*I saw this on the Drudge Report where it contained the caption, "MARK OF THE BEAST?"http://tinyurl.com/mark0http://www.drudgereport.comElectronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy usesAFP News Aug 11 03:43 PM A hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could transform medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations, according to a US study published Thursday.The micro-electronics technology, called an epidermal electronic system (EES), was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore, and is described in the journal Science."It's a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology," said co-author John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user."The patch could be used instead of bulky electrodes to monitor brain, heart and muscle tissue activity and when placed on the throat it allowed users to operate a voice-activated video game with better than 90 percent accuracy."This type of device might provide utility for those who suffer from certain diseases of the larynx," said Rogers. "It could also form the basis of a sub-vocal communication capability, suitable for covert or other uses."The wireless device is nearly weightless and requires so little power it can fuel itself with miniature solar collectors or by picking up stray or transmitted electromagnetic radiation, the study said.Less than 50-microns thick -- slightly thinner than a human hair -- the devices are able to adhere to the skin without glue or sticky material."Forces called van der Waals interactions dominate the adhesion at the molecular level, so the electronic tattoos adhere to the skin without any glues and stay in place for hours," said the study.Northwestern University engineer Yonggang Huang said the patch was "as soft as the human skin."Rogers and Huang have been working together on the technology for the past six years. They have already designed flexible electronics for hemispherical camera sensors and are now focused on adding battery power and other energy options.The devices might find future uses in patients with sleep apnea, babies who need neonatal care and for making electronic bandages to help skin heal from wounds and burns.http://tinyurl.com/3o8clva
This thing is applied to your forehead or hand.....and it is only in it's very infant stages. It is very tiny also, about the size of a match head, and thinner than a hair. It looks like a chip of film, with microscopic S's engraved on it.The odd thing about it, is that it is a monitor....and implanted, can actually connect you to the Internet....and retrieve data also. Imagine...everyone on the Earth required to have one...and to buy or sell.....It would be verifiable....and eventually impossible to fool.Hunger is a powerful tool...and to eat, or not to eat....may be the most Manipulative Extortion mechanism upon Earth. The Mark of the Beast is now at least, in the grasp of man, to have vivid control instantly of every human being on the planet. Say it could never happen...but the Word says that it will...and this would be financially in the grasp of almost any Nation today. The "Secret Rapture" will not save you or your children, for there won't be one. Only faith in Jesus will Grace you with the endurance to Stand before HIM in the end.Revelation 7:13-15King James Version (KJV) 13. "And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14. And I said unto him, "Sir, thou knowest." And he said to me, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them."THEY WENT IN....THEY CAME OUT! Overcomers. This is right on our doorstep.
First it was the UPC bar code. Then it was the RFID chip. And now this. Gets creepier all the time.Blaine
"Unfortunately, Christians have a long track record of identifying prominent individuals as the antichrist: several popes, Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev and Juan Carlos. The same can be said of the enigmatic number 666, which has been equated with everything from credit cards to computers to the hand stamp at Disney World. The modern church needs to do away with such inappropriate speculation, which is informed by an anachronistic reading of current events back into the Bible." "There have been almost a legion of names in many different languages that have been deciphered in the efforts to find solution for Code 666, ranging from the merest conjecture to a frantic religious fanaticism that borders on lunacy. This visional mark was an emblem of submission to emperor-worship. It was the stigmatic badge of the beast stamped in their right hand, or in their forehead, signifying a binding oath of loyalty. All who conformed to the imperial orders received the mark of the beast, personified in the Roman emperor -- the Neronic antiChrist." "The unexpected element in the computation was that it had to be worked out in Hebrew, a language that at least some members of the churches would know. His readers would have guessed by now that he was speaking of Nero, and those who understood Hebrew probably grasped it instantly. The numerical values of the Hebrew letters in Neron Kesar (Nero Caesar) equal six hundred sixty six. Johns Biblically informed readers will have already recognized many clear indications of the Beasts identity as Rome (indeed, they already knew this from reading the Book of Daniel). Now Nero has arrived on the scene as the first great persecutor of the Church, the embodi-ment of the "666-ness" of the Empire, and Lo and behold! his very name spells out 666. It is significant that "all the earliest Christian writers on the Apocalypse, from Irenaeus down to Victorious of Pettau and Commodian in the fourth, and Andreas in the fifth, and St. Beatus in the eighth century, connect Nero, or some Roman emperor, with the Apocalyptic Beast. There should be no reasonable doubt about this identification. John was writing to first-century Christians, warning them of things that were "shortly" to take place. They were engaged in the most crucial battle of history, against the Dragon and the evil Empire which he possessed. The purpose of the Revelation was to comfort the Church with the assurance that God was in control, so that even the awesome might of the Dragon and the Beast would not stand before the armies of Jesus Christ. Christ was wounded in His heel on Friday, the sixth day, the Day of the Beast yet that is the day He crushed the Dragons head. At his most powerful, John says, the Beast is just a six, or a series of sixes; never a seven. His plans of world dominion will never be fulfilled, and the Church will overcome through her Lord Jesus, the 888, who conquered on the Eighth Day.". "Beyond all shadow of doubt or uncertainty, the Wild Beast from the sea is meant as a symbol of the emperor Nero. Here, at any rate, John has neglected no single means by which he could make his meaning clear without deadly peril to himself and the Christian Church. He describes this Wild Beast by no less than sixteen distinctive marks, and then all but tells us in so many words the name of the person whom it is intended to symbolize."The Jewish Christian would have tried the name as he thought of the name-that is in Hebrew letters. And the moment he did this the secret stood revealed. No Jew ever thought of Nero except as Neron Kesar, and this gives at once 666"
But what if you're wrong? Will you allow your wife, children and yourself to take a mark in order to buy & sell, should that ever become the only way to survive?"mark"G5480χάραγμαcharagmakhar'-ag-mahFrom the same as *G5482*; a scratch or etching, that is, stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue): - graven, mark.G5482χάραξcharaxkhar'-axFrom charasso (to sharpen to a point; akin to *G1125* through the idea of scratching); a stake, that is, (by implication) a palisade or rampart (millitary mound for circumvallation in a siege): - trench.G1125γράφωgraphōgraf'-oA primary verb; to grave, especially to write; figuratively to describe: - describe, write (-ing, -ten).I'm more inclined to believe this is not "the mark" but they're just playing around - getting minds ready for what they already have in mind.I posted on this forum years ago, while listening to the bbc while online here - 'The Interview' [the name of the program] with a man attending the G-8 meeting and he said that the National ID card won't work internationally - that we needed the chip.Whether it's a chip or a true type of permenent nano-ink tatoo - he and that program was dead serious.
"But what if you're wrong? Will you allow your wife, children and yourself to take a mark in order to buy & sell, should that ever become the only way to survive?"It won't happen,so I don't need to fear.Futurism breeds fear.I'm already sealed by the Father in Christ.He can't/won't lose any who are His.Jesus gives eternal life not temporary.Cain's heirs are already marked as well.Stop speculating and keep evangelizing(proclaiming)!Jesus Saves!Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
No desire to debate, savannah, but just to clear one point.Since I've come to see post-trib, I don't think I've ever felt fear since.Our brothers and sisters around the globe have gone and are going through possibly more than we will. That we would be accounted worthy at any time, to suffer for Him, is what we knew that Christianity included since the beginning and until the He returns.There is no fear in love.Blessings!
He can't/won't lose any who are His.Jesus gives eternal life not temporary.
savannah wrote:He can't/won't lose any who are His.Jesus gives eternal life not temporary.
N. Korea comes about as close to what living under the antichrist will be. The leader of N. Korea has proclaimed himself to be god, his son is Jesus, and his mother is the Holy Spirit. Talk about antichrist. All citizens are to revere Kim sung ol as divine. Failure to do so will result in prison or death. You must give allegiance to the dear leader if you want to eat.You also see what Christians in N Korea are suffering. Because they give allegiance to Christ they go forage for roots and grass. They thank God when they can find a rat to eat. In prison they will pick through rat droppings to get the corn kernals to eat. And thank God. Those precious few who make China to get bread will often return to N Korea with the bread of life, the Bible. Do you know tha according to Voice of the Martyrs the average life expectancy of a N Korean evangelist is 3 months!!! Can you wrap your mind around that???Folks we are not talking futurism in the book of Revelation or something that happened in Rome. We are talking persecuted church RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.Yes, I do believe a time will come when the antichrist will arise and the mark will be demanded. But their will be a remnant who will say no and they will pay the price. But that has always been the testimony of the church. Look to Eritrea, Samalia, India, Pakistan, China, etc. Do you get it? There is a persecuted church.At the risk of being heretical, but I have a reputation for that, balance your Ravenhill and Washer with some Richard Wormbrandt. Brother Wormbrandt wrote a book called Tortured for Christ. I read this book twice before. I am rereading it again. It will give you some ideas of how the remnant will live under persecution. Actually the N Korean believers are probably saying what are you talking about living under the antichrist. We are doing it now.Submitted by Blaine Scogin