I can't recall exactly when this vision occurred. It is far and few between when I don't write down a dream or vision. This one I can only guess is not written down because I knew I would never ever forget it. Ever. To give an approximate time when I had the vision, I would have to say perhaps 12-15 years ago.
I went to our local Kroger store one day to pick up some things. I don't recall what day it was, if it was a holiday, etc. I do recall that it was moderately busy for that day with quite a few people shopping. After I got my items I proceeded to the checkout. When it was my turn, I stepped up, loaded my groceries and patiently stood there waiting and watching as the cashier scanned the items I was purchasing. Within a split second, it was like God turned the volume down and made the scanning machine the focus. I literally could not hear anything or anyone around me at all! There was total silence! As I looked at the people around me, my eyes fell on the scanning machine. It was then that I heard a still small voice say, "This is a part of the mark of the beast. THIS!" I knew what "THIS was" And then gradually, the sounds of my surroundings were once again normal.
I believe back then, when the barcodes came out and scanning became a new way to do things, I believe Christians suspected that it may be a part of it. Today, it's a fact. We know it IS indeed tied to the mark of the beast, without a doubt.