Prelude to the Mark of the Beast? II

Last month (October 2018), I wrote the first part of what I intended to be a series of articles on the technology we currently have which I believe is ushering in the mark of the beast system. It focused on China’s “social credit” system and with their surveillance technology coupled with the idea that human implantable chips (which are well in use already) could combine creating a mark of the beast system written of in Revelation 13:16-18

Thousands Getting Microchips in Sweden

Over 4,000 Swedes have gotten microchip implants as the use of cash in Sweden decreases dramatically to the point where “half the nation’s retailers predicting they will stop accepting bills before 2025”. 

“Ask most people in Sweden how often they pay with cash and the answer is “almost never.” A fifth of Swedes, in a country of 10 million people, do not use automated teller machines anymore. More than 4,000 Swedes have implanted microchips in their hands, allowing them to pay for rail travel and food, or enter keyless offices, with a wave. Restaurants, buses, parking lots and even pay toilets depend on clicks rather than cash.” (Financial Post, In Sweden, cash is almost extinct…)

Although this is leaving the older generation struggling to cope, the new younger generation is embracing this change as many of them use debit or credit cards to pay or even their smartphones. Due to the decrease of the popularity of cash, many stores, business, and even banks are becoming cash free. So much so, the government’s thinking about trying a new e-currency.

“The central bank has plans to roll out a pilot version next year of a new type of Riksbank money — the digital krona, or e-krona — that could replace physical cash or at least help calm the current cash conundrum. An e-krona would mean that the functions of a currency backed by the state would remain, even in an all-digital world that is fast approaching.” (Financial Post, In Sweden, cash is almost extinct…)

Alarm over UK employees being chipped

Close by, people in the UK are also getting chipped, this time however for work purposes. The Guardian states, UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in the UK”. Although these 150 individuals were chipped voluntarily, it’s still raising privacy concerns for many that this may be another way for the employer to gain more control and power over their employees.

“Microchipping would give bosses even more power and control over their workers. There are obvious risks involved, and employers must not brush them aside, or pressure staff into being chipped.” (The Guardian, Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips)

BioTeq has also shipped the chips to other countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Japan, and China. Another company, Biohax of Sweden who are behind the 4,000+ implants are also working with a railroad firm in Sweden to allow passengers to scan their chips in order to get on board rather than needing to use a ticket.

“Biohax has plans to open an office in London, according to its website. It claims 4,000 people have been microchipped, mostly in Sweden. It is working with the state-owned Swedish rail firm Statens Järnvägar, to allow its passengers to travel via chip implants rather than train tickets.” (The Guardian, Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips)

A New Financial System in the Making

As we can see, human implantable chips isn’t a thing of sci-fi movies, but rather it’s a reality and is on the rise in several places around the world now. Sweden is embracing it and may soon adopt a crypto currency of some kind. Eventually many other countries will take notice and we’ll see this technology and new financial system go mainstream. As cool and revolutionary as this may sound, many Christians (myself included) are sounding the alarm that this may very well be the start of what the bible refers to in Revelation 13 as the “Mark of the Beast”.

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-18)

Some may denounce this view and say it’s just Christians jumping the gun and reading into something that’s not there, however, take a look at the clip below. Notice that in the first 10 seconds of the video the narrator says (referring to Jowan Österlund, the founder of Biohax) , “He forsees chips implanted not only in hands, but in heads too…”

Full video (by youtuber “Jason A”)  here

When I see this I ask myself, what are the odds that what was written almost 2,000 years ago by a man who claims what he wrote down was from a divine source coming to past in our time period? The narrator indirectly confirms Revelation 13:16-18 and Revelation 13 confirms what we’re seeing in today’s society. In the grand scheme of things, what this means is that we are getting closer and closer to Christ’s soon return for his church and the 7 year tribulation period where the Antichrist will rise to power and implement his mark of the beast system.

One point I make though is I do not believe that this current technology is the mark of the beast since the “beast” has not been revealed. I believe the final fulfillment of this will be a microchip like technology that alters human DNA causing one to no longer be in the “image of God” and consequently having salvation revoked through this decision. As usual, I can’t talk about the mark of the beast without relaying the warning the bible gives concerning those who may be thinking of taking the mark.

“If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11)

However, at the same time I must also include how one can avoid having to choose between taking the mark or losing their life, and that is by accepting the free gift of salvation offered by God and paid in full through Christ’s blood, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Also take a look at my previous current events articles below

  1. Commentaries on Current Events
  2. Current Event Updates
  3. Prelude to the Mark of the Beast? I
  4. Israel – God’s Fig Tree
  5. Red Heifer born in Israel signaling “final stage of redemption” 

Life’s short and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed – accept Christ today while there’s still time!


  1. Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips (November 11th)
  2. British Companies Are Implanting Microchips in Their Employees (November 13th)
  3. In Sweden, cash is almost extinct and people implant microchips in their hands to pay for things (November 23rd, 2018)

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Ayo is a determined blogger striving to use his insights and God given talents to share the Gospel. Through his blog, he aspires to point skeptics of the bible to the truth of the Gospel using apologetics. His goal is to also inform others - both believer and non-believer - regarding the times we're living in preceding the Lord's soon return, through the study of prophecy. He hopes to both inform his readers with facts, equip them with tools to communicate the Gospel, and offer hope and encouragement through God's Word.

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