Imagine a world where department stores know a woman is pregnant before her own family does. A Harvard University Professor warned that surveillance technology has become so advanced, the day is soon approaching that mosquito-sized drones will be able to extract blood from a person’s body against their will to store all their health and genetic information. Those comments were made during a panel discussion at the Davos World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an annual gathering of the corporate and political elite. The startling statement is yet another confirmation that the technology is now in place for the implementation of the Mark of the Beast system prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
A New Cyber World Order
Margo Seltzer, the Herchel Smith Professor in Computer Science at Harvard University, spoke in a panel discussion on technology and privacy entitled “A New Cyber World Order”. She also made some dire pronouncements about the end of personal privacy. “Welcome to today. We’re already in that world…Privacy as we knew it in the past is no longer feasible… How we conventionally think of privacy is dead,’ she added.
Another Harvard Professor, Sophia Roosth, stated that it was “inevitable” that every person’s genetic data will be taken and put into cyberspace. This information could provide personal data such as family relations, diseases a person’s has and lifespan. We are at the dawn of the age of genetic McCarthyism,’ she said, referring to witch-hunts against Communists in 1950s America.
Seltzer followed this with her comment on mosquito-sized drones extracting blood so that the government or an insurance firm could have a person’s genetic and health profile. The professor then warned that technologies such as these were only going to get “more pervasive.”(source).
The address at the Davos forum is just another confirmation from the scientific world that the technology now exists for the implementation of the Mark of The Beast – a financial global economic system instituted by the Antichrist during the final years of the world before the Second Coming of Christ. The Antichrist, the satanically-empowered global leader who will rule over a global government for 3 1/2 years, is promoted and assisted by his religious cohort, the False Prophet. It is the False Prophet who helps establish the one world religion, centered around worship of the Antichrist not just as a global leader, but as a god. Through miracles, deception and cunning, the False Prophet will persuade the world to construct the “Image of The Beast” – a form of artificial intelligence fashioned after the Antichrist’s image, that will be worshiped by the entire globe.
In addition, all monetary transaction will be conducted via the Mark of The Beast, a small mark in the right hand or forehead for the buying and selling of all goods. It is described in detail in Revelation 13:
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. – Revelation 13:16-18.
Like the worship of the Antichrist, the Mark will be global and mandatory. All people will require it to participate in normal society. What is amazing about this prophecy is that it was written in ca. 95 AD, a time a when in addition to currency, any product could be used to purchase an item via the barter system. There were numerous ways to buy and sell goods. Thus to predict a day when all purchases could be controlled via a mark that went on one’s right hand was an outrageous notion in the first century AD. And yet, today, the technology clearly exists for such a thing to happen.
Thanks to RFID (radio frequency identification) microchips, wi-fi and satellite technology, storing information on a microchip in the body is being done today. Whether it’s for storing a patient’s medical data, tracking the location of a small child or an elderly patient, microchip implants have already entered society. Some companies are also offering RFID “tattoos” which adhere super-thin computer chips to the skin or use computerized ink to provide the same internet accessibility and data storage as microchip. Additionally, with services like ApplePay and Goggle E-wallet, which have rendered physical credit cards obsolete, it is only a matter of time before the suggestions of an “implantable wallet” is on the horizon. While these technologies in their present state are not the Mark of The Beast, they are all avenues that can be used by the Antichrist to execute it.
A World Of Total Control
The other startling reality about the world in the New World Order of the Antichrist is that human life will be completely tracked and controlled. Worship of the Antichrist is required and failure to do so is punishable by death. Having an implant or tattoo that can track all of your personal finances and purchases means that your location is known at all times by the global government (in addition to whatever other information the Mark is able to extract or determine from its wearer). It is a true surveillance state. And yet the Bible says that the deceived, unbelieving world will want this.
In order to prepare the hearts and minds of the masses for this eventual reality, Satan has used the world system of today to start spreading his false gospel. And certainly, as the Harvard panel at Davos explained, in just the past decade any notions of privacy have been destroyed in the modern age of the internet. In our article, New World Order Surveillance State: Building The All-Seeing Eye, Beginning and End detailed that many basic household items and appliance have now become “smart” and connected to the web, allowing 24/7 surveillance inside consumers’ homes. All a part of a growing grid of surveillance in which even the former head of the CIA stated a person can be watched “through their coffeemaker.”
Anthony Goldbloom, a young tech entrepreneur, told the same panel that what he termed the ‘Google generation’ placed far less weight on their privacy than previous generations.
‘I trade my privacy for the convenience. Privacy is not something that worries me,’ he said. (source).
Google co-founder Eric Schmidt, speaking at Davos said that the internet has become so pervasive that it will soon “disappear”:
There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.” (source).
While there are many exciting and beneficial developments that come along with these technological advances, in the wrong hands, it can be catastrophic. Even the professors at the New Cyber World Order panel acknowledged this. And the Bible predicts it will come to the extreme conclusion when the Antichrist obtains access to global power and technology with the ability to monitor and track all those who wish to remain active participants in society. What is worse is that the Mark of the Beast is a guaranteed death sentence:
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. – Revelation 14:9-11.
Taking the Mark is a literal identification and pledge of allegiance to Satan. And those who take it will be bringing upon themselves eternal damnation.
What Should We Do Today?
With technological advances announced on a daily basis, we are truly living in the last days of personal privacy. What does a Christian do with this. Jesus Christ said: “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16). Be aware of the breaches of privacy in your own life and take control over what you choose to share and not share on the internet. but far more importantly, understand that Bible prophecy is unfolding right before your eyes, let this embolden your faith to share the Gospel with urgency. This is the first era where Revelation’s prophecies could realistically be implemented. Study your Word, share the Gospel and contend for the faith with the understanding that God’s Word on the end times are swiftly coming to pass.
And if you are an unbeliever, this may all seem a bit far-fetched. But imagine if you could travel back to the year 1930 and you told someone about a system where everyone in the world could speak to each other from any location in seconds via a device called a “cell phone.” You could purchase anything from a car to groceries right from your bedroom and have them shipped to your home. Or that your grandfather in Australia could watch a live stream of your child performing a dance recital in New York City. All from his telephone. That person would think you were far-fetched. Now consider that the Bible made these same type of prophecies almost 2,000 years ago. Take the time to read the Bible and understand the Gospel. There is a real God and there is a real Heaven and Hell. And while the Mark of the Beast has not arrived, Hell is certainly a reality today.
The most important thing in life is knowing your eternal destiny and the Bible was written not just to know the future of world events but so that you could know your future with certainty. Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross so that every person who believes in Him can know guaranteed that they are forgiven of their sins and are going to Heaven. We all have guilt before God and whether a person takes the Mark or not, if they appear guilty before The Lord on their Judgment Day they will suffer the same fate as those who took the Mark of the Beast. Romans 5:8 says: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The Bible is not about a scary vision of the future – it is about God’s love to save us from such torment and deliver us into an eternal kingdom where all men are at peace. No other book but the Bible has prophecies like the Bible. And no other book can ensure your future. Read the Gospel with an open heart and trust in Jesus Christ.