Barcodes: Mark of the Beast

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. - Revelation 13:16-17

Barcodes are everywhere: they are as familiar as a trip to buy groceries. Now part of almost every package that crosses the supermarket, drugstore, and retail counter, bar codes and other related technology stand poised to move into many other facets of society.

In their quest for better device identification, the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA are testing coding systems that pack in much more information than current bar codes. These new "two-dimensional" bar codes can squeeze in enough information to fit the Gettysburg Address into a two-inch square. This next generation of identification codes needs no centralized database. Instead, the symbol itself can contain all the necessary information, thus these codes can help companies and the military keep better track of products that "cross organizational boundaries." When the device, substance or person travels to a new warehouse, store, hospital or location, all its data go along, in compact form, accessible to anyone with a machine that can read the symbol.

"It's a portable data file," says Doug Mohr, mechanical engineer in program development at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in Idaho Falls, who is evaluating these technologies for use by the federal government. At the Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Tex., hospital administrators expect that within a year patients there will carry ID cards with medical histories and personal data encoded on the back. The hospital had evaluated other types of codes, including current bar codes, but discovered with the two-dimensional format that "we didn't need to tie up our database memory," says Lt. Col. Frank J. Criddle, an emergency room physician at Wilford Hall.

Miniaturized, some of these new codes can identify electronic components, jewelry or even medical devices. "It represents a giant step in component traceability," says Robert S. Anselmo, president of Veritec, Inc., in Chatsworth, Calif. He boasts that his company's symbols could fit on a grain of rice. Others say they can make their codes invisible to the eye but still readable to a scanner.

Mark of the Beast?
Barcodes are now old technology and being replaced by more advanced technologies such as smart cards and biometric implants. Each technology builds upon previous technologies and are each designed to incrementally condition us to accept even more invasive technologies.

The Smart Card

The Coming New World Order
One of the goals of the Jeremiah Project is to warn people of the New World Order and a One World Government, which is being set up today.

When the mark of the beast (whatever form it comes in) comes full force, it is going to be hard for people to trade any other way but by using the mark.

I hear many Christians say, "I won't take that mark". Well, Satan has been a little smarter than most Christians. He is slowly implementing the mark. Like a fisherman, Satan is getting people to swallow the whole bait (mark) just a little at a time (Social Security number, Federal Reserve Notes, barcodes, National I.D. card) until one day we will wake up in his boat.

The transition from the beneficial uses of technology to that of the Beast spoken of in Revelation 13 will happen quickly. Prophecy teachers have been speaking these words for many, many years. It is only just now, during your lifetime, that the prophecies are literally being fulfilled. You would be enlightened if you were to turn to the Word of God particularly the prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation and understand that these are no idle words of a mere man but these are words of the living God.

Once the Antichrist is revealed and wielding power on the earth, it will be difficult for everyone... especially the unprepared Christian. Lacking any real knowledge of the Bible and having only a superficial trust in God, many will fall away at that time and accept the Antichrist system. Exchanging their liberty in Christ for the safety and security of the new world order, they will lose both when they willingly take the mark of the beast.

We are now living in the "last days!"
Taken by itself, these technological signs do not prove we are now living in the last days. However, when combined with the big picture of what the Bible and the various categories of signs that the Bible predicted would come together just before the return of Christ, it's easy to conclude that we are now living in the end times. Jesus Himself gave us the best insight shortly before his execution on the cross.

"Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. [Matthew 24:4-14]

General 'signs' Jesus said would be visible prior to His return.

Are You Ready?A day of reckoning will come.
There will be an end.

Wake Up!
There is a storm coming!

National ID Cards
The national ID movement is now a reality.

Smart Cards
The smart card - a piece of plastic with a computer chip on its face - is becoming entrenched in the United States with uses from defense and health care to retailing and transportation.

The New World Order
What forces are shaping our world today?

Philosophical Roots of Change

How did we get to where we're at?

Bible Prophecy Resources
Learn more about Bible prophecy

Christian Dating

Vic Bilson
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