Is Jesus’ Coming Pre-tribulation, Mid, or post tribulation Rapture?
The timing of the rapture, the truth concerning Rapture, the main debates about Rapture’s timing.
Does the Rapture of the Church occur Pre, Mid, or post Tribulation.
Seasoned Christian – Introduction
Before we focus in on the main commentary of this subject I wish to address a few quick but very important points. Let’s begin with a familiar scripture, it is Mark 13:32.
“But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
Lets now take a look at another scripture that’s not quite as familiar but it helps give proper balance to the scripture you just read above. This next scripture is 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2. for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you brothers are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
The obvious points from these two scriptures are clear,
- No one knows the exact day or hour.
- Jesus comes as a thief to non-believers but for believers that day does not surprise us, for we are not of the darkness.
- Jesus wants his children to know the general season of his coming.
- The general signs of Jesus’ coming are given by Jesus himself in Matthew chapter 24 as well as the other Gospels. Jesus focused very specifically on one sign in particular where he referred to the prophet Daniel. Jesus said, “when you see what was spoken by the Prophet Daniel concerning the abomination that makes desolate then let the reader understand.” The warning that follows that sign is very clear, but you can read Matthew 24 for yourself.
Let’s take a deeper look at this mystery from scripture. Holy Spirit in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I ask for your Wisdom and for your wisdom and understanding to be given to each of your children who are called of you to understand this difficult subject.
Read carefully and prayerfully.
1 Cor 15:51-57
51 Lo ! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on in-corruption and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on in-corruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Commentary note on: 1 Cor 15: 51-52
In verse 51 and 52 above we see the words Mystery, Last Trump and the word raised. Paul obviously is talking about a resurrection of believers here; otherwise he would not have used the word RAISED in respect to the dead. He is also talking about the end of the church age. With those things in mind lets look at God’s Word some more.
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And swore by him that lives for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be no more delay 7 But in the days of the trump of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophets.
Commentary on Rev 10:7
Now here in Revelation 10 verse 7 we see the Word “Mystery” and the promise that when the seventh angel sounds his trumpet the Mystery of God would be fulfilled. We know the 7th angel in Revelation is the same one who blows the 7th trump. Here in Revelation 10:7 is only the promise, the angel is not sounding it here. Now lets look further into the Word of God.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give you thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which is, and was, and are to come; because you have taken to thee your great power, and has begun to reign. 18 And the nations were angry, and your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou should give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and that you should destroy them which destroy the earth.
Now in the scripture above we have the 7th Angel sounding his trumpet. Notice that it says in verse 18 “your wrath has come” speaking of God’s wrath and also “the time of the dead that they should be judged.” We know these are believers because it says the servants, the prophets and the saints. Also rewards are spoken about. You only give rewards to children in the kingdom. This is the resurrection Paul is talking about in 1st Corinthians. It occurs at the blowing of the Last trump, which is blown by the 7th angel. We also know these are believers in Jesus because the white thrown judgment resurrection for the rest of the dead does not occur until Revelation 20.
One additional note on God’s wrath, notice from Revelation 11:15-18 above that until this scripture God’s wrath has not yet come. The time that it has come is announced in this scripture. All events that have occurred before this scripture are judgments and tribulations from God, but it is not his wrath. Let us continue with this scripture below.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. 14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, (Insert: Rapture starts here) Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
(Insert: God’s Wrath starts here after church is removed) 17 and another angel came out of the temple, which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
First sickle is the Rapture of Christian believers the 2nd sickle is God’s wrath
Now this is where Rapture actually takes place, Rev 14:14-16 is the Rapture.This is the 1st sickle where Jesus comes and takes his Church out of the world and out of his impending wrath. Notice the word Harvest is used, Jesus also uses the word Harvest when explaining the tares and the wheat in Matthew. Now the next sickle (2nd Sickle) starts in 14:17-20, this is a wrath sickle. The 1st sickle is a Harvest sickle (Rapture). Be sure not to confuse these two sickles. Once again the 1st sickle in Revelation 14:14-16 is the Rapture. The second sickle in Revelation 14:17-20 is a wrath sickle.
The Bowl judgments begin right after this second sickle in chapter 14:17-20. As Jesus promised and Apostle Paul spoke, Jesus delivers us out of his wrath. Exactly as Paul was instructed and wrote to us by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I would like to point out one more thing to all reading, Jesus said in Mark Chapter 13 that the church age generation shall not pass away until all these things take place. What things? All the things he spoke of in Chapter 13. In Mark 13:37 Jesus also said this. “And what I say to you I say to all: Watch.” Jesus said for ALL to WATCH. He was speaking to his disciples and to us, telling us to watch for what? Everything he spoke that would happen in Mark Chapter 13.
Jesus also talks about the tares (nonbelievers) and the wheat (believers). Jesus makes it clear they grow together until his coming. Jesus’ coming and rapture are in fact the same event. Here are a couple of those scriptures.
But he said, no lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them. Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, You gather together first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Commentary on Matthew 13:29
Notice Jesus says to the reapers to gather first the tares (nonbelievers) and bind them into bundles to be burned. Jesus does not command them to be burned at that very moment but rather be bound and gathered first for a future time that he will destroy them. This binding and separation will occur during the time of the Antichrist. Those who take the buying and selling mark of the antichrist will be bound and separated, to be burned after the church has been raptured.
Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
First, please note that in both passages, a trumpet sounds before the dead are raised to life.
Now although this may seem quite simple, it is very important to observe this very simple commonality, because we’re about to compare these two passages to another passage that contains Christ’s own description of His Second Coming. Here it is:
“Then the Sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming of the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with the sound of a great trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
So in Christ’s own words, at His Second Coming a “great trumpet” will be sounded, after which His elect will be gathered together, “from one end of heaven to the other”.
This is exactly the same event that is described in the first two passages. In all three, a trumpet is sounded, and in all three, the ‘elect’, or believers, both dead and alive, are gathered to Christ.
To my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, I do understand there are many arguments supporting pre-tribulation rapture teaching. Revelation 3:10 is one of them: KEEP US FROM THE HOUR OF TRIAL. Rather than spend a lot of time go to the original Greek and find the correct usage for the word KEEP as used in this scripture. You will find that this word has more than one usage. One is physical the other is spiritual. The article usage in Revelation 3:10 is very specific.
Also Jesus spoke of tribulation as series of tribulations and events, (More than one) Example he said in Matthew 24, after that tribulation. In another passage he spoke of the Great Tribulation as a different event. This great tribulation Jesus connected to the future desolation of a third rebuilt Jewish Temple.
The Wrath of God, the seals and trumps judgments are not the same event, they each have different purposes. The seals and trumps are judgments because of sin, but they are given as a warning to repent.
God uses serious judgments to try to bring a person or nation to repentance. Example, Moses said by command of the Lord. “Let my people go.” The people were still under Pharaoh’s control, but God began pouring out His judgments, increasing them each time if Pharaoh refused God’s command through Moses. God never poured out his full wrath on Egypt during this time. They were judgments with punishments, but they were not the full wrath of God.
The same is true for the book of Revelation, the 7 seals and seven trumps, and the 7 thunders that are sealed up are serious extreme judgments. They are given to punish and separate the wheat from the chaff. But it is not the wrath of God.
The wrath of God is his anger poured out to destroy the nations that reject him. This begins with the 1st bowl judgment. At this time, the time of God’s bowls judgments God is NOT trying to call anyone to repentance, the door is shut. The only purpose for the bowl judgments is for justice and for the destruction of nations and all persons who worshiped, or took the mark of the Antichrist.
Question: When Paul in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 speaks of a rebellion and a falling away what do you think will cause this rebellion in the first place. In the Gospel there is a scripture, which talks about those who determine that the Master is delayed in coming. Make yourself a list of every reason you can possibly think of that could cause some Christians to fall away and rebel. Then ask yourself honestly if an erred teaching of pre-tribulation rapture could cause some to fall away. Then more importantly ask the Lord the same question. Last but not least, when the Lord delivered Israel out of Egypt what trumpet did they exodus? Was it not the seventh after great hardship and testing? When Israel left Egypt, did they not leave in great haste as the Lord commanded Moses it should be done? The Lord has not changed. Is it not written that Judgment begins in the House of God? So be the truth, in the name and the blood of Jesus the Lord.
44 Then Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.
21 Tell and bring forth your case; Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, A just God and a Savior; there is none besides me.
22 “Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
23 I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
May the Lord Jesus Christ keep all of you who trust IN HIM in his Hand always. And may the Holy Spirit guide you in all Truth, and Wisdom.
This video above starts out with the English pattern examples with background Music playing. Then starting at 7:40 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.
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.