Revelation 13:16-17 - He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
If someone had said to you forty years ago that in order to fly across the country, you had to allow the government to inspect your body, naked, would you have said "Why, yes. Makes sense." Of course not. But in 2010, in order to take advantage of public air transportation people must submit their bodies naked before the government - and they do. In the tribulation, in order to do anything, people must submit their bodies before the government. It is not a far leap. The airport scanners are a psychological line in the sand in this spiritual battle. Why?
The body is a creation of God, a vehicle through which the Savior uses for His Kingdom, and if saved, becomes a vessel of the Holy Spirit. Yet satan has encroached on that kingly dignity bit by bit so that by 2010, people happily present themselves naked before the government simply to take advantage of public air transportation. What do you think will happen when the government says you need to present your body to them in order to eat?
The war for souls is conducted in the mind. Body scanners not only exhibit the technology of Revelation 13, but the psychology. The technology is nothing if the mind is not already prepared for the final submission. You can see how close we are.
There is a quote going around now attributed to Alexander Tytler, a Scottish Lord and historian at the time of the American Revolution. He is supposed to have stated that a democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government and allegedly gone on to explain the cycle that democracies inevitably succumb to. However, the cycle was actually first uttered by HW Prentis, President of the Armstrong Cork Company, in a speech given in New York, during the 250th meeting of the National industrial conference board on March 18, 1943. In it Mr Prentis said societies move
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage
Can you see where America is now? We are at number 8. We have become so dependent on government, so dependent on convenience, that we allow satan to lower our dignity and increase that dependence to ungodly things, AND infringe on the holy dignity of the body. Soon we will be told we must submit our bodies so that we can live. The technology is there. But the technology is nothing if the mind is not already prepared for this final submission. That is why scanners are a line in the psychological sand in satan's war for your soul. Each step along the way has brought us lower and lower in dignity and intrusion. How much are you willing to submit? How far are you willing to go? How many steps down to hell are you willing to go for the sake of convenience, which is really another way of saying bondage?