Have you heard of the sci-fi adventure The Tomorrow War? If not, here is a brief summary of the movie:
Soldiers from the year 2051 travel back in time to the present day to deliver an urgent message: “We are fighting a war thirty years in the future. Our enemy is not human. We need you to fight.” Humanity is on the brink of extinction because of a deadly alien species that is taking over the planet. The alien invaders, referred to as the “Whitespikes,” will arrive in November 2048 and wipe out the majority of mankind. The only hope for survival is for soldiers to be transported to the future and join the fight against the army of albino creatures.
The Tomorrow War is much more than just an American, action-packed, military, science fiction film. It is evident that the originator of this film had Bible prophecy in mind when he wrote it.
Is This a Coincidence?
What is very interesting about this movie is that the Whitespikes disappear every six days and crawl back into their nests, where they rest on the seventh day. In the movie, they call this seventh day the Sabbath. It is the day of rest for the aliens, and that is when the troops are sent in to destroy them. Is this a coincidence that the aliens rest on the Sabbath day? The Bible says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:8–9). It is interesting to note that the verses go on to say that even the “cattle” you own should rest on the Sabbath day. “In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:9–11).
History Repeats Itself
In The Tomorrow War, you have an alien species that is destroying mankind, and they happen to be Sabbath-keepers who rest on the seventh day of the week. In other words, at the end of earth’s history, those who are viewed as the enemy of mankind are observing an explicit command found in the Ten Commandments.
According to Bible prophecy, in the last days, commandment-keeping, Sabbath-observing Christians will be persecuted and will be blamed for all the problems plaguing planet earth. Did you know that?
In the book of Revelation, we are told that Satan is “enraged” with God’s people and makes war with those “who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus (Revelation 12:17).
Down through the ages, the devil has always been enraged with those who faithfully keep the commandments of God, including the fourth commandment. Those who have a competent knowledge of church history know what happened to faithful Christians during the Dark Ages. Those Christians stood on a plain “Thus saith the Lord” and observed the Bible Sabbath, instead of obeying the teachings of the Roman church. They were called heretics, thrown to the lions, put in dungeons, and brutally tortured. Millions of Sabbath-keeping, Bible-believing Christians perished during the Dark Ages for simply adhering to the teachings of God’s word.
It has been said that history repeats itself. The book of Revelation confirms that history will be repeated in the last days. Because they choose to honor and worship God, those who keep the commandments, including the fourth commandment, will again be persecuted and put to death.
The Mastermind of The Tomorrow War
The mastermind behind The Tomorrow War can be none other than the arch-deceiver who is out to deceive the whole world. In Revelation 12:9 we are told, “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9). Since the dawn of time, the devil has always worked through deception. In the guise of a serpent, he came to Eve in the Garden of Eden to deceive our first parents, thereby opening the floodgates of sin, suffering, and death. Speaking of the devil, Jesus said, “He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44). Until the end of time, the devil will work to deceive the whole world.
One of the devil’s greatest deceptions is that the Ten Commandments have been done away with. Why? Because “by the law is the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20). The law tells us what sin is. If we get rid of the law, we also get rid of sin. And if there is no sin, there is no need for a Savior. The devil wants to keep us from sensing our need for Jesus, who alone can save us from our sins and give us the gift of eternal life (see Romans 6:23). In the book of Revelation, Jesus is mentioned over 29 times by being symbolized as a Lamb. The book of Revelation makes it clear that God will have a people in the last days who “follow the Lamb,” “keep the commandments of God,” and “have the right to the tree of life” (Revelation 14:4, 12; 22:14).
Throughout the movie, the idea is being planted in the hearts and minds of the masses that, in the last days, the ones who are working against mankind and bringing trouble to humanity are those who keep the true Bible Sabbath. The movie is one of the devil’s many tools to brainwash people into thinking that God’s true, faithful followers are troublemakers.
In these last days, it is so important to correctly understand Bible truth and to stand on Bible truth, so we can avoid being swept away by deception.
You may be wondering, “Exactly what day of the week is the Sabbath?” According to the Bible, the seventh day of the week is Saturday. The Bible makes this abundantly clear. Jesus died on what is commonly known as “Good Friday,” the day before the Sabbath (Luke 23:46, 54). Then He rose on what is now called “Easter Sunday,” the “first day of the week” (Luke 24:1–3). What is the day that falls between Friday and Sunday? It is Saturday. We are told that the followers “rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment” (Luke 23:56). In addition to the Bible, there is ample evidence that the Sabbath is Saturday. Consider the languages of the world: in over 100 languages, the name for the seventh day, or Saturday, is “the Sabbath.” For example, Saturday in Spanish is “Sabado.” In Italy, “Sabato.” In Russia, “Subbota.” In Poland, “Sobota,” etc.
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, “Saturday” is “the seventh day of the week.” And Sunday is “the first day of the week.”1 According to Wikipedia, "the Sabbath is a day of rest on the seventh day."2
We do not have to guess which day of the week is the Sabbath. The Bible, the many languages of the world, the dictionary, and the encyclopedia clearly tell us that the seventh-day Sabbath is Saturday.
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To learn more about the Sabbath and Bible prophecy read the book, The Great Controversy, by Ellen G. White. This bestselling book covers the last 2000 years of Christian church history and explains how worship on the Sabbath was changed, by man, from Saturday to Sunday. It also covers America in prophecy, the earth’s closing events, and God’s infinite love.
All scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
- Merriam-Webster. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saturday. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sunday. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
- Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabbath. Retrieved April 3, 2022.