Big Pharma is prophesied to play a major role in the last days…….and they are on the job.

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1.  Let’s face it, Big Pharma has done a lot of good for humanity. They have produced great medications such as penicillin, the Salk’s vaccine for polio, antibiotics etc. Many of God’s suffering children have found relief through medicine and we are thankful to the Lord for that.
2.  Unfortunately, Big Pharma has also been the source of great harm to many, especially in opioids and other harmful drugs. Opioids are beginning to invade our churches. The statistics are staggering.
a.  In 1995, Perdue Pharma released the powerful pain medication OxyContin and convinced everyone that less than 1% of people taking opioids become addictive, but that was a lie. The FDA approved this drug. That was unthinkable. Since then, more than a million people have perished from opioids. On November 24, 2020, Perdue Pharma pleaded guilty and paid a criminal fine of $3.544 billion and additional $2 billion in criminal forfeiture, and various civil settlements.
b.  People living in developing countries in South and Central America and in Africa have long been subject of dangerous drug trials, called offshore testing or offshore trials, and the results are devastating. Example, offshore trials by drug czar Pfizer killed 11 children and left dozens disabled in Nigeria when newly developed drug Trovan for severe meningitis was brought in for experimental use in 1996.
c.  By all estimates, some 300 Americans die each day from fentanyl overdose, and in 2021 alone, a staggering 110,000 Americans perished from drug overdose, and the numbers are growing around the world.
d.  The trans-pacific trade of this deadly drug, Fentanyl, is fully known by all and the refusal by powerful governments to stop it is sad, and frankly, extremely disappointing.
e.  34% of practicing Christians now believe that marijuana should be legalized (Barna Research) and many governments have decriminalized its use. Oh Lord, please protect our youth.
f.  15 % of Protestants have gone to their places of worship under the influence of cannabis (HuffPost).
3.  On February 21, 2023, the New York Post published a heart-breaking article on how powerful tranquilizing drugs xylazine — otherwise known as “tranq dope” being illegally used, are turning men and women into zombie bodies. Read it here: Skin-rotting drug 'tranq' infiltrates big cities: 'Zombifying bodies' ( Watch this video and judge for yourself. This is where humanity is heading. Very grim:
4.  But what does the Bible say about Big Pharma and her role at the end times? The answer is a single word called Sorceries which, in the Greek, is Pharmakeia from which we get the English word Pharmacy. Yes, Big Pharma is one of the tools in the toolbox of Mystery Babylon, the Great, by which she will deceive the nations.
a.  REVELATION 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
5.  The End time Prophet had some sobering pronouncements on this:
a.  Para 41 Now look, you cannot, you cannot…Ask anybody, scientists, you’ll…You cannot have smoke without having tar. If there’s one little speck of smoke comes through, that’s tar. And if you don’t get any smoke, well, you don’t get any tar, and you don’t get any anything. You’re just drawing against a solid stick. But as long as you get any smoke at all, you’re drawing in cancer, nicotine. 45 And then to think that a company would deceive a man enough, or try to deceive their own people. It’s like a vulture living off of their, its own kind. Money-making, selling death to the country, and to young men. And go out there on the battlefront and die for them, then turn around and sell such a thing as that, under a false pretense, “A thinking man’s filter, but a smoking man’s taste.” You’d have to have the smoke to get the taste. “A smoking man’s taste.” 65-0822E - A Thinking Man's Filter
b.  Para 60 I’m very grateful for all the—the things that we got, like medicines that they can think of, that will kill germs. Nothing against that. I pray constantly for that. But we get some place, we don’t have any medicine to help the case. And then another thing, sometimes, a medicine that will help one will kill the other one. See? 63-1116E – Perseverance
c.  Para 114 Our little teen-age children out here in school, they start them off with smoking cigarettes, and they go from there to marijuana. And many of the schools are permitting the children to smoke in class, just before they have a test. 56-0902 - The Handwriting On The Wall
d.  Para 53 Now, Brother Pat, back to your question. The spirits that went out of that man, that drove him like a maniac (see?), does the same thing today in people. See? It’s them spirits, thousands times thousands. And the devil comes in with just like a little opium. It’s just like they take a little school girl; the first thing they will do is get her to smoke a cigarette. See? That gets her started. And the next thing they do, they’ll get a little stronger. And then, the first thing, it ends up into marijuana; and then from that, on into the real dope habit. What does it do? It drives them insane. They just go crazy, and the devil’s got them. See? 59-1223 - Questions And Answers
e.  Para 332 We love You. And we want our dispositions…our change to come into us, that we can be Your children, feel of Your Spirit moving in our hearts, Lord, tendering us and bringing us to realization of this insane age that we’re living in. Grant it, God. When we see young women so caught up in the web of the devil, young men, perverted minds, children, dope addicts, cigarette smoking, drinking, immoral, Satan’s Eden. 65-1207 – Leadership
f.  Para 89 And there, while I was there, I got to meet Sophia, the wash-woman, the Swedish woman that went and worked the bowery with her. I had to lay over two days to get a yellow fever shot; I thought I’d get into Africa without taking it, but they wouldn’t even let me pass, or, get into the airship. And I had to wait two days to go to the Navy yards to take a yellow fever shot. And Brother Berg said, “What would you like to do?” I said, “I’d like to visit the bowery.” Said, “All right, we’ll go down.” Said, “I have several missions down there.” 90 And we went down, and if I…I think that it would be a good thing for any man to take his son to the bowery and let him see. I think if you was ever in France, take your daughter to Pigalle; let her see how degraded human life can get. So when I went down to…by the bowery, men laying helpless, flies blowing their face from vomit, and oh, dope fiends, alcoholics. 91 And I said, “Oh, Brother Berg,” I said, “perhaps these men here was raised in homes that—that did not care what they do; they was just let loose to run on the street.” 92 He laid his hand across my shoulder, said, “You’d be surprised.” He said, “Right in the mission here we’re going to, we got out a hundred and eighty that died in there last year. Taken off the streets, feeding them and so forth, and they finally died; there’s no hope for them outside of Christ.” 60-0716 - From That Time
6.  Bottomline: What the world needs is Jesus Christ. He delivers from drug addiction. May the Lord protect the youth in our churches from this destructive scourge of the devil.
Pastor Samuel
HMBC - Canada