Knowledge Will Be Increased
Many folks miss how much technology is discussed in the Bible. It’s really quite astonishing to see explanations of technology written over 2000 years ago. And it is even more astonishing to be able to recognize those hidden technological statements. One of my favorites is God telling Daniel that there will be an increase of knowledge in the end days.
Let’s unpack that statement a bit more, shall we? Here is the verse in Daniel 12:4
Daniel 12:4 KJV
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
So at the end MANY SHALL RUN TO AND FRO. That’s an interesting statement. Is it safe to say that is descriptive of our world today? Worldwide travel is not only possible it is common. Lastly, AND KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED. While it might be a stretch to think some of the people you see on TikTok or YouTube have had an increase in knowledge, never has their been a time in history when so much information is readily available to anyone. The phones in our pocket are far more powerful computers than the computers of the early space program.
Explanation Of An Increase In Knowledge
Daniel is being told that in the end times people will travel all over the world and that they’ll have increased information available to them. Sounds about right. In the last 2500 years or so, how many years has this statement been POSSIBLE? It’s been just a little more than 100 years since the airplane was invented and you can stretch back just a bit longer when passenger vessels roamed the seas beginning in around 1844. Think about that real hard. In the end times there will be people running all over the globe.
It’s probably safe to say you can almost cut that airline travel time period in half where people are running all over the globe freely. To be nice let’s say maybe 75 years. Pan AM’s Yankee Clipper started transatlantic service in 1939. Now the Bible doesn’t say anything about FLYING but this is when world travel really opened up to most people. Fast forward a few decades and now we hop on a plane for places we used to drive to.
While my estimate is rough and not really descriptive of anything specific, ask yourself what else happened about 75 years ago? Israel became a nation in 1948. 74 years ago. To me it is like a convergence of prophecy. That’s me talking though, and not anything scriptural. Just an observation.
Availability of knowledge and actually getting some wisdom are two different things. The increase in knowledge seems to be reserved for the non-wicked. Jump down to verse 10 and it reads:
Daniel 12:10 KJV
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
That’s a powerful statement and very similar to Romans.
Romans 1:22-25 KJV
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Even today when I watch YouTube or TikTok videos of people trying to explain social “norms” or “standards” I can’t help but notice how smart and helpful they think they are while saying the most ridiculous things that violate science, biology, or common sense. These must be the people who “became fools”.
In just one Bible verse we found two glaring examples of high technology mentioned. In a book written over 2000 years ago I’d say the words in Daniel describe our current earthly situation quite well.
Technological statements are all over the Bible. Conversely, you just have to dig around a bit to find an example of one.