The God of Forces
First of all, here is the first part of an article by Michael Snyder, concerning electronics.
Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is being systematically implemented right now. In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities. But there is also a downside. What if we rapidly reach a point where one must be connected to the Internet in order to function in society? Will there come a day when we can’t even do basic things such as buy, sell, get a job or open a bank account without it? And what about the potential for government abuse? Could an “Internet of Things” create a dystopian nightmare where everyone and everything will be constantly monitored and tracked by the government? That is something to think about. Today, the Internet has become such an integral part of our lives that it is hard to remember how we ever survived without it. And with each passing year, the number of devices connected to the Internet continues to grow at an exponential rate. [End quote]
The use of electricity, radio, and petrol all began to come about around 1900. But more recently, as the above article points out, the development of electronics has hit the roof. Does the Bible have anything to say about this? Is there a prophecy suggesting this end-time scenario?
I believe there is, and it comes from the Book of Daniel. In chapter 11 the progress of the Little Horn (i.e. the Antichrist) is given in considerable detail, though sometimes difficult to understand. However, let’s have a look at verses 36-38.
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
The AV says “forces”. Most other versions say “fortresses”, but fortresses have been known for thousands of years. But electromagnetic forces have only been known for just over 100 years, and it fits in well with what we are seeing in the world today, where more cell phones have been sold than world population, to give just one example. And one man has become a billionaire as a result. The Antichrist has the whole world in a stranglehold as a result. Electronics is his new god, one that his fathers knew nothing about.
This requires a bit of thought, and perhaps a lot of prayer.