Many people are looking toward what the mark of the beast really is and how it will be forced on the masses. The first thing to understand is what is the beast. A beast in Biblical prophecy is a symbolic representation of a kingdom as in the four beasts prophecy in Daniel 7. (See the first “3.5 Times Prophecy” in “Missing Links Chapter VI” in main menu.) The whole of any kingdom (nation) is its political/economic/religious systems.
The first beast in Revelation 13 is the fourth beast in Daniel 7 – ROME. It continues until the son of man of the Ancient of Days comes and makes all people, nations and tongues His kingdom. (Dan. 7:13-14) In Revelation 13 a second beast rises up and is the image of this final (seventh) resurrection of Daniel’s fourth beast.
KJV(i) 16 And he causeth (G4160) all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might (G1410) buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 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.
G4160 – ποιέω – to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) Derivation: apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary;
KJV Usage: abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield.
G1410 – δύναμαι – to be able or possible. Derivation: of uncertain affinity;
KJV Usage: be able, can (do, + -not), could, may, might, be possible, be of power.
Sound like something physically forced?
Executive Order 14067
Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets
Articles About Ramifications of Order
Biden’s Dollar Plan a ‘Deeply Troubling Development’
From the article:
And why it’s a direct threat to the freedom of every single American citizen.
In fact, according to Mr. Rickards, this order could mean the end of the U.S. dollar as we know it.
“We’re in for a major upheaval of the U.S. dollar,” he says.
“In fact, I predict the 3rd Great Dollar Earthquake has already started…
“The first was Roosevelt confiscating private gold in 1934…
“The second was Nixon abandoning the gold standard in 1971…
“Now,” he says, “Biden’s plan could pave the way for ‘retiring’ the U.S. dollar – and replacing it with this disturbing new alternative.”
And this is NOT some far-off pipe dream.
This is happening right now.
“Executive Order 14067 already gives President Biden unprecedented power over the future of the U.S. dollar,” he says. “And sadly, most Americans will be completely caught off guard by it.”
Biden is planning a new digital currency. Here’s why you should be very worried
Biden orders government to study digital dollar, other cryptocurrency risks
Biden Signs Executive Order Authorizing The Creation Of A Digital Dollar As World Continues Moving Closer To A Cashless Society
What is blockchain technology?
From the article:
How blockchain works
As each transaction occurs, it is recorded as a “block” of data
Those transactions show the movement of an asset that can be tangible (a product) or intangible (intellectual). The data block can record the information of your choice: who, what, when, where, how much and even the condition — such as the temperature of a food shipment.
Each block is connected to the ones before and after it
These blocks form a chain of data as an asset moves from place to place or ownership changes hands. The blocks confirm the exact time and sequence of transactions, and the blocks link securely together to prevent any block from being altered or a block being inserted between two existing blocks.
Transactions are blocked together in an irreversible chain: a blockchain
Each additional block strengthens the verification of the previous block and hence the entire blockchain. This renders the blockchain tamper-evident, delivering the key strength of immutability. This removes the possibility of tampering by a malicious actor — and builds a ledger of transactions you and other network members can trust.
What if the “other network member” is Uncle Sam?
Blockchain is a transaction ledger system that once a transaction data input is entered in on the blockchain by a central source member, it is a private transaction within the membership. All aspects of the input transaction data can be known by only the other members (if authorized) within the network. It is a permanent transaction data input and cannot be modified or changed unless a new transaction data input replaces it.
All information associated in a contractual (buy, sell or trade) ledger is a permanent data input unless modified by the person making the actual transaction or the person’s authorized agent within the membership that made the transaction data input.
Blockchain is a secure system for making transactions within the membership and only the member or an authorized other member within the network can modify it, and only with a new transaction data input.
That’s how I understand blockchain technology.
MASTERCARD VS. VISA: BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS
August 3, 2018
From the long article:
In October 2016, Visa announced its joint venture with Chain, a prominent blockchain enterprise company to develop Visa B2B Connect, a more secure way to process B2B payments on a global scale. The pilot version of the platform launched in 2017 and testing commenced in January 2018.
In August 2017, the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) disclosed the details of Visa’s new blockchain-related patent application. The financial tech giant has shown a broad range of interest in the digital asset industry. However, the patent application signified the importance of Visa’s previously created blockchain platform.
Financial institutions have always faced problems when dealing with third-party clients. The use of these intermediaries during the transfer process can lead to uncertainty and other complications in the system. This leads to longer waiting times and fees for transfers, especially cross-border payments and is made worse by the fact that there are often more than three intermediaries in a single transaction.
According to Visa, financial institutions have very few correspondent bank relationships. As a result, during transfers, the sending institution most likely will not have a correspondent relationship with the receiving institution. This is what complicates the entire transfer process especially when two or more financial institutions are involved in the transaction.
For example, a transfer from one country to another may involve domestic transfers within the sending country, an international transfer, and other transfers when the money arrives in the recipient country. At each of these points, the money will be subject to third party clearing as well as handling and may take days to reach the recipient finally.
Visa believes that a digital asset network like the one used by several cryptocurrencies can be a great solution to the problem. The company has shared its plans to launch another platform that will use blockchain technology to facilitate the transfer of digital assets from one client to another. This can be in the form of payments, transfer, and access to digital rights, personal credentials amongst other things. Network participants will be pre-screened legitimate organizations that will be expected to comply with the rules of the platform.
Blockchain technology already in Debit and Credit Chip Cards.
Visa Chip technology-confidence in a smarter world
From the article:
Preventing fraud from occurring
The unique one-time code generated every time chip cards are used at an in-store chip-activated terminal is extremely effective in reducing counterfeit fraud.
I had to go to a Government Building and get a SSN in order to get a job washing dishes in a restaurant at age 16. (1970) Did not need one cropping tobacco and other farm work, picking up pop bottles and turning them in for the deposit money, mowing lawns and a number of other things for neighbors. Got free lunches in Junior High School taking trays and running them and the dishes thru the machine during my lunch hour. (Bonus was going to the cafeteria in the morning before school started and getting a hot sweet roll fresh out of the oven and a pint of milk!) Even collected newspapers to sell at a recycling center in the late 60’s to early 70’s for a few cents @ 100 lbs. Didn’t run out of toilet paper back then.
Today, that SSN is the first thing on a birth certificate, even before there is a name assigned by the parents. SEX IS ASSIGNED AT CONCEPTION! IT’S GOD’S BIOLOGICAL DESIGN! THE HOSPITAL STAFF DOESN’T DO IT!
The SSN became one’s Military ID after WW II, then one’s taxpayers ID and necessary for all banking and credit accounts. Then there’s “What’s your last four…” in almost everything these days. Is it the mark of the beast?
Then there’s the bar code! Today, some people are now getting their credit or debit card info in an injectable microchip. Left or right hand, your choice! No need to remember your PIN as it’s embedded in the chip. China already has facial recognition on their smart phones for making transactions. It is also being developed here. Is that the mark of the beast?
One has to take their credit or debit card out of their wallet, or some other card carrying apparatus, and put it thru a machine to make a purchase (hand functions), then remember their PIN number (a brain function) and push buttons to enter it into the machine (another hand function). A lot of functionality with the hand and forehead just to go shopping! Is it the mark of the beast?
Looking for truth in all the wrong places?
For all of the definitions in Revelation 13:15-18, see “What is the Mark of the Beast?” in the main menu.
Who has control over one’s remembering something?
See Missng Links, Chapter XI in main menu.