The Shinar Directive – Part 12
Plato, Transhumanism, and the Antichrist’s Strange Army
By Michael K. Lake, Th.D.
In the book of Revelation, we have several glimpses of various groups that follow the Antichrist. To understand all that we are seeing in the book of Revelation, we need to understand how the Elite plans to divide up the inhabitants of the earth. I believe their blueprint is something very comparable to Plato’s Republic.
In this book, Plato postulates his version of the perfect society. This society is comprised of three groups of people:
- The benevolent Elite,who are filled with great wisdom on how to govern this ultimate republic
- The citizens/worker drones,who labor to produce what the Elite decree is necessary for this republic
- The military/police force, which keeps the citizens in line and under the control of the Elite
In my new book The Shinar Directive I provide a hypothesis on how Plato’s Republic ties into what is being accomplished in transhumanism and how it works into the book of Revelation. (Remember, we are all still seeing “through a glass darkly.”)
The Elite: The Elite will enhance their minds and bodies to include achieving immortality. They will become like demigods (or posthumans).
The workers: The Elite will provide some of these benefits to regular members of society to overcome the cost of illness and, therefore, overcome periodic reduction in production of what they need. There will be sufficient modification to the DNA of the workers to remove the image of God within (i.e., mark of the Beast), thereby removing all concepts of right and wrong. The standard worker will not be able to afford the gift of immorality, but will have to settle for an extended life span, which will be extremely disease resistant. Some form of mind control or hive mind will most likely be included in the enhancements.
The military force: The Elite’s enforcers will be given more powerful bodies with greater life spans than the worker class and will have a perfected version of unbreakable mind control/hive mind installed. These military forces will be nearly impossible to kill, but will meet their end at the Valley of Armageddon.
And if this sounds too fantastic to be true, check out these couple of headlines at Raiders News Update just this week (if you follow Raiders you know they have been documenting the move toward transhumanism by DARPA, the Pentagon, the Department of Defense etc):
- Debate Needs To Start Now On Genetically Engineering New Humans, Scientists Say
- Turning Humans Into Demigods—Who Will Benefit From Human Enhancement?
In fact the new SkyWatchTV will begin broadcasting soon after this article goes online and several of the first shows will be with me and Dr. Horn thoroughly discussing how quickly the so-called Hybrid Age is coming. When these developments are viewed through the lens of the book of Revelation, it all makes sense. All three classes of the coming Plato’s Republic could have received the mark of the Beast and have had their DNA changed. With elements of mind control installed within both the worker class and the military class, the world becomes “of one mind,” just like in the story of the Tower of Babel. The Elite will finally unify the entire planet toward completing the unfinished work of Nimrod.
But of course we also see in Revelation that one class of these new citizen-types are tormented in Revelation 9 by a transgenic horde. Death seems to flee from them, and they cannot die. They may also be the same segment of society that is thrown alive into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20).
Furthermore, not all who receive the Mark of the Beast are immortal. Later, in Revelation 9, four angels are loosed (most likely Watchers) who either bring their own two-hundred-million-member army with them, or they take command of the transgenic army that was released earlier in the chapter. This army slays one-third of the population on the planet.
Then we find in Revelation 17:8:
The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
It is clear from this Scripture that the one who ascended out of the pit is the Antichrist/Nimrod, and in my new book and on the upcoming SkyWatchTV shows I postulate how after receiving a deadly head-wound there is reason to believe genetic breakthroughs are used to “heal” him and he too becomes transgenic as did the original Nimrod (who the Bible says “began to be a Gibborim” (Gen 10:8).
Finally, you have a class of citizens whose names are not written in the Book of Life. Does this reflect the same estate as the original Nephilim (human-angel-animal chimeras) who also are not in the book of life and cannot be saved? Let us first examine what Dake says about the Book of Life in his Annotated Reference Bible:
This is the first mention of the book of God in which the names of the righteous are written. It is referred to in Scripture under various terms: “Thy book” and “My book” (Ex. 32:32–33); “the book of the living” (Ps. 69:28); “the book” (Dan. 12:1); “the book of life” (Php. 4:3; Rev. 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:11–15; 22:18–19); and “the Lamb’s book of life” (Rev. 21:27). Just because “book of life” does not appear in all of these passages does not mean the reference in any one instance is to something else. Just as we have several names for the Bible—“the holy scriptures” (Rom. 1:2; 2Tim. 3:15); “the oracles of God” (Rom. 3:2; Heb. 5:12; 1 Pet. 4:11); “the law and the prophets” (Lk. 24:25–44); “the word of God” (Mk. 7:13; Rom. 10:17; Heb. 4:12); “the sword of the Spirit” (Eph. 6:17); and others—so we have several names for the book of life.
Here God confirmed Moses’ belief that names can and will be blotted out of the book of life when men incur the eternal death penalty (Ex. 32:33). The psalmist predicted it in the case of Judas (Ps. 69:20–28). Christ warned of it regarding all who would not overcome sin (Rev. 3:5; 22:18–19). This—God’s word, not man’s—is definite, not doubtful; it is universal and eternal in application, not local and limited.[i]
Every human ever born on this planet has his or her name written in the Book of Life. It was always the desire of the Father that everyone would be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). But when a human being dies without Christ, God is forced to blot that person’s name out of the book. This would also be true if the individuals became inhuman. Thus it is very possible that part of the Antichrist’s army is some type of transgenic chimera, similar to what happened in Genesis 6 after the Titans were destroyed in a civil war. The Book of Jasher shares how the second incursion of Nephilim were created:
And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals. (Jasher 4:18, emphasis added)[ii]
Stephen Quayle, in his book Xenogenesis: Changing Men into Monsters, details how DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and many other agencies are working on the creation of artificial wombs. Such artificial wombs are perfect for creating transgenic beings. Quayle writes:
Yet today there are those who seem intent on erasing this connection between mother and child, severing a part of what it is to be human.
Worse, one can only speculate on how the lack of a real mother and instead being raised in a vat somewhere alongside similar siblings with no human contact before birth would affect a baby.
Would it be unfair to suggest such a person might lack some of the innate nurturing and desire for human contact that we take for granted?
Might this even create an individual who suffers from some sort of disconnect between himself and other human beings?
No one knows the answers, and unfortunately there’s no way to find out short of experimenting on human beings, raising them in “hatcheries,” and perhaps doing untold harm in the process.[iii]
These artificial wombs would be perfect to develop a transgenic super soldier for the Antichrist. You may think this is far-fetched, but those within the academic community are already discussing the ability to create chimeras and the effects it could have on society. Notice the wording in the Online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy discussion of created human/nonhuman chimeras (posted May 2008):
A chimera is an individual composed of cells with different embryonic origins. The successful isolation of five human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines in 1998 increased scientists’ ability to create human/non-human chimeras and prompted extensive bioethics discussion, resulting in what has been dubbed “the other stem cell debate.” The debate about chimeras has focused on five main arguments. The Unnaturalness Argument explores the ethics of violating natural species boundaries. The Moral Confusion Argument alleges that the existence of entities that cannot be definitively classified as either human or non-human will cause moral confusion that will undermine valuable social and cultural practices. The Borderline-Personhood Argument focuses on great apes and concludes that their borderline-personhood confers a high enough degree of moral status to make most, if not all, chimeric research on them impermissible. The Human Dignity Argument claims that it is an affront to human dignity to give an individual “trapped” in the body of a non-human animal the capacities associated with human dignity. Finally, the Moral Status Framework maintains that research in which a non-human animal’s moral status is enhanced to that of a normal adult human is impermissible unless reasonable assurances are in place that its new moral status will be respected, which is unlikely given the motivations for chimeric research and the oversight likely to be provided. These arguments provide different rationales for evaluating chimeric research and consequently differ in their implications both for the range of chimeric research that is unethical as well as the way chimeric research should be addressed in public policy.[iv]
Since that 2008 Encyclopedia entry was made, things have changed a lot. It is no longer a matter of “if” human/nonhuman chimeras can be created, as thousands of them are being concocted in laboratories all over the world. That said, could the members of Nimrod’s final army already be waiting in the wings?
Armageddon—Ultimate Battleground on Earth
I have pondered over what the Battle of Armageddon will look like many times throughout my years of study as an educator and minister. To be honest, the more I observe science pushing the boundaries, the more incredible my picture becomes regarding it. I do not think either Steven Spielberg or George Lucas has the imagination to accurately portray this event. I don’t think the sci-fi mind is big enough to wrap itself around it.
In the lead is Nimrod returned from the dead, and he is surrounded by his generals—man-made, immortal demigods wielding untold power.
His army is first made up of genetically modified, mind-controlled super soldiers that move with unprecedented precision by a perfected hive mind. They are supported by the return of the Nephilim spirits in genetically altered bodies that resemble what they had before the Flood—powerful and terrifying.
We might even be able to include the released Watchers, every fallen angel, and their minions. This scenario might include these angels standing as giants with flaming swords, or backed up by what the world believes to be UFOs providing air support.
In fact, this time, Nimrod’s army will be far superior to the one he had at the first Tower of Babel. Their desire is not only to wipe Israel off the planet, but I believe they intend to accomplish what they set out to do the first time–open a dimensional portal into the Third Heaven to confront Almighty God. Such an army has never been gathered since the beginning of time! God’s darling human race, the only class of beings to whom He ever offered a way of redemption, has now been completely corrupted and stands against Him. Every fallen angel (principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness) is there, along with the children, the Nephilim. Every technological breakthrough humanity has ever developed is at the army’s disposal in this ultimate showdown. This force believes this will be the mother of all wars and it could even affect eternity.
However, God has a plan too and we find that this is one of the shortest wars in all of human history:
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. (Revelation 19:11–21, emphasis added)
Lucifer, in his arrogance, forgets whom he is warring against. Almighty God created all things in every dimensional reality with a word. The Bible tells us:
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Hebrews 1:3)
The God who upholds all things by the word of His power does not require His army to fight for Him—neither angels nor saints. He rides into battle as Messiah ben David, the Conquering King. In the time it takes for a word to be spoken from His lips, the entire luciferian army is destroyed. The transgenic blood of that army flows four and a half feet deep over the entire two hundred miles of that valley.
The truth is: In all of those thousands of years when the Elite had labored to complete the unfinished work of Nimrod, they never stopped for a moment to consider that Jesus had some unfinished business of His own. The One and Only, True Messiah has been waiting more than two thousand years for the moment He will roll up His sleeves to begin the business of restoring the kingdom. The Battle of Armageddon (with the casting of the Antichrist and the False Prophet—alive—into the Lake of Fire) is equivalent to Him taking out the trash. Then, He will establish the unending kingdom as prophesied by Daniel so many millennia ago. Finally, the earth will know peace—for one thousand years.
Between now and that glorious moment when Jesus returns on horseback, the remnant needs to be salt on earth, an evangelical light in a dark place, prepared for what is coming and powerful instruments in the hands of the Almighty. Tom Horn asked me a few days ago if I believe there could be one final Great Awakening. I spend the last 100 pages of The Shinar Directive outlining just how indeed I believe the Church could become the mightiest force in just the days ahead.
[i] Dake, Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible, WORDsearch CROSS e-book, “Chapter 32.”
[ii] “The Apocrypha,” The Researchers Library, Kindle Locations 2691–2695.
[iii] Stephen Quayle, Xenogenesis: Changing Men into Monsters(Bozeman, MT: End Time Thunder Publishers, 2014) 229.