The Solution, whether we’re on the same page or not, is Jesus/Yeshua…God Himself. The battle with addiction and mental ‘disorders’ are all spiritually based and demand a spiritual solution. Mentally disturbed/ill people, in Scripture, were all – without exception, spiritually posesssed or oppressed by demons. As a matter of fact, each and everyone, in the Bible, who were sick in any way, were all sick because demonic influence of one type or another. All, with faith, were delivered and still are today. God’s blessings to all of us who come to our Messiah Jesus, are all delivered – with the faith of a mustard seed. We must receive Him first, however. It is what it is and it’s the absolute truth that I live by. Personally I have experienced many supernatural miracles of God and have seen these same miracles in others. Belonging to Christ/Messiah, is everything and holds the answer to all of life’s obstacles.
The Way of Salvation…….the only way Home
You were born into a fallen world that has separated itself from our Living God. The Bible calls our fallen condition, ‘sin’. It’s not a bad word or a judgement call. Sin is simply our fallen state. We all need a Savior…a Redeemer. Jesus is, from the very beginning, the Son of God, who came as a little baby, grew up to preach the Gospel (the Good News), tortured to His death by crucifiction at 33 years old, on an old ruggedly put together cross, and arose from the dead 3 days later. He gave His life willingly so that we could one day go home to heaven. He has made a way for us to return to our Father once we leave this life. Jesus has prepared a place for you and me. It’s a place of exquisite beauty, peace and unconditional love; it’s eternal. You will always be in health, always be filled with joy and death will be no more. You will be the eternal person you were designed to be…in the image of God. Do you know that you were created by God…to be His child…forever and ever without end?
When you feel that chilling emptiness, deep deep inside your innermost being, that’s God calling you. He wants you back. No one and nothing else can fill that void you feel. It was meant to be filled only by Yahweh God. You may be looking to other things or people to fill that void because you just don’t understand it’s your heavenly Father’s call to you. Maybe you’ve dabbled in astrology, yoga, witchcraft, different religions, or other gods. You may keep switching to different lifestyles, religions, groups, drugs, alcohol, pills, meditation, etc, to find that which will fill that void but it just never does. You always think if this doesn’t work, I’ll just try something else. Let me tell you, there is nothing else. It’s Jesus that will fill that emptiness…that craving for peace within. He’s as close as a simple prayer. You don’t need to run to a church building to find Him; most of the ‘buildings’ are empty of His Spirit. He’s right by you right now… knocking at the door to your heart. All you have to do is ask Jesus to forgive you for your sins and He immediately will. Ask Him to take over your life…to live His live within you. Tell Him you want to receive His Salvation. Ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit from this moment forward. Tell Him you will learn of Him through the Bible and the Bible alone. Commit all that you have into His Mighty Hands. You are now “born again”, 100% according to the Scripture.
What now? Get a Bible…a Holy Bible. There are many translations that make it really easy to understand. Don’t look to religions or denominations…they are all man made. Just look to God and His Word (the Bible). Fellowship with true born again Bible believing Christians who have a heart for God without any agendas. Pray…pray…pray. Read…read…read. Fellowship! The Bible strongly says that “Today is the day of Salvation”. Only God holds our next breath. Please don’t wait. Life is fragile and no one knows if we have tomorrow…only God does.
God never changes. He says, “I Am a God who doesn’t change.” “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever”. We believe in a miracle working God who saves, heals bodies and mends broken hearts. “He came to heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.” Contact me anytime and I’d be honored to lead you onto the Holy Road back home; or you can do it alone as described above.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and dine with him,
and he with Me.
Don’t you deserve to be set free for a life of peace and health?
Psalm 147:3 says, He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He does!
Below is an interesting Bible Study my minister husband did for our home fellowship.
What Spiritual Impact does Pharmakeia have in these Prophetic End Times?
The purpose of this Bible Study is to reveal that a person who comes under the influence of drugs, will no longer have control of their lives. That’s why these people need to be ‘rescued’. Since we live in the End Times, we have seen drug use become more important in our lives than serving Jesus.
Do you honestly believe that Jesus could reside in us and share us with the drugs in our bodies? God will not share His Temple with another god. Drugs are another idol or god. We come to a situation when God is being replaced in our lives by drugs; then, we allow ourselves to be under direct control by a spiritually evil entity and his minions. In the Bible, this evil entity is called the god of this world whose name is Satan. He will do anything to stop us from having an intimate relationship with the God of all Creation – Our Maker – Jesus. It is important to find out how drug use is connected with our present day, so let’s open the Bible and see what connection drug use has in these last days.
Read: I Corinthians 6:1-20
How does God view a believer’s body, being that we belong to Him?
What impact does Pharmakeia (aka: *Sorcery) have in our current day?
*Strong’s Greek Concordance #5331. φαρμακεία pharmakĕia, far-mak-i´-ah; from 5332; medication (“pharmacy”), i.e. (by extens.) magic (lit. or fig.):—sorcery, witchcraft.
Read: Revelation 9:1-21
In Revelation 9, we are shown the 5th and 6th Trumpet Judgements against mankind, who do not have the Seal of God on their foreheads.
The two Trumpet Judgements are…
A third of mankind is killed
Mankind is tormented for 5 months
Read: Revelation 18:1-23
How did Babylon, in Rev 18, deceive the nations?
Read: Galatians 5:13-26
How does God react when a person practices Pharmakeia (*Sorcery)?
*Strong’s Greek Concordance #5332. φαρμακεύς pharmakĕus, far-mak-yoos´; from φάρμακον pharmakŏn (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, i.e. (by extens.) a magician:—sorcerer
Read: Revelation 21:5-8
How serious is God about the practice of sorcery, as reflected in vs 8?
What will God do about those who practice sorcery?
Read: Revelation 22:10-15
What happens to *sorcerers in eternity?
*Strong’s Greek Concordance #5333. φαρμακός pharmakŏs, far-mak-os´; the same as 5332:—sorcerer.
(Please note: In vs 15, the word ‘outside’, from the Strong’s Greek Concordance, #1854 is defined by the following:
ἔξω ĕxō, ex´-o; adv. from 1537; out (side, of doors), lit. or fig.:—away, forth, (with-) out (of, -ward), strange)
How does Pharmakeia impact today’s society? Let the stats below tell the story of Rx Drugs.
Drug overdose deaths have been rising in the last two decades and have become the leading cause of accidental death in the US.
Every day, in the US, 120 people die as a result of drug overdose.
Another 6748 are treated in the ER for misuse of abuse of Rx drugs.
Almost 5 people per hour died of Rx overdose in the US in 2011. (taken from UN report)
Nearly 9 out of 10 poisoning deaths are cause by Rx drugs.
Accidental Rx drug deaths are up 400% in 20 years.
In 2012, Rx drug overdose was the leading cause of injury death.
Among people from the age of 25 to 64 years old, Rx drug overdose caused more deaths than motor vehicle crashes.
In 2013, 35,663 (81.7%) of the 43,982 drug overdose deaths in the US were Unintentional.
The same year (above), 5,432 (12.4%) of deaths were of suicidal intent, and 2801 (0.06%) were of undetermined intent.
In 2011, Rx drug misuse and abuse caused about 2.5 million ER visits.
Of these (above), more than 1.4 ER visits were related to pharmaceuticals.
Most Common Drugs Involved in Overdoses
In 2013, of the 43,982 drug overdose deaths in the US, 22,767 (51.8%) were related to pharmaceuticals.
Of the 22,767 deaths to relating to pharmaceutical overdose in 2013, 16,235 (71.3%) involved Opioid Analgesics (also called Opioid Pain Relievers or Prescription Painkillers, and 6,973 (30.6%) involved Benzodiazepines. (Some deaths included more than one type of drug.)
In 2011, about 1.4 million ER department visits involved the non-medical use of pharmaceuticals.
Among those ER visits, 501,207 visits were related to anti-anxiety and insomnia medications; and 420,040 visits were related to Opioid analgesics.
Benzodiazepines are frequently found among people treated in the ER for misusing and abusing drugs.
People who died of drug overdoses, often had a combination of Benzodiazepines and Opioids in their bodies.
*The stats above are provided by the CDC Control & Prevention, and UN.
Drug overdose death stats for the State of Montana as of October 2013:
Montana had the 21st highest drug overdose mortality rate in the US with 12.9% per 100,000 people suffering drug overdose fatalities.
The number of drug overdose deaths – a majority of which are from Rx drugs – in Montana, doubled since 1999, when the rate was 4.6% per 100,000.
Nationally, rates have doubled in 29 states since 1999… quadrupled in four of these states… and tripled in 10 more.
Global Drug Use, as reported by the UN:
Global drug use was stable, but nearly 200,000 drug related deaths according to the latest world drug report from the UN office on Drugs and Crim (UNODC) June 2014.
It has been estimated, globally, that in 2012, between 162 million and 325 million people corresponding to between 3.5% and 7.0% of the world population – aged 15-64 – had used an illicit drug.
The substances used (above) belong to the Cannabis, Opioid, Cocaine, or Amphetamine type stimulant group – at least once in the previous year.
The drug problem by regular drug users and those with drug use disorders or dependence, remains stable at between 16 million and 39 million people.
It is estimated, globally, that there were 183,000 (range: 95,000 – 226,00) drug related deaths (mostly overdoses) in 2012, with Opioid overdose the largest category.
Drug overdose was responsible for 41,340 deaths in the US in 2011.
US overdose deaths have increased for 12 straight years.
In 2011, and for the fourth year in a rose, the number of US citizens, whose death were drug related, exceeded the number of deaths in traffic accidents (33,561).
*Source: The UN Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) 2014 World Drug Report.
After this thorough study on Pharmakeia…
What can you do for yourself and/or others to get out of drug addiction?
How can you truly prevent addiction to drugs?
What relationship is there to Biblical Pharmakeia and Modern Medicine?