Construction Planned for Super-Laser More Powerful than the Sun
There is a theory among some in Christian circles that makes sense to me, and it might explain a weapon, although it isn't being billed as a weapon, like this monstrosity.
Does Satan want to blow up the world? Not necessarily, but he does want to rule over it.
He and the angels that fell with him have been and still are at with Almighty God in the heavenly realm, and will one day be cast out of heaven, and that will bring the war here to earth.
Revelation 12 in fact declares it:
"And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him"
Satan knows this is coming obviously, he can read just fine. Just as he knows Christ is returning to set up His earthly kingdom that will last 1000 years. In other words, Satan is being squeezed out. Out of heaven as this verse above teaches, but also out of earth of which he will not be allowed to continue to reign over or wreak havoc upon.
You will recall that before the cross, he could offer his then kingdom of earth to Christ in Matthew 4:8-12:
"Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'"
But it is no longer his to offer, as Satan was soundly defeated at the cross. (Colossians 2:15)
The devil is none too happy about any of this:
"Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” (Rev.12:12)
What is he so angry about? Well, not only is he going to be squeezed out of heaven, and he is going to lose his earthly estate, he does have another even bigger problem, and of this he is keenly aware:
"The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever." - Revelation 20:10
Satan's end game is to stop this, and he is desperate to do so. In fact, the bible is in large part all about this. From the beginning, the Devil has tried to stop the prophecies by not allowing the Messiah to be born, with several attempts at cutting off Messiah's blood line. (This is a fascinating and in-depth study too long to go into in this short blog) Of course, at every turn, Jehovah God has of course, out smarted Satan. Being the infinite God of the Universe is quite an advantage against any finite and created foe, including Satan himself.
So here is the point I am getting too. Satan has his plans to save his own hide and that is the bottom line, and it will ultimately culminate with trying to fight, with earthly weapons against Jesus Christ at His Second Coming.
I remember reading in scripture how the armies of the earth actually turn their weapons on Christ at His coming and thinking to myself, "are they nuts"? Yes they are nuts. Demonically so:
"And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army" - Revelation 19:19
I don't know if the armies of the earth at this time gathered together in the Valley of Megiddo, realize who they are turning their weapons against, or if they have been deceived into believing that earth is being invaded by some alien planet, although I suspect it is the former.
With this looming war, and Satan and his demons outnumbered (remember only a third of the heavenly hosts fell with Lucifer) he must even the odds by using earths armies, perhaps "super soldiers" to some extent by this time, and earths weaponry.
With this in mind, it seems a laser more powerful than the sun (but not more so than THE SON) starts to make sense.
It doesn't work out too good for that "old Serpent":
"He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while." -Revelation 20:2-3
From cat toys to Blu-Ray players, we humans like our lasers, but a new crazy-powerful laser under construction in the Czech Republic will have even the likes of Dr. Evil turning red with jealousy. The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines project is an EU-funded lab that astrophysicists and evil masterminds alike will covet the world over.
Due to be switched on by 2017, ELI Beamlines will construct a laser called the High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS). This bad boy will emit a short laser burst with an intensity of 1023 watts per square centimeter. That's 100,000 times more power than all the power stations in the world can put out — combined. It's as if all the energy of the Sun were focused into a single beam about as big as coaster.
These laser bursts will last only 1/100,000th of a billionth of a second. Still, within that short time they'll afford researchers unprecedented access to the workings of the cosmos. Through the ELI Beamlines project, we could emulate the radiation given off by pulsars or learn how matter behaves within brown dwarf stars and massive exoplanets. Just don't go standing in the way of a blast from the HAPLS once it's ready to fire, or you might find out just what Shakespeare meant when he wrote "...the white-hot heat of a thousand suns."