In Venezuela, it was announced that in order to enforce food rationing, the government will require all citizens to have their fingerprints scanned when they buy food — http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-28891292.
Given the expense of rolling out a nationwide mandatory fingerprint checking system, it makes you wonder if there is someone behind the scenes subsidizing the rollout — perhaps the children of the Beast are beta testing the technologies required to implement the mark of the Beast?
Revelation tells us that during the End of Days, the Euphrates River will complete dry up. Iran and Iraq, are now both suffering droughts — http://www.azzaman.com/english/?p=1421 and http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/7383/20140603/iran-faces-dangerous-water-crisis-temperatures-rise-people-blame.htm.
We can infer from the prophecies of Revelation that this is just the beginning of their water problems.
This is how it starts?
We have argued that even in America, there is the risk that the suppression of Christianity in America will morph into oppression and finally into persecution. The enforcement of gay rights laws is now causing Believers to suffer — http://news.yahoo.com/couple-fined-refusing-host-gay-wedding-shuts-down-193206210.html. This will only get worse unless Believers act to retake the government.