A Few Reminders About End Times Drugs, Legal and Illegal

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IF one is searching for information on DRUGS–particularly, of those concoctions formulated for end times’ use–one comes across a LOT of sheer and utter NONSENSE.

It is suspected that some of the NONSENSE comes from well-meaning people who are writing down what they have heard from those who INTENTIONALLY mislead on the topic. However, MOST of the drivel is written to INTENTIONALLY mislead any who show an interest in that particular subject.

Why would someone INTENTIONALLY mislead others on the topic of end times’ drugs?

With the preceding in mind, ETPR presents a few reminders about end times’ drugs.

1- The Greek word used by the writers of the New Testament is pharmakeia, which means “the use of medicine, drugs or spells.” One word which USED to be automatically associated with ‘pharmakeia’ was ‘poison(ing).’ THAT usage has almost completely disappeared (At least from the Internet).

Contrary to what some websites which CLAIM to provide the reader with sound Biblical information, there is NO ‘pharmakeia’ used in the Old Testament. ‘Pharmakeia’ is a GREEK word; the Old Testament was written in HEBREW.  The NEW Testament was written in Greek: therefore, the reader will find ‘pharmakeia’ (and related words) in the NEW Testament.

2- ANYONE who has sat through a television commercial with its mandatory drug warnings attached to ALL legal drugs in the USA can attest that ALL legal drugs can make a person sick and even DIE.

Isn’t this a fairly good definition of “poison“?

One of the tidbits of information that many ONCE had was the famous observation by the man called “the father of toxicology.

The dose makes the poison.”

This is supposedly the basis of a crucial difference between poison and drugs.

It also leads to the conclusion: IF you are going to poison someone, do it slowly.

It’s best if they are poisoned over YEARS–such as legal drugs many times do.

3- MORE sound, Biblical information on drugs (both legal and illegal) in the end times follow.

4- Those who dwell upon the earth during the end times have been HEAVILY indoctrinated to believe there is a GREAT dividing line between LEGAL and ILLEGAL drugs.

There is not.

What drugs are legal and what drugs are declared to be illegal is more of a fashion statement by particular governments, which may be using the TEMPORARY declaration that a drug is ‘illegal’ as a way of marketing that drug, both now and in the future.

The reader can know this to be true by what drugs are illegal AT THE MOMENT.

Marijuana (cannabis) was once LEGAL in the USA (and much of the rest of the world) until the 1930’s.  The drug remained illegal in the USA (though recreationally popular during this period) for roughly 77 years.  US states began to legalize cannabis in 2012, beginning with the state of Washington.

Ketamine is another drug which has drifted in and out of official favor.

Ketamine–used as a well-known animal tranquilizer–was LEGAL in the USA until about the end of the 20th century. THEN, it was declared to be ILLEGAL for recreational use.  NOW, 20+ years later, Ketamine is being promoted as a drug which can help the afflicted–particularly those who suffer from depression–LARGELY by the medical establishment.

There are many other substances which dash across the line of legality for a time–before returning to their ‘illegal’ status.

5- ILLEGAL drugs always have had the promotional benefit of the “allure of the forbidden.”

6- There are many LEGAL drugs which alter the user’s perception of reality.

There are many ILLEGAL drugs which do the same.

When the great majority of the populace once lived their lives according to the truth found in God’s Word, one of the attractions of illegitimate supernatural power was its ability to alter perceptions. This aspect of contact with invisible beings has been reported for CENTURIES.

As drugs are described as “pharmakeia” in several places in the Bible, is it possible that ‘pharmakeia’ (drugs) do not work PHYSICALLY, but SPIRITUALLY?

7- ‘PHARMAKEIA’ is translated as “WITCHCRAFT” in Galatians 5:20.

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
–Galatians 5:19-21

THE SAME WORD (pharmaeia) is translated as ‘SORCERIES’ and ‘SORCERY’ elsewhere.

“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.”
–Revelation 18:23

“Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
–Revelation 9:21

Does the reader feel that there may be SOME connection with witchcraft and sorcery (both of which employ familiar spirits) and pharmakeia?

DOES the reader believe drugs (both legal and illegal) are not everything they are made out to be?

These are just SEVEN friendly reminders about drugs during the times in which we now live.

DOES the reader believe that the drugs which are sold to him in his local pharmacy are safe and effective?

HAS the reader ever questioned what ‘effective’ (as used in drug advertisements) could possibly mean?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 4, 2022.]

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Questions–And the Answers They Sometimes Provoke

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One assumption–which has certainly picked up steam in the end times–is that ‘question are asked in order to obtain information.’

OCCASIONALLY, this is true–but not always.

SOMETIMES, a question is asked to feign interest in a topic the questioner really had no interest in pursuing.

SOMETIMES, a question is asked in order to demonstrate that the questioner is a good conversationalist.

100 Conversation Questions

SOMETIMES, a question is asked in which an answer to the question is already known OR an answer is not expected.  These types of question are called ‘rhetorical questions.’ Such questions are useful in helping direct a conversation onto paths determined by the questioner.

And SOMETIMES, a question is asked in the attempt to obtain information.

The answers a question will PROVOKE vary, depending upon the intent of the question.

For instance, a question which is sincerely wanting information will likely provoke a different response than a question which is asked in order to help the questioner GAIN THE TRUST of the one being questioned.

The INTENT of the question asked also helps determine any FOLLOW-UP questions.

One GREAT ADVANTAGE asking a question gives the questioner: when most people are asked for information, they feel flattered that the questioner would be asking THEM for the answer.  Someone who is flattered RARELY questions WHY a  question was asked of him in the first place.

A skillfully-posed question enables the one asking the question to direct that discussion into places the QUESTIONER wants that conversation to go: the other person in the discussion just sort of ‘tags along.’

Perhaps that is why the highest order of con artist employs skillfully-asked question: to gain the trust of the person being asked, to obtain information which the con artist desires to possess and to enable the con man to engage his victim in conversation and thus allow the victim to believe the con man means him no harm?

MOST men fall victim to the skillfully-posed question because MOST men are deluded and WANT TO BELIEVE that someone else is eager to have their take on a matter. Man is a creature who enjoys having his ego stroked.

ALL of the preceding is something the reader MAY wish to consider the next time he is asked a question.

DOES the reader believe that ALL questions are posed in order to obtain information?

DOES the reader feel a sense of being secretly pleased that someone would ask HIM about something?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 3, 2022.]

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Motivation

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When engaged in a spirited conversation the other day, it occurred to this writer that SOMETIMES a person will be on the RIGHT TRACK but then suddenly veer off onto a path provided by those who imagine they control the world.

The particular topic being discussed was the deceptions in politics and advertising.

MOST are more familiar with the advertising deceptions because MOST are more familiar with the ads they see for the products they buy.

At least MOST are MORE familiar with the products they buy than the leaders who are provided for them, ostensibly, free of charge.

At one point, a woman involved in the conversation exclaimed–almost SHOUTING (as though she had just stumbled upon a GREAT TRUTH)–“They’ll say ANYTHING for the money!”

It’s hard to remember if the woman was voicing her thoughts toward the lies of celebrities used in advertising or the lies told by political leaders.

But the REPLY to the woman’s distress MIGHT be something for readers to remember in the coming months.  (Although the popular game show, Jeopardy!, was not on at the moment, the reply took the form of a question.)

“Men are CERTAINLY motivated by money. But might men be motivated by things OTHER than money?”

MORE: END TIMES DECEPTIONS: It Is All About the Money

DOES the reader weigh each and everything he hears by asking “Who stands to make some money from this?

DOES the reader now realize this sort of thinking is short-sighted?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 7-9, 2022.]

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Evil Spirits Are Not Stupid

One of the more popular of Satan’s lies–WHICH IS ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY PROMOTED by the devil’s network of Sunday social clubs called “the churches”–is the one about how Satan rules over evil spirits/demons/devils.

Satan is a personal, spiritual being who rebelled against God and leads a spiritual kingdom composed of demonic powers who oppose God’s purposes through various “schemes” that are designed to keep men and women out of God’s kingdom and to render Christians immature and ineffective in reaching the world with the gospel of Christ.
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This self-serving lie from the enemy was referred to YEARS AGO in these pages.

Satan does NOT control the devils/demons/evil spirits of this world.

God does.

God controls devils/demons/evil spirits.

As the creator of all, this makes perfect sense.

It is also biblical, as ALL verses from the Old Testament concerning evil spirits affirm that evil spirits are sent FROM GOD.

“Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech: That the cruelty done to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.”
–Judges 9:23-24

“But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.”
–1SAMUEL 16:14-16
Devils, Demons, Evil or Familiar Spirits: Ten Observations

Satan does NOT control devils/demons/evil spirits–though he will utilize their power whenever possible.

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
–Revelation 16:13-14
— The Many Stories Told By Satan’s Storytellers to Stroke Satan’s Ego

NOWHERE in God’s Word is it written that Satan controls devils/evil spirits/demons.

In fact, quite the opposite is written in Scripture: that these ‘unclean spirits’ come from God, NOT Satan.

This information is VERY IMPORTANT to understand some very basic truths about the end times.

One of these misconceptions took the form of a question several weeks ago.

“Why do demons work for Satan?  Can’t they see the devil is a loser?  Demons are supposed to be a LOT smarter than man.  Can’t demons figure this out?”

It was then explained that demons do NOT work for Satan. Satan has no more control over demons than the average wicked worker of iniquity does.

The story about Satan controlling an empire of evil demons is one that most likely was manufactured and then promoted by one of Satan’s deluded followers.

It is probably more popular than the one about ‘demons being fallen angels.’

NEITHER is true.

Part of the answer to the man who posed the original question a few weeks ago was

“Evil spirits are not stupid–they are evil. Why work for a loser (the devil)?  Exactly!  Evil spirits do NOT work for Satan. Evil spirits are sent from God Himself.”

HAS the reader EVER asked himself where evil spirits come from?

OR, does the reader believe that ‘evil spirits’ do NOT exist–except in the minds of those primitive enough to believe such things?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 3, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: ETPR/nirots, FreeDigitalPhotos.net/ETPR

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.

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