Numbers chapter 21 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "they journeyed from (red radius) mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the (lunar) soul of the (Gemini) people was much (red radius) discouraged because of the way" (21:4) "And the (Gemini) people (lunar open mouth) (red radius) spake against (Shekinah) God, and against (Ophiuchus) Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no (solar) bread, neither is there any (lunar) water; and our soul loatheth this light (lunar) bread" (21:5) till "the (Shekinah) Lord sent fiery (Drago, Serpens) serpents among the people (+150° -- perhaps five hours), and they bit the (Gemini) people (+210° -- perhaps seven hours); and much people of Israel (red radius) died" (21:6) is 360° minimum -- perhaps a 12-hour day. "Therefore the (Gemini) people came to (Ophiuchus) Moses, and (red radius) said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the (Shekinah) Lord, and against thee; pray unto the (Shekinah) Lord, that he take away the (Drago, Serpens) serpents from us. And (Ophiuchus) Moses prayed for the (Gemini) people" (21:7). "And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, Make thee a (solar) fiery (Serpens) serpent, and set it upon a (red radius) pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he (lunar eyeballs) looketh upon it, shall live" (21:8) is 150° more --perhaps 5 hours later.


Look Toward A Fiery Serpent (Drago)
On A Pole For Healing

21:1 And when (Cepheus) king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, (lunar ears) heard tell that Israel came by the way of the (Gemini) spies; then he (Perseus) fought against Israel, and took some of them (Gemini) prisoners.

2 And (Hercules, Ophiuchus) Israel vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their (lunar) cities.

3 And the (Shekinah) Lord (lunar ears) hearkened to the (red radius) voice of (Gemini) Israel, and delivered up the (Gemini) Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their (lunar) cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the (lunar) soul of the (Gemini) people was much (red radius) discouraged because of the way.

5 And the (Gemini) people spake against (Shekinah) God, and against (Ophiuchus) Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no (solar) bread, neither is there any (lunar) water; and our soul loatheth this light (lunar) bread.

6 And the (Shekinah) Lord sent fiery (Drago, Serpens) serpents among the people, and they bit the (Gemini) people; and much people of Israel (red radius) died.

7 Therefore the (Gemini) people came to (Ophiuchus) Moses, and (red radius) said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the (Shekinah) Lord, and against thee; pray unto the (Shekinah) Lord, that he take away the (Drago, Serpens) serpents from us. And (Ophiuchus) Moses prayed for the (Gemini) people.

8 And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, Make thee a (solar) fiery (Serpens) serpent, and set it upon a (red radius) pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he (lunar eyeballs) looketh upon it, shall live.

As it says in Isaiah 45:22: Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. When Israel was complaining against the LORD and against Moses, they were not looking to the LORD they way they should. They were looking at themselves, they were looking at the hard circumstances - but they were not looking to the LORD. What will it take to get you to look to the LORD?

The brazen serpent had the form of a real serpent, but was 1. "without poison, and altogether harmless." So God sent His Son in the form of sinful flesh, and yet without sin (Romans 8:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:22-24). - 2. In the lifting up of the serpent as a standard. This was a a "showing openly," or "triumphing", a triumphal exhibition of the poisonous serpents as put to death in the brazen image, just as the lifting up of Christ upon the cross was a public triumph over the evil principalities and powers below the sky (Colossians 2:14-15). - 3. In the cure effected through looking at the image of the serpent. Just as the Israelites had to turn their eyes to the brazen serpent in believing obedience to the word of the Lord, in order to be cured of the bite of the poisonous serpents, so much we look with faith at the Son of man lifted up upon the cross, if we would be delivered from the bite of the old serpent, from sin, death, the devil, and hell. "Christ is the antitype of the serpent, inasmuch as He took upon Himself the most pernicious of all pernicious potencies, viz., sin, and made a vicarious atonement for it" (Hengstenberg on John 3:14). The brazen image of the serpent was taken by the Israelites to Canaan, and preserved till the time of Hezekiah, who had it broken in pieces, because the idolatrous people had presented incense-offerings to this holy relic (2 Kings 18:4).

9 And (Ophiuchus) Moses made a (Serpens) serpent of (solar) brass, and put it upon a (red radius) pole, and it came to pass, that if a (Serpens or Drago) serpent had bitten any man, when he (Lunar eyeballs) beheld the (Serpens, Drago) serpent of (solar) brass, he lived.

10 And the (Gemini) children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and (red radius) pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the (sun on red radius horizon) sunrising.

12 From thence they removed, and (red radius) pitched in the valley of Zared.

13 From thence they removed, and (red radius) pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the Lord, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

15 And at the (Eridanus) stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.

16 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the (lunar) well whereof the (Shekinah) Lord spake unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, Gather the (Gemini) people together, and I will give them (lunar) water.

17 Then (Hercules, Ophiuchus) Israel (red radius) sang this song, Spring up, O (lunar) well; sing ye unto it:

18 The (Gemini) princes digged the (lunar) well, the (Gemini) nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their (red radius) staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.

21 And Israel sent (Gemini) messengers unto (Cepheus) Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the (lunar) well: but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy (red radius) borders.

23 And (Cepheus) Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his (Gemini) people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and (Perseus) fought against Israel.

24 And (Perseus) Israel (red radius) smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the (Gemini) children of Ammon: for the border of the (Gemini) children of Ammon was strong.

25 And Israel took all these (lunar and solar) cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the (Gemini) Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

26 For Heshbon was the city of (Cepheus) Sihon the king of the (Gemini) Amorites, who had fought against the former (Cepheus) king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

28 For there is a (solar) fire gone out of Heshbon, a (solar) flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the (Gemini) lords of the high places of Arnon.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O (Gemini) people of Chemosh: he hath given his (Gemini) sons that escaped, and his (Gemini) daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the (Gemini) Amorites.

30 We (Gemini) have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the (Gemini) Amorites.

32 And (Ophiuchus) Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the (Gemini) Amorites that were there.

33 And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the (Cepheus) king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his (Gemini) people, to the battle at Edrei.

34 And the (Shekinah) Lord said unto (Ophiuchus) Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his (Gemini) people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto (Cepheus) Sihon king of the (Gemini) Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

35 So they smote him (Cepheus), and his (Ophiuchus, Hercules) sons, and all his (Gemini) people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.


The Origin Of Pharmaceutical Drugs


Moses designed the brazen serpent on a pole that was used by God as an oracle of healing (Num. 21). Then 743 years later Israel worshipped it with offerings and incense (2 Kings 18:4). From here the image was adopted into Greek mythology where it became the symbol of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing. Asclepius was symbolized by a serpent winding about a pole. Today that same symbol is used by the modern medical profession. "Ahaziah ... was sick.... and said ... Go, inquire of Baalzebub ( "Lord of Flies"), the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this disease." (2 Ki. 1:2-3). This was the god of filth and dung, the patron deity of medicine. "RX" is today the sign for "prescription" but it came from Egypt and originally referred to the "Eye of Horus" (The Body by A.E. Nourse, p.10) or to the pagan symbol for Jupiter. "And Asa ... was diseased in his feet ... yet in his disease he sought not the Eternal, but the physicians" (2 Chr. 16:12). He trusted ONLY in the physicians, rather than ALSO in the Eternal (an incident that has led some to needlessly reject medical treatment for themselves, or their families, with sometimes tragic results - it should be kept in mind, for example, that Luke, the writer of the Gospel book that bears his name, a man of great faith and righteousness, was a practicing physician). Notice another example: "Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria (ONLY), and not relied on the Lord thy God (ALSO), therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand" (2 Chr. 16:7). Many of these contrasts are found throughout scripture with "ONLY ... ALSO" left out. The word translated "sorceries" in Revelation 9:21, 18:23, 21:8, and 22:15 is the Greek word pharmakeia or pharmakos. This is how we got our English word pharmacist, or druggist. Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon defines pharmakeia as "the use or the administering of drugs; poisoning; sorcery, magical arts." Galatians 5:20 translates it "witchcraft." With this as background, Christians should avoid drugs. King Asa sought the physicians to cure his foot trouble. “Asa . . . was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. And Asa . . . died!” (2 Chron.16:12-13.) Asa wasn’t cured!

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God? ... If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy" (1 Cor.3:16). Salk polio vaccine is made from the kidneys of rhesus MONKEYS. Rabies vaccine is made from the rabid brains of DOGS or RABBITS. "Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you" (Lev. 11:8). DPT (diphtheria pertussis tetanus) vaccine is made from rotten HORSE'S BLOOD that has been injected with DIPHTHERIA, to which is added a poisonous MERCURY derivative Thimersol. Typhoid serum is made from decomposed FECAL MATTER from Typhoid patients (cp. Ez.4:12-14); Smallpox vaccine is made from GLYCERINE, PUS, LYMPH and BLOOD from a calf. Putrified duck eggs are used to manufacture measles, mumps and flu vaccines. GLYCERINE, PUS from a DEAD or DYING animal, CHLOROFORM, and FORMALDEHYDE are other ingredients (Immunizations: The Reality Behind the Myth, pp.10,72). But "Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself" (Deut.14:21) and "flesh with the life (blood) thereof ... shall ye not eat" (Gen.9:4). Dr. E.J. Post said, "I have removed cancers from vaccinated arms exactly where the poison was injected." Such well-known diseases as cancer, leukemia, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and SIDS are linked to immunizations (Physicians Desk Reference, 1980, p.1866). Most states provide waivers permitting parents to object to mandated vaccines on personal, religious, or philosophical grounds. (For more information, see the book VACCINES: Are They Really Safe and Effective? by Neil Z. Miller).

Thalidomide was considered to be a very mild tranquilizer or sedative. It was tested and found to be safe in experiments with the usual species of pregant test animals. It was thought so safe that it was sold over the counter without prescription in 1961-1962. Not until after some 5000 European and English babies were born malformed with flipper-like arms, hands attached almost directly to shoulders, and in some cases no arms or legs at all -- a direct result of mothers-to-be taking thalidomide in early pregnancy -- did doctors realize how vulnerable an unborn infant is to drugs, even a drug as "mild" and "safe" as thalidomide. As Morris Fishbein, M.D. warns, "Mothers should sharply restrict their intake of medicines. The effects of most drugs on the developing fetus are still largely unknown. Therefore, prudence dictates the avoidance of tranquilizers, weight-reducing pills, and probably even aspirin. Furthermore, the birth process itself is best accomplished with a minimum of analgesia and anesthesia. Evidence is accumulating that implicates these substances, even when utilized in modest amounts, in the causation of subtle forms of cerebral dysfunction and othjer learning disorders in later childhood" (Successful Marriage, 1971, p. 295).

Even in early New Testament times we have the record of “a woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any” (Luke 8:43) . This woman’s case is not uncommon today! Many of you “spent all your living upon physicians” and yet weren’t any better!
But weren’t these failures due to doctors who were ignorant and crude? Perhaps. But some things have't changed much. For instance, modern drugs are not really so different from those used by doctors and physicians in ancient times!

Ancient Pharmacy

Dr. Howard W. Haggard, in his widely read history of medicine, Devils, Drugs and Doctors, reports: “The narcotic drugs . . . were used in the past as they are used today" (p. 97). Dr. Castiglioni goes on to say, “The Papyri that have been mentioned contain an enormous number of prescriptions. The Ebers Papyrus alone contains almost a thousand, the components of which are not yet all known to us ... Medicines were prescribed in all the forms still in use today” (p.51-52). Solomon was right when he said, “There is no new thing under the sun.’’ Ancient physicians even as far away as China “knew about preventive inoculation for smallpox . . . in 1105 B.C.”
(Medicine and Man, p. 53). Modern “science” considers valuable the ancient Chinese “concoctions of toadskins, as a treatment for dropsy ...The virtue of toadskins,” says the “eminent” scientific writer Ritchie Calder, “lies in its richness in bufagin, which produces a free flow of urine, so helping to drain the tissues, and in adrenalin, which slows down the heart ratio, increases the blood pressure, and speeds up the secretion of sugar” (Medicine and Man, p. 53). Modern medicine prescribes the same drugs and medicines used by the ancients and often produced from the same slimy, filthy sources.

King Ahaziah died in the hands of those physicians who were the representatives of Baalzebub, the god of medicine (I1 Kings 1:2-4, 16-17). They could not cure him. Notice that they thought their god cured the sick and afflicted through their medicines -- just as doctors do today. But who was “Baalze-bub”? Baalzebub, the god of medicine, was the “god of dung” or the “god of filth.” Ancient physicians guided by their god Baalzebub used filth to try to prevent or cure disease, just as today doctors inject people with polio vaccine made from monkey pus. “The inoculation of human pus from small pox cases had been known since far distant times” (A History of Medicine, p. 641). Haven’t most of you had pus and other filth put into your systems in the form of diphtheria, tetanus, smallpox, polio or other “shots”?

Moses designed the brazen serpent on a pole that was used by God for healing (Num. 21). Then 743 years later Israel worshipped it with offerings and incense (2 Kings 18:4). From here the image was adopted into Greek mythology where it became the symbol of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing. Asclepius was symbolized by a serpent winding about a pole. “The Semitic peoples of Syria, Palestine, and Phoenicia worshiped the god of healing Esmun . . . who was often represented as holding a rod in his hand about which are twined two serpents’’ (p. 121). This is the emblem of Mercury, the Greek god of commerce and thieves and is the emblem of modern medical science (pp. 74-75). If Christ became sin for us (a snake), so that we could be healed, who is the other serpent? How did a symbol with two snakes replace the one-snake symbol?

“The serpent was by no means confined to the Greeks. It figures in almost all primitive medicine....The serpent was synonymous with wisdom . . . it knew both good and evil -- poison and antidote -- and . . . was the ally of the doctor” (Medicine and Man, p. 59). Even in ancient times men believed God worked through the doctors with their knives and drugs. But the question is which God? Was it the true God of the universe, or was it “the god of this world" (2 Cor. 4:4), Satan the Devil? He appeared as a serpent in the garden of Eden and deceived Eve into taking of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Rx Symbol From Egypt

Have you ever wondered what the Rx symbol on doctors’ prescriptions means? It is a symbol identifying modern medical science. But where did it originate? From Babylon and Egypt! Read what Ritchie Calder, “one of today’s outstanding scientists,” has to say: “When the new-fledged doctor fresh from his course in twentieth-century medical science examines his first patient and writes the first prescription, he avows himself a neophyte (new member) of a pagan magical cult. He may not know it as he scribbles his instructions to dispense the latest antibiotic or the newest sulfa drug, but, at the top of his prescription, he writes Rx . . . and. in this act he invokes Horus, the bird-headed god of the Egyptians. . . . As Sir William Osler pointed out, it is the ‘Eye of Horus,’ the Egyptian amulet dating back 5000 years . . . Horus became the god of healing and his eye the protecting device.”

Horus was none other than the Egyptian form of Nimrod reborn (Gen. 10:8-9), the foundcr of this world’s society which is in rebellion against God. He was worshiped as the sun-god. “During Roman times, Galen (130- 200 A.D.) advised his fellow physicians to sprinkle their writings with Egyptian symbols to impress their patients, and one of those symbols was the Eye of Horus. At first it depicted two eyes, which became corrupted into two Roman ‘R’s, 'back to back, . . . and later to a kind of Z,' . . . which was the sign of Zeus, or Jupiter, and this, in turn, was rationalized back to Rx. “Like the sacred snake of Aesculapius, the crest of the physician, this is a reminder that modern medicine is the heir to a long tradition of myth and magic. And the influence of ancient Egypt was immense” (Medicine and Man, pp. 53-54).

But let us go on with the story. Much of the medical knowledge of ancient Egyptians and Greeks was lost during the Dark Ages. Gradually over centuries men began to discover once again in early modern times the medical facts that had been known thousands of years before. Men today have looked at the ignorance and squalor that existed in the Dark Ages and have assumed that man is always getting better and better! But this is not true.



“Modern” Drugs and Medicines


When we look into the practices of modern medicine we find that drugs, after physical rest, are the most often used therapeutic measures at the physicians’ command. But what do doctors admit about their own drugs? “A former Harvard professor of anatomy said once it would be worse for the fishes but better for mankind if all drugs were thrown into the sea. Of another Harvard professor of therapeutics it was told that his qualification for the chair was that no man living knew better the worthlessness of more drugs. ...In spite of these sayings, drugs continue to be the mainstay of treatment” (p. 20 of Modern Methods of Treatment by Logan Clendening, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Lecturer on Therapeutics, Medical Department of the University of Kansas; Attending Physician, Kansas City General Hospital).

Backing up this statement, Chapman Pincher, of the London Express Service, in an article in the El Paso Herald Post of December 4, 1958, reported the findings of the noted British physicians “Dr. William Summerskill . . . and Dr. Arthur Alvarez . . . first class observers working under the eminent chief, Dr. Avery Jones. . . . [Their] results [of tests proving the harmful effects of the most common drugs] are to be made known in the Lancet, the senior medical journal of the world.” Wrote Chapman Pincher: “The drug with no ill effects has yet to be made. . . . With all drugs, which must affect the body mechanism
to produce any results at all, the doctor who prescribes them knows he must balance the risks against advantages.”

The Effects of Drugs

The use of drugs, in an attempt to take away the penalty for broken physical laws, has produced some horrifying consequences. The February, 1956, issue of the well-known medical magazine, Todar’s Health, stated: “Some new disease symptoms may be caused by highly processed foods or by wonder drugs.” “. . . antibiotics may alter the nature of bacteria in the intestinal tract, some of which are helpful and useful, Dr. Karver L. Puestoq, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, told the American College Gastroenterology.” Men, rather than trusting God for healing, are producing new diseases as they try to get rid of the ones they already have brought upon themselves by wrong living habits. In the process, thousands are slowly dying from man’s attempted cures.

“Penicillin has been called ‘the queen of drugs,’ but can this description still be upheld in view of the increasing number of severe and fatal reactions reported in medical papers? ... Penicillin came into general use in 1943,” says this article, “but the first death from penicillin therapy was not reported until 1946. Another three years elapsed before a second fatality occurred. During the last 10 years, however, severe reactions have been reported with increasing frequency and the number of fatal cases has multiplied rapidly. By 1955, some 560 severe reactions had been reported, 81 of them fatal, and by 1957 it was estimated that some 2000 deaths from anaphylaxis due to penicillin had occurred in the United States alone” (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 1, 1959). These facts clearly prove that drugs are poisons. They do harm to the body. This is why “pharmacy,” in the original Greek language from which the word comes signified the use of any kind of drug . . . and hence also poison and witchcraft” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition, article “Pharmacy”).


Bible Describes Modern Medicine

God says that “pharmacy” translated “witchcraft” in Galatians 5:20 is one of Satan’s deceptions, trusting in chemicals instead of God to get rid of disease or pain. It is a work of the flesh (Gal. 5:20) -- a lack of faith. The word “witchcraft” in this verse is a mistranslation in the King James Version. The original Greek is pharmakeia and means “medication” or “pharmacy” (see Strong’s Exhuustive Concordance).

It is carnality to trust in medication to remove disease or pain instead of trusting God “who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases” (Ps. 103:3) . We need to ask ourselves, “Just what is healing?” Healing is God’s forgiveness of physical sins. In Luke 5:18-26 a man sick with the palsy was brought to Christ. Christ startled the people by saying “thy sins be forgiven thee.” Why did He say that? He goes on to tell us, “that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins” (v. 24). What kind? Sin against our bodies, physical sins that cause disease, suffering and ultimately premature death. To show that He has power to forgive physical as well as spiritual sins, Christ said to the sick man, “Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.” Christ healed him by forgiving his physical sins. Healing is the forgiveness of sins -- and God alone can forgive sins (v. 21). (See also John 5:2-14.)

In Isaiah‘s prophesy concerning the first coming of Christ and His suffering for us, God says: “Surely our diseases He did bear, and our pains He carried. . . . He was wounded because of our transgressions” -- of the physical laws that govern our health -- “And with His stripes we are healed” (Isa. 53:4, 5 {Jewish Translation}; 1 Pet. 2:24). Perhaps trusting in chemicals to take away our diseases and pains is a substitute for the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us. Yet Jesus said that the “sick need a physician” (Mark 2:17). But which physician? The word “physician” means “healer.” Doctors admit that no drug or medicine can heal. Jesus Christ’s broken body pays for our physical sins in full when we repent and turn to Him. God is the only real Physician. Yes , men can remove a thorn or splinter, so that the body can begin to heal itself. Circumcision is a surgical operation performed by men. But God says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. . . . I am the Eternal that healcth thee” or “the Eternal your Physician” or “your Healer” (Ex.20: 3; 15:26).

Today there is a crying need for doctors who know God‘s health laws to tell people how not to become sick. Jesus said to the man whom he had healed, “Behold, thou are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing befall thee” (John 5:14). Yes, we need doctors to tell us which health laws we have broken so we won’t make the same mistakes and bring more suffering on ourselves.

Arguments For Using Medicines

God allows the use of medicine in Revelation 22:2, where He says that in the New Jerusalem there will be “the tree of life . . . and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” This is prefigured in Ezekiel: “the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine” (Ezek. 47:12). However, herbal medicines are not the same thing as the drugs and medicines used in hospitals. Every first aid kit should contain such items as activated charcoal, colloidal silver, herbs, vodka, etcetera. A patient may ask, “Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed?” (Jer. 15:18). Perhaps the answer is the wrong kind of cure. Taking drugs, radiation and chemotherapy. “In vain shalt thou use many (such) medicines; for thou shalt not be cured,” because “thou hast no healing medicines!” (Jer. 46:11; 30-13). Herbal medicines and mineral-rich, healthy foods are the best medicines. Even then, only God can heal disease and remove pain by forgiving physical sins.

The tree of life that will be in the new Jerusalem typifies Gods Holy Spirit just as did the tree of life in the Garden in Eden (Gen. 3:22). The nations will receive healing then just as we must now, through the everliving power of God’s Spirit. That tree is merely the symbol of it. It is not on earth today- it will come down “out of heaven” in the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2; 22:l-2).

Some doctors say that God was the first to use anesthetics to perform surgery when He “caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman” (Gen. 2:21-22).

The use of drugs, pain killers, tranquilizers, surgery and all the rest of man’s attempts to heal.


Using Drugs Is “Witchcraft”


Those who don’t repent of taking pharmaceutical drugs are going to suffer the excruciating agonies of the seven last plagues (Rev. 9:21; 18:23; 21:8; 22:15). Again the King James mistranslates the Greek word, pharmakeia, this time as “sorceries" -- this word means "the use or administering of drugs" (see Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon).

But those who still won’t repent even after the millennium and trust in God to apply the beating Christ received as payment for our physical suffering will have no part in the eternal Kingdom of God (Rev. 22: 15). “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, . . . and sorcerers, and idolators . . . shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Rev. 21:7-8). The word here translated “sorcerers” comes from the Greek word pharmakeus which means one who prepares or administers drugs--“a druggist" or “a pharmacist" or a “poisoner” (Strong‘s Exhaustive Concordance). Drugs are poisons, and every “poisoner” is going to end up in the lake of fire unless he repents. Taking drugs is “sorcery,” “witchcraft” and “idolatry". Those who take drugs will suffer agony now and an excruciating death-- the second death in the lake of fire. The choice is OURS. WHICH WILL You CHOOSE?

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