Over the weekend I was studying about the mark of the beast, foretold in Revelation 13: 16-18 (KJV):
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 him 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.
Now what does that have to do with medical prepping?
I know there are many Christian readers of this blog, and no doubt many non-Christian readers. Based on comments received, I’d say more are concerned about economic collapse, government intrusion on the private sector, and global relations than worried about a “sky is falling” asteroid or climate change.
But anyone writing a blog entitled Armageddon Medicine would naturally think now and again about, well, true Armageddon. And along with the prophecy of the war to end all wars comes a prophecy regarding a “mark of the beast,” without which daily commerce becomes impossible.
Since I don’t plan to take the mark of the beast, whether in the form of an RFID chip, a tattoo, or other form, it sounds like I won’t be able to practice medicine very easily. Perhaps I wouldn’t be able to purchase supplies (but how would that work with online purchases . . . a webcam to scan my forehead??). Or maybe I could not receive payments from private insurance or Medicare (if it doesn’t collapse). Or perhaps the taxes on my office would come due and I’d have no cash to pay (not to mention property taxes on my home). Did I say cash? I should have said I’d have no access to electronic funds. (Should preppers pay their property tax ahead? What about hyperinflation?)
It’s not really possible to practice medicine today off the grid or under the radar. Medical licenses require government approval, as do DEA license, NPI numbers, Medicare and Medicaid numbers, etc. Anyone can search the Internet and find any practicing doctor.
What do we have to look forward to? Things could get scary. All the more reason to prepare now.
RFID cards are already popular and implants are under consideration (any comments on this possibility?)
Use of Biometric Identification Technology to Reduce Fraud in the Food Stamp Program: Final Report at http://www.fns.usda.gov/ora/menu/Published/SNAP/FILES/ProgramIntegrity/biomeval.htm
The Number of the Beast is 666 by William Blake