November 5, 2023
…a five minute read
my thoughts are at the end…not what I believe as a whole, but some out there apparently do…
I have been sitting on this for a while, for no other reason than the time wasn’t right. But now it is… please read to the end before judging whether this is right or wrong.
For I, the Lord, am your healer
Exodus 15: 26
Genesis 3: 13 (NKJV)
And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Revelations 18: 23 (NKJV)
The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
“Can you see the symbolism God uses? God used a serpent to deceive Eve. Medical Science practitioners unwittingly used the serpent as a symbol of their practice of sorcery (pharmakeia). God allowed that use in the latter case so we would see that medicines are not a gift of God, but just a deception fostered by doctors and Big Pharma who claim they can do what God does. Satan deceived all the nations symbolically so that on judgement day many will say, “the serpent deceived me.”
Why did God choose the serpent to deceive Eve? Paul wrote to the Romans in Chapter 15:4, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us …” God wanted us to see the connection between the serpent in the Garden and the serpent now deceiving us. Satan is the tempting force behind both serpents. Yet, many are blind or simply do not want to accept the love of the truth. (2 Thessalonians 2:10)
The medical industry has used the caduceus symbol containing the snakes since 1910. It has been displayed on medical buildings, name badges, and organizational banners and logos. The symbol is from the Greek god Asclepius, one of the gods mentioned in the Hippocratic oath, that medical school graduates were still pledging in the last century. (The new oaths are even worse) The Temples of Asclepius had hundreds of snakes where the patients would sleep on the floor among them to be healed or, because snakes shed their skin like a rebirth, live longer.
So, fast forward to end times. Mentioned very rarely in Scripture until the book of Revelation, “pharmakeia” becomes one of the sins for which mankind refuses to repent. (Rev 9:21) And, in Revelation 18:23, we learn that ALL the nations are deceived by her “pharmakeia.’ The Greek word translated as sorcery in most Bibles is “the administration/use of potions or medicines for the purpose of healing and other purported uses in past times.” The ABP is one of the only Bibles that accurately translates it as a drug in Sirach.”
“What about surgeries and other medical practices that are not just pharmaceutical related? Broken bones, deteriorating eyesight, physical deterioration as we age (yes, due to the introduction of sin by Adam and Eve). Medical practitioners help all of these people.
“God was clear about what a sick (weak) child of His should do. James 5:14-16. There are no instructions for injuries or gradual deterioration. The Greek word for ‘care for’ can also be translated as ‘serve.’ It is sometimes mistranslated as cure. What God used on the injured skin was oils, wine, and balms. Nothing injected or taken orally. Nothing poisonous. Regarding broken bones and deep wounds, for a number of centuries it required the barber, not a doctor. If a Christian could visit the ER with a broken bone, burn, or deep laceration without falling prey to labs and other tests that call for a prognosis (future telling is associated with the practice of sorcery), then by all means do so. On taking medicines suggested by the physicians, or even requested by the patient, knowing God abhors them, it becomes a negotiation between the patient and Jesus. I personally did not and would not take antibiotics, novacane, or any prescribed drug. That isn’t just because God abhors them, we all know the risks may outweigh any benefits. Regarding surgeries for broken bones and bad knees, people do die in those procedures. My opinion is millions of people function with immobility, some with no legs and arms, and still serve the Lord. Does God care about quality of worldly life or obedience? We were told we will suffer. We all need to consider our suffering in relationship to what Jesus and the early Christians suffered. There is a proverb that allows strong spirits for suffering, but I have personally experienced my pain disappear in prayer. James 5:13 is for suffering. Hard questions, but with over 100,000 people dying last year due to pain meds, medical science is not an answer for suffering.”
source: Faith in Jesus Healer
First, I don’t believe God used the serpent (Satan) to deceive Eve. I think that was all Satan’s doing.
Secondly, I’m not saying all medicine/pharmaceuticals is bad. Medical technology has come a long way. There are unnecessary medicines and/or treatments, however. More than half of the medicines available, to treat whatever ailment, I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole, considering the side effects, which require more medicine. If an herbal remedy is available, that is what I prefer.
I view doctors and hospitals as “emergency use only”, for the most part. There are times or situations when medical intervention is necessary…when I had ovarian cancer, and then later endometriosis removed. I had strep throat that was antibiotic resistant one summer, and pink eye that wouldn’t go away without medical help. My son also needed medical intervention when he had bronchial papilloma, and my mom would have never seen her grandson if medical technology hadn’t been involved when she was dealing with aplastic anemia.
The main thing, I think, is to use medicines, doctors and hospitals with caution. There is trickery out there – now more than ever.
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