This story appeared in the MX newspaper last week. I wonder how many people reacted like I did when I saw the headline "Chips to replace money". What's the great hoo-hah about going cashless? We seem to be using cash a lot less frequently these days. It even gets inconvenient to have to carry cash.We have ATMs at every corner. Our credit cards are as good as cash. So what's the big deal?
If you are a reader of the Bible you might be familiar with the account in Revelation where the end times are being described by John in a vision. He tells us that a character called the "Beast" will arise and he will generally be a very bad dude and seek world domination. Sounds like many world leaders of today, but here's the rub. He will place what is described as "the mark of the beast" upon everyone, so that without it they may neither buy nor sell anything.
"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name"
What is this mark? What will it look like? Well, whatever it is, it's more than a tattoo or a credit card or an ATM card. The "mark" has to identify the individual and their accounts and be absolutely non-transferable. Introducing the "chip". The chip is an RFID chip similar to what we insert into our pet dog to identify it if found by the dog-catcher. The technology has now been developed to the extent that the chip can store our ID, medical records and our bank accounts. The chip is inserted under the skin so as to make it difficult to remove. Sound far fetched?? Far from it. Some (stupid) people are already having them inserted as a "security" measure to help identify them as being a good guy during this age of the "war on terror" and so as to make their medical details on hand if they land in hospital after becoming a victim of the above mentioned war.
Nick Rockefeller (son of David Rockefeller) has been quoted saying that it is the aim of the elite (like himself) to have the world population chipped and living in a cashless economy. OK, so what's so bad about that, we practically have that now with our cards? Well, chips can be turned off by whoever controls the chip and if it's inside your body and you can't use cash you're stuffed. At the flick of a wrist, your life can be turned upside down. You can then be coerced into conforming to the will of the controller of the chip. He's got you by the proverbials. See "Changing Lanes" and you will see an example of how quickly Samuel L. Jackson's character has his electronic bank accounts frozen by Ben Affleck's character who's out to get him and knows the right people who can make these things happen.
In the 21st century, we have reached a point in human history where it's now technologically feasible for the "mark of the beast" to be rolled out. This is one of the reasons why many believe that we are truly in the last days and that Revelation is being fulfilled before the eyes of this current generation.
What should we do? Firstly, get right with God. This is the only way through the coming tribulations. On a practical level, resist any attempt to reduce or eliminate the cash system. It is an important safety net for liberty. Resist any introduction of RFID chips. Revelation says clearly that those who accept the mark of the beast are doomed:
"A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: 'If ANYONE worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name. This calls for patient endurance on the part of THE SAINTS who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus' " (Rev. 14:9-12).
And even if you are not a Christian, where is the wisdom in putting your ID and all your money into the control of government, whether benign or tyrannical? We resisted the Australia Card back in the 80's because Aussie's are good at smelling a rat. Let's make sure that we as Australians send a clear message to the international banksters that we will not be tagged like dogs and you can take your chips and put them where the sun don't shine.