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The Mark of the Beast!

I hope you will read this. I also suggest you go to the site
and read the responses following the article. If your eyes
aren't already opened I hope this will open them.
In Christ,
Marcie

http://www.techtv.com/news/story/0,24195,3372523,00.html

Florida Family to Get VeriChip

Pioneers would be first humans to receive controversial ID
implants.

By Jim Goldman, Tech Live Silicon Valley bureau chief
February 18, 2002


BOCA RATON, Florida -- It is 7 a.m. and members of the Jacobs
family are getting ready to start their day.

It will be one of the last ordinary days of their lives:
Soon, the Jacobs will become the first family ever implanted
with a new identification device -- no bigger than a grain of
rice -- called the VeriChip.

"We definitely, wholeheartedly believe that this technology
will change the world, and it really is an honor to be a
pioneer of a technology like this," said Leslie Jacobs. Her
husband Jeffrey and 14-year-old son, Derek, said they share
Leslie's pioneering attitude about the new VeriChip.

"We're doing something that is good for mankind," Jeffrey said.
"I feel like I'm going with the flow of nature, and
doing exactly what we're here to do to improve the problems
of the world."

The VeriChip is similar to a MedicAlert bracelet, but instead
of being worn on the wrist, it is implanted under the skin.
It was created by Applied Digital Solutions, a technology
development company based in Palm Beach, Florida.

Since Applied Digital Solutions unveiled the VeriChip in
December 2001, the company has been inundated by the world's
media. The company calls its chip a potential lifesaver for
Alzheimer's patients who may get lost, as well as an effective
way for doctors to identify patients who will be otherwise
unable to identify themselves because they are either
unconscious or dead.

But privacy rights experts say the chip crosses a dangerous
line since it could someday be tracked remotely.

For Jeffrey Jacobs, the VeriChip could be a lifesaver. He's
been severely disabled by Hodgkin's disease and a serious car
accident. He says if he's ever unconscious, the device could
provide instant, electronic access to his complicated medical
history and long list of medications -- saving valuable time

"It's a great feeling," he said. "I can be more comfortable
not having to worry about myself in case of an emergency. I
have more sense of security."

A prototype of the chip holds 126 characters and is activated
only when a handheld scanner passes over it. The patient's
identification number is displayed and then uploaded into
another portable device. Patient data is encrypted to 128
bits and then displayed on the reader.

As the scanner passed over the chip during a demonstration,
Applied Digital Solutions' Chief Technology Officer Keith
Bolton said, "Now it wakes up, it has power, it transmits the
information. As soon as it transmits the information, it goes
back to sleep. No radiation, no power source of its own, it
merely sits there, waiting to be activated."

Newer versions of the VeriChip will hold up to a megabyte of
programmable data, and some may include a global positioning
tracking feature.

And therein lies the problem. Ethicists wonder who will be
able to access the data. Can people be monitored? From how
far? What about the right to privacy?

"The first concern is that it will fall into the hands of an
evil and oppressive state," said Laurie Zoloff, a bioethicist
in San Francisco. "If you're thoroughly known, then you can be
thoroughly controlled, because they'll know more about you
than you want to be known."

There's another issue: Could the chip ever become mandatory,
like an inoculation?

"I don't envision a time like that because we live in the USA,
[the land of] freedom of speech [and] democracy. It's your
choice. You elect to have a chip because it's gonna provide a
benefit to you," Applied Digital Solutions' Bolton said.

Jeffrey Jacobs said he's not worried about privacy issues that
swirl around the VeriChip.

"I think there's a lot more invasion of privacy now with all
of those things that are currently available on cards to the
population than on something nice and private [and] hidden in
your body which can't be stolen," he said.

For Leslie Jacobs, the controversy follows her to work just
about every day.

"I'm kinda hesitant," said one of her co-workers at Florida
Design Magazine. "I don't think she's wrong, I don't think
she's right. It's her decision."

"I do think it will be very safe and the wave of the future,"
said another co-worker.

But Leslie says the dialogue only "strengthens my position. I
think I'm intelligent, I think my husband is intelligent, I
know my son is intelligent, and we wouldn't do anything without
our research."

Son Derek doesn't escape the controversy.

One friend from his band class thinks "it's really weird."
Another calls it "cool." Still another says, "I would wait
till more people have it before I actually get it."

But Derek isn't the least bit concerned about the VeriChip.
After all, he's something of a computer genius, certified as
a Microsoft systems engineer at age 12. In fact, it was his
idea for the whole family to get "chipped."

"It's brand new, it really hasn't been done in humans," Derek
said. "It may have been done in animals, but it's a totally
different story when it's put in humans. It's used for
different purposes. It's great technology and if you're the
first person, it's pioneering."

Applied Digital Solutions won't say when it will get Food and
Drug Administration approval for the chip, but the Jacobs say
it could be just a matter of weeks. When the company gets the
approval, the Jacobs will have the surgery.

They probably will not be alone for very long: Applied Digital
Solutions says it already has received requests from 2,000
kids across the country wanting to get implanted themselves.

In the meantime, while the company waits for FDA clearance in
the United States, it is finding new business in Latin
America. Late last week, Applied Digital Solutions announced
it has entered into its first Latin American remarketing
agreement for VeriChip and other products. The remarketer has
received the "first right to market" for VeriChip and other
Applied Digital Solutions products in three Latin American
countries. Initial orders exceed $300,000 and first-year
revenue should approach $2 million.

"We have received an overwhelming interest in VeriChip
worldwide," said Richard J. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of
Applied Digital Solutions. "The demand for products that add
safety and security to everyday life is particularly strong in
Latin America as a result of its political, economic, and
social climate. Even before the recent extensive media
coverage, we had been receiving dozens of inquiries and
unsolicited offers to distribute our products in Latin
America. In the past few weeks, the interest has grown
exponentially."

Safety and security is key for Leslie Jacobs as well.

"It's really nice to know that the VeriChip speaks for us, if
we need it," she said. "It's with us all the time. We can't
lose it. I think it's great to take advantage of a new
technology if you choose to."

Note from Marcie: Another prophecy on the way to being
fulfilled. The "Mark of the Beast" and 666 here we come. If you
haven't read the book of Revelation in the Bible. I suggest you
do. You will find this there along with many other things. Only
God knows the hour, but the signs are building up.



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God loves you so much that He came to earth as a babe in a manger, leaving all
the splendor of Heaven and Freely giving Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of
all mankind! He did this so you could have eternal life, and spend eternity with
Him.
No greater Love is there than for a man to lay down his life for a friend.


My friend, the world will make this sound like a great idea.  We will be told that it will assure all pay their fair share of taxes, that it will eliminate crime and drugs, but will it?  Lets look at what the Word of God tells us about this mark....


Revelation 13
16   And he causeth 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 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.

Revelation 16
1   And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
2   And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
3   And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

Revelation 19
19   And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20   And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

There are some that think they will be able to live like the devil now, to enjoy life and then turn to God when this time comes.  This may be true...but why take that chance?

2 Thessalonians 2
10   And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11   And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12   That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The very best thing would be to trust God today....Please click on the link at the top of the page...How to Have Eternal Life.  Why take a  chance? 


 

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