By: Tonya Parrott
The following is a conglomeration of my studies in addition to an article I found online. I wasn’t planning to post this as it was only to be a study I put together for a friend. But after I finished it and read over it, I felt it was something that needed to be posted. Please be sure to see the link at the bottom for the aforementioned article, as I edited most of the portions I used and did not make citations.
SORCERER (Acts 13:6,8 – KJV)
This is from the Greek ‘magos’, it means ‘sorcerer’, ‘magician’ or, ‘wise man’ (Word 3097 in Strongs).
And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:
7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him.
10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
(II Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.)
Mischief=Rebellion Proverbs 17:11 Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
SORCERIES (Acts 8:11 – KJV)
This is from the Greek ‘mageia’ it refers to magic (Word 3095 in Strongs)
As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8 And there was great joy in that city.
9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
SORCERIES (Revelation 9:21 and 18:23 – KJV)
This is from the Greek ‘pharmakeia’ (Word 5331 in Strongs) from where we get our word ‘pharmacy’.
Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Revelation 18:20-24 (The Fall of Babylon-Jezebel)
20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
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.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
SORCERERS (Revelation 21:8 and 22:15 – KJV)
These uses of ‘sorcerers’ (KJV) use a different Greek word to the singular use of this word in Acts 13:6,8; so this is not just the plural of the same word. From the Greek ‘pharmakeus’ (Words 5332 and 5333 in Strong).
So there is a connection between all four uses of words 5331, 5332 and 5333 in Revelation. There is indeed a relationship here to the English word ‘pharmacy’.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 22:12-15 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
All of the verses above are describing Jezebel’s witchcraft…and pharmaceutical manufacturers and dispensers fall into the category as her ‘sorcerers’. A sorcerer is one who deters the Holy Spirit.
An even greater issue is that those who partake of Jezebel’s witchcraft are referred to as idolaters, which will have their place in the Lake of Fire along with Jezebel.
Now, every instance in Scripture where a healing occurs using ‘medicine’ is by something God made…not man made. A few examples:
When Job was afflicted by boils, he sat in ashes (Job 2:7-8). When Hezekiah was seriously ill, Isaiah told him to put some figs to boil. (2 Kings 2:7) Naaman was healed of leprosy by dipping in the Jordan 7 times. (2 Kings 5:14) Jesus healed the blind man by making mud with His spit and applying it to the man’s eyes…then the man was told to go wash in the pool of Siloam (which means SENT).
EVERY instance of Scripture where healing occurs is by FAITH, REPENTANCE and OBEDIENCE. THIS IS WHAT BREAKS THE YOKE OF JEZEBEL.
This is from a post I made on my Facebook page on December 7th:
Do you think you have a disease/illness in your body? What you actually have is oppression from the spirit of Jezebel. She attacks your mind with spells to believe her lies of witchcraft and sorcery, causing you to fall into idolatry. Your faith in her (believing her lies) over the Word of God is what allows her spells to manifest in your body (usually via drugs, poison) in the physical realm. Bind her up in the name of Jesus Christ!!
Childhood diseases are the result of Jezebel. We have been in a society who has repeatedly injected themselves from birth up into the age of 18 and beyond with disease (aka immunizations) and digested pharmaceutical drugs. This affects our DNA and stays with us generation after generation… check out the root of our word pharmacy/pharmaceutical (pharma).
Drugs are not for healing. Drugs are for creating a society dependent on the pharmaceutical companies; ie the spirit of Jezebel, instead of the Holy Spirit. For the love of money is the root of all evil… in the Bible every mention of healing where a ‘medicine’ is used is from natural, God made materials (figs, etc). Man cannot heal and neither can his drugs. God is our Healer… and if people would turn to God instead of man for healing, they WOULD BE HEALED.
Matthew 18:18-19 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”
I Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Who do you choose to believe?
The bottom line is: Man tries to heal spiritual problems with a physical item (man made poisons) and that’s why man keeps getting sicker and sicker. Luke was a doctor…but do you think Luke was going around concocting poisons for healing men’s spiritual ailments? Absolutely not! A physical item WILL NOT fix a spiritual condition. The expression ‘doctored it up’ came from the occupation of doctor…as in to ‘doctor up a bruise, cut, broken bone, etc’…this was the job of the ‘doctor’ in Luke’s day…but it’s certainly not the majority of their job today. They have become sorcerers by dispensing Jezebel’s poisons for financial gain. I’m not against going to a doctor to be ‘doctored up’…but I am against their poison dispensing.
The Creator created all that we see and can not see. The plants, herbs, spices, fruits and other vegetation were all given to keep humans healthy. According to other historic records, the vegetation and fruits that were created to be used for good health started to be abused and used for other purposes. Enoch, the 7th from Adam, records that ‘others’ taught the Adam (humans) how to use the plants and fruit to make drugs (mind altering potions, poisons). These brews were used to hypnotize, cast spells, enchantments and to induce sexual orgies. It was called sorcery (witchcraft).
Who were the ‘others’?
Biblical terminology, ‘messengers’ and KJV translation would call those beings ‘angels’, ‘fallen angels’.
“And all the others together with them took unto themselves (human) wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants.” Book of Enoch 7:1-2
This passage confirms Genesis chapter 6 and fills in the blanks. The civilization in Noah’s day was filled with drugs (sorcery). They had become mentally and spiritually ill. It was a civilization much like what ours has become today, filled with ‘sorcerers’ poisoning society. It seems sexual immorality wasn’t the only reason the Flood destroyed all but eight.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
There are two words I want to expound on in addition to calling your attention to the idolatry mentioned in the previous passage:
- Witchcraft (pharmakeia, pharmacy) in the New Testament in the original sense means drugs, magic and sorcery. Pharmakeus means druggist, poisoner, wizard, magician, sorcerer.
There are (2) words translated to witchcraft in the Old Testament. Kehsem, which speaks of divination, an oracle, and is associated with Rebellion. This is when one clearly hears the voice of God and decides to do the opposite, depending on human intellect for guidance instead of on God.
I Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Then there is the witchcraft called Kashaph, which means to practice sorcery, a sorcerer, sorceress: one that uses plants, herbs to put you in an altered state of consciousness, cast a spell, shadow over the mind, drugs; poison.
These are the types of witchcraft Jezebel uses that many have been charmed and deceived into addiction by; it is spiritual seduction, a form of mind control. She clearly has whole nations subdued and under her spell. This is how she is able to manipulate the minds of the false prophets and leaders that ‘sit at her table’ as they eat and drink what she’s concocted. (see also I Kings 21, 2 Kings 9, etc).
The pharmaceutical industry is nothing more than false prophets to the nations. They can predict when flu season will start and end and even how many they expect to kill with their ‘clinical trials’ in the process. Jezebel’s spells are so successful that her victims even pay her to torture and kill them! Drugs that take mere pennies to produce are sold for hundreds of dollars!
Christianity has been very busy condemning and criticizing those that wear crystals, read cards and burn candles without realizing the ‘real’ witches are the ones that have this nation hooked on prescription drugs and convinced that deadly vaccines will ‘help’ them.
Fear is the main weapon behind the one trillion dollar industry. (And that’s just the prescription drug profit. I haven’t even touched on the rest of the pharmaceutical industry, nor the FOOD half of the FDA; pesticides, growth hormones, etc, and what they’re doing to the human body; another time perhaps.) The propaganda of pharmaceutical drug ads and hypnotic commercials have been carefully designed with encryption to circumvent higher brain function and common sense. Many have succumbed to such a prescription drug induced stupor that they no longer think clearly.
Statistics show that nearly 50% of the American people are considered ‘mentally ill’ and are on, or have been on, some type of psychotropic drug. Over 30% of our children are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and are on psychotropic drugs (Dr. Ronald C. Kessler, Archives of General Psychiatry).
Actually, the majority of these children are misdiagnosed. People posing as parents today would rather put their children on drugs than to take the time to parent them. Most of the teen mass murderers in our country have been on some type of psychotropic drug. Other kids are so messed up on them that they can barely function.
The modern scientists that develop and manufacture pharmaceutical drugs are nothing more than modern day witches and sorcerers. They are inspired by ‘the others’ of Noah’s day to work their magic and cast their spells on the population to render them diseased, dumb, mindless and doomed to death.
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. (Exodus 22:18)
Real scientists have proven again and again that there is no proof that drugs and vaccines cure or prevent anything. Children now are required to get over 30 vaccinations before the age of 18. Have you ever wondered why there is an increase in childhood Diabetes, Cancers, Heart Conditions, Immune Disorders, ADHD, Mental Illnesses, Allergies, etc?! Whistle blower psychiatrists are now finally admitting that most mental diseases in their book that list the many types of mental illnesses are made up. We have been bewitched by the sorcerers (pharmaceutical companies). They cast their spells through TV commercials, bill boards, junk mail, email, radio, internet and compassionate looking men and women in white coats with soft voices telling you how sick you are, how weak you are and how much you need their drugs to make your life better. This is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what the Word of God says about you!! When will we break the yoke of Jezebel’s spell of witchcraft from our lives?!
Jesus warned us about this day, “As it was in the days of Noah…” We have become a drug crazed society by mass deception; a zombie nation that has been desensitized by drugs.
- Drunkenness (using alcohol to medicate, alcoholism) is translated from the Greek word METHE’. Methe’ means intoxicant, intoxication. ‘Meth’…coincidence?
Our nation is an expert at starting wars like the war on drugs, which should be called the War ‘of’ Drugs. We have the largest national drug (witchcraft) cartel in the world. They manufacture drugs that only make people sicker with what is called *side effects*. You take a drug for a minor illness, which would have resided with some probiotics or a simple detox, or buy the lie that a drug can cure a spiritual condition. Then the drugs damage other organs, (or wherever the poison accumulates) and then you have another ‘ailment’ which requires more drugs that also have a list of side effects that require more drugs…Where does the cycle end? Cha ching listen to that cash register ring!
We find more Believers/Christians today using prescription drugs and having drug addictions than ever and somehow the line between clean and unclean, darkness and light, has been blurred. The ‘Sloppy Grace’ messages presented by ‘church’ leaders have given a stamp of approval on unchanged lifestyles by preaching that ‘all have been reconciled and have the ministry of reconciliation’. Their watered down, sugar coated messages are designed to comfort carnality instead of to allow the Holy Spirit to bring conviction. They are laced with progressive words of wisdom but lack the power to produce good fruit. You shall know them by their fruit.
Shouldn’t there be a difference between those who call on the name of Christ and those who do not? Shouldn’t we at some point be strongly encouraged to mature spiritually and overcome the works and habits of the flesh instead of justifying carnality and willfully missing the mark by using ‘prescription’ drugs? How can we truly be a light to the world by living a hypocritical life of compromise? Drugs have become a substitute for the raw, uncensored power of the HOLY SPIRIT!!! When one really has an encounter with the Almighty Christ and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit via baptism into the name of Jesus, their lifestyle WILL change if there has truly been a change inside! Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (II Corinthians 5:17)
Believers who are using a government legalized substance are only succumbing to sorcery and losing brain cells and brain function in the process. They are being lulled to sleep by the witchcraft of Jezebel yet are highly motivated to use the ‘grace card’ to justify their means. Western Christianity, for the most part, has eliminated one of the most important elements that Jesus taught: Discipleship. We are called to be disciples; and that means we are to have discipline.
Statistics show that 75% of Americans profess to be Christians. According to the level of immorality today, I fear many expecting to hear ‘well done thou good and faithful servant’ will instead be hearing the words ‘depart from Me, I never knew you’ to their demise.
Sorcery (drugs) merely allows the user to remain unrepentant and unchanged. The leaders have caused the people to err and they have gone into confusion. Isaiah 9:16
Elymas was a sorcerer that not only had influence over the people but had influence over the government. His drugs and deceptions brought him lots of fame and fortune. He was a type and shadow of today’s Pharmaceutical Industry. He was a Jew, according to Acts 13, that opposed the truth and tried to hinder others from hearing it. Paul challenged him and prophesied blindness upon him and he immediately became blind and had to be led away. The governor saw what happened and believed in the message of Jesus and his eyes became opened to the truth. One man blinded while another receives sight.
When Simeon the sorcerer encountered men filled with the Spirit of God, his life was changed. (Acts 8)
Where is this in the majority of our Churches today?? Modern day western Christianity has failed us miserably. We have somehow limited the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his kingdom to a Sunday religious emotional experience that seems to evaporate when we drive out of the church parking lot. Much of Christianity has become an organization of competition where blind leaders and blind followers judge themselves righteous or successful by the number of people in their ‘religious prison camps’ and the amount taken up in the collection plate. The congregants are ‘dumbed down’ with simplistic hypnotic messages week after week and somehow believe that everything will be alright as long as they contribute their 10% or less. Instead of leaders educating themselves and addressing issues relevant, they water down the Gospel and give way to Jezebel over the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Prophet Isaiah foresaw and described accurately the majority of the 21st century ‘Christian’ ministers.
His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs that can never have enough, and they are shepherds that can not understand; they all look to their own way, everyone for his profit, from his quarters…They say…tomorrow shall be as today and even more abundant. (Isaiah 56:10-12)
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge… (Hosea 4:6)
Today’s ‘churches’ condemn as sin the use of ‘street drugs’, not realizing that at least one fourth of the people sitting in the pews are addicted to or are using a mind altering prescription drug! They try to cast the devil out of the drug addict that comes in off the street while promoting the donating drug addicts sitting in the pews! They rant and rave about the drug dealers on the street corner enticing their kids to buy drugs while they drive up to the same corner (Walgreen’s, CVS, Walmart, etc) to purchase ‘legal’ drugs! Where is the conviction in these ‘churches’?!
Simeon the Sorcerer (pharmacist, druggist and manipulator) of Samaria was very popular. He had lots of people addicted to his potions, plants and fake spiritual powers. But when he met Phillip, Peter and John, his life was changed and he was delivered! (Acts 8)
Why is there such a lack of the power of the Holy Spirit in most ‘churches’ today…and how much longer will they even be called ‘churches’ when they are operating in a counterfeit ‘Holy Spirit’, the prophetess Jezebel?!
Revelation 18:23 …. She has deceived all the nations by her sorcery…
To the Church at Ephesus:
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. (Revelation 2:4-5)
All the nations of the world have been deceived by the sorcery of the Babylonian false prophetess, Jezebel. Come out of her my people for she shall be destroyed in one hour and we know not when that hour comes!
**Portions of this article taken from atam.org If you would like to read their article, please go to: http://atam.org/Sorcerers.html