The way God described future inventions are educational and enlightening. Here we can see His great wisdom in imparting the understanding and knowledge to genuine seekers of His truth. The Antichrist (masquerading as the angel of light will come with all the lying wonders and powers of Satan so that if possible even the elects of God will be deceived if the time of the great tribulation is not shortened) was described as the 'abomination of desolation', whose deceptions will completely destroy our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Similarly, the way God described Islam is easily recognised by learned and knowledgeable Christians when they watch on TV how the Muslims perform the Haj in Mecca. The pilgrims were seen as worshipping the fortress (covered with a black cloth decorated with gold, silver and precious stones) when they walked round it. The women in Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam, were treated as slaves and deprived of their desires to be loved as wives and mothers.
6. many will run to and fro
Daniel prophesied that in the last days, mankind will be travelling all the time. During the days of Daniel, walking is the most common mean of transportation. Just imagine walking or travelling with the family on mules for more than 10 km to visit relatives. This will likely take the whole day. This type of journey is rare and possibly occurs 2-3 times a year.
Today, travelling 10-20 km to work is normal and almost a daily affair. Travelling to a distant land may take a few months by boat or on foot, but today man are travelling half way round the world within a day by air for business and many are taking their holidays to far away lands a few times a year for there are cheap and available to most people.
7. knowledge will increase
Within these short period of just over ten years in this millennium, the advancement in knowledge in all aspects is unbelievable:-
- God particle or Higgs boson was discovered in 2013. Discoveries of the various types of new forces, gluons, boson, subatomic particles, etc. that God used to create the universe.
- Creation of new particles in CERN: Many types of new elements (some lasting only a fraction of a millisecond) were created at CERN to complete the periodic table of elements.
- And many other scientific discoveries.
This has helped to produce extremely small and efficient computers, machines, etc. One offshoot is the nano-robot which is smaller than cancer cells and this can be sent into the body to hunt and destroy cancer cells.
Man has succeeded in mapping human DNA. By modifying the DNA, there is the ability to produce designer's babies, healing or free from certain diseases, having healthier lives, etc.
The above are just a sample of the advancement in these few decades. There is also great advancement in knowledge in the fields of medicine, engineering, chemistry, physics, construction, atomic and nuclear abilities, etc.
In the book of Daniel, Prophet Daniel also prophesied when World War 3 will begin.
Brethren, God's words are perfect and true, and He only wants us to believe and keep them so that we will be able to rejoice with Him as He unfolds the end time events one by one right before our eyes to prevent us from being caught as a 'thief in the night'.