A Japanese bank will implement technology that will allow people to scan their hand in order to get cash. According to Discovery News, a Japanese bank announced it will be installing about a dozen automated teller machines that can read customers' palms to identify them. O-ga-ki Kyor-it-su Bank will be the country's first to introduce the system. First, customers will register their biometric information at a branch. Then they will be able to go to one of the new ATMs and get cash simply by scanning a hand, typing in their birthdate and a four-digit PIN.
The Bible says in Revelation 13:16-17 that the Antichrist will cause "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."
Iran claims nuclear dispute can be solved 'quickly'. According to the Associated Press, Iran is ready to resolve all of its nuclear disputes "quickly and easily" in a second round of talks with world powers planned for next month in Baghdad. The country's foreign minister, Ali Ak-bar Sa-le-hi was quoted by the semiofficial ISNA news agency as saying that Iran might be more flexible if it could be guaranteed an external supply of enriched uranium -- an apparent endorsement of a U.S. compromise proposal.
The U.S. says it will veto any Palestinian statehood bid at the UN. According to the Jerusalem Post, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said on Monday that the United States will continue to act against Palestinian attempts to gain recognition through the United Nations, and if necessary will use its veto to that end. Speaking at the Netanya Academic College, Shapiro said that there are no shortcuts to peace in the Middle East, and the Palestinians must return to direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions, on the basis of what was outlined by President Barack Obama.
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In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."
If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.