This is the second in the Be Not Deceived series. The first, The God of This World, describes who our enemy is so we can know where the deception is coming from. This article describes one of his many tools of deception. And the one specifically mentioned in Revelation.
These past two years have been for the record books. You would have to be a hermit not to see the massive changes that have taken place around us. Not just in our own respective countries, but around the entire world.
It has been an unprecedented attack on our way of life. At least as far we have known in our lifetimes.
And it was all planned ahead of time. Without our knowledge.
And it was centuries in the making. Again without our being aware.
In fact, would you believe me if I told you that our whole way of life was created by the god of this world precisely for this moment?
Seems unbelievable. Until you reread Bible prophecy. And it all becomes clear.
Hindsight is 20/20.
So what does this have to do with pharmakeia?
Well, everything really.
Let’s start by defining pharmakeia. It is a Greek word. And many of our modern English words are derived from this word and its Greek equivalents.
I’m betting you can guess one English word in modern use.
Yep. You’re right. The word is pharmacy.
If we look in Webster’s Dictionary, we will find a little of its etymology. Under History and Etymology for pharmacy you will find this entry: “Late Latin pharmacia administration of drugs, from Greek pharmakeia, from pharmakeuein to administer drugs, from pharmakon magic charm, poison, drug.”
Wow. In its earliest usage, we are already seeing this word was associated with magic and poison.
This is important because of where we find this word in the Bible. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible’s numbering system gives this Greek word pharmakeia G5331 and notes that it is used only three times in the Bible.
Let’s look at where.
First, it is used in Galatians 5:20 and is translated in the KJV as witchcraft. The other two times can be found in Revelation and are translated both times as sorceries.
But what I really want to focus on is one of the Bible verses found in Revelation. Specifically, Revelation 18:23. In the KJV, it is written, “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
There is a lot to unpack in this one verse. But I want to focus on the word sorceries or pharmakeia in the original Greek. The NIV translates this as magic spell. In neither instance is this something Christians should be messing with.
Strong’s definition links this word with G5332 pharmakeus. This word is used only one time. Again in Revelation. Revelation 21:8 which says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
In other words, those who make pharmakeia will end up in hell.
I know this sounds harsh. But God doesn’t mess around with witchcraft or sorcery. And He links them with murderers and liars.
If you’ve been paying attention at all these past couple of years, you will see that the medical community has been involved in one of the biggest scams/ lies in modern history. And it has cost countless people their lives.
There are many who will try to discredit this claim, most notably the “fact checkers” of the mainstream media and social media.
But all I’m trying to do is show you the other side of the story. And show you how this links to the spiritual war we are all fighting (whether we know it or not).
We are seeing the fulfillment of many end times prophecies. And I’m not the only one to notice. It is on the radar of just about every Biblical scholar I know. Matthew 24 is probably the most well-known description of the end times.
In it we see wars, rumours of wars, nation against nation, famines, pestilences, earthquakes which are called “the beginning of sorrows.”
And with this comes the great deception of Revelation 18:23 when all nations are deceived by the “great men of the earth.” (our corporate merchants/ pharmaceutical industry)
Destruction of the Temple
Satan wants to be like God. It has been his sin from the beginning. It is how he tempted Eve in the garden. And it is how he tempts so many today.
Second Thessalonians 2:4 tells us that “he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” It is when “the day of Christ is at hand” (v. 2).
Where is the temple of God? It is not in Israel like so many would like to believe. No. The Bible tells us that we are the temple of God. Our bodies. First Corinthians 3:16-17, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
And again, 2 Corinthians 6:16, “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
We are to care for our bodies and not let Satan enter in.
Pharmakeia is a tricky way to do just that.
People are deceived by doctors because we have been led to believe that this is the only way to heal ourselves. Many Christians even quote that Luke himself was a doctor so they must be part of God’s plan.
But here’s the thing. Modern medicine (and therefore modern doctors) is a relatively new concept. Before the rise of the pharmaceutical industry in the 1800s, people (and doctors) were reliant on herbs, plants, and food to treat and heal.
This is the way God had created us to be from the very beginning. But when man began to meddle with God’s creation, things started to go wrong. As such things will. (This is a whole other topic that many others have covered more in depth.)
Check out Healing Harvest Homestead for a wonderful course about Healing Herbs of the Bible and How to Use Them for Health Today. (I’m not an affiliate. Just a customer.)
We have become increasingly dependent on drugs and modern medicines, I believe, to the detriment of our health and our temple.
And I believe God used this pandemic to open our eyes to the ways we have been manipulated by the medical industry. And to give us a chance to change our ways. To become less dependent. Also to trust Him more. And to prepare us for the exodus to come.
I could go on all day about the many deceptions of the medical industry. And how that has led to a dependence on man over God.
But the importance right now is to beware of the coming deception (and to some extent it is already here) that will allow Satan into our temple. Which leads to the mark of the beast.
Please believe me when I say that the medical/ pharmaceutical industry is integral to Satan’s plan to deceive us. The Bible says it clearly in Revelation 18:23.
But take some time to investigate on your own. Check out the links I’ve scattered throughout this article. Start with Nicolson1968’s website (who has the clearest presentation of the mark and the kingdom of iron and clay spoken about in Daniel). Also check out the Covid-19 is an AMAZING virus section under the Truth Vault at Shaking My Head Productions.
Pray for discernment and God’s leading through the deception. And as always, don’t believe me or any other man over what God says.