To summarize; the UK government has almost established a central database and national network of cameras and computers that automatically log car registration number plates and it will be in place within months. Thousands of 'Automatic Number Plate Recognition' [ANPR] cameras are already operating on Britain's roads.
I loved the 'Left Behind' series of books and films. Those fictional; fantastic escapades that were set during the Tribulation. Yet I was concerned ... not only with the Pre-Trib rapture THEORY itself, but also with the apparent ease in which the books portrayed the 'Tribulation Force' as being able to move from city to city and continent to continent. There was a kind of easy-believism about it.
"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causes 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, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." [Revelation 13:15-17]
The above [hopefully] familiar scripture paints a picture of the Tribulation that is at the very least, frightening. All folks will be required to take a 'mark' some day soon to [a] prove their worship/loyalty to antichrist and [b] buy and sell - in other words - live and work day-to-day - 'normal' existence. I'm not so sure, in hindsight, that life will be anything like as it is depicted in the Left Behind franchise.
That we already have EU/US [CIA-FBI] sponsored legislation that obliges internet providers to retain our data for a significant period of time should be of concern. We have national ID cards being touted [biometric passports have already been introduced]; and now we have, in effect, a matrix of CCTV cameras watching our every move - whether in a car or not. And this is BEFORE the Tribulation has begun. Barry Smith said before he died in 2002 that the 'Y2K bug' alert was a cover for the NWO to provide the framework for the introduction of information; chip [RFID?] driven society that John the Revelator saw. And I tend to agree. The effects and response to the 'credit crunch' is another phase of the plan amongst others. I'm sure that there will be more upheaval as the sand flows down through the hourglass of time.
True Christians need to prepare for the worst; for either before or during the coming 'time of Jacob's trouble' [testing]; whenever the rapture takes place [and I will address that 'controversial' subject again soon]. Very soon we will not be able to sneeze without it being noticed in the so-called 'free' West. One of my favourite sayings when talking/witnessing to unsaved and saved folks is this: "George Orwell was right about Big Brother; he just got the year wrong !" Never a truer word spoken in jest me thinx. We do not really live in a democratic society; it's an "Illusion in G Major" [to quote Jeff Lynne]. The net is closing in on us as antichrist is rising. Be Bereans. Watchmen must warn. Evangelists must compel.
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith J Sinclair ... 22-May-2009