There is a massive amount of prophetic information addressed to the Christians of the 21st century that was not available to previous generations. The reason for this is found in Dan. 12:4.
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.
According to these instructions to Daniel, neither Daniel nor anyone else would be able to correctly interpret any time-of-the-end prophecies until "the time-of-the-end." This means a new message will mark the arrival of the time-of-the-end; a message that will not only feature things never heard before, but one that could not have been determined by anyone prior to the time-of-the-end.
The answer to the obvious question, "When would the time-of-the-end arrive?" is defined here as, [when] "many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Twentieth century man's widespread use of motorized vehicles to move rapidly "to and fro" on land, sea, and through the air, marked the fulfillment of the first sign to look for in determining "the time-of-the-end." The second sign-"and knowledge shall be increased"-followed directly on the heels of the unprecedented transportation revolution when the twentieth century's knowledge explosion quickly outdistanced the sum of knowledge accumulated by all previous generations.
Today's Technology In Bible Prophecy shows how the rapid increase in knowledge produced a vast array of technical achievements, which, in turn, made it possible to compare a biblical description of a modern invention with the invention itself. Scriptures describing spaceships, communications satellites, and atomic weapons, are not presented as curious predictions of future inventions, but in terms of the insight they provide into prophecies addressed to the modern world.
For example, according to Daniel's decree the prophecies written about the nations that would rise to power at the time-of-the-end were likewise hidden from previous generations. Understandably, prophecies identifying the dominant powers of the modern world-Britain, the United States, Russia, and Red China-in terms of their national emblems-the lion, eagle, bear, and red dragon, respectively-were not recognized by former generations, since these nations did not become great powers until recent times.
The parable of the ten virgins teaches that at the close of the age a specific generation will wake up to the fact that Jesus Christ will return to rule the earth in their time. This book removes the present indefiniteness concerning the timing of Christ's Return. For the first time Christians will be able to speak with authority concerning Christ's Second Coming-not only the King is coming again some day, but He will return within "their" lifetime.
These facts present the Christians of the 21st century with a challenging assignment-to wake up the people around them to the realization that modern technology has unlocked the mysteries of the Bible's "sealed" end-times prophecies. Once Christians wake up to the availability of this information they can apply it to the task of leading unbelievers to Christ.
This background information provides some insight into why most of the material in this book will be new.