Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Amplified on the Battlefront: The Sign of the Image Given Life

Nathan JonesBy Nathan Jones

What will be the technology behind the Antichrist's image given the appearance of life?

On Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Future Congress 2 Conference in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, I was interviewed by host Brian Thomas of Blessings to Israel Ministries on the Rapture Ready Radio Network before a live studio audience. During the 45-minute interview we discussed how the technology that we have today is proof positive that we are living in the end times and so can be expecting the soon return of Jesus Christ.

Brian Thomas

Rapture Ready Radio
(Sound quality is very poor due to ambient mic issues.)


Sign of the Image Given Life

Brian Thomas: When we talk about the Antichrist and the Tribulation and his one-world system of government, do you think that robotics or holograms will play a part or role in it at all? Of course, we can't be certain, but could you see some of that technology being used by the Antichrist and the False Prophet?

Nathan Jones: Oh, certainly. The Antichrist will have the entire world under his power, and that means he has control of the technology of that era.

We can read in Revelation 13:13-15 what the False Prophet does next: "He will perform great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, the Antichrist, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast that was wounded by the sword but yet lives. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast so that they could see and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed."

This story is very familiar to the story in Daniel about Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar was given the prophecy about him being a great head of gold, and it went literally to his head. Nebuchadnezzar decided to make a great statue of himself and he told the people to worship it. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to worship it. I don't know where Daniel was at the time, but his friends were to be killed for refusing to worship the image. The three were thrown into the fiery furnace, but God saved them.

History will repeat itself again with the Antichrist, and the people living during the Tribulation will witness it. The Antichrist will have the False Prophet create an image of him that people can worship. The False Prophet is a deceiver and Satan is a deceiver, so they do not have the ability to create life. The ability to create is in God's hands alone. They can manipulate and they can pervert, but they cannot create. So, this image which seems to be alive is just that — it seems to be alive, but it's not really alive. And so, there has to be a technological way the Antichrist can create a living image, and there are a few technologies out there that fit the bill.

As for the fire falling down and supposed miracles like that generated by the False Prophecy, well any pyrotechnic expert could make that happen. There is a possibility that the fire from heaven killing people could be laser satellite technology. There are satellites up there from the U.S. military, though I'm no expert on this, but I've read a number of articles, where the military has claimed to be working on laser weapons stationed in outer space. Why shoot a missile when you can just burn them directly with a laser. Maybe that's the case, though I don't know for sure.

There is a lot of talk about the "living" image of the Antichrist being a robot. Robotics have excelled incredibly, especially in Japan. The Japanese even use robots as dance instructors. Crazy enough, some guys are using them as surrogate wives. I guess so you can turn your wife off? I don't know, but I won't go there!

I tend to think that the image of the Antichrist would best be suited as a hologram. Recently, holographic technology has made huge advances in looking realistic. For example, on YouTube I saw Hatsune Miku. She's a Japanese 3D hologram with a vocaloid processor. She in appearances is supposed to be a sixteen year old girl. She actually looks like she's there live on the real stage. She's been given a bluish hue as that goes with her manga look, but her creators could make her look totally human if they wanted to.

Just think, I don't know if artificial intelligence will develop enough by then, but if that type of computer is given an interactive program which interacts with people, and there are programs like that, that could give the hologram a whole personality. Imagine how it could interact with people. It could be any size you want, so many people could worship it all at the same time.

And so, for me, I believe holograms seem to be the best bet as to the technology behind the Antichrist's image. But, again, I don't know as the Bible doesn't outright tell us. People ask, "Couldn't it be purely satanic?" It well could be. It may be both, and I don't know if this is possible, but maybe a demon could posses a hologram or a robot? The liveliness could be demonic in origin and that's its source of life, so I won't discount that. But, if we're talking technology, then robotics or holograms are probably the best bet in making an image appear alive.

Brian Thomas: I recently saw Britain's Prime Minister using holographic technology. He was shown as a hologram, and it was very difficult to tell that it was a hologram and not himself there. Then there's Pastor Ed Young who actually preached a service and has several campuses, and at one of the sites they had him there by hologram. His staff didn't tell their people that was the case, and most of the congregation said afterwards when it was revealed to them it wasn't him but a hologram, said they couldn't tell.

The amazing technology that we have today as we go further along I think is going to improve more and more by the Antichrist's time. I can how very well technology will be a means by which the Antichrist will deceive the world into thinking that he has been killed and resurrected. I agree with you in that I don't think that the Devil has the power to make life or bring life back from the dead. Only God has the power to do so. So, the deception could well be a hologram along with other forms of technology. I wouldn't be surprised at all if holograms played into it.

I've never heard the theory you gave about the pyrotechnics with the False Prophet calling down fire. But, yes, I can really see that happening as well.


In the sixth part of this series on the biblical signs of technology which prove we're near to Jesus' return, we'll look at the Bible's next tech sign — the Sign of Population.

6 comments:

Billy said...

Yesterday I said "I speculate the mark will be the determinate as to whether or not you can conduct a transaction. This could even be a non-financial transaction like trading something, not necessarily money, for food."

Another reason I think this is because if you're going to have all these wars, perhaps even with nuclear weapons, then there HAVE to be places on the Earth that have been technologically damanged. Therefore a mark with electronic or scanning capability whould be useless. But the physical presence visually of the mark would still be able to fulfill the purpose of the mark.

Anonymous said...

Have considered the "image" maybe a clone that is inhabited by a demon. We know little of what is going on with technology in regards to human reproduction, I have a hunch there are test already being done in the realm of cloning. Just a thought...

Arsenio A. Lembert Jr. said...

Let's take a closer look at this matter like the Bereans.

With all due respect friends; Nothing could be farther from the truth...

Just what is "The Mark of the Beast"? as stated in Revelation 13:

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


The Mark of the Beast is not a micro-chip, it's rather a dogma or pratice that a person can perform or belive... If it were a micro-chip it could be avoided by simply refusing to accept it... Can the Earth's approximately 7 Bilion people be micro-chipped?

-The Mark of the Beast is Sun-day worship..... As the Roman Catholic Church boastfully proclaims:
"Sunday is our mark of authority...The [catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact."

http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-Sabbath_Sunday_Catholic_Church

On the other hand...

What is God's mark or sign?

Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the class="small-caps" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-variant: small-caps;">Lord  that sanctify them.

THE 7TH DAY SABBATH IS HIS MARK, HIS SIGN!

This is of utmost importance so that no one is decieved as Jesus expressly warned us in Matthew 24.

Thank you,

Arsenio.

Maranatha.

Arsenio A. Lembert Jr. said...

[Correction to my previous comment]

What is God's mark or sign? Ezekiel 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.


Thanks again...

Nathan Jones said...

Arsenio, 7th Day Adventist misinterpretation! One can't wear the Sabbath on one's hand or forehead. The Antichrist's Mark is a literal physical mark one wears, not an obsession about what day to worship God in this age of Grace.

Priscilla Ortiz said...

Nathan- the 7th day Adventists argue that the mark being " in the right hand and in the forehead" is a reference to doing work( labor is often associated with the right hand in the Bible) and worship( the forehead/mind). Although it could make sense, their belief falls to pieces when one realizes that this "mark" will be forced on the whole world! And I say forced because I believe it will be the VeriChip and it may be a " receive the mark or be executed " type of deal. Or it will be very difficult to survive in that apocalyptic scenario without the mark, I.e. cannot buy, sell or trade anything without it. Many who refuse the mark will either be killed or have to flee to the wilderness and try to survive off the grid. I don't disagree with the Adventists about the Sabbath, however. It is well- known that the true Sabbath is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, and no matter what the Catholic Church claims, Jesus never commanded us to change it. Shalom and God Bless.