Are we experiencing an end-time set of event(s) in 2020/21? Why is there a push for a drug "vaccine" to be administered to as much of the world population as is possible? Why the coercion and threats of a mandate? Why for a disease that is survivable by more than 97% of the population that actually contract this disease?
for your merchants were the great ones (megistanes) of the earth,
and all nations were deceived by your sorcery (pharmakeia).
It is interesting that Revelation 18:23 talks about all nations being deceived, by the end of time, by sorcery. So what is this sorcery as per the intended Greek word and how does that translate.
Definition (sorcery to Greek pharmakeia)
- the use or the administering of drugs
- sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
- metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
- the grandees, magnates, nobles, chief men
An equivalent in modern terms are the politicians and leaders of our day, which is very interesting that this is exactly who is pushing the jab mandate world-wide right now.
Well, if this is truly prophecy coming true in our day, there remains our faith and trust in Jesus Christ as our King of kings. We are slaves of Christ (Romans 6:22), not of this world's leaders nor the spirit of the age.
Don't idolize the medicine of the day as the thing that will save us, that is idolatry. Only Jesus Christ is the Saviour, trust in him, listen to him, know him through the Word of God (Bible) and do as we were commanded (John 15:12), love one another through this time regardless.
A Very Important Note: Please know that I am not against medicine, if you are unwell see your doctor, if you are on a prescription take your medicine, as God has provided those mechanisms in his common Grace for everyone.
- Pharmakeia - https://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/nas/pharmakeia.html
- Megistanes - https://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/kjv/megistanes.html
- Pharmacy - https://www.etymonline.com/word/pharmacy
- Interlinear translation (Greek) - https://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/18-23.htm
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