It is beyond any question that we have reached the closing
days of John's vision in Revelation 13:16 when people will be
marked and tracking implants are a reality of the signs of the
times. But then what about people who would fear hypodermic injections
with needles the diameter of a piece of rice, or would go mad
at the sight of a permanent lump under the skin of their foreheads?
We must then add to these problems the mind numbing costs
and logistic problems of implanting billions of people with individual
transponders by the use of syringes. This brings us back to the
practicality of micro-laser brands.
As I have shared, the laser marking of living creatures has
been developed since the 1970's. The capability to reduce the
size of these brands while expanding the information that can
be contained within these flesh-etchings has vastly improved
since the 70s as is proven by a June 14, 04 Knight Ridder
article which headlined "Pinpoint idea to foil thieves."
Notice as we read from this article the one obvious shortcoming
of this latest technology, if ever used for marking human beings,
is that beyond the use of a super adhesive it can be removed.
Then also keep in mind that there is an already existing laser
marking procedure which can be readily adapted to utilize this
newest technology so that data can be applied directly to a person's
Quoting we read, "They are the size of a grain of sand,
nearly impossible to see and equally difficult to scrape off.
With laser technology, they are engraved with lines of text invisible
to the naked eye.
They're called DataDots, and the Coral Gables, Fla., Police
Department will be the first law enforcement agency in the nation
to use the tiny identification devices in a community program
to help return stolen property.
"We have a property room full of TVs, VCRs, and we can't
give them back because we don't know who to give them to,"
Sgt. Mike Frevola told members of the Coral Gables' City-Wide
Anti-Crime Committee last week, when he announced the program.
Police soon will start applying the dots for free to the cars
and other property of city residents, courtesy of the Coral Gables
Citizens' Crime Watch, which paid for the pilot.
Here's how it works: The tiny dots, made of a heavy-duty plastic,
can be engraved by laser with different types of information:
A car's vehicle identification number, a boat's hull identification
number or a personal identification number registered to the
property owner in a national database.
One thousand dots, suspended in a clear-drying, ultraviolet
glue, come inside a container about the size of a 35-mm film
With a swab, police paste the dots all over cars, especially
on hot parts like the headlamps of expensive cars. They can do
the same with plasma TVs, stereo equipment and other items burglars
like to steal because they are hard to trace. Without identification
on stolen property, the chances of prosecution are slim.
DataDots can deter crime by changing that equation, police say.
Someone caught with property that can be traced to another owner
can be charged with possession of stolen property on the spot.
Police hope that when thieves see "Protected by DataDot
Technology" decals pasted on a car or home window, they'll
pick an easier, unmarked target.
It's easy for police to check stolen property: All they have
to do is shine a UV black light on the item and the dots become
Then, with a 30x magnifying glass or microscope, they can read
the information and identify the owner.
"That's the beauty of the product - it doesn't need expensive
readers or trained technicians. Anyone with a $10 microscope
can read it," said Brent D. McLaws, inventor of DataDots
and president and CEO of DataDot Technology USA Inc.
The department has 500 kits to install - 250 for homes and 250
for cars - which cost Crime Watch a discounted $5,000. There's
no charge for the service, but police will ask for a donation
to the Coral Gables' Crime Watch so they can buy more kits.
McLaws said he came up with the idea in the mid-1990s when gaming
chip manufacturers asked him to find a way to differentiate real
casino chips from counterfeit ones.
"It had to be easily read by anyone, and it had to be very,
very inexpensive," McLaws said. "I came up with the
dot concept. They like it and have used it ever since. From there,
we proceeded to realize that this had other applications, and
we started working with law enforcement."
Consider the frightening world of tomorrow that Jesus revealed
to John in the Book of Revelation, when human beings will be
marked like cattle.
Instant, nearly invisible to the eye, micro laser engraving
is a present reality. It doesn't require expensive readers or
trained technicians to retrieve data and most of all the engravings
are, "...very, very inexpensive."
A bar code, used to accommodate computer readers fitted with
a magnification ability, can also just as easily be engraved
on a surface area the size of a grain of sand. If only a bar
code is engraved, then the area of flesh needed to be exposed
to a laser would be as small or even smaller than that of the
list of numeral's being etched on the tiny DataDots.
During the Tribulation we are told in the Book of Revelation
6:8 that people will die in untold numbers from the sword, hunger
and by the beasts of the earth. All of these deliverers of death
will lead directly to the day when the mandatory branding of
people will seem like the only answer for survival to a Christ-rejecting
Violent crimes of every nature, from murderous street gangs
to international terrorism will explode across the earth's population
calling for global demands that positive identification and total
control of the movement of people be attained. The disruption
of food production caused by relentless warfare will bring unprecedented
starvation to the continents. Looting and hoarding of provisions
will bring an outcry from the nations for the marking of people
to guarantee equal food rationing and distribution.
Then there will be the horrifying results of a world overrun
by beasts. This reference to beasts extends far beyond the common
thought of creatures like lions and bears, but goes on to include
plague infected rodents, disease carrying insects such as flies
and mosquitos and then into the microscopic world of beasts called
bacteria and viruses.
New or restored versions of incurable, highly infectious diseases
continue to appear all over the globe. Back in August of 2001,
a report titled, "Impending Catastrophe Revisited"
tabulated data from South Africa's death certificate. The staggering
fact that was discovered was that, "nearly half of all adult
deaths in South Africa [at that time were] attributable to AIDS."
The AIDS virus destroys the immune system so that an infected
person is in danger of being killed by what normally would be
considered a harmless germ by a healthy individual. At the same
time new drug resistant strains of bacteria are infecting more
and more people all over the planet in 2004 and are producing
incurable hybrids of once treatable illnesses.
The need for controlled disbursement of precious medicines
and foolproof quarantine of infected individuals will increase
the growing cry to mark people.
Even before the destruction of the coming prophesied global
wars, an Oct. 22, "04 Colorado Springs Gazette article reported
on the reality of the scarcity of resources the people of earth
will soon experience.
Quoting from this article which headlined, "Planet being
overwhelmed by consumption - Group's report paints dire picture"
we read, "Humanity's reliance on fossil fuels, the spread
of cities, the destruction of natural habitats for farmland and
overexploitation of the oceans are destroying Earth's ability
to sustain life, the environmental group WWF warned in a report
Thursday...Humans consume 20 percent more natural resources than
the Earth can produce, the report said.
"We are spending nature's capital faster than it can regenerate,"
WWF chief Claude Martin said in releasing the 40-page study.
"We are running up an ecological debt which we won't be
able to pay off unless governments restore the balance between
our consumption of natural resources and the Earth's ability
to renew them"...Use of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and
oil increased by almost 700 percent between 1961 and 2001, the
Burning fossil fuels - in power plants and automobiles, for
example - releases carbon dioxide, which experts say contributes
to global warming. The planet is unable to keep pace and absorb
the emissions, WWF said.
Populations of land, freshwater and marine species fell on average
by 40 percent between 1970 and 2000. The report cites urbanization,
forest clearance, pollution, over fishing and the introduction
by humans of nonnative animals...The study, WWF's fifth since
1998, examined the "ecological footprint" of the planet's
Most of a person's footprint is caused by the space needed to
absorb the waste from energy consumption, including carbon dioxide.
WWF also measured the total area of cities, roads and other infrastructure
and the space required to produce food and fiber - for clothing,
"We don't just live on local resources," so the footprint
is not confined to the country where consumers live, said Mathis
Wacknagel, head of the Global Footprint Network, which includes
WWF...The world's 6.1 billion people leave a collective footprint
of 33.36 billion acres, 5.44 acres per person. To allow the Earth
to regenerate, the average should be no more than 4.45 acres,
The impact of an average North American is double that of a
European, but seven times that of the average Asian or African.
Residents of the United Arab Emirates, who use air conditioning
extensively, leave a 24.46-acre footprint, two-thirds caused
by fossil fuel use. The average U.S. resident leaves a 23.47-acre
footprint, also largely from fuel."
God's Word never fails. The Lord showed the Apostle John in
the Book of Revelation the horrible final days of a perishing
world where people will be controlled by a literal etching they
will be receiving on their right hand or forehand.
The present age is facing a time of unparalleled hopelessness
as nations now declare it is not "if" nuclear weapons
will be used in the near future, but only "when" and;
identification etchings are not only in abundance, but the flesh
of animals and people are even now receiving them.
Today is the day to put your trust in Jesus Christ for the
forgiveness of your sins. The Lord can come to remove His Church
to heaven at any moment (see I Thess. 4:15-18) and with a simple
prayer of faith in the Living Son of God you can be at peace
with forgiveness for your sins and assurance of everlasting life.