I am starting a new series of posts under science. It is titled "The 666 Surveillance System." This series along with Transhumanism gives the complete picture of where science and technology are taking us.
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. (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 (666).
No Man Might Buy Or Sell Except He Has The Mark
There is not a more spine chilling chapter in all the Bible than Revelation chapter 13. This chapter describes the rise to power of a demonically inspired world dictator, similar in nature to Adolph Hitler. He is called the Beast, but is better known as the Anti-Christ. He uses a world financial system to control the people, as no one can buy or sell unless they are linked by a mark with a number to this system. This is found in Revelation 13:16,17 with the number being 666. It seems that everyone knows about the number 666, even those with little knowledge of the Bible, as it is identified as the devil's number! This is probably one of the best known verses in all the Bible.
For centuries the fulfillment of these verses was a mystery. The mark was believed to be a tattoo. People believed by faith that, just prior to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus, a system would be in place that no one could buy or sell without this mark. The understanding of these verses along with the possible fulfillment have really come into focus in the last 25 years.
There have been dramatic developments with technology that have spilled over to the government and private industry on a world-wide scale, which the very near future could monitor all buying and selling. The heart of this monitoring system is the computer and digitization of all information.
The world is heading towards total computerization with a system that is linked world-wide through satellites and electronics. Literally, the day is now upon us that it will be possible to monitor all buying and selling. The computer and the world economic system are creating at unbelievable speed the conditions in which Revelation 13:16-18 could be fulfilled. It will soon not be possible to buy or sell without a computer being involved with the transaction.
How is this all coming about? The prophet Daniel predicted that at the time of the end, the period just prior to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus, that there would be a tremendous increase in knowledge.
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.