|Mark of the Beast
A comparison of VeriChip and the Mark of the Beast
And he (Antichrist) causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free
and bond, to receive a mark (incision) 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 (666).
I will try my best to summarize the information on the website concerning
VeriChip, and how this chip - or its antitype, may fulfil the prophecy
concerning the Mark of the Beast...
What it does...
Applied Digital Solutions in the USA markets the VeriChip, a microchip
about the size of a grain of rice, which can be implanted under the skin. It
can store 128 characters of information (about a paragraph). Ideally this
would be used to store a unique number, which could reference a database on
computer containing an individuals medical history, financial assets,
personal details, biometric data, etc. This chip could have a wide range of
applications, from security clearance and identification, secure financial
transactions, retrieving essential data for medical emergencies, and the
list goes on. Also, because the chip's radio emission can be tracked by
satellite, it also could be used to locate a person anywhere in the
circuits are now being manufactured small enough to fit inside wrist
watches, and the next generation of implantable chips may also utilize this
Quote: "Applied Digital Solutions, maker of what it calls
the VeriChip, says that it soon will have a prototype of a more complex
device, one that is able to receive signals from global positioning system
(GPS) satellites and transmit a person's location. One potential market for
such a device would be kidnapping targets in foreign countries...
An embedded GPS would be slightly larger than a quarter and require actual
surgery to install. Unlike the VeriChip, it also would require Food and Drug
Administration approval. That will slow its U.S. introduction.
But in the mean time, I believe it is entirely possible for current RFID
implants to be tracked by satellite. The distance an RFID tag can transmit
radio waves is only limited by the size of the antenna
on the reader.
Quote: "A group of hackers at the 2005 DefCon technology
convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, used an antenna attached to an RFID reader
to scan the information on a tag nearly 70 feet away. RFID proponents
downplayed the demonstration, saying the apparatus was impractical and
wouldn't work if the information on the RFID tag were encrypted, which is
more often the case.
While it may be impractical to carry about a large transmitter for
scanning RFID chips at massive distances, it would not be impractical for a
satellite to transmit and receive radio frequencies from RFID chips.
Satellites like the British Echelon system are already equipped to monitor
virtually every communication on earth, and if faint radio frequencies can
be picked up from astronauts on the moon, why not a tiny RFID chip on earth?
How it works...
The chip emits a radio frequency code when scanned by a reader. It uses
a tiny Lithium Ion capacitor which generates electrical current from
temperature variations within the human body. The chip is covered with a special chemical substance called polyethylene,
which helps skin bond to it, to enable the chip to stay in place after
Where it goes...
The chip is injected by syringe (incision) under the skin, much like a
family pet would be "tagged". Scientists spent over 1.5 billion
dollars working out the best location to inject the chip into the human
body. They only came up with two places, specifically the right hand, or the
forehead. Both these locations in the body generate the most heat, and
therefore are most suitable for the Lithium
Quote: ""We believe we have solved the battery issue,
which leaves the question of an antenna that can transmit through skin
tissue," said Applied Digital's chief scientist, Keith Bolton. The
devices will be powered by lithium ion batteries, which can be charged
remotely from outside the body.
Lithium is also an extremely
poisonous metal, and if it comes in contact with the human body at all,
terrible sores erupt in the flesh.
Quote: "GPS technology took a quantum leap with the
development of bionics capable of being tracked by satellite once implanted
in animals or humans. These tiny devices, powered by a lithium battery,
could be geographically detected, using Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID), to within inches anywhere on the surface of the planet. Lithium is
employed as a miniature power-plant for the chip since it self-energises
through changes in the host's body temperature. Thus the site for the
implant will usually be those body parts demonstrating the greatest
variations in temperature - in the back of the hand or front of the head.
Lithium does have one drawback, experts say. It produces an infection when
brought into contact with exposed organic tissue.
We find a similar situation is described
in Scripture concerning the Mark of the Beast.
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go
your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there
fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the
beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Could a nuclear explosion - which through it's magnetic pulse, would
destroy all electronic equipment for hundreds of miles - also be responsible
for destroying the tiny chips embedded under the skin? This is just one of
The locations for the insertion of the chip (in the right hand or
forehead) are confirmed by secular
sources. Apparently (I heard this from Revelation TV), after the
scientist involved in the research discovered that these locations were
described in the Bible as places where the "Mark of the Beast"
will be inserted, he deeply regretted his part in the work.
Quote: "Some current technology could have helped here (Asian Tsunami). Here's one possible scenario: The VeriChip is about the size of a grain of rice, virtually undetectable and practically indestructible once inserted under the skin –
usually in your right hand or forehead. The chip has a special polyethylene sheath that helps skin bond to it, so that it stays in place. Since the chip has no battery, there are no chemicals to worry about and the chip never “runs down” – its expected life is up to 20 years.
Again, this article appeared on CNN
about a Vancouver man that received an RFID tag in his
hand (see also here,
here). With it he is
able to open doors, turn on lights and even access his computer. No company
name is mentioned in the article, which is surprising. Possibly the article
was written from an end-user perspective in an attempt to promote public
acceptance of the implants. The chip is described as being no bigger than a
grain of rice, which makes me think the maker is VeriChip.
Quote: "The RFID chip in Sklar's hand, which is
smaller than a grain of rice and can last up to 100 years, was injected
by a surgeon in Los Angeles. Tattoo artists and veterinarians also could
insert the chips into people, he said. For years, veterinarians have been
injecting similar chips into pets so the animals can be returned to their
owners if they are lost. Graafstra was drawn to RFID tagging to make life
easier in this technological age, but Sklar said he was more intrigued by
the technology's potential in a broader sense. In the future,
technological advances will allow people to store, transmit and access
encrypted personal information in an increasing number of wireless ways,
Who is marketing the VeriChip...
A deal was
signed with Indonesian firms to market this chip in the Far East. That deal
was signed on the 8th of December, 2004, only 18 days before a Tsunami
killed over 200,000 people in that region of the world. All the countries
that signed the deal were hit by the Tsunami. 6+6+6=18. Coincidence?
The Attorney General of Mexico already has the chip implanted in him,
along with his staff for security reasons.
Quote: "News reports earlier this year indicated 160
employees in the Mexican Attorney General's Office had been implanted with VeriChip
RFID devices. New information indicates that only 18 individuals received
the device, said Katherine Albrecht, Founder and Director of CASPIAN
(Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering). "Our
concern is that dozens of news outlets have repeated the inflated number,
which has reached the level of an urban legend,"... "Even Applied
Digital Solutions, the creator of the VeriChip, cites the incorrect figure
on their website. We have tried to contact the company to alert them to this
situation, but they have not returned our calls," said Albrecht.
Conrad Chase, the Director of Baja
Beach Clubs in Spain, is already offering a chipping programme for his
VIP guests marketed by Applied Digital Solutions called VeriPay. Using this
system, VIP guests can buy food and drinks without the need for carrying a
wallet. In this interview with EFE News Agency, Conrad states the aim of
Applied Digital Solutions is to bring the marketing of VeriChip to a global
level, elimination the need for carrying cash and credit cards (and
that no man might buy or sell save he had the mark)... Conrad also
states that new gun controls will eventually be brought in, with weapons
that can only be activated by the owner, through a VeriChip in the right
Quote: "EFE: What advantages will a Baja Beach Club client
that wants to be implanted have?
CON: You won't have to carry a wallet. By simply passing by our reader,
the Baja beach Club will know who you are and what your credit balance is.
From the moment of their implantation they will also have free entry and
access to the VIP area which we will formally open the 25th of March.
EFE: Is it free for your clients?
CON: On the day of the launch, we are giving it for free to all of our VIPS.
After that day, the cost of implantation will be 125 Euros.
EFE: If I implant myself will it only be valid at the Baja?
CON: The objective of this technology is to bring an ID system to a global
level that will destroy the need to carry ID documents and credit cards.
The VeriChip the we implant in the Baja will not only be for the Baja, but
is also useful for whatever other enterprise that makes use of this
In what is being seen as an effort to make the implant
"fashionable" for young teenagers, guests on the Spanish version
of the "Big Brother" television show were offered money if they
would take the VeriChip implant live on set (March 20th, 2004). One of the actresses
on the show, Silvia Fominaya, refused to be implanted and subsequently paid
the price by being replaced with another actress. But unforeseen
circumstances meant the VeriChip batch was not ready in time for the show's
broadcast, and nobody ended up getting chipped. Expect to see more of this
in the future, for young adults are the most susceptible target group, for
they want to be seen as fashionable and may not be bound by the same
reservations their parents are.
In another development, a company called Somark Innovations has unveiled
an RFID enabled chipless
ink, which can be injected into biological tissue. The company has
successfully completed tests on cattle and laboratory mice, and hope to
revolutionize the cattle industry by providing a cost-effective means of
tracking livestock. They hope the product will eventually be used to track
Quote: "Visible or invisible ink "tattoos" can
be applied to the skin and tracked by RFID readers positioned a few feet
away. The company, Somark, said it had successfully tested its Biocompatible
Chipless RFID Ink product on cattle and laboratory rats and proved the
"efficacy of injecting and reading a 'tattoo' within the skin of
animals". The technology will be used initially in the livestock
industry to help identify and track cattle, and help mitigate export trade
loss from BSE scares. Secondary target markets include laboratory animals,
dogs and cats, prime cuts of meat and military personnel, according to the
company. Ramos Mays, Somark chief scientist, said, "This proves the
ability to create a synthetic biometric or fake fingerprint with
Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink and read it through hair."
What the Bible says...
In the Scriptures, in the same way that cattle are branded, tagging
implies ownership. Especially tagging in the forehead, which symbolically is
the "seat" of the mind. So anyone putting a chip in the forehead
by implication would be claiming to control or own the will of that person. Compare
these passages in Ezekiel, where God sets a special mark of ownership upon those who are
obedient to His will, and have not gone after the abominations of the
pervading culture, while those without God's seal are destined for pending destruction...
And the LORD said unto him (an angel), Go through the midst of the city,
through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men
that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst
And to the others (angels) he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through
the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little
children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark;
and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were
before the house.
Interesting to note the words, "Begin at My Sanctuary".
Judgement must begin at the house of God, and if judgement first begin at
us, what shall the end be of all them that obey not the Gospel? (1st Peter
The Bible is clear about one thing, that those who do accept the mark
will have by implication, automatically rejected the Lord Jesus, and as a
result will never see heaven. They are marked by God for destruction, and
for eternal punishment in the lake of fire.
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, 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: 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.
But what happens to those Christians who will accept the Mark of the
Beast not knowing what it is, or perhaps out of fear for the well-being of
their families, or out of their desire to hold on to this life? I don't
believe a person who had accepted Jesus Christ could take the mark
unknowingly. My reason for believing this is that Revelation implies that
those who accept the mark of the beast will be making a conscious decision -
taking the mark is linked with a conscious decision to worship the
Antichrist as God, just like in the old Roman Empire where Christians were
forced to worship Caesar as God. Many refused and paid with their
Below are most of the verses in Revelation linked with taking the mark,
and all of these closely link taking the mark with worshipping the
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus,
and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither
his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their
hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought
miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the
mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were
cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a
noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast,
and [upon] them which worshipped his image.
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.
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,
But I believe this mark will only be made compulsory during the
tribulation period by the Antichrist himself, therefore if the Rapture
happens before the tribulation period, those who have trusted Christ have no
reason for concern.
As for taking the Mark out of fear for the well-being of their families,
or out of a desire to hold onto this life, this may well be a hard choice
for those believers saved during the tribulation period. As I said before,
the Roman armies used to knock the doors and demand that people sign a card
stating their belief in the Roman Emperor as God. Those that refused faced
death, but some of those Christians recanted their belief in the Saviour out
of fear. They may have lost some of their eternal glory for a limited
earthly peace, but they didn't loose their salvation. Regarding the Mark,
Revelation makes it clear. Those that accept the Mark of the Beast during
the tribulation period will not escape the judgement of God.
In Revelation we find that the Beast isn't the only one who marks his
followers in the forehead...
Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed
the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of
them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four
thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an
hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his
face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
So here we have God, who has clearly identified His servants by a mark in
their foreheads. Not visibly but symbolically, through the Holy Spirit
indwelling them. Similarly, those who accept the Mark of the Beast will do
so with a conscious decision, willing to become the property of the
Antichrist, to worship him in the place of God.
What the Bible says...
I believe if the public agreed, politicians would bring the mark/chip in
tomorrow. Countries around the world are already working on ID schemes,
albeit limited to public acceptance. In Britain they are still trying to
bring in the new chipped Passports, which will inevitably become compulsory
to own, even if you aren't planning to leave the country. They are even
testing a scheme to chip car licence plates.
There is no doubt, a chip in the hand would solve an awful lot of
problems. For example, credit card fraud, locating missing persons,
immigration problems, identifying and treating people after natural
disasters, etc. But the public won't yet accept a chip because they believe
it intrudes on their privacy, and they don't trust the government not to
abuse their confidential information. That is, until a world crisis arises
(genuine or engineered) which "persuades" everyone that this is
the best course of action, for the "benefit" of mankind.
We are told a little about why a chip will eventually be brought in to
tag mankind. "He causeth all". The Antichrist will be will
be the person who will make it compulsory to have this chip. And the reason
given is, so "that no man might by or sell" unless he had the
mark. These words were written over 2000 years ago, yet only within the last
5 years have we properly understood the significance of them due to
On the 30th of October, 2006, a group of British academics published a
report for the UK Information Commissioner, warning that within 10 years,
unless regulations were brought in to control this new surveillance
technology, Britons could find themselves facing the prospect of having compulsory
Quote: "For the past six years European countries have
been using RFID chips to identify pet animals. However, its use in humans
has already been trialled in America, where the chips were implanted in 70
mentally-ill elderly people in order to track their movements. And earlier
this year a security company in Ohio chipped two of its employees to allow
them to enter a secure area. The glass-encased chips were planted in the
recipients' upper right arms and 'read' by a device similar to a credit card
reader. In their Report on the Surveillance Society, the authors now warn:
"The call for everyone to be implanted is now being seriously
There could be a number of reasons why we will
eventually have a cashless society. One of the reasons could be that an economic collapse would make cash and
gold worthless. We are told in the book of James that those who have heaped
together treasure of the last days would find it worthless.
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon
you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold
and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you,
and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together
for the last days.
They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be
removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in
the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls,
neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their
With all the disasters befalling earth during this time, for instance;
nuclear war, asteroid impacts, earthquakes, it's easy to see how we could
have a world economic collapse. Estimates are that world oil reserves will
only last another 20 years, and the world economy, if not the balance of
power, is based on who controls the oil. The Bible tells us that during the
tribulation, inflation will rise so high that a day's wages will only buy
the equivalent of a loaf of bread.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and
see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair
of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
say, A measure of wheat for a penny (a day's wages), and three measures of
barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Another reason the chip may be brought in that has already been discussed
is for security reasons. If you can control who can buy and sell, you can
effectively control who lives and dies. So, much like a Social Security
number, a chip in the hand could stop "terrorists" travelling,
working, and buying food. The "global terrorist" phenomenon does
seem to be a particular characteristic of this new century. What better way
to unite the world, than to have a common threat needing to be resisted by
Another reason which has already been partly discussed is locating
missing people. The Bible tells us in 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 and John
14:1-6, that those who have trusted Christ as Saviour will one day be caught
up to be with Him in heaven. I believe for a number of reasons, that this
will happen prior to the beginning of the seven year tribulation period.
Could millions of missing Christians cause a world crisis of such magnitude,
that every person would be persuaded to have a chip implanted in their body
so they can identify who is missing and who remains? Or could this be used
as an excuse so that if another crisis occurs, people can be easily located?
The possibility of these events occurring are in the news everyday, they
are no longer the realm of science fiction. Are you ready to meet
God when it comes to the crunch-time?
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