Signs of the Last Days:
Mark of the Beast
The book of Revelation reveals that at some point in time the antichrist will be able to:
Track and control all financial transactions, and
That NO MAN will be able to buy or sell anything unless he has the mark of the beast.
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 he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. – Revelation 13:16-17
Not until recent times did people understand how this prophecy could possibly come to pass. There was simply no way that anyone could control the buying and selling activities on such a large scale.
No one knows how the mark will be imprinted on the hand or the forehead and I am not saying everything described here will necessarily become the mark of the beast.
What I am saying and warning you about is that whatever the mark of the beast turns out to be and however it is implemented, you are being prepared today to accept it without question as a control grid is being constructed all around us to make it possible.
The Antichrist System Is Closer Than You May Think
Numerous things including bar code labels and Social Security numbers have been identified in the past as “the mark of the beast”, and have been proven wrong. Rather, those technologies were precursors to later technologies even more powerful in the hands of the antichrist. Given rapidly evolving modern technology, if the Lord tarries a bit longer there may be some new development that would fit the bill even more closely. However, there are some good candidates and numerous ways this can be accomplished today.
Global ID Global ID Control Grid
The technological challenges of an antichrist marking and tracking system are being overcome today at an ever increasing pace and should be ominous signs for serious students of Bible prophecy.
Advances in digital technology have made it possible now to engineer an identification system capable of monitoring virtually every human transaction. What is needed is the control grid or technologies put in place to enable the identification and monitoring of financial transactions on a global scale.
Modern technology has created a brave new electronic world without borders. With modern computer technology, satellites, GPS, biometric and smart card technology, people can now be tracked within 3 feet anywhere in the world.
Indeed, Antichrist’s world government is not only believable but may have already arrived.
Homeland Security In the wake of events following Sept. 11, 2001, the monitoring and tracking of people have become commonplace and huge databases are being compiled on every citizen. In a fabricated war on terror, the American and British governments have essentially eliminated personal privacy and is now collecting data and tracking its citizens in nearly everything they do.
Telephone conversations are being recorded, emails are being read, tweets and instant messages on social networking sites are being monitored, every purchase you make is being documented, and your movements are being tracked with GPS in your car and cell phone and we’re being recorded by monitoring cameras all around us.
Your movements and access to resources are being controlled, and in many cases citizens are being deprived of their Constitutional rights in the name of safety and security.
TSAToday, you cannot board an airplane or enter a government facility without being subjected to an invasive search that violates not only the Constitution but violates your personal privacy.
The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) warns that any “would-be commercial airline passenger” who enters an airport checkpoint and refuses to be subjected to “the method of inspection designated by the TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.” Americans may be arrested and fined $11,000 if they refuse to cooperate with the agency’s invasive and humiliating techniques.
Of course, the safety and security argument made by the TSA to advance their unconstitutional agenda is totally bogus as the real continuity of agenda is rooted in the antichrist system of command and control.
We have already demonstrated our willingness to accept devices to electronically tag or track individuals. It has become quite commonplace, for example, for law enforcement agencies to require individuals to wear electronic bracelets in order to monitor their activities. The traveling public have accepted the notion of abandoning their Constitutional rights at the airport and be subjected to intrusive bodily searches in exchange for perceived safety. Amazingly, in a poll conducted by CBS News in Nov. 2010, 81 percent of Americans support the TSA’s use of naked body scanners at airports.
You now cannot open a bank account or conduct many other commercial transactions without providing government approved identity documents. These same procedures are also now being extended to other forms of transportation and entry into public events.
While most of the control is now being exerted by Homeland Security over access to public facilities and transportation, the day is not far off when the globalists will also control world food and water supplies, and other necessary things necessary to live.
Agenda 21 For Dummies
Agenda 21 is an action plan of the United Nations related to sustainable development and was an outcome of the United Nations Conference of Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is a comprehensive blueprint of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the UN, governments, and major groups in every area in which humans directly affect theenvironment.
The U.N. sponsored Codex Alimentarius is quickly becoming the controlling entity of everything that provides nutrition to humans. People will ultimately be required to either accept the mark of the beast or starve to death.
If Americans continue to allow their government to violate their Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizures and be humiliated with naked body scans and enhanced pat downs in order to travel, what else will they let the government do?
Homeland Security has a Global Biometric Plan and is considering replacing the naked body scanners with body scanners that scan and store biometric data
Providing Biometric data including a fingerprint scans, iris scans, DNA samples, etc. is an act of submission that is being required by government and private venues more and more.
Governments and large corporations are now introducing systems to identify individuals using biometric data as opposed to traditional card forms of identification.
To obtain a driver’s license, you must submit to a thumb scan. If you refuse, you will not be issued a license, your right to travel will be severely limited, and you will lack a common form of personal identification.
In California, a thumb scan is required to obtain a real estate/mortgage broker’s license or purchase ammunition.
The Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012 allows for compiling national DNA databases taken from people arrested for but not convicted of crimes.
Baby Governments around the world have been collecting, analyzing and storing the blood and genetic material of all newborn babies without bothering to inform their parents of this fact for 40 years. Newborn babies in the United States are routinely screened for a panel of genetic diseases by taking blood samples without parental consent. States mandate that newborns DNA samples are stored in state labs for anywhere from three months to indefinitely, depending on the state.
Thermogram’s are a type of imagery that translates a person’s heat-emitting facial features into an infrared image. Registering the various heat peaks and valleys in surface, the thermogram looks like a colorful, face-shaped topographic map. Like a fingerprint, each person’s face creates a unique thermal pattern. Captured by a special infrared camera, the image can be digitized and stored in a computer. Later, the person is rephotographed and the new thermal image is electronically compared with the old. [“Smile, You’re on Thermogram,” ID Systems, August 1995.]
Iriscan technology is already being introduced in financial organizations here and abroad that require nonintrusive, noncontact, and accurate electronic identification.
IriscanIriscan technology identifies people by analyzing the unique pattern in the iris of the human eye. The iris is the colored ring of tissue that surrounds the pupil of the eye and is a complex combination of patterns that can be recorded and stored by the computer. The iris-recognition product captures a photographic image of the iris, analyzes its unique visual structure, and then compares it to previously stored Iriscodes for authentication of identity. [“Security for Your Eyes Only,” Byte, May 1998.] Imagine this technology being in place providing access control to facilities and point-of-sale control. It’s already in place at some bank ATMs.
I believe the most important point is that each of the technologies developed is moving the world closer to the ultimate tool to be used by the Antichrist, and perhaps even more important is that as each technology is embraced by our society, people of all stripes are being conditioned to ACCEPT the mark of the beast.
Expected to replace barcode labels on consumer goods, RFID (radio frequency identification) is fast becoming a part of passports and payment cards. RFID chips contain unique identification codes, and can be read at varying distances with special reader devices.
The Real ID Act, supported by both Democrat and Republican politicians says that driver’s licenses and other ID cards must include a digital photograph, anticounterfeiting features and undefined “machine-readable technology, with defined minimum data elements” that could include a magnetic strip or RFID tag. When this is implemented, American citizens without drivers’ licenses that conform to the federal standards find themselves essentially stripped of their ability to participate in life as we know it. Americans cannot get a job, open a bank account, apply for Social Security or Medicare, exercise their Second Amendment rights, or even take an airplane flight, unless they can produce a state-issued ID that conforms to the federal specifications.
The technology now exists and has been successfully tested to allow an identification device of some type, including a tiny microchip, to be implanted under the skin of the hand.
Interval Research (Palo Alto) has patented a “programmable tattoo.” The biologically inert subcutaneous implant is constructed of a flexible material so as to conform to the skin’s surface. The small liquid-crystal display can be inserted just beneath the skin (e.g., in place of a wrist watch). Because human skin is partially transparent, the display is clearly visible. The implant also includes a receiver for receiving programming information from a user, and a display for displaying the programming information through the skin. The display is connected to a control chip and power comes from a small battery. Both of these are implanted beneath the skin. Implanting is an outpatient operation and the battery can be recharged inductively, by holding the wrist near a charger.
PositiveID, IBM, Verichip, and the Fourth ReichVerichip and the Fourth Reich
Programmable subcutaneous visible implants could contain biosensors to monitor temperature and blood pressure, and display these readings — clearly a medical advancement. But the devices could have a more serious purpose. They could be used for electronic tagging. Whenever anyone wanted to buy or sell someting, he could be required to wave his hand over a scanning device that would read the chip, identify the buyer or seller, and validate or invalidate the sale.
The Digital Angel™ technology incorporates a microchip that can be worn close to the body and includes biosensors that can measure the biological parameters of the body and send the information with RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to a ground station or computer. It will also have an antenna that can receive signals from GPS satellites, thus pinpointing the location of the wearer.
According the the Digital Angel™ web site, “While a number of other tracking and monitoring technologies have been patented and marketed in the past, they are all unsuitable for the widespread tracking, recovery and identification of people due to a variety of limitations, including unwieldy size, maintenance requirements, insufficient or inconvenient power-supply and activation difficulties. For the first time in the history of location and monitoring technology, Digital Angel™ overcomes these limitations.
Some of it’s potential uses, according the their web site includes: monitor patients by doctors, commodities supply chain management, locating people such as small children and the elderly, tracking parolees, people under house arrest, and individuals in witness protection programs, trace valuable items such as art pieces or computer equipment. Of particular interest is its application as an important security measure. It can carry personal identification information and transmit this information via wireless communication with personal computers.
Palm Beach-based Applied Digital Solutions unveiled the VeriChip immediately after the 9/11 tragedy. Similar to pet identification chips, the human VeriChip is a syringe-injectable radio frequency identification microchip that can be read from a few feet away by either a hand-held scanner or by the implantee walking through a “portal” scanner. Information can be wirelessly written to the chip, which contains a unique 10-digit identification number.
The Digital Angel human implant, called VeriChips, was recently approved by the FDA for storing medical information and the company is going forward to market their implantable chips that would provide easy access to individual medical records. (WorldNetDaily, October 21, 2004)
Applied Digital Solutions, based in Delray Beach, Fla., expressed hope that such medical uses would accelerate the acceptance of under-the-skin ID chips as security and access-control devices. (The New York Times, October 14, 2004)
All it takes is a syringe-injected microchip implant for patrons of the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, Spain to breeze past a “reader” that recognizes their identity, credit balance and even automatically opens doors to exclusive areas of the club for them. “By simply passing by our reader, the Baja Beach Club will know who you are and what your credit balance is,” Conrad K. Chase explains. (WorldNetDaily, April 14, 2004)
He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark of his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. [Revelation 13:16-17]
Mark of the Beast?
I do not believe that the people developing this technology are necessarily conspirators purposely developing a system they know the Antichrist will use for his own wicked purposes. These people are compartmentalized where those at different levels of development do not know what others at other levels are doing and visa versa. These are men and women who are developing what, to the natural eye, are brilliant ideas for the world’s future.
Nor, do I believe that today, as I am writing this piece, that the technologies I write about are NOW the mark of the Beast. Rather, I see them as being potential technologies that need be in place in order for the Antichrist to accomplish his nefarious scheme. Each technology builds upon previous technologies and are each designed to incrementally condition us to accept even more invasive technologies.
So, what’s so bad about these technologies. They improve our lives … right?
The Coming New World Order
One of the methods to be used to enslave every man, woman and child on the face of the earth will be a new money system that will be introduced taking us into a “The Cashless Society”. Sadly, many people today find it difficult to believe that those days will ever come or if it does how they can be hurt by it.
The financial interests of the world are now engineering the financial storm sweeping the globe today to consolidate and control your every activity. Once you have been fully integrated into the cashless society, they can charge you $5, $10 every time you use your credit or debit card, they can charge you when you transfer your paycheck into your account, they can regulate and track everything you do, they can end underground economies that are essential during tyrannical upheaval.
When the mark of the beast comes full force, it is going to be hard for people to trade any other way but by using the mark.
I hear many Christians say, “I won’t take that mark”. Well, Satan has been a little smarter than most Christians. He is slowly implementing the mark. Like a fisherman, Satan is getting people to swallow the whole bait (mark) just a little at a time (Social Security number, Federal Reserve Notes, National I.D. card) until one day we will wake up in his boat.
The transition from the beneficial uses of technology to that of the Beast spoken of in Revelation 13 will happen quickly. Prophecy teachers have been speaking these words for many, many years. It is only just now, during your lifetime, that the prophecies are literally being fulfilled. You would be enlightened if you were to turn to the Word of God particularly the prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation and understand that these are no idle words of a mere man but these are words of the living God.
There is no doubt, when the day comes the Antichrist is revealed wielding power on the earth demanding his mark, it will be difficult for everyone… especially the unprepared Christian. Imagine the conflict a parent will feel when the mark of the beast is required to buy food for their children, formula for their baby, and anything else needed to survive.
I believe this time may be somewhat similar to the testing God made of Abraham when God commanded him to sacrifice his son Isaac (Genesis 22).
Because Abraham passed the test and was willing to obey God, even not withholding his son (v.16). Because of that trust and faith in God, Isaac was spared and Abraham was blessed by God. That is the kind of faith we will need in the end days when presented with the Antichrist’s mark of the beast.
Lacking any real knowledge of the Bible and having only a superficial trust in God, many will fall away at that time and accept the Antichrist system. Exchanging their liberty in Christ for the safety and security of the new world order, they will lose both when they willingly take the mark of the beast.
Tragically, many of those God ordained to be leaders among men and shepherds protecting their flock, will become pawns in the diabolical hands of the Antichrist. Already a nationwide FEMA program is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers for the New World Order who teach their congregations to “obey the government” in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, forced relocation, and acceptance of the mark of the beast.
Perhaps, contrary to some of these preachers teachings, we should resist the devil and the Antichrist system of control and domination while we still have some choice. If we accept the incremental steps in setting up this system, we will be more likely to accept the ultimate regime.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. [James 4:7-8]
We are now living in the “last days!”
Taken by itself, these technological signs do not prove we are now living in the last days. However, when combined with the big picture of what the Bible and the various categories of signs that the Bible predicted would come together just before the return of Christ, it’s easy to conclude that we are now living in the end times and should be prepared. Jesus Himself gave us the best insight shortly before his execution on the cross.
“Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. [Matthew 24:4-14]
General ‘signs’ Jesus said would be visible prior to His return.
Deliberate deception by men of God’s Word
Rise of false Christs
Increase in wars and rumors of wars
Famines, Pestilence & Earthquakes
Discrimination and hatred against Christians
Backsliding, turning from the faith, betrayal
Hatred of Christian against Christian
False Prophets and “New Age” leaders
Love and concern for others grows cold
Gospel preached worldwide
Are You Ready?
A day of reckoning will come.
There will be an end.
Are You Ready?