Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Advancing the Gospel Through Social Media: Daniel Foretold

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Does Daniel 12:4 predict an increase in technology in the last days?

On the April 16th edition of the radio program Prophecy Update, I was interviewed by Bill Salus, author of the popular Psalm 83-themed book Isralestine and evangelist on the end times website Prophecy Depot. Bill and I spent much of the interview discussing how social media has made a huge shift in how we do online evangelism. We also touched on prophecies that mention the increase of knowledge in the last days and that connection with today's electronics savvy generation.

Bill Salus

Daniel on Technology

Bill Salus: In Daniel 12:4 we are told that in the end times many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase. The verse reads, "But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge."

I understand that can have multiple meanings such as prophetic discernment will be increasing as we start to see signs of the final stage being set, but do you think this prophecy from Daniel has a technological inference as well?

Nathan Jones: There is no doubt in my mind. Just look at the amazing advances in information and the technological changes we've witnessed in just the last few years, unlike anything seen in all of history.

When I first started getting into computers in the late 90's I started off as a Web Developer and Designer. Technology and computers would change every three years. Within five years the technological advancements increased to double every year and a half. Now in this day in 2012, we are looking at almost every six months a technological revolution occurring. Technology continues to grow faster and stronger and better.

Technology has advanced to the point where we can literally reach across the entire world. As a matter of fact, Billy Graham's last crusade was broadcast through the Internet and radio literally to every country on the planet. He had more people with the potential to listen to that crusade than any time in human history.

Obviously, technology and the inspiration to develop it comes from God and how believers can use it comes from the Holy Spirit. I really believe in this end time age the Lord is giving the Church the means to fulfill the need to be able to go out and reach people for Christ using these new technologies. Technology in evangelism started with the printing press, then the radio, next television, and now to the Internet to reach people for Christ like we've never been able to reach them before.

The results confirm the reach. I can see this truth when I look at our statistics on our website, on our blog, and various videos on YouTube and social networks, that we have people literally all over the planet coming in and checking out the Gospel message we've put on our website and other online venues.

These are exciting times! Bill, you with your website and your books know what online evangelism is all about. It's time all Christians join in as well on this new evangelism wave to get the message out, for such broad-reaching advances mean that our time to share is short. Daniel in writing that prophecy concerning knowledge and technology confirms that the time is short because the angelic messenger told Daniel to seal up that information until the last days. Technology and ease of how we share information proves we're in the end times, and so Jesus is going to come very soon. In the meantime, God's giving us Christians the best tools possible to reach as many people as possible as quickly as possible before He returns.

Partnering in E-vangelism

Bill Salus: I'm very thankful that Lamb & Lion is maximizing the usage of the technologies to spread the Gospel and advance the Kingdom.

Nathan Jones: We praise the Lord for them! Without our Prophecy Partners coming alongside of us we could never get this outreach going.

Bill Salus: They're fantastic and I want to encourage people to help in Lamb & Lion's ministry efforts. If someone is interested in partnering with Lamb & Lion, I noticed on your website there's an ability to become a Prophecy Partner, correct?

Nathan Jones: Yes. Just click the Become a Prophecy Partner button and we will be more than happy to tell you how you can serve the Lord through Lamb & Lion Ministries in getting the Good News out.

In the next part of this interview on advancing the Gospel through social media, Bill and I will look at an impacting "left behind" message.


Charlotte Mathis said...

I am so thankful for this tool to share the gospel all over the world. This article encourages me to continue to share my devotional blog online. Thank you.

Rodney said...

Technology has allowed every facet of our lives to be documented and cataloged by various intel agencies. They deploy a variety of methods for this data pool, social forums, libraries, grocery discount cards, banking and credit card purchases online or at local department stores, health cards, prescription drug discount cards. The list goes on and on!

We all leave an electronic signature that becomes part of our individual profiles! The AntiChrist will have all this information to use at his disposal.
The consolidation of global commerce and the ability to track all purchases is already in existence. All that is required is a uniform application to provide security guarantees, this of course will be found in bio-chip technology which identifies with each individuals DNA signature.

When we consider the fact that the entire globe will witness the death and resurrection of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, we can easily identify that we are now living in era of significant fulfillment of several prophetic events recorded within the Bible! The uniting of the world under one leadership and language is in full swing, we are witnessing a return to Babel which will be ruled by another Nimrod! This mighty hunter (slayer of men), will find himself destroyed by the brightness of the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Anonymous said...

Right on Rodney! As I work with the police, I see the "big brother" technology advancing also. Photo Red light.. watching every car that passes through an intersection. That sells as it is to reduce crashes in bad intersections, but you can see how it will ultimately used. In-car video... ya, it reads license plates and runs them by the hundreds as it goes down the street. Good for finding stolen cars, so again it sells good. But what is meant for good will be used for evil in the coming days. Those are just a couple of minor ones! Jesus is coming soon!
C~ in Salem

Rodney said...

Let us not forget about the surveilance drones now present in a variety of urban police force units! When you examine these things closely, very soon there will be no place where Big Brother's watchful eye does not penetrate!

Imagine being a Christian during the Tribulation where an oppurtunity to share the gospel presents itself, suddenly you become an instant fugitive as your face appears on digital billboards under the caption of Wanted! Even a simple search for food could quickly turn into a life and death struggle to evade authorities!

It is clear to me that without direct intervention from the Lord against this Beast system it would be virtually impossible to share the Gospel during the Tribulation. We know from scripture however that even during this most violent and perilous time, that the Gospel will reach multitudes. Technology has increased yet the wisdom of God is of no comparison, evidently the AntiChrist will have quite a time trying to prevent the handywork of the Lord God!

Praised be his Holy Name and may we yet continue to bear his message of great love and mercy while it is yet day, for the darkness is quickly approaching! God bless all of you and may you bring much fruit to the table! Onward Christian Soldiers!!

Susie said...

Rodney! Amen!!!!! I hope and pray that all those saved during the tribilation are bold and empowered to spread the precious gospel.... while we... who are saved now... are busy at the marriage being ntroduced to the FATHER as his adopted children.. the bride of the LAMB!! ):):):