The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. (NIV)In Obamacare there is a provision for a micro-chip to hold patient information so that it is always with them. A company called HealthLink is already promoting an implantable micro-chip to provide that information to any patient care facility equipped with the reader. Doctors say this will be a life saving technology as it will take out the guess work when someone is injured and made unconscious. They are really beginning to push this technology.
Our passports have a RFID chip embedded in them by which the passport can be verified, and, quite possibly, tracked. The technology is there. In a chip the size of an uncooked grain of rice can be stored all of your personal information as well as a capacitor and antenna coil enabling the transmission of that data. To where? Controlled by whom?
Are we seeing bible prophecy actually happening? Remember, the Book of Revelation was written around 70 AD. The idea of micro-chips was not even close to being thought of back then yet the author of the Book of Revelation was able to give prophetic writings of what is happening today.
Beware the mark of the beast.