Technology will be used sparingly if at all during the thousand year reign of Christ.

      There is no command forbidding technology in the futuristic prophecies, however there are indications in the Millenium Age prophecies that machines will no longer be in use. First by the use of natural creation such as camels (Isaiah 60:6) for transportation and the mention of bells on horses(Zechariah 14:21). Secondly, the lack of any mention of technology in the Millenium Age prophecies strongly suggests their end. The problem with technology is the need for technology to produce any technological product, and with the use of technology comes pollution and other evils.

      Let's examine what may be the most important verse on this subject:

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psa 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Psa 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. (These first three verses of prophecy point to the great shaking of the sixth seal which takes place in the middle of the seven years of Tribulation closing out this present Age.)

Psa 46:4 [There is] a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the most High. (The river of living waters begins flowing from Jerusalem right away when the Lord lands on the Mount of Olives.)

Psa 46:5 God [is] in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, [and that] right early. (God in Christ shall help Israel RIGHT EARLY in the Millenium Age.)

Psa 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. (This prophecy points back to the prelude right before Armageddon.)

Psa 46:7 The LORD of hosts [is] with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah. (The Spirit and glory of the Lord becomes Israel's refuge.)

Psa 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. (Christ will destroy all of the wicked works of mankind worldwide. He will go through the nations in THE HOUR OF WRATH immediately after conquering the armies of this world in the battle of Armageddon.)

Psa 46:9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; HE BURNS THE CHARIOT IN THE FIRE. (Here the language needs modernizing.The Prophets wrote in the language of their day. The bow is probably the rifle, the spear may be the grenade launcher, and the chariot is the mechanized vehicle. They will be burned in the fire of the Lord's wrath when the Lord returns to conquer the earth.)

Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psa 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah.

      It may not be easy for those of you who have always experienced mechanized vehicles of some kind, to accept the idea that God would be against motorized transportation. How quickly we forget the Lord provided all creation with transportation in the horse, the camel and the elephant. They reproduce themselves and given enough pasture, they feed themselves. When it comes time for a new vehicle however, vehicle users have to pay the new ticket price. Their older vehicle does not reproduce a new one.

      There has been so much death on American highways due to the use of mechanized vehicles, that slaughter will come to an end in the Millenium Age. Another serious problem accompanying mechanized vehicles is the need for an honest mechanic. So much thievery is taking place, there will be good reason to rejoice over the return to the natural creation. The way God intended it in the first place, but in his grace he allowed mankind to change to mechanized societies so we could find out for ourselves it offers no utopia, and no escape from the evill of the day.

      As we search the prophecies for evidence of technology in the Millenium Age, we find none. But we do find camels and dromedaries in Israel instead of mechanical beasts. And we find "bells upon horses" there instead of horns honking. (Zechariah 14:21) So a very strange thing will happen in the Resurrection. The last few generations of technological dependent people will find themselves disfunctional. We are accustomed to buying our bread at the supermarket. Generations before us know how to raise barley and wheat and grind it into bread meal and cook it in an oven. A tremendous humbling will take place as we learn what other generations already know, how to farm, how to bake bread, how to make our own soap, how to sew clothing without motor driven machines, how to ride four legged beasts. The Lord will return the earth to the natural state of creation he originally intended for its inhabitants and we will have to adjust to singing without microphones and amplification and we will find ourselves living on a nuclear free planet where war will be no more. Isn't that great!