I enjoy reading old Bible commentaries, written prior to the 20th century, in regards to Rev 13:16-17. Imagine not knowing anything about computers and trying to figure out what the Bible meant by this verse:
“And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.” Rev. 13:16-17
Most of the old commentaries avoided the verse altogether, and those that did comment were laughable. One suggested that every bank would have a G-man standing at the door of the bank and he would give a nod-of-the-head signal to the teller to approve, or not approve, a banking transaction—based on a list the G-man was holding!
Today we can easily see what that verse means. I was in Israel about 10 years ago when I used my check card at an ATM in the Old City of Jerusalem. I quickly calculated in my head that I could probably withdraw about 1200 shekels ($300) from my checking account and requested that amount from the machine. The transaction was immediately declined, literally in a split second. In fact, it declined it so fast I thought there must be something wrong with my card. So I tried again, only to be declined again. But then thinking I may have requested too many shekels for the amount of dollars in my account, I reduced the number of shekels requested to 800 and tried again. Bingo! Out came the cash in a nano second. Here I was half way around the world and was being controlled by a computer. And that was over 10 years ago!!
Now this will give you goose bumps. In May of 2010, the United States Air Force launched a new generation network of 12 GPS satellites with enhanced capabilities.* These new satellites orbit the earth 14 times a day and offer ultra precise, near instantaneous, and continuous information for anything they track. Among the suggested uses are:
• Tracking children
• Monitoring the elderly
• Emergency assistance
• Finding lost pets
• Finding family or friends in a crowd
When you combine the above technology with the already in use micro-chip implants, you have another Bible prophecy fulfilled. Just amazing. If the Rapture happens soon, the “mark of the beast” is ready to be instituted! Work that bit of information into your next conversation with a non-believer. Then give them a copy of The Bible’s Big Picture, our DVD presentation of “the whole Bible in 30 minutes.” They might have more questions for you later!
Bill Perkins is the founder and Executive Director of Compass International, Inc.
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