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Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update XXX) -- The Ubiquitous Chip

Just recently, a lot of buzz has risen over RFID microchip technology. Several news posts on the internet cited the NBC 2007 newscast that was predicting things we might witness in the next decade and posited the idea of an American population tagged with the ubiquitous chip by 2017.
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Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update XXX) -- The Ubiquitous Chip

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It all begins right here:  Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And our condition is described in Genesis 3:19:

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

It all ends right here.

Revelation 20:11-15:

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The book of life is a book of birth certificates and the born-again—those born a second time; those born of God’s Spirit—are recorded there. 

Between the dust: along this life’s journey, one decision is made between the dust that has final and eternal consequences.  Jesus describes that decision in the Great Commission in Mark 16:15-16:

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.   

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Have you been born again as Jesus commands in John 3:3?  Have you surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, the King of Glory?  You need a birth certificate.  Click onto “Further With Jesus” for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God.  Birth certificates are being issued today.  NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Revelation 13:16-18:

16 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:

17 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.

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

GOD SAID, Revelation 22:18-19:

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

MAN SAID:  These doomsday prophets make me laugh!  There is no end to this world and certainly no judgment day!

Now THE RECORD.  The world’s end as we know it is believed by students of the Scriptures to be very near.  We are cautioned not to pick exact dates for this outer-wordly event, but we are directed to take heed to the prophetic signs laid out in the Word of God.  One very prominent sign is spoken by Jesus in Matthew 24:32-34:

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Israel is equated with figs in the Bible's book of Jeremiah 24, and this chapter refers to the destruction of Israel, the dispersion of the Jews, and of their future return and restoration as a nation.  For over 2,000 years, Israel did not exist on the world’s globe, but in 1948, Israel was restored as a nation.  The fig tree has budded and the generation that sees it “shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”  If our assessment of the budding fig tree is correct, then the antichrist is most likely alive somewhere on the earth and is being groomed by his father, the Devil, to rule the world.  We now have the United Nations, whose president theoretically reigns over the whole world; we also have the World Bank, World Health Organization, the World Court, and a myriad of other world organizations.  The organization for a one-world government is in place and the people’s appetite for its authority and its leader is being perfected. 

Adding to and subtracting from God’s Word is a very deadly deed and many have taken it upon themselves to manhandle Holy Writ.  This feature deals with the prophetic number “six hundred threescore and six”—666—the mark of the beast during the last days.  Several features on GodSaidManSaid address this issue.  We will pull several pertinent excerpts for your consideration and then address some of the latest news.   It will become obvious how adding to and taking away from God’s Word has directly affected this deadly number.  The following excerpts are from the GodSaidManSaid feature, “Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update XXVIII) -- Word Changing and 666 are Ready for Prime-Time:”

Nothing should be more important than the believer’s copy of the Word of God.  For the English-speaking, that copy is the Authorized King James Version. 

The Authorized King James Version was:

        • Translated by the world’s greatest scholars. 
        • Supported by the vast, vast majority of the original-Greek, handwritten manuscripts (thus the term “majority-text”). 
        • Supported by the oldest manuscripts.
        • Supported by manuscripts discovered in Greece, Constantinople, Asia Minor, Syria, Alexandria, Africa, Gaul, Southern Italy, Sicily, England, and Ireland—versus the new translations, which are derived from a reading found in one limited area.
        • Translated from the Textus Receptus (which means “received text”), and has been the authority among the redeemed for nearly 2,000 years! 

But Satan is hell-bent on changing the words. 

Adding to or subtracting from the Bible is changing God’s Words, and when one understands that all things are created out of God’s Words, changing them is a very bad idea. 

What does Satan’s ploy of changing the Words of God have to do with the mark of the beast?  The majority-text Authorized King James Version reads in Revelation 13:16:

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:

Revelation 13:16 reads in the NIV:

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,

On this subject, G.A. Riplinger writes in the 1184-page book, In Awe of Thy Word, the following:

This may be the most damaging twist of Scripture in these perilous days.  The NKJV, TNIV, NIV, NASB, ESV, HCSB, and generally all new versions allow their readers to take the mark of the beast—simply by changing the letter ‘i’ to ‘o.’  Applied Digital Solutions has a “VeriChip” ready to market.  Their spokesman appeared on the 700 Club to assure Christian viewers that their embedded (in-bedded) chip did not fit the new versions’ description about the mark of the beast, because their chip goes “in the hand,” “inserted with a large needle device,” not stamped “on the hand.” 

The Associated Press (Washington, February 26, 2002) reports:

GOOD OR EVIL?  …Applied Digital has consulted theologians and appeared on the religious television program the 700 Club to assure viewers the chip didn’t fit the Biblical description of the mark because it is under the skin hidden from view.  [End of quote]

The time of the end approaches and Satan has staked out his position.  He has changed the Word.  Jesus Christ is the only way of escape.  Click onto Further With Jesus now if you have yet to become born again.  [End of quotes]

Concerning those who receive the mark, Revelation 14:9-11 reads:

9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The 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:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

The following paragraphs are from “Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update XXVII) -- 666:

In November of 2013, America announced the easing of sanctions against Iran, whose vow is to annihilate the Jewish people from the face of the earth.  In return for the U.S. easing the sanctions, Iran is to cease their quest for nuclear weapons.  U.S. politicians hail this agreement as a diplomatic victory, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu views it as a colossally dangerous mistake.  He vows that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon. 

Things are so volatile that, in just one hour, the battle could begin, which could be the precursor of the very battle of Armageddon that will end the world as we know it.  The temperature of the Middle East is rising. 

Things that seem so bizarre when originally prophesied in the Word of God thousands of years ago are ever so close and even plausible.  Richard Wurbrand, in his book, Proofs of God’s Existence, writes:

The fact is that as science advances, it discovers what was said thousands of years ago in the Bible.  To give just one example:  It was predicted by the Evangelist John in Revelation 21 that a city, called the New Jerusalem, about 2,500 km high and wide and deep, would come to Earth out of heaven.  For 2 millennia, science has denied such a possibility.  Now we launch skylabs from our tiny planet and seriously talk about space-“cities.” [End of quote]

When Jesus Christ returns to this earth at the great battle of Armageddon, Revelation 6 records that the heavens will part and roll back like a scroll.  Such a statement sounds bizarre, but scientists now theorize it is possible to tear space.  Over 1900 years ago when the book of Revelation was penned, things were different.  Electricity had yet to be discovered.  There were no steamships, locomotives, automobiles, airplanes, spaceships, telephones, radios, or TVs.  There was no internet.  Personal computers, GPS tracking devices, scanning systems, or sophisticated data managing systems did not exist, yet Revelation 13 prophesies of the ominous mark of the beast.  The following paragraphs are from the GodSaidManSaid feature, “Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday -- Part Three:”

Revelation 13:16-18:

16 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:

17 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. 

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

When this passage was penned, there were no checking accounts, direct-deposit transactions, electronic transfers, charge cards, debit cards, computerized banking, scanning systems, and more.  In the above passage, the Word of God prophesies of a new system of commerce to which the whole world will be forced to comply.  This new system of commerce appears to be the perfect moneyless society where consumers no longer deal in hard cash.  All financial transactions are conducted electronically under a consumer account number.  This would be a marvelous idea if it wasn’t for those who would take control of it.  Several trial runs of the moneyless society have been undertaken in segregated communities in America—not for religious reasons, but simply to measure its feasibility.  Such an electronic banking system would greatly reduce the cost of banking, personal theft, bad checks, bad credit, and more, even bankruptcy.  This would, in turn, reduce the cost of goods, improve the world’s standard of living, and enhance personal safety—a great idea.  With today’s technology, this cardless system could easily be accomplished.  It could eliminate the carrying of personal identification cards by simply embedding a code or identification chip of some kind in the right hand or under the skin of the forehead of an individual.  This identifying chip located in your person could also give the government the ability, with global positioning systems, to locate you anywhere on this globe.  Criminals could run but couldn’t hide—a good idea—except:

The world’s societies will all be controlled economically by the antichrist.  Unless you receive the number of the beast, which is 666, you will not be able to buy or sell. 

Grant Jeffrey, in his book Countdown to the Apocalypse, weighs in on 666:

Already, North Americans live in a 97% cashless society.  Less than 3% of the money in our economy exists as either paper currency or coins.  John, in the book of Revelation, prophesies that the number 666 will be placed in (beneath the skin?) the right hands or in the foreheads as a way to enforce people’s allegiance to the Antichrist as their god and to control people throughout the Antichrist’s world empire.

Such an invasive technology is not far from being reality.  Companies are developing sophisticated technology that uses tiny radio-frequency identification chips, which could hold data and records on your complete identity.  These chips could contain your biometric ID and your medical and financial records, and they are small enough to be placed beneath your skin.  A miniature computer chip, the size of a large grain of rice, that can hold up to five gigabytes of information already exists.  This chip could store as much information as is contained in thirty sets of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  Your complete financial, medical, legal, and personal records could easily be held in such an ID chip, and it could be accessed and read from a distance by electronic scanners.  BusinessWeek magazine reported that MasterCard International was testing a “smart card” computer chip that includes information about your private identity, including your fingerprints and can be embedded in a credit card. 

The new VeriChip, a beneath-the-skin radio frequency chip, can be implanted and will contain comprehensive information about an individual, together with a GPS locator system that will allow an interested party or institution not only to locate an individual but to identify the person, along with his or her financial, medical, or even criminal records.  Already, certain card scanners used in stores and banks can scan your fingerprint and compare it to the information stored on certain credit cards as a way to prevent credit-card fraud and identity theft.  [End of quote]

The info above from Mr. Jeffrey’s book was written in 2008.  Things have changed dramatically.  In the past year, people have been shocked to discover that every part of their lives is being tracked by the U.S. government, by Google, Facebook, Twitter, and sundry other data-mining organizations.  Those who are in the marketing industry find that most people are shocked to discover what is known about them.  We know their skin color, annual income, marital status, entertainment choices, educational status, credit status, magazines read, balance owed on their cars and houses, how much each monthly payment is, and even the interest rates on their loans.  We know their net worth, and so much more.  A headline in a November 2013 feature in Scientific American reads, “A stupendous amount of information about our private lives is being stored, analyzed, and acted on in advance of a demonstrated valid use for it.” 

J. Lanier, in the Scientific American feature, writes:

With enough data and computation, it is possible to extrapolate the future of a security, the behavior of a person, or really any smoothly varying phenomenon in the world—for a time. 

Similarly, when selling a system that gathers information about citizens, a government agency—or more likely, a private contractor serving an agency—might make colorful claims about catching criminals or terrorists before they strike by observing and analyzing the entire world.  The terminology of such programs (“Total Information Awareness,” for instance) reveals a desire for a God-like, all-seeing perch.  [End of quotes]

Technology and the chip just make good sense.  This loadable/downloadable digital device can house all your vital information accurately.  It can regulate all commercial transactions and house your (and your family’s) medical history.  You can’t lose it; it will protect your identity and is easily scannable.  Two thousand years ago, such an idea was unimaginable, but today it is easily doable and soon to be in full play.  Jesus Christ is the only way of escape.  Click onto Further With Jesus and make the decision that will last forever.  This decision made between the dust is for all the marbles.  [End of quotes]

Again from “...Word Changing and 666 are Ready for Prime-Time:”

Several paragraphs from Paul McGuire’s book, The Day the Dollar Died, which was published in 2009, will follow.  Mr. McGuire is a syndicated talk-show host, commentator on CNN and Fox News, author of 16 books, and a professor at King’s College.  Mr. McGuire writes:

We are entering a cashless society where credit cards will soon become obsolete.  Due to Identity Theft, which is one of the fastest-growing crimes, the next logical step is a microchip implant with an RFID transmitter.  A company based in Delray Beach, Florida, listed on Nasdaq as VeriChip Corporation states:  (Note: VeriChip was purchased by VeriTeq Acquisition Corp in 2012.) “VeriChip provides state-of-the-art security solutions that identify, locate, and protect people and their assets and their environments.  From the world’s first and only FDA-cleared human-implantable RFID microchip to the only active RFID tag with patented skin-sensing abilities, Verichip’s technology ensures the safety and security organizations are looking for.”  Obviously, I am not saying that VeriChip or its microchip is the “mark of the beast.”  However, at some future time, something similar to this technology could be developed that could potentially be used as a “mark of the beast” technology. 

VeriChip goes back to the events of September 11, 2001 when New York firemen were writing their badge ID numbers on their chests in case they were found injured or unconscious.  Working with Applied Digital, VeriChip was created to produce and market an implantable device known as “VeriChip.”  Since that time, many people around the world have been implanted, such as medical patients, children, the elderly, CEOs, soldiers, and celebrities.  The VeriChip products utilize an implantable, passive RFID chip for automatic identification.  The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and the microchip inserts just under the skin and contains a 16-digit identifier. 

BUSINESS WIRE ran an article entitled, “VeriChip Corporation Launches HEALTH LINK SYSTEM in Florida:”

Florida’s emergency health care system is receiving a shot in the arm this week with the introduction of Health Link, a revolutionary bio-medical technology created by VeriChip Corporation of Delray, Florida.  For program participants, this means they will be able to receive critical care more rapidly, accurately, and safely.  Emergency contact information is also provided, offering greater peace of mind for the Health Link member, and his or her family and caregivers.  Health link requires implanting program participants with a tiny microchip (similar in size to a grain of rice) just under the skin in the rear upper portion of the right arm. 

The Health Link microchip contains a 16-digit identification number that, when scanned by a Health Link handheld electronic reader, provides a secure link to a private, online database that reveals the patient’s personal health records and emergency contact information. 

Finally, McGuire writes:

Bible scholars debate about what is termed by “last day events.”  However, I am convinced after years of studying the Bible and teaching on this subject in colleges, seminaries, and conferences, that before this event happens, all true believers in Christ will be raptured or removed from the Earth supernaturally.  I believe this happens immediately before the Antichrist is revealed. 

Once the Church of Jesus Christ is removed from the Earth, the False Prophet will be free to work a powerful deception.  All the millions of people who rejected Jesus Christ as their Saviour will now choose to worship the Antichrist and receive the mark of the beast. [End of quotes]

Just recently, a lot of buzz has risen over RFID microchip technology.  Several news posts on the internet cited the NBC 2007 newscast that was predicting things we might witness in the next decade and posited the idea of an American population tagged with the ubiquitous chip by 2017.  According to NBC, the chip will answer the question of “Am I who I say I am?”  But, as you’ve already read, it will do so much more. 

I received an investment newsletter in January of 2014 and the headline promoting this investment opportunity read, “One Device to End all Disease.” The subhead reads, “It’s a tiny, 14-milimeter chip that costs less than $50…and ONE company holds ALL the medical patents.”  A few excerpts from the newsletter follow:

A revolutionary new medical device will soon be available at a medical clinic near you. 

It isn’t a drug.  And it’s not a pill.  It’s the world’s smallest medical device…and it could single-handedly end all disease. 

Cleared by the FDA, it’s already in use in the Mayo Clinic, the world’s cutting-edge medical organization. 

“The end of illness is closer than you might think,” says Dr. David Agus, a top cancer specialist at The University of Southern California.

“We expect it will become a clinical standard of care in cardiology within the next three to five years,” says Dr. George Savage, Chief Medical Officer at Proteus Biomedical. 

Measuring just 14mm, it’s the world’s smallest medical implant.  It needs no batteries, and can power itself forever. 

This tiny device could add 30 healthy years to your life…it could eradicate the dangers of all disease, including cancer and heart disease…and it costs less than $50.  [End of quote]

Wow!  What an idea!  The mark of the beast will make good sense. 

The time for the return of Jesus Christ to receive His church in the clouds is close—very close.  Only those who have been born again will meet Him in the air and the rest of the world will drink from the cup of God’s wrath.  If you have yet to make your decision for Jesus Christ, click onto Further With Jesus—and do it now while the door is still open. 

GOD SAID, Revelation 13:16-18:

16 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:

17 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.

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

GOD SAID, Revelation 22:18-19:

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

MAN SAID:  These doomsday prophets make me laugh!  There is no end to this world and certainly no judgment day!

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

GodSaidManSaid, “Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update XXVII) -- Word Changing and 666 are Ready for Prime-Time

GodSaidManSaid, “Twenty-One Signs of Doomsday (Update XXVII) -- 666

Robinson, M. A., “One Device to End All Disease,” Nova-X Report, January 2014 

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