Throughout human history, Lucifer (Satan) has lied to humans about God, his word and his people. The lie and counterfeit religion were born in the heart of Lucifer, as an Archangel, while he was still in heaven as the chief light reflector of God's glory. There, he lied to a third of the angels, those under his authority, and presented his own counterfeit of "spiritual experience" and himself as the true God of the universe. His rebellion against God, an impossible illusion, resulted in his being cast out of God's presence, loss of his source of glorious light to reflect, and therefore his beauty. He became darkness and was ejected with his darkness into a small planet named Earth which became dark and void.
The next thing we read about Lucifer (light reflector), is his encounter with Eve in Eden, when he lied to her about God, His word, and good effects upon her if she would do what God had said not to do. By her disobeying God, Satan promised Eve the spiritual experience of becoming a god herself.
Satan is still lying to humans, who were created in the image and likeness, but not the deity, of God. Satan has, himself, created temporal parallelisms in similitude of all of God's holy and eternal things, These Satanic counterfeits extend from false gods, false Christs, false prophets, false churches, false bibles, false worshipers, false doctrines, a false heaven, false hope, and false religious experience.
False religious experience is found in many varieties, including in professing Christian churches and in many false professing "men and women of the cloth".
One such false religious experience is claimed by certain religiously inclined, but unconverted, wolves in sheep's clothing who profess that psychedelic drugs enhance religious experience. As the social legitimacy and acceptance of the use of such drugs spreads around the world the false claims of the adherents is also spreading. Enough so that studies are now being made by previously reputable institutions.
Psychedelic drugs are simply another counterfeit, spiritual experience. The use of these drugs is mentioned twice in the Revelation, 9:21 and 18:23. The word sorceries in these two verses, in its Greek form, is pharmakeia as in pharmacy, and means psychedelic drugs. The first reference, in 9:21, lists it with murder, fornication and theft, and indicates it needs to be repented of. The second reference in 18:23, says that by the use of these drugs (pharmakeia), all nations will be deceived and the holy light and word of Christ (Bridegroom) and His bride (church), would no longer be heard or seen by those who use them or approve of it.
"Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts." Rev. 9:21 (sorceries from Greek pharmakeia).
"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." Rev. 18:23 (Sorceries from Greek pharmakeia).
The following is reprinted in part from Breaking Israel News. RB
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