“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4
The biggest global communication network roll out in history is about to begin. This prophecy given to Daniel by the angel Gabriel takes on new meaning when we consider what is unfolding in our time, in terms of increase in knowledge. There is an urgency now, to look at the 70 Weeks prophecy given to Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27) in the light of the Revelation given to John who was told contrary to Daniel, do not seal the words of this prophecy for the time is at hand.
“And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand” Revelation 22:10
I’m sure you’ve heard about the coming fifth generation mobile network — or 5G — roll-out. You might have heard about the incredibly fast download speeds 5G allows, the low latency, and the awesome streaming power.
Everything in your entire house…wirelessly connected and communicating
Just this month, Amazon announced a new hardware product. It’s a microwave that can listen to your voice commands. The microwave wirelessly connects to Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa.
Alexa can already interact through voice, play music, set your alarm and update you on the news, sport and weather. Now, you can tell her to cook your potatoes the way you like them.
Wired just quoted Amazon’s senior vice president of devices as saying, ‘Just think, one day there will be thousands of these things in the home.’ We can add your office, gym and anywhere else you care to look.
LG is rolling out Google Assistant, which will have your TV talking to you. You’ll be able to change channels, check the weather and even organise your weekly shopping – without moving off the couch. And goodbye to hunting around the room looking for your remote control!
There could be 300 million smart speakers like Alexa sold by 2022.
Also coming are smart thermostats, baby monitors, security systems…and the list goes on. Billions of small, connected sensors are going to get rolled out everywhere.
Parking spots will know when cars enter and leave.
Farmers will know exactly how much fertiliser their plants need. Insurers might even know how close your car is to breaking down. The applications are endless.
The impending rollout of 5G networks worldwide happening now is going to finally usher in the long-awaited and talked about Internet of Things (IoT) reality.
This is where all devices and things are connected to the internet, communicating and sharing data.
This is what can make self-driving cars a reality…amongst many other things.
Bloomberg expects it to usher in automated manufacturing, remote surgery, driver-less cars and traffic control.
Vodafone in the UK just demonstrated a holographic phone call. A young football fan chatted with a player in front of a live audience — despite the two having the conversation being physically 190 miles apart!
Already mobile data traffic is exploding worldwide as shown by this graph. Well, 5G is going to allow the world to send massive amounts of data at incredibly fast speeds. The download speeds are going to be 10 to 100 times faster than 4G.
In September, The Australian quoted Telstra’s head of mobiles Kevin Teoh. He said, ‘We expect the implementation of 5G technology will facilitate applications and usage for mobile handsets that have not yet been imagined.’
ZDNet says it’s going to ‘…replace the future’.
The Financial Times calls it ‘…a game changer for humanity’.
And MIT Technology Review calls it ‘…the next technological revolution’ and a ‘…paradigm shift, akin to the shift from the typewriter to the computer’.
Jesus told us what it would be like before His second coming. “As in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Are you ready for Jesus return, are you prepared for the tribulation, even great tribulation in the last 2 1/2 years before the elect are raptured to heaven and the wrath of God is poured out on the ungodly. Both books of the Bible, Daniel and Revelation, give us a detailed account of events in the last seven years prior to Jesus return to this earth, and they are unfolding just as God said they would.