RFID tags can be placed on clothing or other personal items. They are small and easy to conceal or hide. Tags are so small they can be thrown on someone's clothing without the person even knowing. In one previous study researchers glued RFID transponders to ants while studying their behavior. The smallest is made by Hitachi, and can store 38 digit numbers using 128 ROM. The technology is used in banking, smartphones, and many other every day things. It is also used at some night clubs, and has been invented as a bar coded, inked, tattoo like stamp.
RFID tags are used in passports and green cards. Many states have already placed the tags in driver's licenses. Mexico surgically implanted chips into staff at the attorney general's office, which allow staff access into secured buildings. Canada is headed toward becoming a cashless society and has just released a new currency called the mintchip, a digital currency. Some companies have tried to force the chip on their employees. A few states have passed regulations against companies requiring staff to be chipped. One alternative that was offered is an ID card with an RFID chip embedded in it.
There have been many rumors over the past few years concerning the health care reform bill. A lot of people believe that in the bill, Americans will be required to be implanted with the chip. Snopes says that this is not true, and that the tags were only meant to track the proficiency of things such as pacemakers. Others are still not convinced, and believe the implementation of the chip is the mark of the beast discussed in Revelation. Revelation 13:16-18 states that '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: 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. Here is wisdom. Let he 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.'
Whether the chip is part of the health care reform or not, we can see that as technology advances it is something that is most likely coming soon. It will be sold to us as a safety and security measure, as the government likes to scare us into thinking everything is a threat and everything done is for our own good to protect us. Our rights are slowly being stripped away, in the name of safety. It does sound like the description of the mark in Revelation, and I for one, will not be getting it. Personally, I have three dogs and I wouldn't even have them chipped. As a parent, I wouldn't even begin to consider having my children chipped. I believe it's my job as a parent to know where my kids are, not the governments. If you are a believer then you should know that the Bible tells us that even the very elect can be deceived. A large part of the end times prophecy repeatedly tells us do NOT be deceived. I hope that I am wrong, because if it becomes mandated and attached to government assistance, or if it's a matter of being able to feed your family, I'm afraid Americans will be lining up to get the chip. While the implant may not be the mark of the beast, it highly resembles its description and could be a means for getting it into place for the future.