Again, I AM NOT a prophet but the Scriptures tell us that in the last days (the 7 year Tribulaion period) there seems to be a CASHLESS society as we see in Rev. 13:16.........I'm, not all that sure why we still have tangible currency. I sometimes go for weeks with no "cash" in my pockets. In fact, about the only real need for physical currency is to buy a lotto ticket; since they will not allow you to do so with an ATM card.
It costs the US Mint 1.67 cents to make a penny and seven cents to make a nickel. On the other hand, it cost them 3.9 cents to make a dime and none cents to make quarter.
Our school district has placed a ban on the dissemination of information via paper; it all has to be digital. So, if this evil virus can be transmitted via paper, who are we still getting mail? A study out this week finds that the virus can survive on hard surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours and on cardboard for up to 24 hours.
"HE also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666."
This not that time!!!
However, because of convince and safety, we have instituted bank cards of plastic instead of cash to pay for our items purchased. It does not take a doctorate to see that the first step of a cashless society is already in place.
1. Debit cards.
2. Credit cards.
Both are based upon the UPC Bar Code system.
"Many years ago, I was told that each barcode had 3 numbers in it that were not a part of the number sequence written under the barcode itself. These numbers are 6-6-6. Figure 1 shows the barcode from a popular brand of instant coffee. It is a typical 12 number symbol. The barcode is made up of numbers and each number is represented by two lines. These lines can have various widths and spacings from each other, but every two lines equals one number. So you might think that a 12 number code would have 24 lines, but it doesn't. It has 30 lines. Each barcode begins, ends, and is marked in the middle with two thin lines spaced one space apart. These six lines do not have numbers associated with them written underneath. In our example in Figure 1, the last two numbers written under the barcode are sixes. As you can see, if we disregarding the two outermost lines, the next two groups of lines inward to the left are also two thin lines spaced one space apart. These lines look exactly the same as the last two lines that have no number associated with them, but these lines definitely represent sixes. For this reason I have believed for years that all barcodes had a hidden 6-6-6 in them.
"He" in Rev. 13 is the "False Prophet" who points everyone to worship the "Anti-Christ". Now, while I know of no one who has this mark on their body yet, it is becoming increasingly difficult to "buy or sell" anything without a barcode on it. Certain European currencies already have barcodes on every bill. 98 % of everything bought and sold today has the UPC Bar Code on it.
Could this be the so-called "Mark of the Beast?" Are we entering the so-called "end times?"