UNIQUE ID NUMBER
We like every week to bring what we call a Prophecy Update. We show how news and trends in the world are corroborating centuries-old prophecies found in the Bible.
Everyone has heard of the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast was introduced by the apostle John when he wrote the Revelation of Jesus Christ in the first century. It is some sort of mark on your hand or forehead by which you will conduct all commerce. You won’t be able to buy or sell anything without this mark.
What was once ridiculed as fantasy is now possible. We have the technology to implant or tattoo a person’s hand or forehead with information by which they can conduct all manner of business.
Anytime I run across a story regarding human chipping or marking or tagging it peaks my interest.
We’ve reported on plans for India to assign every one of its citizens, including children, with a unique identification number.
Those plans are progressing rather rapidly. On September 2nd India e-News posted an article titled, Delhiites may get unique ID number within three years. ((http://www.indiaenews.com/politics/20090902/218461.htm))
Delhiites may get their individual unique ID numbers in three years, Unique Indentificaiton Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani said Wednesday.
‘Delhi as a state is much ahead in this respect than other states. With utilisation of this database (of Mission Convergence) the authority would be in a position to issue unique ID numbers to the residents of Delhi within three years,’ Nilekani said.
He said the unique ID number will be issued to all residents of the country including children and students. ‘Unique ID would be able to retrieve information in respect of name, date of birth, address, parents’ names and bio-metric details including all fingerprints,’ he stated.
One vocal critic, Christine Hobson, writes, “In India in another three to four years, you will be known not by name, but by a unique identity (UID) number. Will this set a precedent for the rest of the world in the near future?”
Meanwhile on November 24th there was this article on msnbc.com, British police arrest people ‘just for the DNA.’ ((http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34123395/ns/world_news-europe))
Britain has built the world’s biggest DNA database without proper political debate and police routinely arrest people just to get their DNA profiles onto the system, the genetics watchdog said in a report on Tuesday.
The Human Genetics Commission, which advises the government on the social, legal and ethical aspects of genetics, called for a review of the database and said new laws must be passed to govern its use.
Set up in 1995, the database contains the DNA profiles of five million citizens, eight percent of the population, making it the world’s biggest in proportion to population size.
The report quoted an unidentified retired senior police officer as saying that “it is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything” in order to obtain a DNA sample.
We like to keep tabs on VeriChip, the current world leader in human microchip technology. On November 11th bnet.com reported that Verichip had bought a company called Steel Vault.
VeriChip, the company that markets a microchip implant that links to your online health records, has acquired Steel Vault, a credit monitoring and anti-identity theft company. The combined company will operate under a new name: PositiveID.
PositiveID [will be] in charge of a burgeoning empire of identity, health and microchip implant businesses…
PositiveID CEO Scott Silverman said: “PositiveID will be the first company of its kind to combine a successful identity security business with one of the world’s first personal health records through our Health Link business. PositiveID will address some of the most important issues affecting our society today with our identification tools and technologies for consumers and businesses.” ((http://industry.bnet.com/pharma/10005250/verichip-buys-steel-vault-creating-micro-implant-health-recordcredit-score-empire/))
Commenting on the article, prophecy conference speaker Chuck Missler said, “a Steel Vault VeriChip combo will be in a position to use chipping as a means to protect people from identity theft. Americans may resist the idea of having chips stuck in their arms, even to protect their identities, but the brains behind PositiveID have a number of different plans in the meanwhile.”
Looking for the perfect prophetic gift this Christmas? For just under $100.00 you can get the RFID Experimentation Kit.
Commenting on it, the people at thinkgeek.com wrote,
You can pick up this nifty RFID Experimentation Kit with over a dozen types of RFID tags, a USB based RFID reader and instructions for tons of insidious RFID projects. You even get a cool bio-implantable type of RFID Tag which you should never ever load into a blowgun and implant in any of your coworkers because it’s not surgically sterilized. ((http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/907a/))
In his report Missler went on to say,
RFID is a growing business that has worked its way up from a $1.9 billion-a-year industry in 2005 to a $5 billion-plus industry today. And the biggest user of RFID technology are world governments. China just spent $6 billion to get its citizens RFID- tagged national id cards. The US government has been using RFID tags to keep track of military inventory, and since 2006 has put these microchips on passports. The UK and India are also chipping their passports, and pre-paid public transportation cards have long been using RFID.
The chipping of the world has been a slow but steady progression, and it doesn’t promise to go away anytime soon, even with complaints and balking, inconvenience and negative public opinion. Whether for good or for bad, RFID appears to be here to stay. ((http://www.khouse.org/enews/2009-11-17/#2))
EpochTimes.com on November 10th reported on the massive surveillance going on in Hong Kong. ((http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/25040/))
Today 800,000 surveillance cameras are watching Shenzhen’s 12 million residents, an average of one camera for every 15 people.
Beijing took the surveillance a step further before the 2008 Olympics by installing GPS- tagging microphones in the city’s some 70,000 taxis. The microphones can be remotely activated without the driver’s knowledge for a live listen. The system also allows police to shut down the vehicle’s engine whenever they choose to.
All these are a part of nationwide high-tech surveillance and censorship government program named the “Golden Shield Project,”
The project aims to “integrate a gigantic online database with an all-encompassing surveillance network – incorporating speech and face recognition, closed-circuit television, smart cards, credit records, and Internet surveillance technologies,” according to a report by Greg Walton of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development.
Two thousand years ago the Bible predicted the invasive personal identification technology that is in use and growing in use today.
I’m so glad I am a believer in Jesus Christ! He has promised to resurrect and rapture the church off the earth before the Great Tribulation when the man we call the antichrist will demand everyone swear their allegiance to him.
Get ready, stay ready, keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!