The Number of the beast prophecy
This video above starts out with the English pattern examples with background Music playing. Then starting at 7:40 into the video the author begins narrating the information. 666 vs 616, the Greek and Hebrew values, also much more. If the music is too loud for you then please turn it down or mute it. There is some important information in the music portion in text and graphic form that is not repeated in the narrated information, so be sure to watch the entire video.
There are many people out there pointing to microchips like the Verichip to fit the role of the Mark of the beast. Some believe the Biblical evidence to support such claims is lacking. One may even begin to think that such support doesn’t exist. But if we look closely at the Greek words directly associated with the Mark of the Beast, such as Epi, Charagma, and Chi-Xi-Stigma, it becomes clear that Biblical support for such a mark is very strong.
Epi – Looking into the Language of Revelation
One of the most common claims against a microchip implant is that the Mark of the Beast is supposed to be “on” the hand or forehead and not “in” the hand or forehead. Revelation 13:16-18 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Does Revelation 20:4 refer to a mark in the body or on the body?
The overwhelming majority of translations opt for on. In fact, all modern versions use “on”. I’ve come across only two translations that side with in; the much beloved King James Version, and Webster’s Bible (translated by Noah Webster of Webster’s Dictionary fame.)
It’s not easy to discard the work of the 54 scholars that painstakingly translated the KJV by committee as well as the work of the wordsmith Noah Webster, a man who single handedly wrote his own dictionary. It would be foolish to write off such dedication in favor of modern translations that exist solely to make a buck.
According to James Strong , both “in” and “on” are valid translations of the Greek word epi. Epi’s many definitions include “into”, “in a place”, and “among”, all of which perfectly describe the placement of modern day RFID implants such as Applied Digital Solution’s Verichip. The Verichip is easily injected “into” the body “in a place”, the hand or forehead, and remains “among” the flesh.
Strong’s definition of “among” really starts to make sense when one considers the patented BioBond coating that enables the surrounding tissues to fuse with an otherwise smooth glass capsule. BioBond was a solution to the problem of RFID microchips migrating when implanted under the skin of household pets. This coating makes the Verichip implant
very difficult to remove without surgery and is what makes it “stick”. In other words, like the Verichip, the Mark of the Beast is likely to stay once implanted.
Charagma – The Mark in Mark of the Beast
The Greek word for mark is charagma. Strong’s Concordance defines charagma as
“a scratch or etching”,
“a badge of servitude”,
“graven”, and finally
“mark” . Strong’s also notes that charagma is directly related to the Greek word charax, which means “to sharpen to a point” and “a stake” .
From these definitions we get a clear picture of a surface being pierced by a sharp point, or the act of using a tool to engrave. The relationship between the Mark of the Beast (charagma) and a syringe that pierces the skin is obvious. It’s also been noted that a microchip is etched or engraved during it’s production .
The definitions of charagma — coupled with the fact that the Verichip is injected using a specialized syringe — make it clear that the Mark of the Beast could very well be a microchip injected into the hand.
“[Charagma] is an engraved, etched, branded or inscribed ‘mark’ or ’sign’. Closest to the original sense[...] is the earliest example in Soph. Phil., 267, where [charagma] denotes the bite of a snake.”
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (vol 9, page 416)
“any mark engraved, imprinted, or branded, ch. echidnes the serpent’s mark, i.e. its bite, sting”
Charagma – Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon
There’s a disturbing connection between the piercing serpent Satan ( Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
Isaiah 27:1), the “bite of the serpent” (charagma), and a syringe-injectable microchip like the Verichip. I challenge you to think of something that resembles a syringe more closely than the fang of a snake!
The book of Amos mentions the day of the Lord and a serpent bite to the hand in consecutive verses. This may foreshadow the Mark of the Beast in the last days.
- Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
- As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
There’s an important warning in verse 18 about desiring the last days. Even though we may recogize the signs of the end times we should in no way desire or try to hasten them because they are full of pain and suffering. Consider the following:
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
A hedge symbolizes protection, so let God take care of you! It may prove to be a blessing to give your life rather than accept the bite of the serpent, the charagma, the Mark of the Beast.
A Grievous Sore
As noted above, one of the definitions of Charagma is graven. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines graven as follows:
“1. To sculpt or carve; engrave. 2. To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently.”
With permanence in mind let’s consider Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.
Revelation 16:2. What is a noise-some and grievous sore? Obviously this type of sore would cause a person much anguish and grief, but could it be that the grievous sore not only causes grief but is caused by grief?
Body modification and self inflicted wounds are now commonplace among a restless generation. Imagine for a moment that someone has finally accepted that they have a mark in their body that will damn them to an eternal fiery hell.
What’s the first thing they’d try to do? Remove it of course! And they’d go to extreme measures to do so. It would become a grievous sore. Click the image to see a video clip depicting this scenario. This is a grievous sore indeed (not for the faint of heart). And that microchip looks exactly like the Verichip, only a little bigger!
Now consider the words of Jesus in Mark 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Mark 9:43 and Matthew 18:9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Matthew 18:9 where He speaks about removing your hand or eye rather than burn in Hell. Are Jesus’ words spiritual or prophetic? Maybe both.
Ever heard of eyeball jewelery? How easy would it be to implant a Verichip under the outer layer of tissue on the back of your eyeball? That sounds scary, but has probably already been done. So would that chip be “in” the eyeball or “on” the eyeball? Does that fit the description of the forehead? Possibly.
Chi-Xi-Stigma – Six Hundred Threescore and Six 666
Much like the original authors, the Biblical scholars of the King James Bible (KJV) chose to spell out the number 666 – Six hundred threescore and six. This is one of the rare exceptions in the Bible where words are used rather than numbers to describe a numeric value. God inspired these men to spell it out – Six hundred threescore and six – so that we can gain a further understanding of the Mark of the beast.
Interestingly, spelling out 666 in words accurately preserves the original use of the Greek language. If we look at the Greek we see that 666 is presented with three words: Chi – Xi – Stigma.
The numeric values of these three Greek letters add up to 666. Strong’s Concordance gives stigma the following definition:
“to ’stick’ … a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership) … mark.” With the definitions of stick, incised, punched, and mark, stigma is very close to the definition of charagma.
Stigma and charagma both support the idea of a syringe injectable microchip like the Verichip. Stigma has also made it into the English language where it’s defined as “a mark of infamy or disgrace,” there’s an obvious carryover from its use in Revelation.
There’s another notable correlation between the Verichip and 666, Chi-Xi-Stigma. One of the earliest public faces of Applied Digital Solutions was Digital Angel. Due to the alarming character of the technology it was quickly discovered that the Digital Angel logo contained a hidden but obvious 666 . See the image below and also note the light that is centered on the forehead.
Digital Angel isn’t the only product with a name or logo that links to 666. The connection between 666 and acquired products seems to have become a trend for Applied Digital Solutions’ Verichip Corporation. If nothing else they add to the mounting evidence revealing the nature of the Mark of the Beast and 666. It’s hard to write these off as mere coincidence.
A recent acquisition by Applied Digital Solutions is eXI Wireless. Remember that Xi is the 60 in 666. Another purchase is Xmark (who’s products include WatchMate and Hugs.) The similarities are obvious. Also worth mentioning is Somark Innovations, a company that manufactures invisible RFID ink used to tattoo cattle for tracking .
Token of Perdition
While the Mark of the Beast and 666 are disgraceful to God and most Christians, they won’t be to the average man. The Mark will eventually be commonplace because of its close relationship to money, identification, and commerce. Where any of these are found security is close by.
In English one of the more intriguing definitions of stigma is “token.” Anyone familiar with digital security will recognize a token as a physical device that’s used to gain various levels of access . That’s exactly what the Verichip is. Security is huge when it comes to commerce, and security will play a large role in selling the Mark of the Beast.
The following news excerpts demonstrate the welcoming of such a security token.
Ultimately, the ideal solution for merchants will be a reader that is based on an open standard and capable of accepting each card’s contactless token. The convergence of contactless payment
“I wanted to get chipped,” he says. “It’s entirely up to me what I put on my chip, I’ve been involved with authentication for 20 years, working with biometrics, and I was promoting the token. Now I am the token.” RFID is literally getting under people’s skin
Like the Verichip, a security token almost always carries a unique number on it. One must wonder if this somehow relates to 666, the “number of his name” ( Revelation 13:17-18
- 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.
Revelation 13:17-18, Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Even though Xi and Chi don’t have outright definitions like Stigma does, they still provide some insight into the Mark. Chi is depicted as an uppercase X and is used to symbolize Christ . This possibly hints at the Antichrist’s likening to a lamb with two horns ( Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Revelation 13:11), referring to his probable Christian facade or promises of peace ( Leviticus 23:19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
Many Eastern traditions hold that Chi is an internal energy flow. While this is a spiritual belief, it’s still an interesting fact that future versions of the Verichip will run on an internal energy source.
The shape of Xi as written in Greek shares a close likeness to a curled up snake ready to strike. This is another hint to Charagma as the bite of a serpent. Stigma also resembles a serpent that is coiled and ready to strike. And as noted by one of our readers, the antenna in the Verichip is a coil of wire.
Charagma, epi, and xi-chi-stigma (666) all have very important meanings. After studying the Greek words its easy to see that the Mark of the Beast is closely related to implants like the Verichip. We must honestly weigh all the evidence when considering this possibility, it’s much more than just coincidence and hype so take heed.
More about RFID implants and the Verichip
There’s just too much evidence to discard the possibility that the Mark of the Beast is a sub-dermal microchip implant, namely the Verichip implant. In fact, the language in Revelation strongly supports such an idea. We’ll explore Revelation in the next few sections, but first let’s take a closer look at the Verichip.
RFID, which stands for Radio Frequency Identification, is currently making leaps and bounds as a replacement for the common bar-code. RFID is also being hyped as the next big thing in personal identification. There are two types of RFID microchips (a.k.a. tags or transponders) in development, passive and active.
The bar code replacements and current versions of the Verichip implant are passive transponders. A passive transponder requires an outside source of energy to activate. A burst of energy within a close distance (usually a few inches) charges the microchip enough to respond with whatever information is stored on it. In the case of the Verichip, that information is a 16 digit identification number which is then cross referenced against a database for unlimited amounts of information.
In contrast, active RFID tags have their own power supply and require no outside energy to broadcast their information. Because this type of microchip will soon be implanted in the body, an internal renewable power supply is a must. This is a major challenge and is also big business.
Commercial devices are coming to market which will be surgically implanted and require some sort of power supply. This is nothing new, consider the pacemaker. The big difference though is that a pacemaker runs on batteries, and batteries need to be replaced. Replacement requires another costly operation, which inherently involves risk. The point of an internal renewable power supply is that the batteries will never have to be replaced.
There is already existing technology that provides a means of creating an electrical current through the process of temperature change. The Mark of the Beast is said to be in the hand or forehead and it’s no surprise that these are prime areas for hot and cold changes.
Thermo Life, owned by Applied Digital Solutions through it’s purchase of eXI Wireless, is a technology that converts temperature change into electricity. Consider the following:
“This next-generation Thermo Life™ is a direct result of VeriChip Corp’s acquisition of eXI Wireless. Knowing that the acquisition was in the process, our research and development personnel aimed to improve the Thermo Life™ product to provide a potential power source for an active RFID tag for People.” Scott R. Silverman, Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital
Thermo Life is a permanent power supply that operates off temperature fluctuations in the human body. One of the main advantages of a powered (active) RFID implant is to allow for tracking. In fact, Applied Digital Solutions is currently hard at work incorporating GPS into their Verichip for the allowance of global tracking Thermo Life will likely power these devices. The name alone is reminiscent of eternal hell fire, exactly what partakers of the Mark of the Beast can look forward to.
Applied Digital Solutions has already been successful in marketing and developing external devices that track people at small and large scales. Their Hugs and products track newborns while in the hospital. RoamAlert and WatchMate are external devices used for security or “Wander Prevention.”
Verichip Corp’s implantable products include VeriMed, VeriGuard, and VeriPay. RoamAlert also comes in an implantable version. Verichip Corp recently pulled all references to their VeriPay product . They have been known to remove specific references to their products only to have them resurface when the time is right.
Not long ago their VeriKid product tracked children in urban environments, but they have also since pulled this product, likely until the market is able to accept it more readily. It was easy to see the similarities between VeriKid and the Mark of the Beast.
The tracking doesn’t stop at geographic location either. Heart rate, breathing, temperature, sleep, and consciousness can all be monitored from any remote location]. All of this is already being used in real world applications.
Why Applied Digital Solutions, why Verichip Corp, why not some other company or device? Because Applied Digital Solutions holds the patent to “A transceiver device implantable in a human body comprising: a trigger-able radio frequency transmitter, a power source for powering said transmitter, triggering means for activating said transmitter, receiver means allowing the detection of an externally generated information signal,…”
That covers the complete operation of the RFID microchip and the device to read its signal. No company can legally step in and manufacture a similar device. And the patent is absolutely correct when it states that “The device meets the growing demand for a new level of safety and peace of mind.” This device is here to stay.
The first people to receive the Verichip in large numbers will be those who society feels need a watchful eye; children, the elderly, immigrants, prisoners and paroled criminals are all likely candidates, and the list goes on. Police officers and gun owners could also be some of the first to accept the implant. A microchip in the hand and another in the gun would allow only the owner to fire the weapon, thereby reducing accidental death and increasing safety.
Verichip Corp is already marketing to a diverse range of individuals. The microchip implant seems ready to go, so what’s left before mass adoption? Active RFID, GPS, and security are all likely to be rolled into future generations of the chip. Security is probably the biggest factor since the current generation of the Verichip has already proven to be insecure. And there’s no room for error when finances and identification are at stake.
Expect to see large scale applications in animal “chipping”, both in pets and livestock. These are perfect pilot programs to test and refine a system that will be used on the populace. Criminals will follow since they have no choice in the matter, and children will come next as the fears of parents are increasingly preyed upon. All the while a restless and rebellious segment of the general population will be getting “chipped” because they think it’s cool
Revelation 13:16, Revelation 14:9-10
- And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
- The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Revelation 14:9-10, and Revelation 20:4
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.