‘In the coming weeks we will take a look at some of the current events and developments in our modern world and consider how they relate to Biblical prophecy, with an emphasis on references to the end times.’
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING? – TRAVEL AND KNOWLEDGE
Daniel 12:4 ‘But you Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.’
We live in a world of constant and dramatic change. It’s a technological world that was undreamt of just 50 years ago. Communication has progressed to the point where information exchange is instantaneous, and events which in former times took days to report are now known to the whole world in minutes. You may wonder what this has to do with Biblical prophecy or Christianity in general. Daniel predicts that in the latter days people will ‘go to and fro’ and ‘knowledge will increase’. The rate at which knowledge has increased has exploded with the development and application of scientific and technological processes and procedures. The speed of information dissemination or communication is a direct result of the knowledge increase.
With respect to travel, the same type of increase has been evident in recent years. People are traveling ‘to and fro’ in unprecedented numbers, both for business and/or pleasure. While we are warned about setting dates for our Lord’s return, it is clear that the prophecy of Daniel is being fulfilled before our eyes in these days. The imminent return of our Saviour is no doubt an event which is drawing closer with each passing day, and for which it will pay to be prepared.
Your garments must be white as snow,
Prepare to meet your God;
For to his throne you’ll have to go;
Prepare to meet your God.
Prepare me, prepare me, Lord,
Prepare me to stand before thy throne.
Prepare me now, prepare me here,
To stand before thy throne,
That I, without a doubt or fear,
May stand before thy throne.
Lord, cleanse my heart and make me pure,
To stand before thy throne;
My pride and self and temper cure,
To stand before thy throne.