What is Going on with REAL ID?
America’s National ID
REAL ID Update 2017
Airport Warning Signs Alarm Travelers
Signs are popping up at many airports, startling confused and dismayed travelers with the warning that, a year from now, their driver’s licenses or ID cards might be rejected. The signs declare that, starting on January 22, 2018, if your card is produced by a state which is not compliant with REAL ID’s security standards, it will not be accepted. You will need to present an alternative, “acceptable” form of identification if you intend to board a plane.
REAL ID Compliance Extended, Again
When the REAL ID Act was signed into law in 2005, who could have imagined that this driver’s license security legislation would not be fully implemented until 2020? That’s fifteen years later! Yet, here we are today, twelve years after REAL ID was passed by Congress, and the law continues to generate contention, controversy and confusion. Also, the federal government’s shifting position on the enforcement of deadlines has created an unnecessary level of bewilderment. By the way, if the Department of Homeland Security has already determined that your state is “compliant,” you will have until October 1, 2020 to upgrade your card to REAL ID standards. But that may change.
Is REAL ID the beginning of the Mark of the Beast?
Revelation warns about a false Messiah, the Antichrist, who will be given power over “all kindreds, and tongues, and nations,” (Revelation 13:7). The Bible also describes the False Prophet, who causes all to receive “a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” Without the mark, or the name of the “beast,” the Antichrist, or the number of his name, no one will be able to buy or sell. (Revelation 13:16-17). In practical terms, under Real ID, Americans must have a government number to hold jobs and have bank accounts.
The Mark of the Beast prophecy makes one aspect of the information demanded by the REAL ID Act particularly alarming to Bible students. REAL ID requires biometric information, which includes fingerprints or eye scans. The Mark of the Beast prophecy states that the mark will be in the hand or the forehead. (Revelation 14:9). Our fingerprints are in our hands, and our
eyes are in our foreheads
REAL ID requires that the information in each state’s database be linked with the databases of the other states. Once your information is placed in the federalized database, the federal government can then instantly access your personal information. Real ID would condense all that information into an easily-accessed database for the first time. Without your compliant identification card, you won’t be able to board an airplane, open a bank account or access any service that depends on federally-approved identification. We will be controlled by a tragically-flawed central authority.
National IDs, such as the Real ID, being instituted in almost every country in the world is the ongoing fulfillment of this prophecy.