In another reason for those who have elected not to follow Jesus Christ or consider the claims of the Bible to repent straightway, I bring you the story of the imbedded microchip that has now been approved for use by the FDA for medical records:
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach, Fla., could market the VeriChip, an implantable computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, for medical purposes.
With the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves no stitches. Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over it.
Think UPC code. The identifier, emblazoned on a food item, brings up its name and price on the cashier’s screen.
I’d rather think: MARK OF THE BEAST.
Here’s the pertinent verses from Revelation written over 1900 years ago by the Apostle John:
“And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17 (KJV)
This is NOT the mark of the beast of course. But it does demonstrate the technology is very close to being devised to accomplish the goals of the mark of the beast. This is why I write against globalism and world government. It is not our friend in the US and global institutions are not the Christian’s friend, either. The beast will not completely destroy nation states – see this verse:
“And the ten horns that thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” Revelation 17:12 (KJV)
I am no Bible scholar but I believe the Mark of the Beast will be a sign of the wearer’s rejection of God’s Lordship and an acceptance of man’s lordship over the earth. It will be an economic power with supernations having the trappings of sovereignty but not its substance. The goal of the beast is to do Satan’s bidding on earth and to try to defeat Christ. But he will fail!
“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image.” Revelation 19:20 (KJV)
And his followers, every one of them, will be cast into the lake of fire:
10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Revelation 14:9-11 (KJV) thanks to this website!
Boy! That’ll make a person repent – or it ought to!
Other evidences of the Mark of the Beast is the biometric ID card for all US workers that Senators Schumer of NY and Graham of SC, yes, that is Lindsey Graham himself. I have also blogged on Revelation’s accuracy after 1900 years:
Senators Schumer and Graham recently proposed a biometric ID card for all legal workers in the United States. The biometric feature is being considered internationally as evidenced by this from the report by the International Organization for Standardization:
Biometrics is increasingly considered as a reliable means of identification. It includes technologies such as finger image, voice identification, eye scan and facial image. Its advantage and appeal lies in its convenience and ease of use, its level of apparent security, performance and non-invasiveness.
The combination of the national/international ID card and electronic monetary system is a recipe for government control of the money supply and thus control of the people.
Nearly 2000 years ago, these words were penned on a obscure Greek island. Many (including this writer) believe they are the inspired Word of God. These words speak to a future time bereft of economic liberty:
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save that he that had the mark…” Revelation 13: 16-17 (KJV)
It’s better that a few bad guys get away than that all lose our liberty. This is no excuse for not paying taxes or reporting income but we must find legal ways to fight for liberty in monetary transactions.
It’s vital and critical to everyone’s eternal destiny to examine the claims of the Bible. I know many of my fellow believers believe they won’t have to deal with the beast or its mark. I hope they’re right! But we need to be warned and spiritually ready for the end times. Lest one thing this item cannot be used for financial transactions, consider this use of the imbedded computer chip in 2011 Spain:
Meanwhile, the chip has been used for pure whimsy: Club hoppers in Barcelona, Spain, now use the microchip to enter a VIP area and, through links to a different database, speed payment much like a smartcard.
It’s not whimsy for me; it’s evidence of the truth of the Bible! For information on how to receive Christ as Savior and Lord, go here!