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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mark of the Beast - End Times Prophecy Can Now Be Fulfilled

Revelation 13:16-18

16 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads,

17 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.

18 Here is wisdom: Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred, sixty six.

We have the technology!

Swedish company implants microchips in employees

About 150 employees have thus far had microchips implanted in their hands.
By Ed Adamczyk  

A demonstration of implanting a radio frequency identification microchip. The Swedish company Epicenter has about 150 employees with RFID chips implanted. Photo by Paul Hughes/Wikipedia

UPI -- About 150 employees the Swedish technology firm Epicenter agreed to have a microchip inserted in their hands, the company said.

The RFID, or radio frequency identification chip, is about the size of a grain of rice and will allow workers at the company to open doors automatically and use electronic devices more efficiently. The chip is implanted in an employee's hand.

"You can do airline fares with it, you can also go to your local gym, so it basically replaces a lot of things you have other communication devices for, whether it be credit cards, or keys, or things like that. It's an implant in the hand that enables them to digitize professional information and communicate with devices both personal and within Epicenter. Once 'chipped' with this technology, members can interact with the building with a simple swipe of the hand. Chips can also be programmed to hold contact information and talk to smartphone apps," Epicenter co-founder Patrick Mesterton told the Australian Broadcasting Company.

It can also count bathroom breaks, identify an employee's location and track cafeteria purchases, leading to invasion of privacy incidents and data collections.

Sandra Hoglof, employed by Epicenter subsidiary Eventomatic, said he had the chip inserted to be "part of the future,' adding, "I usually use a lot of things, like my keys, so this will give me access and help me a lot more."

There is no reason why these data cannot be directly linked to the internet, or to a database somewhere, which can be altered by someone with authority or the ability to hack. A person could instantly lose his ability to access the various things listed above. He could also lose the right to purchase the necessities of life once those stores have installed the recognition system. It will be no more difficult than installing debit or credit card readers, and much easier to use.

The Bible suggests that the Antichrist will use such technology to gain control of Christians and to coerce them into surrendering their physical selves and their very souls if they want to feed their families. 

I contend that hundreds of millions of Christians will suffer and die in the 7 years of the Great Tribulation during which the Antichrist takes control of much of the world. 

This story means that we now have the technology and will have the capability within about ten years for that to happen.