An article I read recently made predictions for 2024. They were centered around the wars in the Middle East and the Ukraine, territorial disputes, the uncertainty of the U.S. elections, and the rapid advancement of AI.
These predictions are based on how things are progressing. In the Bible are also signs of what could happen in 2024. I am going to address each of the above areas from a biblical perspective. God has his own agenda and in fact, laughs at the plans of humanity.
Psalm 2:1-2, and 4 says, “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his anointed…He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord holds them in derision.”
Conflict in the Middle East could very likely expand this year. Matthew 24:6 states, “you will hear of wars and rumors of war.” It is interesting that this verse says “wars”, plural. Could this verse be talking about multiple wars in different parts of the world happening at the same time? A recent article asked the question, “Is the U.S. prepared to fight multiple wars?” Also, Israel is already facing potential warfare on several sides.
The war in the Middle East is all about land and wanting to obliterate Israel from the face of the earth. Her enemies have said so. That will not happen this year nor the next, nor ever. God will see to it!
Concerning the dispute over territory, Israel has made concessions over the years on land that God gave them permanently, in the time of Moses. Exodus 23:31 makes this very specific. “I will set your border from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the desert to the Euphrates River. I will give into your hands the people who live in the land, and you will drive them out before you.” It is interesting that the Pro-Hamas people chant, “from the river to the sea.” Might we see Israel take possession of all the land in 2024 that God gave them in the time of Moses?
Now on to the U.S. election. It is going to be a wild ride! I frankly don’t expect it to be a fair and legitimate election. I hope I am wrong. No matter how it goes, God is still in charge. He will have his way. Psalm 22:28 says, “Kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.”
For seeing how AI may advance in 2024 view this link: Will God be mocked? Google DeepMind releases long-awaited AI model called Gemini, which it claims will be smarter and better than the human brain – LeoHohmann.com
Consider this quote from a friend of mine in response to the AI article. “My concern about AI is that it is tainted with the ideas that men have already determined ‘truth’ and these men are not Bible believing engineers and scientists. Predetermined truth will include there is no God, life does not begin at conception, gender is fluid, the Bible is not historically trustworthy-the answers you seek in AI will be predetermined and the uninformed masses will be mesmerized by the answers they receive.”
In closing, I am going to go out on a limb and say that I wouldn’t be surprised if God intervenes in the affairs of humanity in some very obvious ways, during 2024! He will show the world who’s really in charge. The really good news, too, is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will still be proclaimed. Many Christians will remain true to their faith and steadfast to the truth without compromise. Many will accept Jesus as their personal Savior and see their lives transformed by God’s love and grace. For these people, 2024 will be a very good year!