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PROPHECY UPDATE 2018

EVENT HORIZON!

PART 1

            Here we are, at the end of another year and how fast time seems to be going by. It seems like it was only last year that we were doing this and here we are again! But seriously, time does seem to be going by faster, I don’t know if it is because I am older, or time is really speeding up!

            This is our twenty-fourth Prophecy Update, and this has been an amazing year when you look at the events that have taken place.

            I have broken this study into two parts. The first part is – WHAT THE WORLD SEE’S AND WHERE IT IS LEADING!

            Then, in part two we will be looking at – WHAT THE CHURCH SHOULD SEE AND WHERE IT IS LEADING!

            I have called these studies – EVENT HORIZON, and for those of you who don’t know what an event horizon is, let me explain it like this. And this is from someone who is a lot smarter than I am, but listen to what he has to say and, as you will see, I think the world is being drawn into something and they can’t do anything about it.        

 

 

 

            This is what an event horizon is,

 

            A black hole’s mass is concentrated at a single point deep in its heart, and clearly cannot be seen. The “hole” that can, in principle, be seen (although no-one has ever actually seen a black hole directly) is the region of space around the singularity where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, the fastest thing in the universe, can escape, and where the time dilation becomes almost infinite.

            A black hole is therefore bounded by a well-defined surface or edge known as the “event horizon”, within which nothing can be seen and nothing can escape, because the necessary escape velocity would equal or exceed the speed of light (a physical impossibility). The event horizon acts like a kind of one-way membrane, similar to the “point-of-no-return” a boat experiences when approaching a whirlpool and reaching the point where it is no longer possible to navigate against the flow. Or, to look at it in a different way, within the event horizon, space itself is falling into the black hole at a notional [estimated] speed greater than the speed of light.  

- https://www.physicsoftheuniverse.com/topics_blackholes_event.html

 

 

            In other words, the entrance to that black hole is something that is known as the event horizon, which serves as the space surrounding the mouth of the black hole where nothing can be seen beyond, or can escape once crossing through it.

            And the world is being drawn into this and they just can’t seem to see what is happening to them. They are blind to what is happening, and, in the end, they will embrace a man who is called in the Scriptures, the Antichrist!

            But let’s face it, even Christians are drawn into this black hole, you might say, as they believe all the prophecies of man, not of God, and in the end, as these things don’t come to pass, they start losing hope and they are drawn into this blackness.

            I know, some of you are thinking, “Not me, I would never believe these wild prophecies that Christians are claiming!” Really, let me just give you a few and see if you were tempted or you even went down that path!

            Many of you may remember this, the big 1999 Y2K panic! Remember, computers were going to shut down, nuclear warheads would be launched, there would be no gas because the pumps would not work, there would be no food.

            And because of that, people were making millions of dollars from Christians who were buying their survival kits, which included bags of beans!

            What happened? Nothing and yet, Christians were drawn into that black hole!

            Then there was the Mayan calendar event of 2012. Remember what took place. Their dates of time ended and thus, it was the end of the world and many bought into that line of reasoning.

   

            I think they just ended their calendar and the reason I can be so certain, is this date came and went and here we are, it was not the end of the world or the end of time as we know it!

            But, again, many were drawn into that black hole!

            And this one I won’t even give a one-year timeframe on, and that is the blood moons. You can go anywhere from 2008 to 2015 and look at the number of Christians that were looking to these blood moons as some kind of sign from God that the end was near. Guess what, still here!

    

            But the number of books, CD’s, television and radio shows that promoted these teachers and their false teaching, it was amazing!

            But this was another black hole that Christians were drawn into and in the end, it was nothing.

            And the problem is that the more of these false predictions that are being made, people become disillusioned with end time prophecies and they even begin to deny them as they are drawn into the black hole of hopelessness!

            And it is not only Christians that are being drawn into this black hole of emptiness and leading them in receiving the end time scenario that is spoken of in the Bible, but people who reject what the Bible has to say are also being drawn in.

            Think about all the gloom and doom that has come into the spotlight since 2016! What happened in 2016?

            The unexpected election of Donald J. Trump. And with his election, that no one saw coming, it has sent the Democrats and leftists of all stripes, into an apocalyptic-frenzy.

            They (with the help of their lapdog media) have been prophesying non-stop that the sheer existence of President Trump in office has put the world at the one-second-before-midnight-mark on the world’s Doomsday Clock.

            And as you look at the world in general, there are all kinds of fighting’s going on. We see hopelessness. We see technology growing to a point where they can monitor us continuously! We see diseases growing. We see climate change being promoted. We see all kinds of unrest.

            What is the outcome of all this? The world is being drawn into this event horizon, this black hole that will lead to the return of Jesus Christ!

            And so, in our first study I want to focus on this, – WHAT THE WORLD SEE’S AND WHERE IT IS LEADING!

            And we will cover several topics because they are all drawing this world down this path. Now let me also say this. This world is not out of control. Everything is happening according to the plan and purposes of God.

            What I am also saying is that God has given a way out of this black hole, this event horizon, and that is only through Jesus Christ!

            The Tribulation Period is coming, whether people believe it or not, and, tragically, even in the church, many are not prepared for this. Let me show you what I mean.

            In II Peter 3:3-7 we are told, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’ For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

            Please understand that Peter is writing to the church, and they are scoffing at the Lord’s return and His judgment upon a Christ rejecting world.

            But Peter wants them to understand that just as judgment came in the form of a flood in the past, it is coming again. Don’t forget what happened; but remember and let that cause you to look forward to the coming of the Lord and the establishment of His Kingdom here on this earth!

            I pray that these studies are encouraging to you, that they cause you to look up for our redemption is drawing near! May we be prepared as this story illustrates for us. We are told,

            The Lord wants us to live all the time as if today would be our last. I believe it was John Wesley who was asked at one time, “What would you do if you knew that tonight you would die?”

            That great preacher of years gone by said, “I would do exactly what I have scheduled to do.” Could you say that?

- Illustrations of Bible Truths

           

            With that said, let’s look at our first study - WHAT THE WORLD SEE’S AND WHERE IT IS LEADING!

 

             1.  ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

            Make no mistake about it, the world is heading towards a global government. And it is not because I said so. It is not because the world is saying so. It is because the Word of God, the Bible is telling us that is what will happen in the last days and be in place during the seven-year Tribulation Period! Since the Tower of Babel, many have tried and failed to establish a single, global government. Yet the Bible prophesies that one-world government is coming!

          The Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to the end times. It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days.

            In his apocalyptic vision in the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John sees the “beast,” also called the Antichrist, rising out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns (Revelation 13:1).

            Combining this vision with Daniel’s similar one (Daniel 7:16-24), we can conclude that some sort of world system will be inaugurated by the beast, the most powerful “horn,” who will defeat the other nine and will begin to wage war against Christians. The ten-nation confederacy is also seen in Daniel’s image of the statue in Daniel 2:41-42, where he pictures the final world government consisting of ten entities represented by the ten toes of the statue. Whoever the ten are and however they come to power, Scripture is clear that the beast will either destroy them or reduce their power to nothing more than figureheads. In the end, they will do his bidding.

            John goes on to describe the ruler of this vast empire as having power and great authority, given to him by Satan himself (Revelation 13:2), being followed by and receiving worship from “all the world” (13:3-4), and having authority over “every tribe, people, language and nation” (13:7). From this description, it is logical to assume that this person is the leader of a one-world government which is recognized as sovereign over all other governments.

- https://www.gotquestions.org/one-world-government.html

 

            Make no mistake about it, we are moving quickly towards a world government. In fact, Arnold Toynbee, the famous contemporary historian, expressed this need perfectly when he said, “By forcing on mankind more and more lethal weapons, and at the same time making the World more and more interdependent economically, technology has brought mankind to such a degree of distress that we are ripe for the deifying of any new Caesar who might succeed in giving the World unity and peace.”

            And Paul-Henri Spaak, former prime minister of Belgium and former secretary-general of NATO, declared, “We do not want another committee; we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people and to lift us out of the morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, be he God or the Devil, and we will receive him!”

   

    

 

            And, as we have seen in our previous Prophecy Updates, I believe that the world will be divided up into ten kingdoms, representing the ten toes that Daniel spoke of in Daniel chapter 2.

            And this is already at work. You see, way back in 1968 the Club of Rome had its beginnings with leaders from ten different countries gathering together for solutions to the world’s problems and their claim was that they had the answers for peace and prosperity for the world.

            Then, on September 17, 1973 the Club of Rome released this report: Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System. This document divides the world into ten political/economic regions that they call, interestingly enough, “kingdoms.”

            That is not just a coincidence, it is just as the Bible tells us will happen!

            Listen carefully to this article and you will see how this is being done. We are told,

            No longer are we only threatened from without by a group of balding hard-line Communists - we are now threatened from within - by a group of intelligent, well-dressed globalists who are convincing America and the nations of the world that the only way to lasting world peace is the establishment of a . . . “New World Order.”

            Saul Alinsky put it this way,

            “True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.”

            Thousands of years earlier, Roman philosopher and politician Cicero, wrote of his understanding of the process,

            “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

            For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.” - Cicero, 42 B.C.

            “The most malevolent and ruthless power is that over the free human mind: if one controls how one thinks, they control the individual itself.” [New Eugenics and the Rise of the Global Scientific Dictatorship]

            Today we are in the midst of a revolution, not one fought on the streets with bullets, but one you might call a war for the mind. It’s a war being waged for the hearts and minds of people with the end game being submission or death. It’s the same battle that has waged for centuries and will eventually climax with the appearance of the antichrist. . . .

            President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us in his farewell address to the nation on Jan. 17, 1961 about the New World Order. He spoke of the importance of guarding against the potential influence of the “military industrial complex”, the dangers of massive deficit spending, government influence on scholars, and a “scientific technological elite”.

            Months later after taking office, President John F. Kennedy explained that he, too, recognized the New World Order; how it worked, who was behind it, and its dangers. He spoke about it in a speech on April 27, 1961. He said,

            “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence - on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

            The public disclosure of the New World Order was silenced on Nov. 22, 1963 when President Kennedy was cut down by an assassins bullet. . . .

            Adam Wisehophf, founder of The Order of the Illumination, designed the very plan of world domination that is still in use today to enslave the world’s masses. Upon establishing his “Order of the Illuminati”, he smugly reflects on his “conning” the gullible Christians of his day, saying: “The most wonderful thing of all is that the distinguished Lutheran and Calvinist theologians who belong to our order really believe that they see in it (Illuminati) the true and genuine sense of Christian Religion. Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?”

- http://www.jeremiahproject.com/newworldorder/

 

            I do believe that this world is in a event horizon as they are being sucked into that black hole and they are grabbing for anything and everything they can to save them, even if it is the Devil himself. They don’t care and I truly believe that will be what helps usher in the Antichrist, this desire for salvation from the catastrophic things that are happening upon the earth!

            The Roman Empire is being revived and the signs are everywhere and yet, people don’t seem to care. Listen to this report on what is going on and keep in mind, we are a sovereign nation according to our constitution. So, to be part of a global government is unconstitutional.

            That means something will have to happen to rewrite our constitution and I believe they are working on that right now! But first, listen to this report. We are told,

            The UN has outlined their plans on a website. They list goals for ‘Transforming our World . . . the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ The display contains details on People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

            The Preamble declares: “All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind” and “The Goals and targets will stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.” . . .

            Paul Maguire, Fox News analyst and co-author of the Babylon Code wrote on his blog: ‘Powerful globalists in our world, such as Rothschild, Rockefeller, Kissinger, Brzezinski, Soros, etc. are manipulating the global financial system and geopolitics in order to create a new international order. Super-billionaire George Soros essentially said, in a report from Breitbart London, that he seeks to get rid of all European borders. Soros made this remark in response to an accusation made by the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, who said that Soros was deliberately encouraging the migrant crisis now engulfing Europe.”

- https://christiantoday.com.au/news/the-2030-agenda-one-world-government.html

         

            Even Pope Francis has spoken out in favor of a one-world government. We are told,

      

            We have an obligation, says Pope Francis current pope as of 2018, to take care of those around us. And to do that, we have to steward our resources. It should be the new world order.

            Francis made the comments during his South America tour, according to the Associated Press.

            “As stewards of these riches which we have received, we have an obligation toward society as a whole and toward future generations,” he told reporters. “We cannot bequeath this heritage to them without proper care for the environment, without a sense of gratuitousness born of our contemplation of the created world.”

            This isn’t the first time the Pope has called for a focus on sharing resources, and in doing so, he’s gained many critics.

            Some have called the Pope’s suggestions “pure Marxism,” and some believe that his policies indicate he is the last pope before Christ returns.

- https://www.preparingforeternity.com/nwo.htm

 

            That is interesting to me because as you read Revelation you see that the false prophet will cause the worship of the Antichrist. And the Pope, not saying that this one is the false prophet, even though, in the broadest sense of that, he is a false prophet. But look how he is embracing this one-world government and it does fit in line with what the Scriptures are telling us.

            He is not only uniting the religions of the world together, but the governments of the world!

            And listen to what our President said way back in 1991, “What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea – a New World Order, where diverse nations are drawn together in a common cause, to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind; peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law… A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order.” – President George H. W. Bush, January 29, 1991.

            Let me put this into perspective for you. We are told,

            After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, we began hearing new terms like World Community and International Community. David Rockefeller said that a global crisis would have to occur before the world would be willing to accept a New World Order. When the world’s economy began a dramatic downward plunge in 2008, world leaders again proclaimed the need for a New World Order with global economic structures.

            The word “globalization” means exactly what it says. It is the process of transitioning the world into a global government. The Commission for Global Governance, created by the United Nations, released a report: Our Global Neighborhood, which affirms a world court, a global tax, and global police force. The U.S. State Department Publication 7277 sets forth a one world police force under the United Nations. When we hear about international law, it is referring to the laws of the international government. When we hear about the World Court, it is referring to the court system that has been created to enforce the laws of the world governmental system. The World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization - all of these powerful world institutions are exactly what they say they are. They are all components of the one-world government, the world government prophesied for the endtime 2,000 years ago.

- https://www.endtime.com/new-world-order/

 

            Now, in 2016 there was a problem for the globalists in that Hillary Clinton did not win the presidency here in the United States, Donald Trump did.

            And, as you have seen over the last two years, it doesn’t matter what President Trump does, they bash him, slam him and try to discredit him. Listen carefully to what is going on and then I will expound on it. We are told regarding President Trump,

            . . . They bash him every chance they get. It’s gotten to the point where it is truly ridiculous!

   

            If the President came up with a cure for cancer they’d somehow berate him for not putting more resources toward fighting Alzheimer’s. He simply cannot win; at least not in the eyes of the Establishment, more commonly referred to as the “Deep State” by Conservatives.

            . . . The Deep State is composed of globalists who support the concept of open boarders and a socialist one-world system of government that would regulate our lives. As far as religion is concerned, the Deep State consists mostly of secular as well as new age humanists who believe that man is the greatest gift to himself (even though they think he “evolved” out of “primordial soup”).

            Many of them believe that mankind will soon experience a final leap of evolution, where individuals will literally become their own godlike transhuman saviors of the planet. Among these individuals, morality (what is right and wrong) is determined by a majority consensus, at least for now.

            Eventually, this group will accept adult sex with children as normal behavior – as long as the child willingly agrees to it. How do I know this? When man elevates himself to godhood and makes his own rules – rejecting the commands and cultural norms that God has established for our own good because He loves us – sin and wickedness know no bounds. Depraved hearts and minds will spiral down a path of self-indulgence where anything goes – unless, of course, it somehow violates their own personal comfort zone.

            The fact is, every society, culture, and empire that has rejected God as their Creator, has eventually come to ruin. Ultimately the people become slaves to sin and their own evil desires and are finally overtaken and destroyed by merciless dictators.

            History is littered with such examples (Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome – and Nazi Germany, etc.). Unfortunately, it will happen again, this time on a global scale, when the Antichrist comes to power (Revelation 13 & 14). Yes, the pursuit of sin and selfish indulgence has dire consequences!

- Gary Kah, Hope for the World – The Deep State, Summer 2018, p. 1

 

            And I understand that many try to downplay this one-world government, but it is coming!

            Richard N. Gardner, former deputy assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations under Kennedy and Johnson, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, wrote in the April 1974 issue of Foreign Affairs:

            “In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.”

            Richard A. Falk penned a profound foresight on our day back in 1975 when he wrote in an article entitled “Toward a New World Order: Modest Methods and Drastic Visions,” in the book On the Creation of a Just World Order. He wrote,

            “The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species.”

            How can this happen? Simply put. When you look at the deteriorating state of the current world with its growing instabilities and tensions across the globe, you can see why there is such a concerted push for effective world government. The future suggests a world-changing catalyst looms somewhere on the horizon that could bring it about.

            And that catalyst can be a variety of things, from wars, pestilence, global warming, famine, and the list can go on.

            Now think about this for a minute. With the many problems facing the world today, wouldn’t such a world government with functions to legislate and enforce international laws be in the best interests of the global community and the future sustainability of the planet?

            Wouldn’t a global political authority be a good and beneficial development for the world going forward?

            It is after all a benign global democracy with democratic participation and political representation on a global level being spoken of, right?

            It sounds so good and yet, when the Antichrist comes to power, look out! You are under the control of the global community!

            And those who are involved in putting this global government together are also concerned about it.

             G. Stix, in his article titled, “Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe, Scientific American, 17 March 2012, wrote,

            “Unfortunately, far more is needed. To be effective, a new set of institutions would have to be imbued with heavy-handed, transnational enforcement powers. . . . How do we create new institutions with enforcement powers way beyond the current mandate of the U.N.? Could we ensure against a malevolent dictator who might abuse the power of such organizations?”

              G. Dvorsky, wrote in an article from 2012, “When will we finally have a world government?” and this is what he said, this is what he warned us about regarding a global government,

            “There is, of course, a dark side to having a global government. There’s the potential, for example, for a singular and all-powerful regime to take hold, one that could be brutally oppressive - and with no other nation states to counter its actions. . . . Indeed, should a global governance arise, it would be prudent to enshrine fundamental constitutional rights and freedoms to prevent an authoritarian or totalitarian catastrophe.”

            And here is the interesting thing with all of this. Yes, we know that there is coming a one-world government and it seems like things are getting closer and closer to this being a reality.

            But there is something else that is tied into all of this and it is artificial intelligence. Have you noticed the increase in the usage of these words? I have and I think they are trying to get us use to this idea of artificial intelligence being a part of our every day life.

            Think about our homes that have been wired to respond to whatever we tell them to do. We can ask these AI devices questions and they can answer us. They can take our pictures. They can monitor our homes when we are away or asleep at night. And the list goes on and on!

            And I think there is a tie between a one-world government and artificial intelligence, as you will see as we look at our next topic, AI!

            And remember, we are moving towards this event horizon, this black hole that is taking people away from God, and, in reality, making themselves god!

 

              2.  ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

            Back in February of 2018 there was a “World Government Summit to tackle artificial intelligence” and this is some of the report of what was going on and the concerns that are out there with AI. We are told,       

     

            Today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) can fly a drone, drive cars, park vehicles, detect cancer, predict crop yield, warn of super storms, schedule personal meetings, become a personal trainer, trade stocks and even beat you at Candy Crush! No longer relegated to the realm of possibilities, Sci-Fi movies and intellectual forums, AI is real, it’s here and it has infiltrated our lives. From self-driving cars to popular digital assistants such as Siri and Alexa, every cutting-edge innovation that is an integral part of our lives today incorporates artificial intelligence at some level.

            At the World Government Summit 2017, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, reiterated some of his beliefs on the dangers of AI, and said: “I think we need to be very careful in how we adopt artificial intelligence and that we make sure that researchers don’t get carried away.”

            Musk has held firm on his belief that AI will be a threat to people, with a handful of leading companies ending up in control of AI systems and capable of exercising “extreme” levels of power.

            Not by any means the sole voice of caution against AI, Musk’s warnings resonate with leaders and thinkers around the globe including world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who believes that AI will continue to evolve and improve until it is eventually superior to human beings. Articulating his anxiety, he said: “I fear that AI may replace humans altogether and be a ‘new form’ of life.” . . .

            Artificial Intelligence will arguably be the most defining force in reshaping our world and what greater testimony to its pervasive power than the fact that on October 19, the UAE [United Arab Emirates] became the first nation with a minister in the government dedicated to AI.

            Not surprising really, given that since 2013, the world’s most powerful leaders and game-changing innovators have convened for the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE - an event dedicated to helping mold the governments of the future. Past events have featured high-caliber speakers such as former US President Barack Obama, World Economic Forum founder Professor Klaus Schwab, and everyone’s favorite tech visionary Elon Musk.

            According to Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s Minister of State for AI, the future is not going to be black or white. AI is not negative or positive, Al Olama believes, and as is the case with any new technology it all depends on the usage and implementation.

            ‘‘Whether we consider AI the tool to achieve a utopian dream where superior intelligence rids the planet of all ills or a dystopian reality where we are at war with robots, there’s no debating that governments and private enterprises needs to come together and engage in meaningful dialogue about a future where man and machine must coexist in harmony and use this rapidly transmuting technology to create a better world for those that will inherit it.’’

- https://www.worldgovernmentsummit.org/knowledge-hub/knowledge-hub/world-government-summit-to-tackle-artificial-intelligence

 

            Let me show you how this is all coming together because China is implementing this AI program and it is scary, at least to me. We are told,

            It’s been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen. And it’s already been switched on. China’s “Social Credit System” – which is expected to be fully operational by 2020 – doesn’t just monitor the nation’s almost 1.4 billion citizens. It’s also designed to control and coerce them, in a gigantic social engineering experiment that some have called the “gamification of trust”. [gamification - the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. “gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff in life fun”]

            That’s because the massive project, which has been slowly coming together for over a decade, is about assigning an individual trust score to each and every citizen, and to businesses too.

            According to China’s Communist Party, the system will “allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step”.

            To pull this off, the unprecedented scheme will harness the immense reach of China’s technological infrastructure: some 200 million CCTV cameras, according to a report by Australia’s Foreign Correspondent.

   

            The idea is these ever-watchful eyes will be hooked up to facial recognition systems, and cross-checked with financial, medical records, and legal records – with the whole apparatus regulated and interpreted by advanced, big-data-crunching AI networks. . . .

            For such a complex plan, the crux of social credit is simple. In localized pilot programs that are already operational throughout Chinese cities, citizens are assigned a numerical score.

            For positive personal and social acts – such as paying bills on time, engaging in charity, and properly sorting your recycling – citizens get their score bumped up, which gives them access to perks, like better credit facilities, cheaper public transport, and even shorter wait times for hospital services.

            But if you break the rules, beware. People who are late with payments, or caught jaywalking or smoking in non-smoking areas, will be punished.

            In what’s being described as a “digital dictatorship”, their score takes a hit for each infraction, meaning they incur things like financial penalties and even travel restrictions.

            That’s what happened to investigative journalist Liu Hu, who says the social credit system destroyed his career after he was blacklisted for making accusations of government corruption.

            Branded “dishonest”, he had access to rail travel suspended, and his social media accounts – comprising some 2 million followers – were reportedly shut down, effectively making his job impossible.

            As Hu told Foreign Correspondent, he doesn’t believe most Chinese are aware of how these kinds of punishments could affect them.

            “You can see from the Chinese people’s mental state,” he says.

            “Their eyes are blinded and their ears are blocked. They know little about the world and live in an illusion.”

- https://www.sciencealert.com/china-s-dystopian-social-credit-system-science-fiction-black-mirror-mass-surveillance-digital-dictatorship

 

            In other words, they are being drawn into this black hole, they are reaching the point of the event horizon and they don’t even seem to be bothered by it, at least not yet!

            And think about this. If you go to church, if you are against abortion, if you are against the homosexual lifestyle, are you going to be punished, lose your job, unable to get a loan, be blacklisted? It seems to be what is coming down the pike! And the government loves it because it can control its people using AI!

            There is coming a global government and for this to work it will need the assistance of artificial intelligence! Listen to this report and you will see how we are moving in that direction and what China is doing, the world will follow along in time. We are told,

            A series of recent news stories have highlighted the massive advances made in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Several of those focus on China’s Yitu Technologies, a company at the forefront of AI development. Yitu created a technology called Dragonfly. 

            Dragonfly can search and analyze billions of photographs and locate a single person in a matter of seconds. Connected to cameras in the Shanghai Metro, it identified over 500 criminals in a three-month period. It’s so powerful it can recognize people wearing disguises. And it can identify people using pictures that are more than 30 years old.

            Think of the power this gives the Chinese government. As Dragonfly connects to every camera in the nation, criminals will have nowhere to hide. Unfortunately, no one else will either. Chinese dissidents, political activists, ethnic minorities, Christians, and other “enemies of the state” will also have nowhere to hide. And it’s quite unlikely China will be the only state to take advantage of this technology.

            In George Orwell’s novel 1984, we’re first introduced to “Big Brother” - an omnipresent, all-powerful and “well-intentioned” totalitarian regime. The book’s hero, Winston Smith, lives in a world where every citizen is under 24/7 surveillance. Personal privacy doesn’t exist

            Government controls every part of life. Monitors in Winston’s apartment spy on him when he’s home. Other devices spy on him when he’s not home. Hidden cameras and microphones capture his words, deeds, and even his facial expressions. His mail is opened, and “thought police” search for and arrest any citizens who dare to have thoughts or feelings outside of those sanctioned by Big Brother and the ruling elite.

            Winston’s world is a place of absolute government control. No conversation, movement, or transaction goes unnoticed. The government is watching - always. In the decades since Orwell first released 1984, people have marveled at what they see as great insight into our future. 

            And they’re right to do so. Because 1984 is becoming our reality. And unfortunately, Yitu Technologies and Dragonfly are just a small part of what’s coming. Why do I say that? Because we’re only in the first stages of the AI revolution.

            As time goes by, these devices will become smaller and cheaper. And as they become smaller and cheaper, they’ll become ubiquitous [global]. They’ll be everywhere. How much smaller and cheaper will these devices become? Imagine trillions of HD cameras and microphones - each one the size of a dust particle. 

            Some might be so small the naked eye can’t see them. These cameras and microphones will constantly record everything. How will they be placed? They won’t. Like dust, they’ll spread across the earth and settle on every surface. They’ll be everywhere. 

            They’ll settle on your clothes. They’ll come in through the ventilation in your house. They’ll stick to the bottoms of shoes, and they’ll blow through the streets. And this “nanodust” will send raw video and audio content straight to the government. 

            “But wait,” you might say. “How will the government sift through all this data? It would take legions of intelligence analysts a century or more to listen to just one day of global conversations, right?” That’s true. But humans won’t comb through all this data. AI will. 

            Technology similar to Dragonfly will search and analyze everything - not just faces. In the same way Dragonfly analyzes faces, AI systems of the future will search audio recordings for specific phrases and undesirable language. 

            They’ll analyze video to find certain patterns of movement or behavior. And AI systems will be able to identify common traits shared by enemies of the state. With the ability to process mountains of information at high speeds, AI systems will analyze information with a much higher level of precision than any human analyst ever could. 

            A global network of such technologies will have the ability to “listen” to every conversation on earth. No one will be able to escape the ever watchful eye of “Big Brother.” 

- http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2023

 

           (Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujYMjO1Ybcg)

 

            And let me say this. There are plenty of people who are for AI and do not fear AI, and there are plenty of people who are terrified of AI taking over the world. Listen to this article about the warnings regarding AI. We are told,

            Elon Musk, founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

            Speaking at SXSW, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk warned that the threat posed by unregulated artificial intelligence is bigger than that of nuclear weapons.

            “Mark my words,” Musk said, “AI is much more dangerous than nukes. So why do we have no regulatory oversight?”

            He believes that a public regulatory body has to be created that would need “insight and oversight” to ensure that everybody working with AI does so in a way that is “symbiotic with humanity.” If such a body is not created, he said, AI gone wild could cause a third world war... and the end of mankind:

            However, even coming up with the safety parameters would, Musk said. If the utility function of artificial intelligence is to maximize happiness of humans, a super-intelligent AI might decide that the best way to do that is to capture all humans and inject their brains with dopamine and serotonin.

            Musk proposed that digital intelligence should instead be directed to maximize “the freedom of action of humanity.”

            Although Musk certainly has skin in the game - Musk frequently uses “a third world war” as the number one reason for wanting to colonize Mars with SpaceX - that doesn’t negate the importance of heeding his warning. More than most people, Musk knows what his fellow innovators are working on. If he is sincerely afraid that AI will take a turn for the worse and pose a serious threat to humanity, we’d better pay attention.

- https://pjmedia.com/trending/elon-musk-warns-ai-much-dangerous-nukes/

           

            In another article we are told,

            Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, you could relate to her even though you know she’s a robot.

            Ava is a fully conscious, fully self-aware being: she communicates; she wants things; she improves herself. She is also, importantly, far more intelligent than her human creators. Her ability to know and to problem solve exceeds the collective efforts of every living human being.

            Imagine further that Ava grows weary of her constraints. Being self-aware, she develops interests of her own. After a while, she decides she wants to leave the remote facility where she was created. So she hacks the security system, engineers a power failure, and makes her way into the wide world.

            But the world doesn’t know about her yet. She was developed in secret, for obvious reasons, and now she’s managed to escape, leaving behind - or potentially destroying - the handful of people who knew of her existence.

            This scenario might sound familiar. It’s the plot from a 2015 science fiction film called Ex Machina. The story ends with Ava slipping out the door and ominously boarding the helicopter that was there to take someone else home.

            So what comes next?

            The film doesn’t answer this question, but it raises another one: should we develop AI without fully understanding the implications? Can we control it if we do?

            I reached out to 17 thought leaders - AI experts, computer engineers, roboticists, physicists, and social scientists - with a single question: “How worried should we be about artificial intelligence?”

            There was no consensus. Disagreement about the appropriate level of concern, and even the nature of the problem, is broad. Some experts consider AI an urgent danger; many more believe the fears are either exaggerated or misplaced.

            Here is what they told me.

            The transition to machine superintelligence is a very grave matter, and we should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong. This should motivate having some top talent in mathematics and computer science research the problems of AI safety and AI control. - Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University

            One obvious risk is that we fail to specify objectives correctly, resulting in behavior that is undesirable and has irreversible impact on a global scale. I think we will probably figure out decent solutions for this “accidental value misalignment” problem, although it may require some rigid enforcement.

            My current guesses for the most likely failure modes are twofold: The gradual enfeeblement of human society as more knowledge and know-how resides in and is transmitted through machines and fewer humans are motivated to learn the hard stuff in the absence of real need. Secondly, I worry about the loss of control over intelligent malware and/or deliberate misuse of unsafe AI for nefarious ends. - Stuart Russell, computer science professor, UC Berkeley

- https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/3/8/14712286/artificial-intelligence-science-technology-robots-singularity-automation

 

            

                (Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHPI1uH9llU)

 

            How far have we come? Listen to this AI news reporter and you tell me. You can’t even tell he is not human unless you already know and are looking at him that way!

            Not only that but we are now see this idea of transhumanism being spoken of and some of you may be wondering what that is all about. I want to just take a few minutes and share this with you because it all fits together with AI, global government, and the mark of the beast! Listen to what this is all about. We are told,

 

            Transhumanism is the idea that Mankind will, through science and technology, direct our own evolution and exceed present human limitation.

            Transhumanism hopes in a near-utopian future wherein our physical and cognitive abilities will be enhanced, aging is slowed or eliminated altogether, and death itself is defeated through technical means – possibly by uploading our consciousness into a non-human carrier. We will become more than human, transitioning into Post-human beings.

            Transhumanists point to a number of current and emerging technologies as indicators of our potential, post-human future:

           

 

 

            Artificial intelligence

 

            Brain-computer interfacing

            Chip implants

            Simulated worlds and virtual reality

            Gene-editing

            Cryonics (preservation of the dead through deep freezing in anticipation of future revival)

            Man-machine interfacing; cyborg upgrades, exoskeletons

            Advanced robotics

            Nano-technology and molecular manipulation

            Smart drugs

            Ultimately, transhumanism is a pseudo-religious philosophy requiring faith in humanity, specifically in our ability to save ourselves, in order to usher in Heaven on Earth.

- Gary Kah, Hope for the World – The Deep State, Summer 2018, p. 10

 

            World events are moving quickly towards these things. And as you hear about AI and what it can do today and what they are planning for its use in the future, listen to what John tells us in Revelation 13:15-17, He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

            The false prophet gives life to this image of the beast and it can speak – AI? Not only that, but for those who refuse to worship this image, they will be killed. The technology has caught up to what the Bible has warned us about.

            And thus, we see this all coming together, this global government working together with artificial intelligence to govern every aspect of our lives!

            And let me sum this up for us with information from May of this year, 2018 regarding a one-world government and AI. We are told,

            In May 2018, the Global Challenges Foundation announced three joint winners of their New Shape Prize, an award given for proposals on how to reshape world order.

            One team, comprised of three members of the Baha’i faith, proposed new structures for the United Nations in order to elevate the world assembly into a world body. Another of the winning submissions recommended a more robust United Nations partnership with non-governmental organizations and young people. And the third prizewinner outlined how Artificial Intelligence could support global governance. . . .

            The following excerpts are from the Baha’i team’s proposal . . . The proposed starting point is a World Conference on Global Institutions in 2020. Could this be achieved? . . .

            “A UN International Security Force would be created, deriving its ultimate authority from GA via the Executive Council. This two-part Force would consist of a Standing Force and a Security Force Reserve, both composed of volunteers. The Standing Force would be a fulltime body of professionals, number from 500,000 to 1,000,000 as determined by the GA. The Force would provide for security and promote peace around the world, firmly anchored in the notion that force may at times be necessary to deliver justice and the rule of law. It would also address one of the main flaws of our current UN system: namely, the absence of a reliable, legitimate international mechanism to enforce decisions made by the Security Council. Subject to a number of safeguards, the International Security Force will be vital to enhancing the credibility of the UN, and to preventing conflicts and maintaining peace and security throughout the world.”

            [Are you kidding me? The UN Security Council will make these decisions? They are the ones that are causing all the problems and their hatred of Israel, interesting! I guess the Bible is right when it speaks of Jerusalem being a cup of trembling and the focus of the world!]

            “The peaceful settlement of international disputes and enforcement of international law will become mandatory, giving the International Court of Justice (ICJ) compulsory jurisdiction over all substantive matters pertaining to the interpretation and/or enforcement of international law for all UN members, overturning the current requirement for states’ agreement to adjudicate [judge]. A revised Charter would also make acceptance of the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) mandatory. And international Human Rights Tribunal would be established . . .”

            There is a long history of similar ideas being put on the table, with varying degrees of momentum and acceptance within the international community. At some point, under the right circumstances of crisis and opportunity, the concept of world government may indeed come to fruition.

- Gary Kah, Hope for the World – The Deep State, Fall 2018, p. 10

 

            Now some of you may be thinking, “So what! Why does this even matter?” Let me explain it like this,

            So why does all this matter? Because two thousand years ago the Bible said a single government will rule all the people of the world (Revelation 13:7). It also said the leader of that government will exercise such total control he’ll be able to decide who can buy or sell anything (Revelation 13:17). Think about those statements. 

            A global government will have total and complete control over all commerce. To achieve this feat requires a police state the likes of which the world has never seen. Was such a state possible in the 1st Century? No. Was it possible in the 20th Century? No. How about in this century? Yes. It will be. And it won’t just be a possibility. It will be reality. Government won’t be able to resist the temptation AI offers. It’s just one more sign we’re nearing the end of the present age. 

            Remember, global government isn’t the only sign of the end. But it’s appearing at the same time as the other signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for. Israel is back in the land (Jeremiah 23:7-8) . . . The Jewish people once again reside in Jerusalem (Luke 21:24-28) . . . Though small, Israel has an exceedingly great army (Ezekiel 37:10) . . . Europe is unifying (Daniel 2:31-45) . . . And the Gospel is being preached to the ends of the earth (Matthew 24:14). These are all signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for. And our generation is the first ever to witness these signs. Think this is mere coincidence? I don’t either. . . .

            For the first time in history, we see those signs. They’re all around us. So don’t doubt it. Jesus is coming! 

- http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2023

 

            That is why these things matter to us, Jesus is coming back, and I believe His return is getting closer!

            In part 2 of our study we will be looking at other signs that the Lord’s return is getting closer and closer!

            It is as Paul said in II Titus 2:13, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. AMEN to that!

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