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PHARMAKEIA

Updated on February 12, 2012

When we are asked what are the Biblical signs of warning or the nearness of the last days. Most of us will mention Israel, or perhaps global economy. Some may mention the famines, earthquakes and diseases; the "wars and rumors of wars" that sweep our planet. These are true statements taken from the word of God.

Few, however, will think to mention DRUGS, SORCERY and religious DECEPTION as significant of the end times.

Even though these are mentioned in the bible , they are only brought to notice through careful study with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. So if you think your favorite recreational drug "isn't mentioned in the Bible", you have another thing coming, because what you are doing falls under the heading of "pharmakeia", or in English, "sorcery". God forbids his people to engage in "enchantment" (hypnosis) and witchcraft (sorcery).

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Galations 5:20

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober [self-controlled], and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

If you are struggling with drug addiction today, I have been there. There is hope. Keep seeking the Lord.

Psalms 39:7
"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.

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    • Joshua Kell profile image

      Levi Joshua Kell 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      This was a great hub, and oh so true... Thank you.

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sky321 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Thanks fo reading bayoulady. I look forward to checking out some of your hubs.

    • bayoulady profile image

      bayoulady 

      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      I have never heard of that word. Interesting!

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sky321 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you all for your uplifting comments. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Jesus is the best medicine for anyone.

      Brother Dave.

    • fred allen profile image

      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Love it! The truth sets us free! Love the song too!

    • valeriebelew profile image

      valeriebelew 

      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Powerful hub. I already knew about pharmakeia, but many, maybe most, do not. Voting you up, awesome and beautiful. (:v

    • billyaustindillon profile image

      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      Very interesting and well put about pharmakeia

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thank you,

      Vladimir

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