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If Bill Gates (Microsoft), Larry Page (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) or Elon Musk (SpaceX) announced to the world that they have discovered an anti-aging formula that could guarantee a lifespan of 200 years or that they have discovered a new cyber technology or artificial intelligence that could extend life beyond this age; their message would go viral on Social Media and the whole world would know about it within a matter of days if not hours!
Not only would their message go viral; millions of people across the world would be willing to pay for their newly found products and services and the world's richest elite would be first in the queue. The ensuing Media frenzy would send world organisations into a spin; World Governments, the World Health Organisation, pharmaceutical giants, global statisticians and I suppose even global Stock Markets would be affected.
Fact or fiction?
The modern day church is 'sitting' on a message that goes far beyond this; we have the message of the free gift of God that cancels all our sins and leads to everlasting life in the presence of God. This everlasting life will be lived in the surroundings of a new heaven and new earth which are eternal and incorruptible. What a message we have to share with a broken world! What a message we have to share with broken and disillusioned people! May God awaken us, equip us, and empower us to share this wonderful news!
It is reckoned that there are now more people alive on planet earth than have ever lived and died in all of human history! Post-Flood world population reached 1 billion in 1804, 2 billion in 1927, 3 billion in 1960, 4 billion in 1974, 5 billion in 1987, 6 billion in 1999 and 7 billion in 2012.
According to the bible, from the time of the Flood c 2400 BC until AD 1804, it took c 4200 years for earth's population to reach 1 billion and within 200 years the population has increased from 1 billion to over 7 billion!
John 4 v 35 NIV
"Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest."