This column will be fairly short. For the past few years, there have been debates about whether biometric technology could usher in the cashless, totalitarian economy that is described in the final book of the Holy Bible. That book, Revelation, says that “no man may buy nor sell” without something called the Mark of the Beast. People have speculated that one thing or another represents the Mark. But, once you see the video below, then you will understand just how easily the Mark can be implemented. Why? Because it has already started.
It is being sold to the citizens of India as a way to “fight corruption”. They are also being told that they will have “easier access to the welfare state”. And, they are lining up at the rate of one million per day. (And, with a population of 1.2-billion, at this rate it will still take more than three years to register everyone.) To me, the amazing part is the compliant looks on everyone’s faces as they stand in line.
Many educated preachers have scoffed at my research about the Bible’s clues to the timetable of God’s plans for the Tribulation. But, none of them have proven me wrong. (Their arguments are usually based upon an over-interpretation of only one verse in the Holy Bible.) And, not one event has occurred since my book was published to prove the book wrong. And, if it is true that the Rapture will take place in less than two months, then the forces of evil must begin early to implement their evil schemes in order to be on schedule for the government of The Anti-Christ.
If it is true that the Indian use of an all-biometric welfare system is, indeed, the first step in a global Mark of the Beast, then it begs the question: why India?
For one thing, India has an ancient history of belief in multiple gods. But, in contrast, the longest missionary journey of any of the Apostles ended in southern India. The Apostle Thomas — the same one that put his finger into Jesus’ scars from the nails and the spear — ended up in Madras, India. So, in trying to undo the work of Jesus, it makes perverse sense that The Enemy would start in the place where a human that touched Jesus’ body would try to touch the bodies of people to turn them away from Jesus.
Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the second-largest port in India. It is also the second-largest exporter of information technology in India. And, it is home of the Tamil film industry — yes, the second-largest film industry in India. Are all of these “second-largest” things mere coincidence? If you read the 14th chapter of the Book of Isaiah, you will read what is known among Bible students as “the ranting of Satan”. There, he declares his intention: “I will be like the Most High God”. Note the precise language. Even in his rebellion, he knows that he cannot be God. So, he settles for being like Him. In other words, early on, Satan chose second-best. And, in the end, Hell will be “the second-best place that you can be”. By the way, India has the second-largest national population on Earth. Do you see a pattern here?
Because the historic Christians of India claim their roots all the way back to the Apostle Thomas, if the enemy of our souls can succeed there, then he gains a large foothold. The population of India is approximately one-seventh of the population of Earth. One in seven; another Biblical concept.
People can scoff if they want. But, when so many elements of Bible prophecy are being fulfilled all around us, perhaps the scoffers should reconsider. As I’ve written repeatedly, the Bible says that no man can know when Jesus returns (sets foot on Earth again). But, the event known as The Rapture (the calling away of the saints “to meet the Lord in the air”) is a totally separate event. We cannot meet the Lord in the air if He is on the ground. And, if He is not on the ground, then He has not yet returned. It’s simple logic.
The Mark of the Beast will be the economic system of the global reign of The Anti-Christ. That reign begins at the midpoint of the seven-year Tribulation. My book, “Tribulation: 2008“, explains that the Tribulaiton began on the 29th of September, 2008 (the Feast of Trumpets on the Hebrew calendar). Hello: that was almost three-and-a-half years ago!
So, if the Mark of the Beast system begins to be used on a global scale at the halfway point of The Tribulation (that halfway point being the 20th of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, or 11 April 2012), then it only makes sense that the Mark system must already be in place prior to that date.
Does that change your perspective about whether the system in India could be (or quickly become) the Mark of the Beast? And, if it did, then does that change your perspective about whether we are already in the first half of The Tribulation?