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: Rev 13:16
As I sat at a traffic light yesterday, I looked to the vehicles on either side of me. Both drivers had their phone in hand, checking social media.
I do not know why this thought entered my mind, but I began to think about the mark of Revelation Chapter 13, commonly known as the mark of the beast.
For quite some time I was convinced that it was a tattoo of some sort, given that we live in a tattoo laden time. When I young the only people having tattoos were sailors and motorcycle gangs. Now I see them on sports figures, models, chefs, and singers; no matter the age or social status.
I don’t want one and will never get one. So the mark has no appeal to me. I’m sure many others are like me.
But what if the mark included one of those RF chips, as so many now speculate; and what if the RF chip was a personal Wifi connection for you!
What if it connected you to the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap-chat, Netflix, Hulu, Plex, and all other services? What if you could text and call using the technology?
No dead zones! No matter where you go on the planet you stay connected!
Now you have a bargaining chip that people will covet and desire! You would have no problem selling its purpose despite losing personal freedom.
Make it free and people will line up for it.
I’m not saying this is how it happens. Nor do I know if such technology exists.
One thing I noticed is the King James says they receive a mark “in” their right hand. Many other old translations say the same. Newer ones say “on” the right hand.
The Greek word epi is used either way – in or on.
A tattoo could very well be on and a chip could be in.
Only time will tell.