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Pharmakeia

Greek φαρμακεία (pharmakeia) is sorceries or poisoning often the magical arts. It is in no way prescription drugs taken as they are written. That isn’t witchcraft, some people need prescription drugs and the Bible isn’t against it. It occurs 2 times in 2 verses, Gal. 5:20, Rev. 9:21. The words “pharmacy” and “pharmaceutical” are derived from the Greek word, pharmakeia which is the only connection with the word. The root meaning of this group of Greek words is ‘druggist’ ‘poisoner’ or, ‘giver of potions’. These particular ‘sorcerers’ were persons able to prepare and dispense potions. But why did they dispense these potions? Was it in order to give relief from illness? Absolutely not! It was in order to stimulate hallucinations or visions!

Idolatry, witchcraft,(pharmakeia)  hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (Gal 5:20)

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, (pharmakeia)  nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Rev 9:21)

Fallen Angels according to Enoch taught the the cutting of roots and trees, think of this in terms of the opium plant.

Enoch Chapter 7

1) And they took wives for themselves and everyone chose for himself one each. And they began to go into them and were promiscuous with them. And they taught them charms and spells, and they showed them the cutting of roots and trees. 2) And they became pregnant and bore large giants. And their height was three thousand cubits. 3) These devoured all the toil of men; until men were unable to sustain them. 4) And the giants turned against them in order to devour men. 5) And they began to sin against birds, and against animals, and against reptiles, and against fish, and they devoured one another’s flesh, and drank the blood from it. 6) Then the Earth complained about the lawless ones.

In light of this the medicinal use of wine as mentioned in Scripture several times (including

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1 Timothy 5:23) cannot be compared to what is talked about in Enoch.

Where would the world be today without antibiotics? We would be back in the dark ages!

While the English word ‘pharmacy’ is indeed derived from a group of Greek words used to describe those pagans rituals and persons who used potions to encourage hallucinations in those who wanted to contact the spirit world, to suggest that modern medical pharmacists are in any way associated with the ‘black arts’ is as ludicrous as to suggest that penicillin is evil. The modern medical profession is not by any means without its faults however; because they borrowed a word which had sinister connotations in the original Greek. Nevertheless,  one cannot make such a doctrine that all drugs (prescription) are bad.

And, yes drugs taken to “alter the mind and produce trances can open one up to demonic influence”.  However, Paul wasn’t describing the use of medicine for what it is prescribed to do when he spoke of  pharmakeia. We get a lot of our words from other languages such as Greek and Latin, but one has to understand the origin of the word. Irenaeus writing around 202 AD spoke of the word as meaning those things that “addict”, and they “without fear do such things” obviously refers to drug addiction as we know it today, not prescription meds taken as prescribed.

Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I
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Wherefore also it comes to pass, that the “most perfect” among them addict themselves without fear to all those kinds of forbidden deeds of which the Scriptures assure us that “they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

 

Deliverance Checklist

Deliverance Checklist

 

1. What kind of spiritual oppression are you feeling? Are you experiencing any of the following: Depression, fear, voices, mental or physical illness, mental torment, spiritual torment, or chronic or routine low self esteem?

2. Are you aware of any family members who experienced sudden trauma or death? Do you

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have any un-forgiveness toward yourself or others in your family? Has anyone in your family including yourself experienced physical or mental abuse, drugs, alcoholism, violence, molestation? Anything you want to add about your family’s overall situation that concerns you?

3. Unholy practices, have you ever been involved in any of the following: Satanism, Freemasons, Occult like objects including Ouija Boards, Witchcraft, Tarot cards, curses, divination, fascination w/paranormal including shows or tours of ghost hunting, new age theories or practices, UFO’s, horoscopes, communication with the dead (including relatives) pornography, lust, temper fits, religious objects or new age objects including crystals, dream catchers, or artifacts.

4. Describe your relationship with your parents? Have you experienced any of the following; Violence, abuse whether physical or mental, problematic relations with any relative, do you have any un-forgiveness with family members or any on-going situation where hatred is still manifested. Those your family have a history of suicide, witchcraft, Native American, or have they been in the occut?

5. Have you had relationships outside of marriage? Any homosexual desires or relationships in the past. Any dreams or sexual encounters while sleeping? Have you ever been raped, molested, or part of sexual rituals. Have you had an abortion?

6. Have you used marijuana, cocaine, speed, hallucinate products etc., Are you currently prescribed any drugs due to health concerns? Do you see things no one else sees? Do you hear voices? How often those God talk with you?

7. Habitual Sin/s, do you feel that you have sin that is uncontrollable and you can not seem to stop engaging in it like; porn, anger, lust, covetous spending, hard rock, rap or unholy music, hatred, regret, past relationships unresolved, bitterness, loss of control, unexpressed guilt about your life, family or God.

8. What is your commitment to Christ? Do you believe Christ is the virgin born Son of God, his death at the cross for your sins, and his resurrection? Would you say you trust in the finished work of Christ for your salvation? Is Jesus your Lord? If delivered would you share your testimony with others to help them find a stronger relationship with Christ?

Carey Long’s Testimony

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I began working with Dr. C.K. Quarterman’s Deliverance Ministry after many years of suffering physically and being tormented by demonic dreams. Saying Jesus’s Name didn’t help and I went through 6 surgeries within several years, most of which were problems no one else in my maternal or paternal families had suffered. I felt alone and worthless because I had no energy and experienced so much pain. I started juicing fruits and vegetables several years ago after one severe episode in which I couldn’t get out of bed all weekend. I saw the movie, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and couldn’t even watch the entire thing in one setting. Determined I began juicing the next day and my body did a lot of healing however I still struggled with joint pain and low energy.
I quit eating all processed foods and lowered my carbohydrates significantly which afforded me to finally lose weight and do more walking.
Over several months after I started helping with people’s deliverances, I noticed I was not hurting anymore. I told the group that I believed I was healed and could finally walk like I wasn’t 90. I can once again eat anything although I continue to make more healthy choices. After we had a vacation break and loss of deliverance activity for two weeks, I awoke in pain once again. After reminding myself we had a deliverance planned that night, the pain left. My spiritual life has strengthened tremendously and I’ve enjoyed helping people again!