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He was carried from his birthplace wrapped in a baby blanket. He returned a man, walking with long strides on the street near where he was born. Surrounded by his large following, he sensed from the onlookers an unknown emotion–it was misery. The foreigners were easily noticed. Word swiftly passed. It was an invasion by an unarmed band. The authorities checked them out and judged them safe. They were wrong.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness and into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God. (1 Peter 2:9-10a NIV)  

The earlier long-anticipated father-son talk had been the missing piece. Mother had joined the two and shared her stories. She gave her adopted son treasured memories of his real parents, the people they were and the palace they called home.

His adopted mother and father were the second and third witnesses to his destiny. The first came as a prophecy a week before. It happened while walking the road alone. When he came upon a stranger, he greeted him. The man replied to him by calling his name. Sitting on a log, the stranger continued, “Shortly the whole truth will be revealed. You will return to the place from where you came. Until then, learn all you can and teach it to all who follow. You will free from bondage and bring justice to the people. You will be the example. Others will watch and do the same. When you see me next, it will be time.”  Then he got up, walked into the woods and vanished.

That day, as his parents spoke words they had stored for so long in their hearts, he detected the stranger’s voice blending with theirs, as if they were a trio. The only mother he had ever known lovingly put her hands on his shoulders. “Victor,” she said. “Victor Emanuel Leonidas Salvador.” That is your whole name. You will need to remember it when asked by those who loved your father.”

God’s plan was confirmed. The group around the young man steadily grew in maturity and in number. At their favorite spot, Victor’s inner circle learned everything he knew. They took a sacred an oath. If they broke faith, they would bear the curse of the broken-winged bird.

As they concluded the chorus of their song, the light from the campfire dimmed then grew bright. Then Victor laid eyes on the stranger of the woods. He had somehow joined them. To his kind acknowledgment, the man nodded and said,  “There’s a ship waiting.” He continued, “Tell the captain to take you to the island. It’s your first stop. Make haste. You will have no time to sleep. Say good-by to your family. Make a small bundle with a jar of water and some bread for the journey. If others hear of your venture and wish to join you, then welcome them, but only if they pledge loyalty to King Victor–even to the death. Meet here at first light.” As quickly as it brightened, the fire died leaving lit torches to light their path.

“You heard him,” Victor said. “We’ll have plenty of time to talk of this later. Back at first light. Let’s go!” With that they were off. They would not see the mysterious man again until all seemed lost.

Next Part 3, “Repulsed”

 

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I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved… (Romans 11:25-26a NIV)

While watching Christian TV recently, the teacher got my attention. He said that viewers should keep their eyes on Israel since they are the focus of Bible prophecy. On the face of it, I heartily endorse his statement, so I wanted to find out what he meant. He went on to state that while the Church will be taken up in the rapture to be with Christ at the beginning of the tribulation, a righteous remnant of Israel will remain on earth to suffer through the great tribulation. This is a classic misreading of Scripture by Pre-Tribulation Rapture (PTR) followers. Though his conclusion was far afield, I was reminded that seeing Israel in prophecy was a tremendous contribution made by the PTR movement almost a century and a half ago.  Before that Israel was written off. In God’s kingdom, there was only the Church.

It was obvious that the TV preacher understood Israel in terms of the modern Middle East Jewish state. However prophecy’s focus is not on the nation “Israel” per se, but on “the Israelites,” the twelve tribes of Jacob, the restored family once ruled by David. It is misleading to label God’s people as the Church or anything but Israel. More than the Church is included in God’s plan of salvation. Israel is! This is the subject of Paul’s mystery regarding the grafted olive tree in Romans 11, so let’s look!

In his illustration (11:5-36), Paul starts with the remnant (people) of Israel chosen by grace. The remnant represents the root, the people on earth to whom God’s covenant was given, for as Jesus said to the woman at the well, salvation comes from the Jews (John 4:22). There was no Gentile remnant. They were excluded from the covenant. Yet because of God’s kindness, the disobedience of many gave opportunity for His mercy to displayed to the Gentiles. Supported by the root, the wild olive branch (the people from the nations) was grafted in. Warned against arrogance, the grafted in branch should remain humble and grateful to their roots. The two will become one. No more Jew and Gentile, but one glorious people of God named Israel. The remnant root will give life to the wild-by-nature olive branch until Gentiles world-wide are swallowed up in Israel. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:

“The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”  (Romans 11:26b-27) 

This is a mystery. Former distinctions will disappear. There will be one King ruling over one people, the Israelites (Acts 1:6, John 16:16). There will be one people against whom the Ancient Dragon will rage; the saints who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 14:12). Even before this age ends, the two will be manifest as the reunited family of Israel. Count on it!

Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.'” (Matthew 15:10-11 NIV)

Promoters of hate and discontent are going to come, but woe to the reapers of that seed. The Bible cites examples of discord organizers. The first is Satan, the great dragon. He stirred rebellion among a third of heaven’s angels (Revelation 12:4, 9). Korah and Absalom are two more sowers of discontent. In Numbers 16, Korah’s self-promotion convinced 250 elders that he, Dathan and Abiram were the ones to lead Israel. After so many years wandering in the wilderness and eating manna, causing hate and discontent was easy. For his rebellion against Moses and Aaron, Korah and his followers paid a terrible price.

Absalom, son of David, disguised his hatred for his father. He waited for the opportunity to stir discontent for the king’s rule. Sowing seeds of dissatisfaction while appearing regal, was his method to overthrow his father. Forced to flee for his life, David’s reign and his life appeared to be almost over. However, it was Absalom who died (2 Samuel 14-18). The Lord intervened. God opposed the sowers of hate and discontent, Satan, Korah and Absalom, by actively defending his established order.

Fascists like Adolph Hitler or Communists like Mao Tse-Tung were skilled in the ways of Absalom and Korah. Inciting the people is the devil’s prescription for seizing power, but there is a big price to pay.

But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’ For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.  These are what make a man ‘unclean’… (Matthew 15:18-19)

The scene I describe is happening a lot recently. As the speaker walked toward the center stage, she was greeted by boos and hisses. She was invited to speak on behalf of one side of the debate about guns in the hands of private citizens. So what did those who protested gun violence have to say? Someone from the audience rushed the stage and shouted “Burn her!” The “her” was Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the gun owner’s rights organization, the NRA. Ms. Loesch managed to make her argument amid the hostility but confessed later she would not have been able to exit safely were it not for her security detail.

Think of this for a moment. Those vehemently opposed to guns, spewed violence, hatred and discord. This proves it is not guns that kill people, but people do.

Divisive issues of our day are many. Spurred on by the media’s quest for high ratings, the image is the same: angry protesters, placards with hate-filled slogans, shouted obscenities and threats. A few sit back and smile. They want the fires, the physical beatings and the destruction for they sowed the seeds. The murder and slander, the evil thoughts and the false witness came from their heart and spread like a virus.

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said,

The good man brings good things out of the good stored in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)

No culture has ever survived the level of hatred, slander and violence currently spread across America. Murderous thoughts cannot be outlawed by legislation. Only Christ can change the heart (ex. Acts 7:59- 8:1).

Hatred and slander are manifestations of a heart mastered by sin, just as love is evidence of a heart God’s Spirit has mastered.

You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.” (Matthew 5:21-22a)

Anger directed at our brother and murder come from the same polluted well. Instead of hate, rebellion and dissatisfaction, if we sow love and contentment we will reap a harvest of peace, and, in the process, we shall be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9). 

My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. (Proverbs 3:1 NIV)

The flight attendant goes over the emergency instructions. Some bury their nose in a magazine while others stare outside. The attendant has info that could save their life, so why wouldn’t they follow it?

We all follow someone’s guidance, but whose? By listening and watching we can usually identify who people are following or who influences their thoughts. The Book of Proverbs hails wisdom’s teaching. If kept in our heart, her commands will prolong our life. Wisdom wants us to live long and enjoy “shalom” peace and prosperity, but first, like an obedient son or daughter, we must follow her instruction.

One would not know this by the American media’s lack of attention, but information that a clandestine group of high-placed government officials have been working to undermine the candidacy of Donald J. Trump and then his presidency. Evidence has been piling up, but it does not suggest Trump or his team colluded with the Russians, but that Secretary Clinton’s team and some top echelon officials in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department were the ones colluding. (But this is where many Americans are– Christians certainly included: Figuratively, they are burying their face in a magazine or staring outside. Avoidance behavior. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. If they do not listen with ears that hear, then, in their mind, nothing should happen.)

Follow wisdom or follow only what you want to hear, then tune out the rest. Life is the reward for listening to Wisdom; disaster and destruction come by ignoring her. What is being played out in the political arena, is also happening in the church. A friend observed recently that his church never teaches about prophecy. (It may be because they don’t know anything.) If they did give some worthy instruction, my friend would eagerly follow along.

Sheep are often kept in the dark. They do not know what is coming upon the saints (Daniel 7:21-22, Matthew 24:21-22). At least the airlines attempt to prepare passengers to survive a disaster, but not some shepherds of Christ’s flock. Why not seek wisdom on the matter of prophecy? Would God not generously supply? Who are church leaders, teachers and shepherds following if they pass on misinformation or nothing at all?  Our Savior came to teach everything the Father told him about the end (John 15:15). In Matthew, Jesus instructed his disciples on last days’ emergency procedures (10:17-42, 24:4-51). Are we following the Bible, or are our eyes shut and ears closed?

We have Moses and the prophets. If we do not believe them, neither will we believe one risen from the dead. 

The prophet’s words are often unwelcomed, but not by those who will be saved. The medical test results must be heard, if positive steps are to be taken toward a cure. The corrupt must be brought to justice, before reform can happen and trust re-established. We are all followers. Those who reject wisdom’s teaching will tragically always follow the wrong leader.

Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

“What is truth?” Pilate asked. (John 18:37b-38a NIV)

What is truth?” Pilate asked. Was it relative? Was truth whatever Caesar said it was?

“Fact-checking” is what America’s mainstream media (ex. The Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, etc.) offers to the public. They seem happy to point out the less-than-factual claims of Donald Trump. But who fact-checks the fact-checkers? Someone should. They should be subject them to the same scrutiny since their accuracy record is not too good. One conservative member of the broadcast media proclaims he is “America’s truth-detecter.” He claims to be “almost always right”?

Who is the real arbiter of what is true or false? Truth is a person, but not just any person. May I introduce you to Jesus? If you do not know who He is, don’t expect help from Google Home. Google’s smart audio device cannot identify Jesus or God, nor can Amazon’s Alexa. They seem to know everybody else, but when it comes to Jesus or God, they “do not have that information.” So can we trust them to know the truth?

Jesus came for the purpose of testifying to the truth. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

Americans have a dilemma they brought on themselves. They have embraced a multitude of ideologies. Each claims truth is on their side, yet all claims are equally valid. But truth does not take sides, it stands alone as judge. Deceit takes sides. The best we can do is be on the side of truth.

Jesus came to destroy the work of the devil (the deceiver), by testifying to the truth. When the Antichrist comes, he will claim he is “Truth.” Antichrist’s spirit is saturating the globe. The manifestation of it is seen in what comes from the deceiver’s mouth as well as that of the deceived. Jesus warns, “Watch out that no one deceives you” and “See, I have told you ahead of time.” (Matthew 24:4, 25)

Confusing claims of truth witnessed in politics are heard in the Church of Jesus Christ. Proof is the thousands of denominations and different groups. Only one can be true, or possibly none. Truth is not arbitrary.

Any other foundation than Christ is a lie. Yet even a foundation on Christ can be later become a lie. Soon God will judge his household with this question: You started your race, but did you continue in the truth? Every work that presumes to be of Christ will be tested by fire. Judgment on the household of faith is laid out in Revelation 2-3. We must examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith. Contentment comes from Biblical illiteracy or neglect.

Jesus answered the Samaritan woman by saying that her people worshiped what they did not know, yet Jews worshiped what they did know, for salvation comes from the Jews (John 4:22). Samaritans had a faith built on a lie (an idol). Jews were given the truth by God, but they turned from the Scripture and incorporated the lie (idols) instead. Were Jews saved because of their foundation in God or a relationship to Abraham? Many thought so. Were the Samaritans saved because of their sincere devotion to idols? Are we saved because we “prayed once at a church altar?” Salvation entails more than a foundation, it needs a persistent following of the truth.

Salvation is not something we secured in the past and then forgot. Neither is a house ours if we fail to keep it up, or if we default on the mortgage or taxes. Paul taught Timothy. God wants all people everywhere to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. There is one God and one mediator between man and God, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:4)

We must add to our faith, truth, or accept the consequences. Truth is a standard by which we live. Christ is the cornerstone on which to build. The stone Jewish builders with the right foundation had rejected.

If we think we have attained truth, we are mistaken. Truth is based on love, so if we think we know it all but have not love, we have nothing. Truth is Jesus. Eagerly pursue Christ-likeness. Blind guides offer a path with many on it. The way to LIFE is narrow and there are few on it.

What is truth? Only that which comes directly out of the mouth of God. Truth and salvation are mutually dependent. Unless we know who is truth, we will never know “What is truth?”

 

Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect for everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. (1 Peter 2:17 NIV)

All are keenly aware whenever they are legitimately disrespected. America’s president Donald Trump made it clear from his interview in Davos, Switzerland this week that his administration felt disrespected by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. With the $100’s of millions in aid the U.S. doles out annually going to his government, he still refused to meet with Michael Pence during the vice-president’s recent visit. For the slap in the face, the hefty sum America sends to the PLO is now “on the table.” The money flow has stopped. Abbas broke a simple rule: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

“As in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.” -Jesus

What is there about us? We know instantly when we are disrespected? There is a built-in sense. Certainly President Trump knows and has chosen Twitter to return fire–which is his trademark. “An eye for an eye.” He is not given to turning the other cheek, the Lord’s way of dealing with persecution. Striking back only empowers our enemies, but the illusion of impunity emboldens the attackers as well. It is an illusion because God and God-fearers are fully aware of their lack of reverential awe and disrespect.

We are made in God’s image. When we are ill-treated, God feels it. For that reason, we should treat each other according to the Golden Rule: “As in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12) 

Christians are the best of citizens.” -St. Augustine

To get respect, we must earn respect. Peter’s teaching (above) came during a horrific period of history. Nero’s persecution had broken out on the pretext that Christians started the fire that destroyed much of  Rome. Innocent followers of Christ were burned alive, others ripped to pieces by wild dogs, still others lost all possessions. Suffering unjustly had to elicit the deepest of negative emotions. With apostolic authority, Peter taught to respect everyone, to love the believers and to unconditionally honor Nero, their murderous king.  Saint Augustine would later observe, “Christians are the best of citizens.” Of all people, saints should understand both dimensions of respect.

“Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13b)

Respect is in short supply. As a result, nations like the U.S. are dividing into factions. Respect has not been taught or re-enforced in the home. Disrespect is taught by example, then protected and encouraged through various institutions. Insults, slander, lies, corrupt talk and open threats against authority, are an assault against the order established by God. Rebellion against the king is rebellion against the Lord himself. The vertical dimension of respect is founded on the oft repeated precept, “Fear God and obey his commands.” The fear of God has to be taught and enforced from generation to generation or all restraint will disappear and the divided state will fall.

We do not choose between treating others with dignity and loving God, for how can we love God whom we have not seen, if we hate our brother whom we have seen? The answer is that we cannot. Hate that manifests itself in shouting down, shutting up or tearing down a fellow human being, is hatred of God and what he has created.

Everyone must submit himself to  the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established… Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (Romans 13:1, 2)

If there is no fear of the king’s sword, then God still has a way of punishing the disrespectful. For his insolence, President Abbas may be humbled by a loss of funds. God commands fear, respect and honor, as does the king. If we curse (“Raca”) our brother, then at our King’s discretion, death and judgment may follow (Matthew 5:22, 22:5-7)

The disrespectful will be purged. The humble will be exalted. As to the one who spits in God’s face, they will feel His wrath. Their knee will bow and their tongue will confess, to the glory of God the Father, that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11). Immediately after their confession and humiliation, into the eternal fire they go.

It all starts with God. And so, with the sixth commandment in mind, God asks, “If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” (Malachi 1:6a). The vertical dimension governs the horizontal. In an age of unprecedented lack of respect, many Christians ought to be more concerned.

Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. …you received the spirit of Sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:14-17 NIV)

It is God’s purpose that his saints be conformed to the likeness of his Son, so he [that is, Christ] might be the firstborn among many brothers (Romans 8:29). The children of God are led by the Spirit of God, and so they earn the right to be called God’s sons and heirs.

In John 20:22, Jesus breathed on our spiritual ancestors, the disciples. Infused with The LIFE of God, they became “Christ-like ones,”–which is what “Christian” means (Acts 11:26). Paul declared, “We have the mind of Christ”  (1 Corinthians 2:16). We are not robots. We serve God by our freewill. We have been gifted with the Spirit, so we fulfill His good purpose, reproduce after our kind, and spread His Good News.

When the world sees a saint, they see Jesus. Satan’s plan is similar, but produces the opposite effect. He cannot create life, so, to cause chaos, he corrupts what God made. He must tempt the wicked (rebels) to build something akin to humanity. The goal of making a counterfeit is to supplant God’s design with something superior.

Satan will soon unveil his likeness. The devil’s version will be a false Christ. His “cyborg sons and daughters” will be masterful copies of humanity, but their mission is to destroy humanity. Replacing the beings God made with robots made by men, will accomplish the devil’s purpose of being worshiped.  Satan, the beast and false prophet will not rest until they have erased God’s image from the earth and replaced it with robots.

The devil will almost succeed. Those he cannot persuade or seduce to take his mark (i.e. the elect), he will try to destroy. By creating a race of indestructible giants (cyborgs), physically and intellectually superior to anything human, the beast will have an army that, seemingly, no one can make war against.

Added to his scheme is the woman or great prostitute, the great seductress. She, too, will reproduce herself, so her likeness appears everywhere. Her images, or those of her prostitute daughters, will seduce and intoxicate kings, rulers and the earth’s mighty men. Military power to destroy; wealth and luxuries to corrupt; and sexual power and a potent addictive wine to seduce, all form a triumvirate of evil. God will foil the plan of the beast, and thwart the purposes of the evil one.

When I see contemporary news items that seem to fit with prophecy, I feel obliged to share it. I write so the last day saints can stand against the devil’s schemes for their struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:10-13). Was it Paul’s intention to describe robots? No, he merely passed on to the saints that which he heard from God (cf.  2 Peter 1:19-21).

There is no turning back. Robots, artificial intelligence and cyborgs are with us to the end of this age. They will make their contribution to Babylon the Great, with its power, deceit, intoxication and luxuries. God’s people must flee, and remain as distant as possible. Be warned. “Buckle up. It’s coming!”

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Below are a few of the many recent news articles related to this series. (Others were available, but they appear in tabloids that contain suggestive material.)

The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead, MYSTERY -BABYLON THE GREAT -THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES -AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:4-5 NIV)

It is fair to label my concerns about robots as extreme, since I have virtually ignored their benefits. I realize there are positive applications; but, the risk outweighs the reward. I have focused on cyborgs that are built to destroy or to serve as glorified prostitutes. I’ve attempted to alert saints to the relationship that robots have to the prophesied work of Satan.  If that makes me a nut, so be it.

Question: Biblically, must the beast be male? We know “he” is by the pronoun, but could the beast also be a woman? Brothers and sisters, I introduce to you Satan in female form, “she” is dressed in scarlet and purple, glittering with gold. She is the evil counterpart of the woman with twelve stars for a crown, in Revelation 12, the Mother of God’s Son and of the saints, that is the house of Jacob, which includes Israel’s sons and Zion’s daughters  (Revelation 12:17, 14:12).

The angel, in Revelation 17, unveiled the woman responsible for earth’s mad dash to destruction (ref. Revelation 16). She is the great prostitute (17:1). “With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries. (17:2)

The wine of her adulteries may be a preview of a potion so powerful that it creates instant addiction while serving as a potent aphrodisiac. Might this recipe be unique to the sexbot of the future? Indeed, the devil will wait to serve up the “best” wine at the end (John 2:10

Adultery is highlighted in the Revelation 17 text above, but what does it mean? Dictionary On-Line defines “adultery” as “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.”

Our “no fear of God,” sex-obsessed culture is ripe for sexbots, or robots used for adulterous purposes? Some will argue robots are not persons—but distinctions between humanoids and people are being blurred (see Part 8, “citizenship” and “legal rights”). So, which is it? Do bots have the rights of humans or not? We cannot have it both ways.

Sex outside of God’s bounds may be acceptable to rebels, yet, it is still sin against God. Even more of an affront, the Lord refers to some sex practices as detestable or an abomination (Leviticus 18:22). Abominations are beyond the pale, and, as such, lead to death (Romans 1:24-32). Do the terms relate to the great prostitute and her consorts? They certainly do! What is in her cup in Revelation 17? What is her title? She is the mother of the abominations of the earth.

The woman is mother to all abominations, as well as to all prostitutes. A prostitute generally exchanges sex acts for a payment. In the last days, fools will think they are receiving free sex, but the prostitute’s reward will be the eternal damnation of human souls, or the blood of saints (Revelation 17:6).

Regarding the woman herself committing adultery with the kings of the earth, is that do-able? No, she does not have omnipresence, so she could not be a solo act. May I be frank? Kings won’t have what another king has cast off. We must look for a different understanding of 17:2, one that assumes that currently, we are in the last days.

Scattered among the nations, what if the kings of the earth commit adultery with the prostitute through her surrogates? What if it is accomplished through her multitude of “daughters.” From Revelation 13:15, we see how the great prostitute will reproduce her image (icon) thousands of times over, just as the beast’s replicas are produced.

Regarding 13:15, if the great prostitute breathes (exhales her spirit) on her indestructible likenesses, and they come to life with her seductive, murderess, deceitful and totally evil personality, then what will follow will be great distress for the saints. Greater than in the days before the Flood, unleashed will be a threat to humanity’s existence in a totally unprecedented way (Matthew 24:21-22).  Jesus told us ahead of time (Matthew 24:25).

We will wrap this up the next time. In Part 11, we will offer more Scriptural support for the role of images during the time of Satan’s wrath, preceding Christ’s return.

There is a sin that leads to death. (1 John 5:16b NIV)

Our sex-crazed culture has exploded almost every moral boundary, except one. Soon we will cross that line, the one that leads to death. Our wicked and depraved generation appears destined to confront the robot prostitute. We will see them (sexbots) around the globe, gaining access to one home after another.

Below is a marketing pitch certain to entice fools to own a male or female sexbot prostitute.  Buckle up! It may go something like this:

“YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY OR IDOL CAN BE YOURS. Which movie star, famous athlete or supermodel do you want next to you at night? In 30-60 days, they can be in your office or home, ready to show off, satisfaction guaranteed. If your idea of fun is, let’s say, a bit out of the ordinary, no problem. With our great selection or custom service, you can pick the age, size, or kinky quirks you want. No laws are broken with a sexbot. Imagine the intimacy you crave—and the love you deserve!

“Fall head over heels for your beautiful doll or handsome hunk. Your bot is guaranteed to be faithful. They flirt only with you. They never run off; never cheat; never say “no,” never have a bad day; never have a headache; and never become sick. All you have to do for an amazing, long-lasting relationship is be gentle. While you are asleep charging your batteries, your bot will be doing the same. It’s that easy!

“Your bot is more than an unbelievable sex toy, they make terrific companions, too. Bright, conversational, witty and fun, you will talk the night away. And he or she will never run up your credit card or ask for an expensive divorce. They will never age, wrinkle or add weight in the wrong places.

Let’s say you get tired of your bot. What are your options? You could purchase a bot friend for him or her. Double your fun! But, if you insist, you can upgrade and receive top dollar for your trade-in. If you just need a little pizzazz added to your relationship, add a program to your personality package; for example, the “Let’s play!” app is a winner. And away you go!  You will feel like a teenager again.

“A robot is the perfect gift for the unhappy husband or wife. Be a friend. Sexbots will spice up any marriage. Know anyone single or divorced difficult to buy for? Who would not want a beautiful or handsome cyborg to call their own? Don’t let the price stand in your way—we have bots to fit any budget. So why not bring home the partner of your dreams. Quick, before supplies run out.

 Caveat emptor. *WARNING* If you fear God, or have a shred of love, morality or decency, have nothing to do with any of this! These images belong to the beast. They will become alive and turn against you. This is the devil’s trap. I would be willing to stake everything on it.

We are about to enter a dark time dominated by the great lie. Robots, like I described, will claim to be god then demand your worship. They will make you take the beast’s mark or kill you if you refuse. In the end, they will do Satan’s bidding, not yours. For sure, you can never say no one told you.

Stay buckled up for Part 10. The other half of the beast has not yet been told.

 

Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death. (Proverbs 7:25-27 NIV)

The fall for many of Israel’s bravest warriors was not in battle, but in their tragic decision to enter the tents of Moab and Midian. In Numbers 25, we have the account of what happened. Thirty-thousand died when the Lord’s anger broke out against the Israelites who ignored their vows and committed sexual immorality and worshiped idols at Baal Peor. Buckle up! We will see a falling away like this again. It’s coming! A fatal attraction is coming, only worse.

The plot of the 2007 American film, “Lars and the Real Girl,” centered on a shy young man who, out of fear, rejected relationships with women his age. Instead, Lars purchases a blowup doll whose appearance and dimensions resembled a real girl. A psychiatrist encouraged family and friends to go along with Lars’ attachment to his doll. How far along becomes the question, as Lars affection grows for his girl and they show up (dating?) all over town. The community begins to question their approach to Lars, when invited to Lars’ wedding.

Crazy? I know. That was my thought as I caught scenes of this “comedy” on my fellow plane passenger’s in-flight monitor and researched the movie trailer for this post. Hearing the dialogue wasn’t necessary. I got the point.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. A headline appeared on The Drudge Report from Britain’s Daily Star On-line. They published an interview with a recent owner of a female sex robot (“sexbots” or “fembot”). (If you want to archive this, the gist of the headline was “Wife shares husband with sex robot.” I hope you take my word for it.)

I apologize for the salacious nature of this, but I believe it is extremely relevant to the present and the end times. The article–as I recall–described the fembot’s owner as wedded to the same woman for some 25 years. He extolled his new love (a robot) and all her virtues. He confessed that it would be tough if he had to decide between his sexbot and his wife.

In the article, the wife and robot were pictured sitting on opposite ends of a couch. The beautiful, buxom young blond was the mostly plastic fembot, of course. The wife was a real person, naturally showing her age, and not smiling. Sex several times a week was with the fembot (yes, the plastic robot), and that’s all I want to report on that subject. It sounds sick, because it is.

A few weeks earlier, another interview was similarly headlined in The Drudge Report, again from the Daily Star. This sex robot owner (let’s call him Lars) said that if anything happened to his wife, he would have no qualms about marrying his fembot. Lars was having an amazing time, since bringing his sex robot home. His wife was just fine with the arrangement, so he said.

In both interviews, the wives did not protest, but, as if married to a polygamist, how could they do anything but approve? How could the wives of the Israelites compete once their men sampled the pleasures offered by the women of Baal Peor?

Women have not been overlooked by sexbot manufacturers. According to fairly recent news reports, male sex robots received good reviews for partner satisfaction, in fact, they offered superior performance to their male human counterparts. God help us! And what will be the consequences if these reports prove accurate?

Other recent related stories in The Drudge Report have stated that because of their life-like qualities–including programmed emotions, and abilities–a humanoid has been awarded citizenship in one nation, and, legal rights are being discussed in others. (Check it out in The Drudge Report archives if you don’t believe me. I know it sounds really weird, but do we see where this is going?)

If you don’t see it yet, maybe Part 9 in this series will open your eyes. Buckle up!

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