexa or Siri devices, if you’re in the home of someone who does or within earshot of such a device, you’re at risk of being listened to and recorded. Do you trust all this personal and private information in the hands of a large corporation? What about your government? And what about foreign governments who will find it more than easy to hack into these devices?

As technology advances, devices like these will become smaller, cheaper, and far more powerful. Cameras and microphones will cover every square inch of the world. And ever more powerful forms of artificial intelligence will search those camera and audio feeds. What will they search for? They could search for you. A government in control of such a system will know everything you do and say.

In 2020, this trend will continue. These technologies will build the foundation for a totalitarian global government. The Bible says such a government will appear in the last days (Daniel 2:40). It will trample and devour the whole earth (Daniel 7:23). No one will be able to oppose it (Revelation 13:4), and it will have such total control over daily life, no one will be able to buy or sell anything without its permission (Revelation 13:7). The rise of the modern surveillance state is just the latest sign we’re approaching the fulfillment of these prophecies.

What to Look for in 2020

Hopefully, Jesus will return in the last few days of 2019. But whether He does or doesn’t, expect these same trends to continue in 2020. Look for increasing cooperation between Russia, Iran, and Turkey in Syria. Look for drones to become smaller, operate in larger numbers, and become more powerful. We may even see a Pearl Harbor-like event utilizing drone technology. Look for smart devices connected to the Internet to spread into even more homes. All of these things and more will probably mark 2020. This is why the #1 thing you should look for is the return of our Savior. As we enter the new year, all the signs tell us, “Jesus is coming!”

Britt Gillette is author of the free ebook Coming to Jesus as well as the books Signs of the Second Coming, Racing Toward Armageddon, and The End Times. Receive his book 7 Signs of the End Times for free when you sign up for his monthly newsletter.