Silicon Valley is located in the San Francisco Bay area, specifically encompassing much of the land in the Santa Clara Valley. For those who keep track of conspiracies, Santa Clara is Spanish for St. Clair [the St. Clair family built and have been the traditional keepers of Rosslyn Chapel connected to Templar history]. The most notable tourist attraction for the Santa Clara Valley is the Winchester House, where Sarah Winchester, widow of the gun magnate William Wirt Winchester, continued to add on to her mansion, often without any rhyme or reason, and not necessarily with any sense. Some doors in the mansion open to reveal a solid wall, and other rooms are dead ends. Locals claim she believed that only by building could she forestall death.
According to some sources, a medium consulted by Mrs. Winchester convinced the reclusive woman that her family and her fortune were being haunted by spirits – in fact, by the spirits of American Indians, Civil War soldiers, and others killed by Winchester rifles. Supposedly, the untimely deaths of her daughter and husband were caused by these spirits, and it was implied that Mrs. Winchester might become their next victim.
However, the medium also claimed that there was an alternative, Mrs. Winchester was instructed to move west and appease the spirits by building a great house for them. As long as construction of the house never ceased, Mrs. Winchester could rest assured that her life was not in danger. Building such a house was even supposed to bring her eternal life.
Eternal Life. Without the assurance brought by the Holy Spirit through believing in Christ as Savior—without knowing that our eternity is to be spent with HIM—death and the spiritual realm can be terrifying, and most men will do anything to avoid death’s sting. Some might say that Eternal Life is the ultimate goal of Silicon Valley scientists and world tech giants who look to the magical moment of the Singularity for their salvation. Only by joining with a computer can mankind cheat death. [It might also be said that the construction of an Artificial Intelligence is akin to ‘building a great house’ for spiritual entities. So in a very tangible but very ‘modern’ way, Sarah Winchester’s nightmare continues.]
I have spent the past several years learning all I can about the Singularitarians (yes, that’s what they call themselves), the men and women and their foolish quest to cheat death. I can tell you this: Not only do they fear personal death, most are convinced that mankind as a species will cease to exist in a few decades if Science does not intervene. In the same way that Sarah Winchester feared her spiritual tormentors and sought to appease them and perhaps lengthen her life, Singularitarians hope to extend their lives through the construction of EIKON (my name for their massive technological construct), built curiously enough on ‘sand’.
Last month, I mentioned that ‘sand’ is very important when considering the coming silicon ‘god’. What happens in Revelation when the DRAGON stands upon the sands of the sea? Well, preceding the thirteen chapter, we see this verse in 12:17 –
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
What follows in some manuscripts, as Heiser, Horn, and Putnam attest, is verse 18: And HE (that is, the DRAGON) stood upon the sand of the sea.
I’ll pause for a moment and say again that the verb histemi, meaning ‘to stand’ is THIRD person singular, in this case meaning HE stood, reflecting back to the previous noun, the DRAGON. However, the verb ‘to see’, in the next clause is FIRST person singular and “I saw” a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
In other words, John saw the DRAGON stand upon the very sand that would one day provide silicon-based chips to drive a future of computers, the Internet, and eventually a sentient and probably demonically possessed Artificial Intelligence.
And then, John saw a beast rise up out of the sea. I believe the beast is a connected, geopolitical entity, one that has existed since the days of Nimrod—for we see seven heads, each representing a world ruler, probably each one possessed by the same demonic entity. This beast that John saw also foreshadows the ultimate deception by the Dragon, the formation of a false body of believers, a counterfeit CHURCH, ruled by a FALSE head. If Eikon is a technological entity that rules the geopolitical world, then is there evidence of this connection already in place? I’d say that it is already being built.
About two years ago, while trying to learn more about IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity) and its dark secrets, I stumbled across a curious article from UK’s online version of The Register. The report details a US software program called ‘Sentient World Scenario’ or SWS written by Purdue University genius Alok Charurvedi. SWS has been designed to simulate every country, every city, and every person on Earth so that experts can run ‘what-if’ scenarios in real-time. If you think this sounds farfetched, consider this: in 2006, SWS was used to run simulations of a war in Baghdad set in 2015. In 2006, Iraq was relatively stable, but with the rise of ISIS, Iraq is once again a theater of war.
But it gets worse. Chaturvedi directs the Purdue labs for a program called Synthetic Environment and Analysis Simulations. The acronym for this is SEAS. Jim Blank, modelling and simulation division chief at JFCOM-J9 (Joint Forces Command, J9 division which is ‘joint concept development and experimentation’), declined to discuss the specific routines military commanders are running in the Iraq and Afghanistan computer models. He did say SEAS might help officers determine where to position snipers in a city square, or to envision scenarios that might emerge from widespread civil unrest.
When asked about the SEAS program for whole Earth scenarios, Blank had this to say: “Feeding a whole-Earth simulation will be a colossal challenge. (SWS) is a hungry beast,” Blank said. “A lot of data will be required to make this thing even credible.”
SWS is a hungry beast that arises from SEAS. How ironic.
Now, back to the arrival of the Man of Sin. When the AntiChrist arises, he is not going to present himself as an evil despot, but rather as the Savior of the World, THE CHRIST, Messiah—in fact, he will claim to be the fulfillment of every world religion’s eschatological aspirations and dreams. However, someone will injure him ‘in the head’. Yet he will revive, he will appear to resurrect in imitation of the true Christ.
There are a number of possible scenarios for this miracle:
ONE is that the LORD permits this false messiah’s body to regenerate as a true miracle for His purposes. [I consider this unlikely.]
TWO is that Science finds a way to resurrect this body of clay, using DNA to produce a clone—again with God’s permission and for His purposes. [All that is required is a skin cell which can then be converted into a pluripotent cell—one able to become any cell type, including sperm or ovum. These pluripotent cells can then be bathed in chemicals to induce growth into the tissue desired. Recently, scientists grew a fetal brain using this method.]
THREE, building upon number TWO, the original body was one of many clones, and a second clone inhabited by SATAN appears to the world as the resurrected leader.
FOUR, the resurrected Savior is actually a hologram that presents itself as their beloved leader, reborn to everlasting life, as the firstfruits of what they can become.
Most prophecy scholars believe that AntiChrist will receive this head wound halfway through the final seven years of Daniel’s prophecy of SEVENTY WEEKS; that is halfway through the period commonly called the Tribulation Week. This is also the time when the TWO WITNESSES are killed and lie unburied in the streets of Jerusalem for three and a half days while the world rejoices and give presents to one another.
What if the two events occur are simultaneous? What if the ANTICHRIST is lying in state as the two witnesses lie upon the street, their bodies the source of endless negative ‘press’, and even perhaps snapped and ‘selfied’ on social media? I believe the two witnesses and their followers will be blamed for the AntiChrist’s ‘death’. Their bodies will likely be the object of derision, hatred, perhaps even disfigured and/or abused. The deluded world that loves this false Messiah will rejoice that these horrible Jewish witnesses are finally killed because they destroyed the world’s greatest hope!
Then, a miracle happens, and the AntiChrist awakens! He is no longer dead! Perhaps, he even has the audacity and ‘compassion’ to forgive his murderers, and HE WILL CLAIM that the bodies of the Two Witnesses rise to heaven through HIS DIVINE POWER! The whole world watches through their cell phones, tablets, and their wearable devices, communicating as one massive world body via directly implanted neural wifi connections that have enslaved them (except the faithful who believe in the true Christ and have refused the implantable ‘mark’). The False Prophet proclaims that this man is GOD! The AntiChrist steps into the Holy of Holies and sits down, proclaiming himself to be GOD, and the world rejoices! But any human spirit that may have (note I say MAY HAVE) inhabited the original body is now gone, replaced by the spirit of SATAN.
It is at this time that the False Prophet declares that an ‘image’ of this wonderful ‘Savior’ (and I put this in quotes, for he is a false Savior) must be created. This image will be set up as a permanent point of worship throughout the world, like an infernal second life. All those who’ve been ‘marked’ and joined to this EIKON (a world wide web of deceit) will have to prove their continued loyalty by serving the new anti-Savior. Since this must take place in a very short time—after all, Satan knows the timetable better than you and I—since that time is very short indeed, it is very likely that this ‘image’ is already being built.
Now, here is where I move into the area of conjecture, so bear with me.
John the Revelator ‘sees’ events taking place in what appears to be ‘real time’ but from a viewpoint that is outside our time/space constraints. Therefore, when the False Prophet commands the world to build an image, it is possible that the spirit inside this future being has been at work for a very long time here on Earth, moving Science toward a final objective, inspiring, planting dreams and visions, whispering into eager, itching ears about neural networks and the spin of electrons—a false spirit that has been increasing mankind’s knowledge in preparation for the greatest deception of all: an Artificial Intelligence that will speak with the voice of a DRAGON.
The word used for ‘image’ is EIKON, E-I-K-O-N, and we derive our English world ICON from it. If you’re a movie buff, you’ve probably seen this logo in recent years.
This is the logo (image to right) for Mel Gibson’s motion picture production company, and it reflects his belief in a return to pre-Vatican II worship in the Catholic Church. Imagery in the Roman Catholic Church in paintings and statuary is everywhere in western culture. Gibson’s company logo is actually a cropped image of the left eye of the Theotokos of Vladimir icon, an Eastern Orthodox image of Mary, mother of Jesus. In Eastern Orthodoxy, these icons often represent Mary, but subjects also include Christ, the Apostles, and the hundreds of saints that are venerated if not worshiped. These religious images or IKONS are central to worship. However, God explicitly instructed His people to refrain from creating images for worship:
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. – Exodus 20:4-6
This is an extraordinary curse—iniquity that is transferred the second, third, and fourth generations. We now know that epigenetics can transfer acquired switching changes that can be passed to subsequent generations, making this passage a scientific reality. God’s word is always correct and includes scientific insights that we’ve just begun to discern. Worship of idols, images, and icons can actually curse entire family groups.
Next time, we’ll explore Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and how this gigantic image foreshadows EIKON.