And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free
to receive a mark in their right hand, or 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.
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).
The web site link provided below features an article by Joseph Farah, entitled "Meet the 'Digital Angel' -- from Hell", concerning the emerging digital chip implant technology that boasts some great benefits for the world. But at the same time, this very technology could also be used to classify and control all of humankind.
In the Bible, the Book of Revelation speaks of a time when a final world dictator, called the Antichrist, will demand that every human being worldwide take a mark on their right hand or forehead. Those individuals who take this mark are signifying acceptance of the one world government that he will establish, and their devotion to him and worship of him as their "God". Those refusing to accept the mark will not be able to buy or sell and will be hunted down and put to death by the Antichrist. He could use the type of technology described in the article below to accomplish these things!
These are indeed interesting times! It is important that we keep abreast of the emerging technologies and the world events that are taking place all around us. But it is even more important to keep in perspective that God is in full control over the events of the world and has promised to be a place of refuge and source of help to all those who call upon Him.
Two thousand years ago God sent His Son into the world to provide a cure for the life-threatening problem that we all share as human beings - the problem of sin that separates us from God, and eventually results in death. This disease is 100% fatal. There is only one cure!
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, just as the prophets of old had predicted. Jesus proclaimed the Gospel to all who would listen. The Gospel is the good news that God loves us and has a plan of salvation to redeem us from the otherwise inevitable consequences of death and separation from God that result from our sins! His mission, as the promised Savior, was to reconcile to God all people who would place their trust in Him.
Jesus accomplished our redemption by dying on the cross, instead of us, taking upon Himself the punishment for the sins we each individually have committed when we broke God's commandments. Jesus was buried and rose again the third day, according to the scriptures, demonstrating His victory over sin and death. God has promised that every person who acknowledges their sins and receives Jesus as their Savior, by placing their trust in Jesus' finished work on the cross as payment for their sins, will be pardoned for their sins, and will receive eternal life!
This Bible scripture sums it all up:
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
As you contemplate these things, I wish you all the peace, joy and hope that come from trusting in Jesus, the Light of the world. As you reflect on the reasons that we celebrate our Savior's birth, death and resurrection, may your life in Him also shine brightly to all those around you as you touch their lives with the Light and Love that come from Him!
God's greatest gifts to us are His Son, Jesus, and the eternal life He gives to all those who trust in Him. Praise God for His awesome gifts!
Our gift to God is how we use the life that He has given us. May our lives bring much glory to Him!!
God bless you as you study His Word and draw close to Him.
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