Daily Devotional for Thursday May 27, 2010
The FDA Approved a Microchip (Verichip) that will be Implanted in Humans
( Revelation 13:16-17)
Last week, the FDA approved a microchip (verichip) that will be implanted in humans. Back in March of this year, I wrote the Devotional below and remember the incredible number of emails that I received telling me I was crazy. Just like the emails I have received over the years telling me I was crazy for telling people marriage between homosexuals would soon be legal and the Bible would eventually be deemed hate speech. This Devotional is meant to be an encouragement and challenge to you that we ARE living in the last days, that Jesus is returning sooner than we think, and we have a wonderful opportunity to be part of bringing in that last great harvest of souls before the world as we know it ceases to exist. Time is short my friend, it is time to get serious about telling this lost world about Jesus while we still have time.
Over the past 62 months, I have written many times on the fact that we are in the "last days" according to the Bible. All you have to do is read the words of Jesus in Matthew Chapter 24, the words of Paul in 2 Timothy Chapter 3, and the words of Peter in 2 Peter Chapter 3, to see that what they describe as the conditions in the "last days" clearly exist today. Of course, no man knows the exact date or time Christ will return, only God knows that, but based on the signs the Bible says will mark the "last days," it is clear His return is imminent.
That is why what I am about to share with you should not be a surprise. We are living in a time when we will see many of the prophetic events the Bible speaks of unfold right before our very eyes. MONDEX (the word is a combination of the word MONETARY=money and DEXTER=belonging to the right hand) is a company that is providing a cashless system through microchip technology to over 20 major nations at this very moment. The system is based on SMART CARD technology which employs a microchip concealed in a plastic card that stores electronic cash, identification, and other information. 51% of MONDEX is owned by MasterCard.
The microchips for the SMART CARD are made by Motorola. They can produce 1 billion microchips per year and have been in production for over a year now. However, MONDEX has already determined that the SMART CARD has problems such as theft and fraud. The only solution is a biochip that can be implanted in humans. Motorola has developed several human implantable biochips. These biochips are the size of a grain of rice and measure 7 mm long and .075 mm wide. They contain a transponder (a system of storage for reading information in microchips) and a rechargeable lithium battery that is charged by a thermocouple circuit that produces voltage from the fluctuations in body temperature.
Motorola spent over 1.5 million to determine the best place to insert this chip in the human body and came up with only two suitable places, the forehead just under the hairline, and the back of the hand, specifically the right hand. Why is this important? Revelation 13:16 says, "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."
These biochips are already being used by the wealthy as a tool to prevent kidnapping. They are also currently being used in animals to both identify pets and keep track of livestock on farms. Humans will use it primarily for cash and identification, but also for storing medical information and other data. You can see how they could come into play in the last days according to Revelation 13:17, "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 I am sharing with you today is not meant to scare you or to make you live your life in fear. Quite the opposite. This world as we know it is actually winding down exactly as God said it would. Nothing that is going on today should really be a surprise, after all, God already told us what the last days would be like. He also told us what He expects from us during these last days. God is looking for us to be busy, working hard while we still have some light left since the darkness is fast approaching. We are expected to be found faithfully serving our Lord when He returns.
I love you and care about you so much. I am grateful to God to be living in such exciting times as these. We have the privilege of seeing God's Word come alive each and every day as the moment of Christ's return gets closer and closer. I am not going to get into a debate on the order of end time events, but the most commonly held view of those events has Christ retuning for His church PRIOR to the time the anti-Christ will be in power. I share that with you so that you can take comfort that even though the technology may exist that will be used during that time, most believe those who currently know Christ as their Savior will not be on the earth during the reign of the anti-Christ.
I am praying today that you catch a glimpse of how close to the end of time we are, that the return of our Lord is imminent, it can literally happen at any moment. While we all have our own trials to contend with, we must stay focused on the fact that our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God with our lives. He has allowed us to live during the final events of human history. There is one last great harvest to be brought in before this world as we know it is brought to an end.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR THOSE WHO KNOW CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT SERVING HIM.
The Bible tells us we are living in the "last days," that the events in our world each day are pushing us closer to the final chapter of human history, and at any moment we will hear the trump blow and our Lord will return!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller