En route to the Mark of the Beast
The signs are very clear. The passage in Revelation 13:16-18
is literally upon us at this time of writing: "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. 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."
We quote now from the Evening Standard, London,
January 15, 2002: "My driving licence is in my other arm, officer -– Five
days after the hijacked jets flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,
Dr Richard Seelig implanted two microchips into his body... Dr Seelig had good
reason. 'When I heard about the firemen and rescue workers who had written
their social-security numbers on their bodies in case they were killed in the
rubble, I felt there was a more reliable way to help them get identified,'
says the 55-year-old New Jersey physician.
Patriotism aside, Dr Seelig was driven by science. And money.
He is a consultant to Applied Digital Solutions (ADS), a
technology company in Florida which is causing a stir; it aims to mass produce microchips
by the summer and offer them to governments and private companies who wish to insert
them into humans. If the chip is approved by America's Food and
Drug Administration (FDA), the company hopes to sell the chip, along with a
hand-held scanner and an injection kit, in the US within a year...
About the size of a grain of rice, the 11mm by 2.1mm VeriChip
will be injected into muscle tissue using an intravenous needle. It's just
like giving blood,' says Keith Bolton, ADS's chief technology officer. 'The
chip is coated with silicon so the body doesn't reject it.'...
...two years ago, British cyberneticist Kevin Warwick
implanted a microchip which could open doors and switch on lights. But it now
looks as if such innovations may be viable on a commercial basis...
So who would get the chip implanted? 'It's something
teenagers might do to terrify their parents. Like tattoos and piercings.'...
ADS also makes Digital Angel, a bracelet that uses global
positioning satellite technology -– already used by motorists -– to
locate Alzheimer's sufferers who wander off. 'It's conceivable that in the
not-too distant future we would have a product that integrates the two,' says
Bolton. 'We're working on chips with global positioning technology. It
could be the next step..."
And then again in the Canberra Times, December 31,
2001, we read: "...The Palm Beach, Florida, company (ADS) is just coming
through a two-year-long restructuring, reorganising a far-flung
telecommunications business around a patent it acquired in December 1999 for a
transmitter that could be implanted in the body and powered by muscle movements...
Sales of the new implanted chip could total $US2.5 million
($A4.97 million) to $US5 million (A$9.93 million) in 2002, Sullivan (ADS
chairman and chief executive) estimated, a small fraction of a potential market,
which the company has projected could be worth $US70 billion ($A139.07 billion)
Wall Street is excited about the chip...." (emphasis
A newspaper from London called the Metro, October 3,
2001, had a very interesting letter to the editor in it, and I quote in part
"Science: Nothing, light and then the universe.
The Bible: Nothing then light and the universe (first book).
ID cards, Jim Bowen (Metro, Mon): 'When will people start
suggesting tattoos?' The Bible predicts a time when anyone who does not have a
certain mark or code in or on their body will not be able to trade (last book).
It seems to have taken science a heck of a long time to agree
with the Bible.
SD Gregory, Sheffield ..." (emphases added).
Like every other world government plan, the key word is gradually
..... keep watching this space.