From the previous sections, we have seen how the advent of computer technology, the development of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), the rise of the Internet, the rapid construction of the Cashless Society, the invention of Smart Cards, the growing need for Personal Identification, the use of Biometrics, and widespread surveillance and tracking by radio frequency identification (RFID) chips are all leading us toward the prophesied economic system of the Antichrist and the final Mark of the Beast. As electronic surrogates for paper money and coins, the cashless system that is being developed will soon completely replace the familiar tools of commerce that have been used throughout history. Governments, banks, and credit card companies are each rapidly issuing smart card IDs that incorporate microprocessor chips, memory circuits, RF communication capabilities, and biometric data to validate identities, track and surveil people, and allow any approved person to engage in everyday commerce. Soon, you will not be able to buy or sell, hold a job, pay your taxes, vote, enter secure facilities, receive government benefits, cross international borders, or travel using public transportation without the proper smart card credentials.
These developments should sound frighteningly familiar to those knowledgeable about the prophesied Mark of the Beast. The apostle John predicted in the book of Revelation that when the Antichrist arises he will require everyone in the world to obtain a Mark on their right hand or forehead and that no one will be able to buy or sell without it. Actually, the Bible says that there will be three requirements for doing commerce in that day:
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.
Remember from the first section on the Mark of the Beast that the Greek word for “mark” in verse 16, charagma (χαραγμα), means a “stamp or an imprinted mark” or a “mark providing undeniable identification” and a symbol “giving irrefutable connection between parties“. The Mark of the Beast on the hand or forehead is thus a seal of ownership, and those who get the final Mark are branding themselves and showing their allegiance to the Beast, while at the same time signifying their absolute rebellion against God.
In the previous section on Biometrics, it was discovered that in our day identification is becoming standardized on hand and eye scanning, which amazingly correlates to the two locations predicted for the final Mark. Since smart cards have now incorporated such biometric data to facilitate fingerprint, hand, and iris scanning, it appears logical that the Mark will be associated with the process of biometric scanning and personal identification. The question is whether the smart card will still be used in this forthcoming system or will the card be made obsolete by the Mark? In other words, will the Mark of the Beast be a replacement for smart card technology or will it be an adjunct to it?
As we will see in this section, the fulfillment of the final Mark could be a digital ID number that is implanted within or just under the skin (subcutaneously), and thus it could become the number used in conjunction with smart card technology to validate identities. Alternatively, the Mark could actually be a smart card microprocessor combined with an RFID chip that is placed within or under the skin of the hand or forehead, and thus it would completely eliminate the need to carry a card. In this case, the Mark would contain an ID number and the name of the individual, which would be validated through a biometric scan. Amazingly, in this scenario, the Mark of the Beast would become all three components: the mark, the name of the beast, and the number of his name all rolled into one (remember from the sections on the New World Order that the Beast is the entire Empire made up of individuals; therefore the “name of the beast” is a personal identity and the “number of the beast” is a personal ID number). Numbers and names even now make up our validated identities within the “partly strong and partly broken” empire that exists today even before the Antichrist is revealed.
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