It is clear to me that powerful people – whoever they might be – have decided to get behind the idea of a cashless society and the use of microchip implants for humans. Trials are taking place in Sweden and parts of the UK right now, certainly with a view to expanding the idea worldwide if possible.
An article written back in 2008 said that “Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has generated a lot of attention in recent years as a method of replacing the barcode.” It does not take much of a stretch of the imagination to see how ‘replacing the barcode‘ would make it impossible to buy anything without a RFID chip.
However, since 2008, technology has advanced in leaps and bounds and now much more is being planned for RFID human implants.
In this technical article the uses have expanded to health monitoring, location tracking, purchases, entry and exit passes, personal ID, travel permits, and many other uses, as well as functioning as a wallet and credit card.
The Swedish Trials
Starting in 2015, Epicenter, a digital hub in Stockholm, began making and implanting chips in its workers, and the project has since expanded exponentially.
Having a microchip inserted under the skin is increasingly the way to go, and nowhere more so than in Sweden. Thousands of Swedes now use the technology, attending “implant parties” to have chips inserted to replace their gym cards, national IDs and train tickets.
The Youtube video below says that some Swedes are delighted and unworried, while others are asking questions about their health, security and exactly what data is being collected from their personal implants.
Others have complained that there are problems with the chips not working properly, locking them out of their places of work or cars, or causing infections.
Despite this, a recent poll found that eleven per cent of Londoners surveyed by PaymentSense and YouGov said they’d consider microchipping themselves to make it quicker for them to make contactless payments.
The Death of Cash
Sweden – the first in Europe to issue banknotes more than 350 years ago – leads the global march into a cashless society. But Britain is close behind, coming third in a recent analysis of cashless economies, with barely a third of retail transactions still made in notes and coins.
Pubs and cafes have started to go cash-free, while about 300 cash machines close each month.
With the advent of a digital society, people demand ever-faster and easier methods of travelling, information access, and purchases. Using a contactless card is now not fast enough! Many consider keys and ID cards and tickets to be a time-wasting hassle and want it to be instant. They rarely if ever wonder about the consequences of abandoning today’s technology for an unproven alternative.
That is why the concept getting rid of cash has been advancing without notice and without much concern recently.
The Cashless Project
Every so often we read an article suggesting that we should get rid of coins and banknotes. It won’t happen overnight, but in fairy steps. Already certain coins are disappearing as “no longer needed” and now the guns are out for some banknotes too. We are told “the public does not want them”. (However, the last time this was suggested there was such an outcry from the same supposedly compliant public that the Banks backed off.)
Following the success of contactless payments for small amounts, ever more businesses and shops are refusing to handle cash, requiring everyone to own and use a debit card.
Following hard on the heels of the contactless card, the Banks were encouraged to remove their ATM machines, or at least stock them only with £20 notes, and to close high-street banks so that it became ever-more impossible to obtain cash.
One hapless reporter said this:
I knew something had changed at my local NatWest branch…. One of its three outside cash machines had mysteriously disappeared, to be replaced by an advert in the shape of an ATM (a hole in the wall). Although these particular machines are notorious for being targeted by fraudsters… the removal of a third of the ATMs is bad news. It is yet another sign that the banks are keen to reduce our access to cash – and move us to a transactional world where contactless and card payments rule the waves.
Sleepwalking Into Implants
People may not realise this, but they are being trained to use the same RFID system as is used in under-the-skin implants.
“Contactless payment systems are credit cards and debit cards, key fobs, smart cards, or other devices, including smartphones and other mobile devices, that use radio-frequency identification (RFID) or near field communication (NFC). The embedded chip and antenna enable consumers to wave their card, fob, or handheld device over a reader at the point of sale terminal.
In 2012, MasterCard Advisors wrote that consumers are likely to spend more money using their cards due to the ease of small transactions. MasterCard Canada says it has seen “about 25 percent” higher spending by users of its Mastercard Contactless-brand RFID credit cards”.
So in every respect, it’s a win-win. That is, it’s a win for the banks and for the cashless project, but not for customers who prefer cash, or who have had their cards remotely read by criminals, nor for those who see where this is ultimately leading.
In 2008, six out of every ten transactions were in cash. Last year, it was down to under three in ten.
But nonetheless, we are now accustomed to the idea. First barcodes, and card payments, then RFID tags clipped onto purchases, chips implanted in our pets, contactless cards, electronic key fobs and now the next stage – human implants. Can you sense where this is going?
As this vital article says, we are sleepwalking into a cashless world without even realising it. And it will disadvantage everyone who is unable to keep up with modern technology, or who prefers to use cash. (I’m wondering what my husband will give his barber when it’s no longer a £20 note, or how my home hairdresser or windowcleaner will be paid if not in cash. Will such people simply have to give up their trade?)
“Surely we can take cash for granted, can’t we? That’s what many in Sweden thought. First the banks there stopped taking cash deposits or issuing cash. Then many shops said: ‘Digital only’. Last year, both giant home furniture store Ikea and the Swedish health service declared themselves cashless. Only then was there uproar, but it was too late. Sweden’s cash infrastructure had largely gone”.
Please do yourself a favour and read the rest of the article!
Amazingly, instead of opposing the trend, churches are “cashing in” [pun intended] by creating contactless collection plates, such as this one:
“St Mary Abbots in Kensington was the first church in the country to embrace new payment technology in March 2018. This was in response to a 50 per cent decline in cash donations over five years”.
The Next Stage
But the story doesn’t end there. By no means! The next stage is even more scary, the implanting of a brain chip that turns humans into augmented robots.
Elon Musk, the futurist billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla, has recently outlined his plans to connect humans’ brains directly to computers, describing a campaign to create “symbiosis with artificial intelligence.”
He said the first prototype could be implanted in a person by the end of next year. See this report, with interviews.
Is It The Mark?
I have come this far without even mentioning the aspect that concerns almost all Christians: the Mark of the Beast. There is much I could say but you are perhaps already familiar with that topic because ever since the 70’s Christian researchers have pointed out the possibilities of the Mark coming about through this kind of technology.
We really do not know at what point (and if ever) the RFID chip or brain implant will become the biblical MARK received by those who worship what is called “the beast” who “was, and is not, and is to come” and who “arises from the bottomless pit” (Revelation chapter 17)
However, in Revelation Chapter 13 we are told that this mark, connected to the beast’s name, will be upon the right hand or forehead, and will prevent anyone without such a mark from buying or selling.
In Ezekiel we read that God caused a mark to be placed on the forehead of all faithful godly people, so that they would not be killed during the just judgement to follow. (Ezek chapter 8-9) In Revelation a similar thing happens, when the angel marks those who are to be spared. In this instance it is God’s “seal” which is a mark of ownership. (Rev 7:3)
The Holy Spirit seals those who trust in Christ. The Spirit’s presence is God’s guarantee that believers are owned by him and secure in him. Eph 1:13
In the writer John’s day, such a seal of ownership was placed upon a slave or servant. Also in a willing surrender (such as the Bride of Christ to her loving Lord) there is a seal of their relationship: Pledging fidelity, the bridegroom asks his beloved to seal him to herself on the heart and on the arm (Song of Solomon 8:6).
So it’s not difficult to see that receiving the seal of the devil is a dedication (a false conversion) to be at one with, united to, and part of this beast; an acceptance of his ‘lordship’ and a submission to his ways! This is why such a commitment cannot be repented of.
“If any man worship the Beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the Wrath of God” (Rev 14:9, 10).
Not only that, but it turns out that that mark – whatever ultimately it turns out to be – will cause a very painful malignant ulcer to develop. (Rev 16:2)
There’s very good reason to avoid receiving this ‘mark’, then.
But what is it? Could it be the RFID implant? The answer is, at this stage nobody knows for sure. As believers we will know before it arrives, so as to avoid it, but at this moment in history we can only watch developments and be on guard.
As I said, there is coming a next stage, one that is even more scary. That is, a brain implant.
This has been described in glowing terms (see this youtube) as an interface that “could make humans immortal” and “completely change humanity and what it means to be human”. In development right now is a “brain-computer interface” that merges the human brain with a computer, exchanging data between the two, and even reading our minds.
This opens a door to worlds beyond anything we have ever seen (and I might add, the opportunities to use this for evil purposes, as human beings always seem to do, are mind-boggling).
Remember that the Lord had to stop just this kind of human advance in its tracks, at Babel, because “this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.” Genesis 11:6.
On that occasion the Lord confused their languages and separated them into different cultures and nations, but now the Global Village (the dream of all who hate God) has come about with the Internet and its common language. Humans now seek to plug themselves into all available human knowledge – and to what end? It will not be to obey and serve the Lord God, any more than it was in Babel.
Events today seem to be moving faster and faster. Many Christians are sensing that these days are the ones referred to by Jesus in which human behaviour would become ever more depraved and ungodly, when natural disasters would abound, wars would be threatened, and deceptions and subtle heresies would increase so that it would be almost impossible to avoid them.
Jesus predicted a time of shaking, but this shaking – although severe and testing in itself – would be like the shaking of fig trees in the orchard, so as to gather ripe fruits in the harvest. In that sense it has a good purpose, but we cannot avoid the fact that we will be put under stress like never before.
Part of the stress will undoubtedly be the increasing use (and abuse) of technology which, while useful in itself, will eventually be used as a tool of such evil that all those who love God and his ways will have to abstain.
I think many will agree with me that recent advances in implantable microchips, and brain extensions capable of receiving and transmitting data, are a step too far in human development. There are concerns not only for our health and wellbeing and our spiritual purity, but also about the level of surveillance such chips will establish, making it impossible to do or say anything contrary to the Government. That will ultimately be a cause for great persecution of those who love God.
Therefore, saints beware!!
A short diversion on the name, Elon Musk
Elon is a name meaning “terebinth” or “oak-tree” in Hebrew and derives from the name for the pagan oak-groves, detested in the scriptures because in ancient times the Oak Tree was associated with the most high god of the skies. [Source]
Isaiah 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the OAKS which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the gardens that you have chosen.
Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers: The words point to the groves that were so closely connected with the idolatry of Canaan, especially with the worship of the asherah, and which the people had chosen in preference to the sanctuary of Jehovah (Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 57:5; Isaiah 66:17; Deuteronomy 16:21; 2Kings 16:4; Jeremiah 3:6).
But the sacred oak was not just a semitic phenomenon but has spread almost worldwide. [Source]
“In the Classical world the oak was regarded as the Tree of Life as its deep roots penetrate as deep into the Underworld as its branches soar to the sky, and it was held sacred to Zeus and Jupiter. In Scandinavia the oak was the tree of the Thunder-God, Thor, as it was to his Finnish counterpart, Jumala. Its name derives from the Anglo-Saxon word, AC, but in Irish and Welsh is the origin of the word ‘Druid’.”
To the Greeks, Romans, Celts, Slavs and Teutonic tribes the oak was foremost amongst venerated trees, and in each case associated with the supreme god in their pantheon, oak being sacred to Zeus, Jupiter, Dagda, Perun and Thor, respectively.
Ancient kings presented themselves as the personifications of these gods and wore crowns of oak leaves.
I could add that in the past I wrote an extensive study on the two most ancient gods, OG and HUE – still immortalised in the war-chant “Oggy Oggy Oggy Oi Oi Oi” – and my researches proved that these gods could be traced to every culture in the world, and back to the earliest days of creation.
Thus the mystery of the OG/OAK tree standing for the god of wisdom and knowledge is to me a no-brainer.
However, the name Elon is unfortunately not just about the Oak Tree, but is also the combination of the names of two major gods, EL [principal Sumerian and Canannite god and the word commonly used for god. [Source] and ON or AN – supreme God, Creator and high god of heaven, the utmost god. [Source]
Added to this, Elon’s surname MUSK is derived from the medieval French for MAN. [Source] so the name Elon Musk can actually be translated as god-man.
That, in light of his attempts imbue the human brain with special operating powers along with the sum of all human knowledge, and aiming to make humans “immortal”, is a very interesting happenstance!
Elon Musk and the Brain Implant
- The Announcement of the Project
- Biohacking – Convenience or Mark of the Beast?
- Transhumans – Why They Want to Implant Chips
- The Elon Musk Neurolink
- Youtube Video about the Project
- Even Better Youtube Video
Cash is Disappearing
- The Loss of ATMs
- Businesses Refuse Cash Payments
- ATMs Are being Removed at an Alarming Rate
- Britain Cashless in Six Years
The Cashless Society
- The Vulnerable Left Behind
- Cash No Longer Being Used
- The Cashless Crusader
- Church Collection Plates go Cashless
- Sleepwalking Into Cashlessness
- One in Ten say they would get a Microchip
- Innovative Solutions for a Cashless Society
Sweden’s Microchip Project