… there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. II Peter 3:3-4
I think we are living in that scoffing time as the world seems to turn more and more away from the things of God. But, if you have been watching the news and the worldwide political climate you should be seeing that fig tree getting very close to fruition (Matthew 24:32).
Here’s one element that is moving closer: what most Christians refer to as 666.
The Bible never says 666 though. Here’s what it says:
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 13:18
It could be adding all the numbers up to be 666 or it could be laying out the digits like a Social Security Number. Since a score is 20 and there are three of them, that gives you: 6002020206.
If this numbering represents an identification number then 10 digits will allow identifying up to 10 billion people which covers the 7.5 billion according to a 2017 census.
A number tattoo is rather unattractive, but the ten digits can be put together using symbols to make shapes. Then, everyone could pick their shape to fit their fancy.
Today, I read how MIT and Harvard are on the cusp of using tattoos to monitor your health by providing bio-metric data. That would certainly help inspire those reluctant to having tattoos to get one for medical reasons.
I used to work as a computer engineer on the most powerful Nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program ever developed. My company sent me off to a Philadelphia symposium on security where the two most secure systems involved the palm print and the retina scan. Isn’t it interesting that the Mark of the Beast will be located on either the forehead or the right hand?
That tattoo, representing 10 digits would go to a massive database pulling up either your palm print or retina image on file and matching it with the current palm or retina scan. Indexed by your tattoo, it would do this with lightning speed. Just think how that could be used to almost totally eliminate terrorism by tracking all transactions. It is an appealing system and just around the corner.
Which also means the return of Jesus Christ is just around the corner. This is just one strong indicator of the Lord’s soon return. So, keep busy reaching out to those who are in rebellion against God and lost in darkness and keep looking up:
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. II Thessalonians 3:5
Till next time, God bless.