The launch of the registration program for the Affordable Health Care program was a disaster. And for those who can’t get into the system or make it work for them, it can literally be a matter of life or death. They can’t get health insurance! In a worst-case scenario, a situation like this could lead to massive protests and the imposition of “martial law.”
A recent article in Forbes says the cost of the dysfunctional website for Obamacare has already passed $360 million, and could even reach $600 million! Compare that to Apple’s cost of about $150 million to develop the iPhone.
Admittedly, this registration is a colossal task. How do you invite 7 million visitors to use your website in a short period of time? But the people in charge have had three years to develop it. Google and Facebook can handle that much traffic. Mobile phone companies do it. But of course, they have taken years to gradually build up to the challenge.
We see this difficult transition as a trial run for an even bigger and more important registration in the foreseeable future. According to the Bible, a world dictator is going to order the “mother of all registrations,” the “Mark of the Beast.” Then it won’t be seven million, but more than seven billion people – all needing to qualify to buy and sell – not only insurance – but everything!
It 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, 17 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.
18 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. – Revelation 13:16-18
Would the whole world ever allow itself to come under the control of a global dictator? Once the economy has become bad enough, people would welcome a brilliant and charismatic leader to do whatever it will take to restore peace and prosperity. Revelation 6 portrays such a person as the “rider on a white horse.”
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. – Revelation 6:1-2
Starting now, the details of that future world registration will be highly refined. The “bugs” in the present enrollment program will be identified and corrected. Equipment will be upgraded. Maybe the NSA’s controversial and unbelievable database will assist the process. Capable managers will be employed. All the technical issues will be addressed – bandwidth, equipment, a user-friendly interface, security, user identification and verification, connectivity with millions of remote devices for buying and selling. The Beast will finally be ready to make his move.
This would be a good time to read “The Registration,” a free short story we published many years ago. It incorporates hyperlinks to relevant Scripture references and resources on Prophecy Central.