John tells us in Revelation 13:16 about the mark of the beast. The Antichrist will arise out of the Revived Roman Empire, he will, by the midpoint of the tribulation period, become a dictator who will control and enslave the entire world. He will then proceed to cause all to worship him.
“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.” Rev. 13: 16-17
There has never, in all of history until this present hour, been a time when this prophecy could be fulfilled. In the last decade we have been introduced to Bio Chip Technology. It is now possible to place a micro chip smaller than a grain of rice, under the skin. This chip, like the micro chip in the newest credit cards, can potentially store everything relating to the individual. It could be used to receive wages, to pay bills as a credit card, in fact it could be used to totally monitor and control the bearer. It could limit him from being able to carry on business and to prevent him from buying or selling.
That which Bible students were perplexed over for centuries concerning the mark of the beast, is now understood and ready to be put into operation. One of the big questions has been how could this ever be made operational on a world wide scale?
We have now learned that India is planning to give biometric Ids to its 1.16 billion people. When you consider that the mark of the beast will not be used until the mid tribulation point, it now seems possible to implement the mark of the beast on a world wide scale. This technology is being rapidly developed with breakthroughs coming at a steady pace. The following news item demonstrates this. “Researchers are developing silicon-and-silk implantable devices which sit under the skin like a tattoo. Already implanted into mice, these tattoos could carry LEDs, turning your skin into a screen.”
Wherever you look at end time prophecy, the pieces are falling into place. The time is at hand, we are even at the doors. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28