We like every week to bring what we call a Prophecy Update. We show how news and trends in the world are corroborating centuries-old prophecies found in the Bible.
UFOʼs are a phenomena we must account for. According to research by Dr. Hugh Ross:
•There have been more than ten million UFO sightings.
•There have been more than one thousand cases of ‘physical effects’ from a UFO.
•There are more than two thousand cases of contact with alien ‘astronauts.’
One in every ten Americans has seen a UFO, including presidents Andrew Jackson and Jimmy Carter and astronauts James McDivitt and Gordon Cooper.
On September 7th a U.K. website, MailOnline, posted a story titled, UFO ‘filmed for 40 minutes’ by Chinese scientists during solar eclipse.
Scientists at the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, China believe it is a real possibility that this footage [is] of an unidentified flying object…
They have confirmed 40 minutes of footage of the object was captured during this summer’s solar eclipse – and that research has already started on a year-long investigation to find out what it is.
And the scientists were not the only ones to capture the walnut-shaped object on camera.
The clear, daylight sighting occurred over Deqing in Guandong Province. Dozens of students claimed to have seen the object sailing through the air during a rooftop observation of the July 22 solar eclipse. At least nine of the students photographed it.
Telegraph.com.UK is predicting a record number of UFO sighting for 2009 based on the first six months of this year. ((http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/5815050/UFOs-Record-number-of-sightings-forecast-for-2009.html))
Roger Marsh writes a column for the San Jose Examiner called The UFO Traffic Report. In the first six months of 2009 he’s written 312 UFO stories which have been accessed on-line over one million times. ((http://www.examiner.com/x-2363-UFO-Examiner~y2009m7d10-UFO-traffic-hits-one-million-mark))
Why does any of this interest us as students of Bible prophecy?
For one thing, there are those in the New Age community who speak about the removal from our planet of millions of individuals as ‘aliens’ make real contact with us. It sounds a great deal like the rapture of the church.
The Bible specifically warns us that, in the last days, demonic deceptions will increase. Almost everything attributed to UFO’s can be explained by demonic activity preparing the world for some great end-times deception.
Author Lynn Catoe writes,
“A large part of the available UFO literature is closely linked with mysticism and the metaphysical. It deals with subjects like mental telepathy, automatic writing and invisible entities as well as phenomena like poltergeist [ghost] manifestation and ‘possession.’ Many of the UFO reports now being published in the popular press recount alleged incidents that are strikingly similar to demonic possession and psychic phenomena.”
I like this quote from John Ankerberg and John Weldon:
“… in light of the messages given by the UFO entities, how credible is it to think that literally thousands of genuine extraterrestrials would fly millions or billions of light years simply to teach New Age philosophy, deny Christianity, and support the occult? Why would they do this with the preponderance of such activity already occurring on this planet? And why would the entities actually possess and inhabit people… just like demons do if they were really advanced extraterrestrials?”
The UFO phenomena is real but it is not extra-terrestrial. Most reported UFO’s are found to have a natural explanation. Those that aren’t we believe to be demonic. It is Satan, “the prince of the power of the air,” working overtime to deceive the human race.
Expect millions more to witness UFO’s and have ‘alien’ encounters. When you read about them remember that they are a sign that these are the last days described in your Bible.
Get ready, stay ready, keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!