The following was written in November 1983, many years before the first computer chip implants in humans.
I had a dream in which I think the Lord was trying to give me an idea of what the mark of the Beast is going to be like, because it was very clear and I still remember it vividly.
I saw this little computer chip—though it wasn’t really all that little, I guess, because some chips are much smaller. It was about an inch and a half (about three centimeters) long, about a half an inch wide, and real thin, like a tiny plastic strip, and it had a needle-like pin attached to the back of it. The head of the pin was attached to the center of the back of the chip.
Those performing the procedure first put the chip on a big board of some kind that was wired to a giant computer, evidently to program the chip. Then I watched as they took the chip—and this sounds hard to believe, I know—and sank the pin into a man’s forehead, into the frontal lobe of his brain. They made an incision, inserted the chip, and taped the incision closed.
The chip had been programmed in such a way that it not only carried the man’s personal identification number and all of his records—name, address, phone number, and tax records, etc.—but it could also tell the authorities what he was thinking and program his thoughts and behavior.
Once that chip had been implanted in the man’s forehead, he was the authorities’ slave. The thing that really shocked me was how their computers could even tell what he was thinking. The chip may have been able to transmit the information, or perhaps the bearer had to be within range of a scanner. I don’t know; I didn’t see that part. The last thing I saw was that chip being inserted, and I was horrified!
The concept of computer chip implants sounds very scientific, of course, and it looked very scientific in my dream. But if the mark of the Beast turns out to be an implant of some sort, and if that implant has the power to read and control thoughts, then you realize what a heinous, fiendish, demonic system the Antichrist regime is going to be.
It’s the brain’s frontal lobe that has to do with decision-making and self-control and discernment between right and wrong. Other parts of the brain control hearing, eyesight, reflexes and motor actions, etc., so apparently the people who had gotten the implant could carry on normally in every other way. But this thing sealed their fates as far as being slaves of the Antichrist system, because they were no longer their own. They were tagged by the Devil and no longer under their own control.
It was a small, seemingly insignificant operation. The person receiving the implant was sitting in a chair, like a dentist chair, and I presume they were under some kind of sedation because it didn’t seem to hurt much.
Wouldn’t that be clever of the Antichrist, to hide that implant so that most people wouldn’t know who was who, friend or enemy? Lots of people will submit to the mark of the Beast just to be able to live what will appear to be a better life, because without it no one will be able to buy or sell, so it will be much more difficult to get food and other necessities (Revelation 13:16–17).
There will be others, however, who will refuse to take the mark of the Beast or worship the Antichrist (John 10:4–5; Revelation 7:2–3; 9:4). They would rather die, if it comes to that, and for some it will. But others will survive and continue to proclaim the truth. “The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” (Daniel 11:32–33). God is also going to give them places to flee to in the wilderness, where they can hide and be provided for (Revelation chapter 12).
Even a lot of people who haven’t received Jesus as their Savior will refuse the mark. If they have strong enough convictions in their own religion to refuse to worship the Antichrist, God will be with them too.
I believe there are going to be millions who are going to resist the Antichrist and proclaim the truth, until everybody has had their chance and the Antichrist is exposed for the Devil he is. Those who choose to worship God rather than the Devil-incarnate Antichrist will be preserved by the power of God until Jesus comes to their rescue when He returns!
The best preparation you can make for the troublous times ahead is to receive Jesus into your heart and life. He will not only give you eternal life in Heaven, but as you draw closer to Him through prayer and reading His Word, He’ll equip you to resist the Antichrist and his forces. You can receive Jesus right now by praying the following prayer.
Dear Jesus, thank You for giving Your life for me. Please forgive me for the wrong things I’ve done, come into my heart, and give me Your gift of eternal life. Teach me more about Your love, and fill me with Your joy. Amen.