Military Drones and Revelation 9 Prophecy?

A closer look at the emerging Military Drones and Revelation 9 Prophecy in the Book of Revelation. Technology is making huge advances in these modern times and we are becoming increasingly reliant on technology in our lives as a result. Technology always has and always will be prevalent in the military and a lot of the technology makes itself seen in civilian society, some years after their first release in the military. This article will be specifically focusing on Drone Technology and its possible relation to Prophecy fulfillment especially in the Book of Revelation.

The latest development is Drone Technology, which is being adopted by Amazon in the commercial arena and is available on the streets now, but the military are also starting to employ drone technology for warfare especially the US. Other nations are not far behind and China is reportedly also showing significant interest.



Here´s a sample quote from a recent Wired Magazine article on how this new Drone Technology in the US Military is and will manifest itself in the future.

"In the past, small numbers of extremely expensive manned aircraft were the norm, but, in the next few years, large numbers of cheap, expendable drones will be deployed in real-world situations. The US Navy's Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) programme is fusing unmanned aircraft into a swarm, and will demonstrate 30 drones flying together somewhere over the ocean"
Via Wired

This looks to be the future of air warfare at least, the cost benefits are staggering and these Drones will have the ability to be aware of the other Drones in a swarm and harmonise with their movements. So how do these drones work in a battle scenario?

"It has a mission that it has to carry out, and it is self-reconfiguring so that if one drone gets taken out, the others autonomously change their behaviour to complete the mission." Any aircraft, manned or unmanned, can be brought down by a single missile, but a swarm can take multiple hits and keep going. Being able to absorb this type of damage makes the drone swarm hard to stop, especially when defences are geared towards shooting down single planes. Designing a system in which drones are aware of each others' movements is a big breakthrough"
via Wired

Drones at present can be remotely controlled from vast distances and therefore the loss of human life is reduced. They can fly relatively undetected and can prove difficult to target and destroy with conventional missile systems designed for much larger aircraft and helicopters. Even a large quantity of drones cost a fraction of a typical military aircraft"

According to Wired

"individual drones will position themselves autonomously, flying in formation without being told explicitly where to go".


The whole objective behind this military move is the cost effectiveness or relative throwaway nature of Drone technology.



" This is why "low cost" is part of the name -- the drones must be cheap enough to be expendable. "Reaching the point where an entire swarm of UAVs costs less than a single missile is the general objective," Mastroianni says. The goal seems realistic enough when you consider that the US Navy's Harpoon anti-ship missiles cost around $1.2 million (£770,000) each."


Full Article at Wired

Which brings us onto Bible Prophecy especially the Book of Revelation. There is a strong coincidental reference in Chapter 9 strangely enough to "Locusts" but upon reading the Bible verses in this Chapter it becomes immediately apparent that these are no ordinary Locusts.

Revelation 9:1-11
1. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.


The above verse was written by St John the Divine on the Island of Patmos and forms part of the Book of Revelation which is a horrific vision of future events. What was St John Divine seeing and also hearing here? Was it a symbolic form of Locusts, or was he just describing something that he didn't really understand, but tried his best in describing something that was happening 2000 years in the future.

These locusts as mentioned in Verse 4 were quite specific on what their mission was. They do not show the same animal behaviour as normal locusts. These are instructed to uncharacteristically touch NO vegetation which is what normal locusts would do. Instead they are to attack only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were also instructed not to kill, but just to torment for 5 months, to the extent that these people will want to seek to take their own life, but they are unable to do so.

The sound they make or the sound made by their wings "was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle". Many before the Drone technology surfaced said that what St John was seeing and hearing were military helicopters but the image of a Drone or a vast number of them seems to fit the description in Revelation 9 much more accurately and would make a similar sound as mentioned in Chapter 9 in Revelation.

According to Popular Science these new Military Drones demonstrate that

“They are a collective organism, sharing one distributed brain for decision-making and adapting to each other like swarms in nature,”


according to Strategic Capabilities Office Director William Roper, before emphasising that there was a human in the loop.

The human in the loop seems to be the key words here, as the Locusts that are mentioned in Revelation 9 do not show the same animal type behaviour as normal Locusts but show almost human like behaviour in their ability to select their target and also avoid vegetation which would ordinarily be their natural target.

Locusts are mentioned a few times in the Bible in Leviticus and Joel and also in Psalms:

Proverbs 30:27 - The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;

Firstly it is Proverbs 30 that demonstrates that these Locusts are not your regular Locusts. Proverbs clearly states that the Locusts have no king. But the Locusts mentioned in Revelation 9:11 clearly DO have a King

Revelation 9:11
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Secondly it is in Exodus where the Ten Plagues are unleashed on Pharaoh and all of Egypt especially the plague of locusts which demonstrates what locusts normally do and how they behave as demonstrated in Exodus 10.

Exodus 10:15 - For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

You could say that the Locusts in Revelation 9 demonstrate the exact opposite behaviour of the plague of Locusts in Exodus 10. The Locusts in Exodus 10 were concerned with vegetation. The Locusts in Revelation 9 will be concerned with people. Watch this video below of a Drone attack simulation and listen to the sound they make at the end. Is this the sound that St John the Divine was describing in Revelation 9?


Perdix Swarm Demo Oct. 2016 by PopSci

Taking things a step further, even more recent developments have shown the surfacing of a new technology called Nano Drone Technology or MAV's. These are micro versions of the military drones and can be the size of a butterfly. Their intended use is more geared for surveillance purposes due to their small size and can stay in one location for days or even weeks via self powering options such as solar power.

Further information on this emerging field of technology via this video called Air Force Bugbot Nano Drone Technology


Conclusions:
Many modern day developments are fulfilling Bible Prophecy as we speak but this technological breakthrough really does have all the hallmarks of Revelation Chapter 9 written all over it. These drones can fly in formation like birds and can be as destructive as locusts.

The locusts that St John describes in Revelation are not the same Locusts mentioned in Exodus, these are far more sophisticated in nature and demonstrate an almost human quality which is exactly the same as these Drones, as they are remotely but human controlled. Revelation 9 is a strange one at best, but only time will tell whether the Locusts mentioned in Revelation 9 are symbolic, actual or the emerging military drone technology that is being developed right now in these modern times right under our very eyes?
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