UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: COVID Shots In Bible Prophecy (Yes, They’re There!)

This is one of those areas where you need to either do long, hard, careful study on your own — for years — or find a teacher who has done so and who you have reason to trust. Even then, let the teacher guide you, but then, check what he teaches against the Scriptures and the material world. And do all of these things while in a constant state of continual, sincere prayer: asking for protection and guidance the whole time.

OK, let’s get right to this. Here is the relevant passage:

Revelation 18:23

New American Standard Bible 1995

23 and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery.

The COVID shots (and much more) are hiding behind the Greek word that we see here translated as, ‘sorcery.’ In fact, most English translations of this verse translate the Greek word as, ‘sorcery.’ This is an unfortunate translation, as it hides an important part of this prophecy.

The actual Greek word is, ‘pharmakeia.’ This is the word from which we get our English word, pharam, as in pharmaceuticals. In Greek, it means:

Strong’s Concordance

pharmakeia: the use of medicine, drugs or spells

Original Word: φαρμακεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pharmakeia
Phonetic Spelling: (far-mak-i’-ah)
Definition: the use of medicine, drugs or spells
Usage: magic, sorcery, enchantment.h

5331 pharmakeía (from pharmakeuō, “administer drugs”) – properly, drug-related sorcery, like the practice of magical-arts, etc. (A. T. Robertson).

Now, here is the reason I said you need to study hard, or find a good teacher who has done so. This warning is not about all drugs! There are some medicines that I refuse to believe fall under this condemnation, and they would be those medications which are — themselves — or are directly derived from natural substances. I believe the condemnation here is the abuse of natural substances (such as hallucinogenics), as well as Man-made substances. Furthermore, I believe the condemnation applies to the use of these substances for nefarious, lawless purposes. Unfortunately, this applies to the vast majority of drugs currently in use today — especially in the Western world. It most certainly applies to genetic therapies using Man-made RNA strands to re-program YHWH’s DNA coding.

So, I’ll leave you to decide for yourself what you think about the COVID shots. But do not be deceived: they are covered by this warning in the Book of Revelation of Yeshua, ha Mashiach!

One thought on “UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: COVID Shots In Bible Prophecy (Yes, They’re There!)

  1. Hey Joe – yes, the Greek word pharmakia, is typically used of several things like spell-making, sorcery, illicit drug use, and drugs for magical purposes. As of course you know, any and all of these are sins and we are commanded to not partake in them. In Galatians 5:20, the word is used in a list of sins and vices. It is used a number of times in the Old Testament (Septuagint) in reference to Pharaoh’s magicians trying to duplicate the LORD’s afflictions on the Egyptians. The word Pharmakon, according to one of the best Greek dictionaries (A Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed. (BDAG)), lists the meanings as (in order) 1. harmful drug, poison, 2. a drug used as a controlling medium, magic potion, charm, and 3. a healing remedy, medicine, remedy, drug. There are legitimate drugs we can use to help heal our body and prevent disease, I think it is especially noteworthy to realize that drugs that alter our sense of reality, used to conjure up spirits, and use/abuse of legitimate and illegal drugs for nefarious purposes are all sins.

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