Archive for August 16th, 2011

“Satan Has a New Way To Get Under People’s Skin” by Todd Strandberg

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The “mark-of-the-Beast” alarm bells were triggered last week by reports of a new electronic patch. I received dozens of emails about a news release from the journal Science. Matt Drudge had one of the boldest headlines: “Mark of the Beast? Electronic tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses.”

The patch was developed by a team of researchers from the United States, China, and Singapore. It adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo, and although the device is slightly thinner than a human hair, it can transmit all types of data. It would be extremely valuable in the medical field, replacing sensors that are very costly and cumbersome.

“It’s a technology that blurs the distinction between electronics and biology,” said John Rogers, a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois. “Our goal was to develop an electronic technology that could integrate with the skin in a way that is mechanically and physiologically invisible to the user.” (http://theweek.com/article/index/218290/band-aid-or-computer)

The patch is almost invisible and does not even need to be glued to the skin. It so thin, the Van der Waals force keeps it in place. If you took high school physics, you would remember this force as being the natural attraction between molecules.

The “epidermal electronic system” has a flexible electrical circuit composed of snake-like conducting channels that can bend and stretch without affecting performance. The circuits have included sensors, light-emitting diodes, transistors, radio frequency capacitors, wireless antennae, and conductive coils.

The device is so compact that it only requires a small amount of energy to fuel itself for operation. It can be powered by miniature solar collectors or by picking up transmitted electromagnetic radiation.

There are many positive uses for a patch of this type. It could monitor patients with sleep apnea and babies who need neonatal care, or it could help skin heal from wounds and burns. It could also be very effective in monitoring brain activity, an area in which current technology has many shortcomings because of its bulkiness.

Students of prophecy are naturally cautious of any new product that applies electronics to the human body. The Bible warns that when the Antichrist comes to power, he will utilize an identifying mark to control the global financial system. Unless you have the mark, you can’t buy or sell anything. Because anyone who receives the “666” mark is automatically damned, anyone on earth during the time of the mark will have to suffer martyrdom or extreme hardship to maintain his or her faith.

“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:11).

One of the greatest dangers regarding the mark of the Beast is complacency. As we become familiar with technology, we lose sight of its impact on our lives. I remember in the 1990s, there was a big commotion over the radio frequency identification tags developed by the Digital Angel Corporation. Several people toured the country claiming the chips would be used to “mark” everyone.

Anyone who invested in Digital Angel’s stock to profit from their IDs would have lost most of their money. The company’s stock has been in a continuous nosedive. Its share currently trades at 23 cents, down from a reverse split high of over $1,015.

The Digital Angel chip failed to catch on in human use because it required a huge needle to inject it under the skin. the puncture hole was so large, the FDA categorized the process as minor surgery. I could see people getting poked in the right hand to show their loyalty to the Beast, but the option of having the chip injected into the forehead seemed impractical.

Now that the powers that be have a prototype that is thinner than a human hair, it is possible to have an implant that is pain free. The only thing needed now is the right political scenario for the mark system to be put into action. Luckily, we Christians will be gone before the “666 system” is rolled out.

“Through cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart, and by peace he shall destroy many. He shall even rise against the Prince of Princes; but he shall be broken without human means” (Daniel 8:23-25).

“And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one can buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16-17).

— Todd

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