Is the NIDS the Mark of the Beast? A Biblical look at Jamaica’s National Identity Card

Is the NIDS the mark of the beast

Is the NIDS the Mark of the Beast?

Is the NIDS the Mark of the Beast? Before we attempt to answer, firstly, “how did I get here?” We must look at how I got to this post.

Well, first of all, it is because of 2 powerful mysterious signs that YHWH has given me that points to something humongous happening in 2019. If you did not yet read them, then you absolutely must read:

Additionally, I must state that this is not meant to tell you what I believe, but merely to give you a spiritual guide as to how it does or does not match biblical end time prophecy. Then, you should be better able to make your own decision.

See: What Is the Mark of the Beast?

 

Some Jamaicans Uneasy

We will soon go to the bible verses, but first, let us look at what it is about the NIDS card that has some Jamaicans concerned.

In an article in the STAR entitled “‘The Mark of the Beast’ – Jamaicans wary of new ID system”, reference was made to the initial unease felt by Jamaicans at the implementation of the National Identity System (NIDS).

Why are some Jamaicans concerned? The NIDS will capture the normal personal information that comes with a national ID, such as a person’s name, sex, date of birth, martial status, telephone number and address.

However, it is also expected to possibly capture some or eventually all of the following: eye and blood information, fingerprint, footprint, toe print, signature, and facial photographs.

Apart from that, there are several things about NIDS that make it eerily similar to the mark of the beast spoken about by Yahuchanon in the book of Revelations. Is the NIDS the mark of the beast?

Jump straight to: A Biblical Look At The NIDS.

 

The Mark of the Beast

mark of the beastGrowing up in Jamaica (where we have the most churches per square mile in the entire world), we were always cognizant of the mark of the beast.

Through this fear we have always had, most of us swore we would never take it.

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It did not matter if one was a Christian or not: we were more concerned then with saving our soul rather than gaining the world.

 

NIDS (National Identity System) and the church

Fast forward to 2018 and to some, it seems that the mark of the beast is right before us in the form of the NIDS (National Identity System). Others feel the NIDS is a precursor, that it is, not actually the mark, but it will lead to the mark. Others feel it is just some biblical nonsense.

Jump straight to: A Biblical Look At The NIDS.

The approach (that it is a precursor to the mark) is based on taking Yahuchanon’s dream literally, that there will be a literal mark in the hand or in the forehead. This is the view of Jennifer Grant, the pastor for Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church.

“I know we are going to reach to that point where if you buy or sell, or if you do any form of business, you will have to take this number,” she told THE STAR. “To my understanding, it is a step closer towards the Mark of the Beast.”

She believes that because there was the same fear with the previous identity system (TRN), this too is also a scare leading up to the mark:

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“It was the same fear with the TRN when it was coming out first. A lot a persons were scared and thought that it was the Mark of the Beast, but we know that everything is leading up to that but I would not say to persons don’t take it.”

So we see pastors advising persons whether or not to take the mark, based only on their opinion. There is no reference to the Bible being made by the pastor on such a serious topic. If she is wrong, she would be leading probably her entire congregation to lose their soul.

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Church is Surprisingly quiet

Generally though? As a body, the church is surprisingly silent and non-vigilant in a matter that bears such a stark closeness to end time prophecy of doom.

Not surprisingly, the most vigilant opponents of the NIDS card are the Rastafarian groups and concerned individuals. Here is one such individual voicing her concerns in an audio clip that was widely circulated on WhatsApp:

Jump straight to: A Biblical Look At The NIDS.

 

 

Biblical and Prophetic Insights

Here at Just a Word, we do not want to tell you what to do or what not to do, but to provide you with a biblical and prophetic insight so you can make up your own mind.

Jump straight to: A Biblical Look At The NIDS.

 

What Jamaicans are Saying

Before we look at it biblically, let’s look at 2 sides of the story revealed in the videos below. The first video is in support of the card and the second is against it.

 

 

A Biblical Look at the NIDS

Now why the fear of the NIDS? Let’s get to the written word, and we will start with the prophecy in Revelation 13 that everyone is looking at.

Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

 

Two Choices

So if one is living at the time of the mark of the beast, then one has two choices.

 

If we accept the mark

What if we live comfortably and take the mark? Then we face the wrath of YHWH Tseva’oth (of Hosts/Armies):

Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Rev 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

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If we reject the mark

What if we suffer and reject the mark? Then we receive the mercy and favour (grace) of the Father beyond measure:

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahusha, and for the word of Elohim, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Mashiach a thousand years.

So we most definitely have to look at how NIDS does or does not match up against biblical prophecy. It is too critical to just brush it aside. The punishment is too severe, and the rewards are too great.

Indeed, we have to prove all things, hold fast that which is good (1 Thess 5:21). Hence, we will break down each verse in detail.

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Revelation 13:16

Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

 

He Causeth

These words imply that there will be a causative factor. “He” refers to the beast. In biblical prophecy, the beast refers to a world power. This world power will be the instigator who “causeth” the world to receive his mark. How does this compare with the NIDS?

NIDS: The National Identity System (NIDS) is the result of United Nations Agenda 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Agenda). All countries in the world will be mandated to take this number. The United Nations is causing all to take the mark through its agenda.

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Causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond

This refers to everyone, no one is exempt. The important thing to look at is “small.”

This is from the Greek “mikros” which means small (in size, quantity, number or (figuratively) dignity): – least, less, little, small. In other words it refers to the young. What does the NIDS say?

NIDS: Everyone starting from age 6 must be registered in NIDS. Everyone means both small and great, rich and poor, free and those in bondage (prison). No one is exempt.

 

To receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads

This first specifies a mark. Now it behoves us to look at what exactly is meant by mark by going back to the Greek.

English: mark
Greek transliteration: khar’-ag-mah
From the same as G5482; a scratch or etching, that is, stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue): – graven, mark.

So mark can range from anything as small as a scratch or etching to as big as a statue. It is something that is graven.

Importantly, is the meaning “stamp” (as a badge of servitude). Meaning of stamp:

    1. to imprint or cut out (a mark, design, lettering, etc.) by bringing a form forcibly against a material: to stamp initials in leather
    2. to cut out, form, or make as by applying a die to metal: often with out: to stamp auto bodies
  1. to impress, mark, or imprint with some design, characters, etc., as to decorate or to show authenticity, ownership, sanction, or the like
  2. to impress or mark distinctly or indelibly: the incident was stamped in her memory
  3. to put an official seal or a stamp on (a document, letter, etc.)

Is this the meaning of stamp we see below?

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ID card with RFID chip (left)

NIDS: The card will have an RFID chip etched or stamped into it. That qualifies it to be a “mark” of the beast. We have had cards with marks for a long time, but the difference with NIDS? The NIDS mark can be seen as a badge of servitude as the information that will eventually be surrendered will give up all of oneself to a system set on a one world rulership.

Whenever there is a central rulership over the world, the world is brought into servitude. That has been the history of man and has never changed.

Right Hand

The mark will be on their right hand or forehead. Let us first look at right hand. The term right hand biblically usually refers to power.  We see this from looking at the word “hand.” This word can be used either literally or figuratively.

English: hand
Greek transliteration: khire
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument): – hand.

The Bible was written by Hebrews and therefore we must understand it from a Hebrew perspective. Hebraically, hand means a means or instrument of power. It refers to authority through a particular mean.

When we in the west therefore think about right hand, we think literally about the physical hand, but are these verses below speaking of a literal right hand? Can a spirit (John 4:24) have a hand?

Deu 33:2 And he said, YHWH came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

Act 5:31 Him hath Elohim exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

The Messiah confirmed what the right hand means here:

Mat 28:18 And Yahusha came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

So right hand can refer to power and authority that is given from one to the other.

NIDS: By taking the NIDS card, one can be said to have given up one’s authority over oneself and given it to the United Nations. This is because of the unique NIN (national identity number) and the private info that will be given.

Right hand therefore does not have to literally refer to one’s physical right hand, as is popularly thought.

See: What Will Happen If We Take The Mark Of The Beast?

 

In their Foreheads

Does the mark literally have to be in our foreheads? Again, we have to understand Hebrew thought and expression to understand the new testament, which is not about Greeks, but about Hebrews. Remember, both Hebrews and Greeks have different thought processes.

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The verse below was speaking of the redemption of the firstborn of Israel.

Exo 13:16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand YHWH brought us forth out of Egypt.

The verse below was speaking about the feast of unleavened bread:

Exo 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that YHWH’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath YHWH brought thee out of Egypt.

Do these verses seem to tell us it should literally be a sign on their hand or a literal mark in their forehead (between their eyes)? Take a good look again.

We have to understand that:

Mat 6:22-23 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

So in Revelation 13:16, in their foreheads can be referring to spiritual light.

Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

On a note of interest, mystical traditions have long seen “between the eyes” as the pineal gland that is thought to be the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds.

NIDS: The mark in the right hand or in the forehead can either be taken literally or figuratively. Fitguratively, it refers to the right hand as the seat of authority and power and the forehead is where we give authority to who leads us.

“In their forehead” therefore does not necessarily mean in one’s physical forehead, just as “right hand: does not necessarily mean a physical right hand.

What will happen if we take the mark

 

Revelation 13:7

Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

No Man Might Buy or Sell

According to the book of Revelation, if one decides not to take the mark of the beast, one will not be able to buy or sell. Let’s see what NIDS says:

NIDS: You cannot get a birth certificate or a passport without a NIN. Without a birth certificate, a child will not be able to go through the school system. But it gets worse. We will not be able to receive money sent from overseas without a NIN.

A Jamaican will not be able to buy land in Jamaica without a NIN BUT a foreigner can! Without it, we cannot get medical attention at any public facility unless it is an emergency.

In addition, the proposed law does NOT protect Jamaicans from private sector companies requiring you to produce a NIN to open a bank account; register your child at school; open a business; rent a property; buy insurance and so on. These are expected to come on stream later as this JIS news release implies:

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From JIS: Financial institutions are looking forward to the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS), which is expected to improve their ability to identify consumers and reduce associated risks.

Programme Director for the NIDS, Warren Vernon, said the NIDS implementation team has been in dialogue with a number of financial institutions that have indicated their support of the programme, which aims to capture and store identity information for all Jamaicans. Source.

So by rejecting NIDS, we will be without the NIN (number). Therefore, we are definitely going to be prevented from doing business (buying and selling).

See: What Will Happen If We Take The Mark Of The Beast?

 

The Mark as a Number

Now I believe all the verses we have used so far are from the King James Version of the Bible. However, if we look at the English Standard Version of Revelation 13:17, it gets even more compelling that we just may have something really serious on our hands.

Rev 13:17 (ESV) so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.

This verse tells us that the mark of the beast can be either of 2 things (one or the other):

  1. The name of the beast or
  2. The number of his name

Therefore, having a mere number offered to us by the beast, can be the mark of the beast, it does not have to be something you implant in your hand or forehead!

NIDS: NIDS offers us what is called a National Identity Number (NIN). That is the core of the NIDS and comes with every card. Without that number, we will be able to do nothing.

In addition, that NIN stays with us for life, even if we die, it is not retired. That number definitely seems to mark us forever. It sure does look like a straight match of the mark being a number. Hmm.

 

Secret Revealed Through Perfect English

The late Wilmot “Mutty” Perkins, a former Jamaican radio talk show host, is known to have said that one thing he appreciated about the Bible, is that it was written in perfect English. He is oh, so right. It is based on this that we will prove something very powerful that most have overlooked.

Because the English is perfect, every comma, question sign, full stop (period), colon and semi-colon is important. We will use a colon to show something very powerful.

Rev 13:16-17 And he causeth 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, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Notice I have highlighted the colon between the words “forehead” and the word “And.” This is very critical, as the colon works to show that what comes after the colon is dependent on what comes before the colon. Very important.

Therefore, “And that no man might buy or sell,” is dependent on whether or not they “receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.”

So if one is prevented from buying and selling because of a number (NIN number), then that number that is preventing the buying and selling is the mark according to the use of the perfect English. Look:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Remember, only one of the 3 is enough for it to be the mark of the beast. Either (1) the mark or (2) the name of the beast or (3) the number of his name.

Now without the NIDS card and its unique NIN number (that stays with us even after death), we will not be able to transact any business. We will not be able to buy and sell.

So as long as we have a number that prevents us from buying and selling that is coming from an organization (UN) that has been given power over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations (Rev 13:7), then we have a problem.

Those who are awaiting a physical mark in the hand or forehead, pay attention to this. Study it carefully.

 

Revelation 13:18

Rev 13:18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

So next, let us look at the number of the beast and see if the NIDS card has any similarity. Now we know the number of the beast is 666. What does that have to do with NIDS? I will let Manly P. Hall expound.

This is a direct excerpt from his book, The Secret Teachings of All Ages:

“All higher numbers can be reduced to one of the original ten numerals, and the 10 itself to 1. Therefore, all groups of numbers resulting from the translation of names of deities into their numerical equivalents have a basis in one of the first ten numbers.

By this system, in which the digits are added together, 666 becomes 6+6+6 or 18, and this, in turn, becomes 1+8 or 9. According to Revelation, 144,000 are to be saved. This number becomes 1+4+4+0+0+0, which equals 9, thus proving that both the Beast of Babylon and the number of the saved refer to man himself, whose symbol is the number 9.

This system can be used successfully with both Greek and Hebrew numeric values.”

What does NIDS say about this?

NIDS: The NIDS card uses a nine digit number, which matches the number of the beast, which is 666.

 

Similarities and Differences Between NIDS and Mark of the Beast

Is the NIDS the mark of the beast? There are so many eerily close similarities between NIDS and the mark of the beast. One could even say that NIDS perfectly fits the description given in Revelation 13.

However skeptics will say, “hold on just one minute: the mark has to physically be in our hands or foreheads.”

Of course we looked at the figurative side to that claim. Persons who claim it has to be physical will take the card and say they will not take the microchip (that they believe will come next).

However for those persons reading this, what if “in their right hand or in their forehead” was speaking figuratively.

Remember, John’s Revelation was a vision and is loaded with figurative language, some of which most of us don’t understand to this day! Do you want to gamble your soul on this one probability?

See: What Will Happen If We Take The Mark Of The Beast?

 

Nine digit numbers are nothing new

Skeptics will also say: “Well the US social security number uses a 9-digit number, so does the Jamaican TRN.” Are they the Mark of the Beast?

Looking at it from another angle, it is not primarily about the number of digits, but who owns the digits (database).

Every country, including the USA, will be forced to take a new card.

The United Nations with their aim of a one world government totally matches the prophecy in Revelation that the kings of the earth will gather themselves against the Most High before the coming of the Messiah. The United Nations is the United body representing all the leaders (kings of the earth).

Rev 16:14 – 15 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of El Shaddai.

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Notice how the following verse (15) gives us a stern warning telling us that when the leaders of the world come together against YHWH, the Messiah will come suddenly:

Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

There is nothing new under the sun. The time of the mark of the beast takes us back to the tower of Babel, when the nations of the earth were united in rebellion against YHWH.

This one world database owned by one central authority will unite the world. Now what is the danger of the world uniting under one order?

To answer that, we need to figure out who really controls the world? We know it is the Father, but into whose hands has the world been given (for a season)?

2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Mashiach, who is the image of Elohim, should shine unto them.

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of YHWH, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

So if the world is united, as the United Nations is attempting to do, they will be united under their “god,” who is Satan.

 

The United Nations as the Beast?

Biblically, the beast refers to a world power that is controlled by the dragon (Satan)

Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

So we see that it is Satan who gives the Beast his seat of power and great authority.

There is no greater authority than to be in control of every single country in the world and to dictate everything they do. That is the United Nations.

Also, we see that the beast comprises various aspects of the vision in Daniel 7. It spoke of the leopard, bear and lion. However, Daniel spoke of a 4th beast with teeth of iron (Dan 7:7) that will be the last beast before the Messiah returns (Dan 7:13).

Now what kind of authority is this 4th beast given?

Rev 13:7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation,

The United Nations is the only organization or power in this world that has authority over every tribe, people, language and nation!

Is this the final kingdom of Rome working through the UN? Is this why the Pope addressed the UN in 2015 promoting the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030?

Remember that the UN is where the NIDS card is coming from through the same Agenda 2030 program. It is not a Jamaican card.

Watch the video below to see how Rome is connected to the UN and the mark of the beast. Importantly, the UN is also connected to the NIDS card that we are being given that will prevent us from buying and selling.

This video was given to me from back in 2015 as part of the mystery of a sign that was given to me as a warning to Jamaica and by extension, the world.

Check out The Mystery of My Family Birth Dates and Feast Dates and you will see how everything matches perfectly. This is shows why I am writing this article today. It is not by chance.

 

The Real United Nations

Now what does the UN do? They appear to be a body of peace and morality, but just watch the video below and you will see the other side of them:

The attack on children shows us what the UN is all about. The beast, doing the will of the dragon.The UN is not what it appears to be.

See: What Will Happen If We Take The Mark Of The Beast?

 

Great Decision for Jamaicans

So it is a great decision all Jamaicans will have to make. I created this post to help us make a rational decision as to whether or not we will be damning ourselves if we take the card.

It goes for believers as well as non-believers…every single soul that is alive.

 

Will us refusing the mark save us?

If it is the mark of the beast, refusing the mark will not save us. However, it will prevent our souls from being damned.

In other words, we will still have a chance of finding salvation through the Messiah. Taking the mark, we are damned. We will have reached the point of no return.

Rev 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

Rev 14:9 – 11 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of YHWH, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

In the verse that follows, the bible tells us that at that time, it will require the patience of the saints (the chosen/elect). These saints are characterized by 2 things:

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that (1) keep the commandments of YHWH, and (2) the faith of Yahusha.

So if it is the mark, only those who refuse the mark and keep his commandments through faith in his son are the elect (chosen).

What will happen if we take the mark

 

Jamaican Tribal Politics

Jamaica is strongly divided by tribal politics. Like programmed machines, we tend to follow the political party we defend (no matter where they take us). For approximately 50% of the voting population, their party can do nothing wrong.

In the case of the NIDS card, it is no different. Jamaica is more or less divided along political lines. Those who back the ruling Jamaica Labour Party are touting it as being the best thing for our country. Those from the ruling PNP tend to oppose it (depending on how die-hard they are).

In fact, the matter is now in court, as the opposition PNP is posting a challenge against its implementation. See “NIDS court battle begins” in the references at the end of this article.

JLP (green) vs PNP. Political inclination will determine the choice of many.

What is my advice? Don’t make your decision based on political grounds. Base your decision on biblical grounds, as it was long prophesied (almost 2000 years ago). The danger is, if it is the mark, you will lose your soul, whether or not you were deceived.

Just remember, man can kill the body, but this is whom you should fear:

Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

See: What Will Happen If We Take The Mark Of The Beast?

 

Conclusion

Is the NIDS the mark of the beast? Judge for yourself. This post was written to help you with your decision. I will not tell you what you should or should not do: let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. I will only say: choose wisely.

Shalom.

 

The Mystery of the Mark of the Beast: Is it an Embedded Microchip?

 

News References

To find out more about NIDS, here are some news links below for reference:

‘The Mark of the Beast’ – Jamaicans wary of new ID system
Judges say NIDS has no provision to prevent DNA tests
NIDS court battle begins
Children to get NIDS at six years’ old
Biometric Data for NIDS Will Reduce Identity Theft
Data requirements under NIDS, and the implications of non-enrollment