A Futurist interpreter named Austin Miles wrote: “a Bible Prophecy was quietly fulfilled that no one expected. The Book of Revelation tells us of a leader who will come quietly on the scene to totally control the population by using a ‘Mark of the Beast’ device to accomplish this.”
Actually, the book of Revelation says nothing about a leader (i.e. the Antichrist) who will “come quietly on the scene” to do such a thing. What prophecy does tell us about is the rise of this leader over a long period of time (2 Thess. 2:3,4). It does not say that this Antichrist will appear in our modern times, but it does say that he arose many centuries ago and has been with us ever since – a long succession of men in fact, the popes of Rome, each one claiming to come in Christ’s Name and each one claiming to be Christ.
And it does not state that Antichrist will “totally control the population by using a ‘Mark of the Beast’ device to accomplish this”, for as explained above Rev. 13:16,17 is not about a “device” at all.
But let us see how Miles develops his theory:
“This means a required ‘quantum dot tattoo microchip’ to be put in the bodies of every human being, by vaccination, like tagging cattle. That chip will have every bit of information about the individual’s life, including bank accounts and medical issues. Without this chip one cannot buy, sell or conduct any kind of business. Plus that chip acts as your ID. The government controls what you are allowed to do and what you are NOT allowed to do, based on your ‘vaccination’ status. If you do not comply with this, you will become a non-person and unable to make a living or even survive.”
This is a very good summary of the Futurist interpreter’s prophetic scenario. Miles has encapsulated it very well in a few words. And it is certainly correct that this is what is being considered, and what they are trying to develop. The only flaw in what he has written here is that he calls this microchip, to be inserted by vaccination, the “mark of the Beast”. It is not. This is a complete fallacy and a terrible exposition of Rev. 13:16-18!
Futurist Geoffrey Grider, in an article in “Now the End Begins”, wrote: “I can no longer say that Bill Gates’ planned global vaccinations and the ID2020 Digital Identification are not the mark of the Beast.” He went on: “Yes, it is possible, and on many levels, highly likely that the proposed global vaccinations combined with the ID2020 digital identification being forced on us from Bill Gates could very well be the coming Mark of the Beast.” Mr Grider is destined to be disappointed. The mark of the Beast is not something still to come, and as explained above it is also not something physical. It never has been, and it has been around for many centuries.