Technology plays a very important role in Last Days prophecy. The Antichrist will need and have powerful tools to control people. Given that nobody - under normal circumstances - can control another person's mind, although some people never stop trying, ( hypnotism, scientific advertising, subliminal messages, mental conditioning, etc. ) the next best thing is to control somebody's money.
Today's computers are nothing short of amazing in what they can do, and how fast they can do it. There are already super computers in operation that control global financial transactions. (credit cards, SWIFT, stock markets etc.) The ultimate control will come when people will be obliged to take a mark (number), which will identify them, and without which nobody can buy food, services or whatever. All will be monitored and recorded. You would be simply shocked to find out how much information about your person is already on file and available to various agencies, both governmental and civilian.
And he causes all,
both small and great,
rich and poor, free and slave,
to receive a mark on their right hand or on
their forehead, 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.
Rev. 13: 16-17
The reasons that will be given for the implementation of this "mark id" which the Bible defines as "THE MARK OF THE BEAST" could be many: To control terrorism, criminal organizations and therefore all illegal trafficking such as drugs, black-marketing, illegal money-laundering etc., or for initiating a redistribution of the world's wealth, after a world-wide financial collapse, (which is an ever present and real possibility), or whatever. However, the problem at that point will not be the reasons, but rather the person in view of whom this mark will be ordered, namely the Antichrist.
The Bible is extremely clear on this point:
...If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive (his) mark
in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of
the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the
cup of his indignation; and 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
ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no
rest day nor night, who worship the beast and
his image, and whosoever receiveth
the mark of his name.
Rev. 14: 9-11
One thing is clear: Whosoever will accept the mark, will consciously and personally reject the Lord Jesus Christ and accept the Antichrist as God. One particular warning must be issued here to all those who have heard the Gospel and have ignored it; you are walking on thin ice and you are in real danger of falling into a delusion which God Himself will send to punish the unbelivers, and consequently, you will become unable to discern the truth, and so they will fall for the lies of Antichrist. (2 Thess. 2:11)
We have included a link below, so you can check out in depth for yourself how technology is lining up to to reproduce events prophesied in the Word.
For more on this subject, please read our article
THE MARK OF THE BEAST