TOWARD ‘THE MARK’

It’s starting in Wisconsin.  A technology firm there, Three Square Market, is offering to implant microchips in its employees.   Fifty of its 80 employees have already volunteered.  The chips are about the size of one grain of rice and will be injected between the thumb and the forefinger.  The New York Times explains: “Once that is done, any task involving RFID technology — swiping into the office building, paying for food in the cafeteria — can be accomplished with a wave of the hand.”[i]  Three Square’s CEO, Todd Westby, said in a press release: “We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals.  Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.[ii]

Controlling the future?

Now of course, many Christians have been warning about this sort of thing for some time now.  [It fact, chipping was the subject of the first article ever published by this newsletter back in 2004.]  But the world seems not worried at all at the prospect.  Westby talked about the general excitement of his folks to take the chip.  His entire family will participate.  And Salon, offered this dismissive headline: “Antichrist be damned: A Wisconsin company wants to install microchips in their employees.[iii]  This may just be a phenomenon that moves very quickly in the market place.  The way is being prepared.

And the parallels with scripture are uncanny.  The chip is to be placed in the hand.  With it the participants will be able to purchase goods.  Referring to the False Prophet who will assist the Antichrist and the Babylonian System in the early part of AC’s reign, the Apostle John writes this.  “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” (Revelation 13:16-18)

Is this microchipping experiment the ‘mark of the beast?’ I think not.  But it is a forerunner to the coming fulfillment.  One day the world’s population will be faced with the choice of taking the mark or perishing.  Without it, they will be cut off from all financial activity, condemned to starve.  But there is an eternal cost it seems to submitting to this Satanic right.  “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11)  Taking the mark then seems to be an act of worship in honor of the Antichrist, Satan and the Babylonian System.  It is a willful rejection of God.  That is what is really at stake here.  Those choosing that route are making the decision to separate themselves from their Creator forever.

[i] Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes, New York Times, July 25, 2017

[ii] Three Square Market Microchips Employees Company-Wide, PR Log, July 20, 2017

[iii] Antichrist be damned: A Wisconsin company wants to install microchips in their employees, Salon, July 25, 2017

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