AMAZON.COM & 666

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For two thousand years Christians have wondered, “How will the whole earth be controlled by the Antichrist and receive the Mark of the Beast?” The online giant Amazon.com now gives us a glimpse. Several years ago, Jeff Bezos (no friend of Christian values), the founder and president of Amazon.com, bought the grocery chain Whole Foods. This was his first venture into “brick and mortar” retailing. Amazon has pioneered many innovations to internet commerce. Now they are allowing shoppers at Whole Foods the opportunity to buy groceries with a process that is chillingly similar to the Mark of the Beast. It’s called the Amazon One palm scanner. No cash, no credit card needed. Just pass your hand over a biometric device to pay for your purchase. So simple. So potentially sinister. Amazon says if the market test of Amazon One is successful they will roll out the idea everywhere. Those concerned about privacy should pay attention. Those who know Jesus should pay VERY CLOSE attention.

For those not familiar with Bible prophecy here is what Revelation 13:16-18 says: “He [the Beast, the Antichrist] 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. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

The key issue here is the control of access to goods and services, especially food. I’m not saying that Amazon is in league with the devil or realizes how close this is to what the Bible foretells. Nevertheless, they have taken a significant step on the slippery slope to the Great Tribulation. Right now, as I speak, systems are being put in place which are precursors of the End Times — social engineering which prepares the body politic to accept invasive control over private behavior. We’ve seen this happen with COVID and now we see it with commerce. More than ever, everyone listening to me needs to get saved, get delivered, and prepare to meet Jesus. The Mark of the Beast may arrive sooner than you think!

An Encouraging Word

SET YOUR MIND ON GOD

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things,” Paul admonished (Colossians 3:20). Walk down any major street in a large city and you’ll be dodging people who aren’t looking where they are going. They are staring at their phones incessantly. Such conduct is contributing to a rise in pedestrian injuries. But the spiritual toll is worse. It’s not just the electronic devices that consume us; it’s television, movies, entertainment, sports. There’s nothing wrong with any of this in small, appropriate doses, but too many people seem to have set their affection on the most stimulating attention-grabber of the moment. We all need to pause for a moment in our busy lives and set our minds on the Lord. Try that today and see how it enriches your life.

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