Gold, natural gas, and oil certainly gets their air time
when it comes to the stock market, and certainly they
have been good to their investors. But as you look
at the morning news and the emphasis of governments and
business, healthcare is certainly the new gold being
mined. Few will argue against the big money that
flows into it worldwide and its huge profit
potential...of course, if there wasn't the enormous
profit potential, there wouldn't be the big money
flowing like an ocean into it.
Let's get on track. My reason for writing is not
to talk about the investment potential of healthcare,
but to help explain why it has become big business
in these last days. Take a look at Revelation
|"for thy merchants were the great men of the
earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations
Notice that this verse says that the merchants are being
judged because of their sorceries. Certainly a
strange combination until you understand that the Greek
for sorceries is pharmikeia (5331), and means
a) the use or the administration of drugs; and b)
poisoning. With these definitions in mind, the
above verse may be paraphrased in the following way:
|"for our businessmen and bankers are the
great wealthy men of the earth; for by them they
use and administer drugs to poison and to
lead people away from the way of Christ."
Drugs, and what we typically understand as sorcery, has
always been associated with the devil's arts.
Revelation 18:23 makes it clear that sorcery released
within our world on a large scale is called healthcare
and pharmacies. Looking at the devil's hands in
this way we see what a great stronghold he has upon
Christians and non-Christians alike. I mean, how
many people do you know who do not see their doctor who
administers to them drugs manufactured from some
business interested in turning a profit? Also
consider how much of our food is now "fortified" with
unnatural vitamins and minerals and other chemical
additives. If he can't get you to a doctor, he'll
bring the drugs to you in your food.
There is a reason the devil wants to drug us: to
deceive us. The Greek for deceived in Revelation
18:23 is planao (4105) and means a) to cause to
stray; b) to lead astray; c) lead aside from the right
way. As long as the devil can keep us dependent
upon drugs for our healthcare, he can keep us subdued
and keep us from depending upon Christ.
In these last days, when we think we must have drugs
(medicines) in some form, God seems to be warning us to
avoid these money making, faith destroying sorceries.
I must admit, this is a hard lesson...but I am more and
more realizing that trust in God is not an easy choice.
God has a lot to say about health...but do we really
know what the Bible says? God has a lot to say
about trust in Him...but do we have an excessive trust
in things that do not belong to Him? Would you
have real trust in God if your paycheck stopped coming
in, or you would go to your pantry only to find there is
no food to set on the table?
If we live in the last of the last days--and we
are--then we also must recognize that we are living in a
time of great deception when we think we are a Christian
when we are actually far removed from God. There is so
much we must consider...so much we must remove ourselves
from (repentance)... so much the more we must be to keep
ourselves in His abiding, comforting, healing presence.
Until next time…
Be so much the more, as ye see the day
Published by ReturnAmerica.com
Copyright February 2012
Written by Steve Magill