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"Signs of the Times"
Micro Chips
By Michael K. Jones

 "And he caused 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, unless he has the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666." Revelations 13: 16-18,

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VeriChip is a leading edge company making miniature chips the size of a grain of rice that can easily be planted under the skin allowing access to a person's entire history, by use of a scanning device. Early on this year a Cincinnati company told employees they had a choice, either accept a micro chip implant or be fired. VeriChip corporation denies the implants were ever implanted into the Cincinnati company employees. Even so, chip supporters would have us believe implantation chipping will improve the quality of life and is the way of the future. The age of chips is nothing new. In fact, chipping has been slowly introduced into our society for many years. Though many may not of thought much about it. Scanners in retail stores that read UPC symbols is one small indication of this new age. Though it may appear on the surface that chips improve our lives, the down side is how the technology seems ready to collide with biblical scripture.

First of all I would like to state that I am not an alarmist nor do I believe in promoting rumor and or speculation. Sometimes things peak my interest and so I offer facts in conjunction with some possibilities as food for thought. Speculation is not without merit if proper research is done to determine the mechanics. Before the discovery of all things possible is an idea which promotes further speculation and applied mechanics. 

Q. What is a micro-chip?
A. A micro-chip is a information data storage device.

Q. What type of data information does it store?
A. A micro-chip can store any information that is programmed into it.

Q. How much information can a micro-chip store?
A. As technology advances the amount of storage is changing. Today chips can hold a massive amount of data.

Q. How big is the smallest micro-chip available today?
A. The smallest known micro-chip today is the about the size of one grain of rice.

Q. A micro-chip the size of the grain of rice can not hold much information, right?
A. Not true, this small data storage advice could tell the entire history of a human being.

Q. What do they do with micro-chips that are as small as a grain of rice?
A. Currently they are being implanted just under the skin of animals for identification purposes .

Q. Are they safe when implanted?
A. Indications suggest they are safe.

Q. Are they really safe?
A. Unknown, only time will tell.

Q. Could this small micro-chip be placed under the skin of a human?
A. Yes, and many are already as people are accepting it.

The USDA is funding an aggressive animal identification awareness program using micro-chip technology. Currently 29 States in the Union have implemented voluntary participation in this program as of February 2005. There appears to be good applications in this process but one has to wonder about the long term results. Is it possible that this micro-chip technology could some day be instrumented into humans and be considered standard procedure? Will one day it be likely that all new born babies will be chipped at birth? If so we could be seeing the book of Revelations unfolding before our eyes. Is it possible that this new data technology will some day lead to the "Mark of the Beast?"

On February 15, 2005, I attended an animal identification seminar at the North Dakota, Bismarck Civic Center. North Dakota is well known as cattle country as are areas of many other States in the U.S. The Civic Center was packed with standing room only. Addressing the issues and concerns of the cattle ranches were 5 experts in their related fields, including a representative of USDA. The forum consisted of a period of general knowledge and question and answer period.

In 2005 some 10 thousand cattle were in the process of being tagged with this new technology as a test in North Dakota. Once implanted with the chip a device known as a wand can be waved over the animal and pick up the information on the micro-chip, much like a scanner picks up the UPC symbol off the items we purchase in most of our stores today. In regard to animal identification, every animal that is transferred from its point of origin would be chipped. The theory is that should any disease such as "mad cow disease" be detected that each animal could be traced back to the area it originated from. This would not only apply to beef but to chicken and any other animal sold for human consumption. Recent infections of cattle from Canada with "Mad Cow" and also the "Asian Bird Flu" have found their way to the United States. Concerns are mounting about meat product, so it appears the USDA is just tying to take steps to insure the safety of meat product.

This is all well and good and may appear to be a great safety measure but there is always the other side of the coin. For untold years now a tagging system has been in place in the U.S. that has been very effective at protecting consumers from animal disease. Though the USDA is appearing to make a humble effort to address issues of Mad Cow and Asian Bird, there is one statistic that is quite to the contrary to the goals the USDA.

According to the experts that talked at the seminar, in 2005 some 40 thousand cattle would be tested for "Mad Cow, in Canada." This is a drop in the bucket when considering that according to these experts, Canada currently has 11 million cattle. Regardless of this statistic, in March 2005 the boarders between Canadian and the United States again open allowing the flow of cattle into the U.S market. Everyone agrees that this lowers the cost of beef in the U.S. and though the representative from the USDA say's that the beef from Canada will be safe, ranches are concerned not only about meat prices but also that their cattle may some day be affected with disease that has come from Canada. The USDA representative also stated that in time all imported meats will also have to have the same system in order to enter the U.S. market.

The man from the USDA said that though currently participation for the micro-chip program is voluntary, it will most certainly become mandatory. The cost to the cattle farmers is currently estimated to run about $10.00 for the tagging chip and cost of implant per animal. In the cattle industry this is a huge cost to absorb as these ranches do not make nearly as much as most of might think. Despite the absorbent prices we see when we look at a piece of meat in the grocery store, the ranches make very little. Added to this cost, a rancher will have to purchase a scanning wand. The currently estimate cost per wand is $1000.00 to $1500.00. Needless to say most of the cattle ranches at the Civil Center attending this meeting were not happy campers.

So how could this all poly into technology that could affect implants into humans? Well I am sure to the surprise of many of the readers here; testing is already being conducted to support the possibility of micro-chips in humans. Animal implants have long been the order of the day in the U.S. for exotic animals that come into the country. So, micro-chip implants are nothing new. Adding this agenda to domestic animals is a phase that does not surprise me in the least. The current studies for micro-chip human implants does not surprise me either.

Let's consider the UPC (Universal Product Code) that has been on products for many years now. Let's also again consider the scanners that lookup these items and price them to the consumer. Can you imagine someday walking into a grocery store where all your food is scanned and you have no cash or credit card to pay for the items you purchased? Think about paying for your groceries by simply sliding your hand across a scanner. This all may seem a little far fetched to many reading this, so lets see if we can apply any of this to readings in the Bible. Is it possible there is scripture that could suggest the possibility of micro-chip human implants?

Revelations 13: 16-18,

"And he caused 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, unless he has the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666."

In this scripture we find that a time will come when one will no be able to purchase goods with money and the only way one will be able to make a purchase is if they have the mark of the beast. As in no other time in the history of the world has such technology existed where one could buy only with a mark "in" his hand or forehead. The key word here is "in." A mark "on" a hand or forehead could be done by a number of simple means but not so if the mark is "in" the hand or forehead.

Micro-chip technology is the only thing I have seen that comes close to this prophecy, in the history of the world. So for those who choose to read this article, here is some food for thought. As I said earlier one has to not only consider the short term but the long term results of any action. It is most difficult to foresee future events based on the decision made today. A very good example of this is the Social Security System. In its hay day it was a great idea and system but look at the problems that the Social Security System faces today. The system is failing because no one had vision for the long term. So it is possible that human and animal identification implants seems reasonable and innocent today yet tomorrow implants become our worse nightmare. I wonder what the future will hold!

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