Thursday, June 19, 2014

Danger - Prescription Meds

I'd like to begin this article by saying that I do believe God has called many into the medical profession; however, I don't believe that the doctors and the nurses are the healers.  These men and women of service are merely professionals who help us to get our bodies back in line so that the body can heal itself, as God intended.  Like most of you, I praise God for skilled surgeons who work on our bodies like a mechanic, creating alignment and cleansing in preparation for God to perform a healing miracle for those who would otherwise be hopeless.

On the other hand, we would be ignorant to think that those in the medical profession are exempt from being duped by the devil.  Satan is out to kill, steal and destroy and he will even use intelligence and good intentions to do it if given the chance.  In today's world the love of money is certainly the root of much medical misinformation.  Sadly, educated professionals who don't have an intimate relationship with the Lord can be easy targets for the devils tactics. 

While many medical professionals are very concerning and cautious about their patients, some of these well-meaning workers simply have no idea of the havoc being reaped by their trust in what they've been taught is good.  Other's may actually participate with the devil through the love of money, taking no thought of the destruction that certain pharmaceutical companies are causing with their marketing schemes.  

Having said that, I'd like to share a deep concern that I have for patients, as well as those in the medical field.  I've been ministering to a family for many days in desperate need of help for their loved one who has had mental side effects from prescription drugs.

Let this be a warning to you; family members have very little legal rights when it comes to the medical, mental health of a loved one who is of legal age. And once someone has an adverse reaction (mental side effects) from anxiety and depression medications, that patient is not in their right mind and cannot help themselves. It is a demonic cobweb of bondage where the medical profession actually participates in making things worse instead of better. 

Way too many lives are being ruined by prescription drug abuse! 

Grieving is a natural process that does not need to be suppressed by drugs.   

Jay and I minister to people every week who are hooked on prescription meds. They never thought it could happen to them... BUT IT DID! 

The most common prescription drug addiction that we see is the use of pain killers such as Hydrocodone.  This drug is also found under street names such as Norco, Hydro and Vikes, the latter of which refers to Vicodin, a brand-name drug that contains Hydrocodone.  Sadly, many non-suspected drug abusers are succumbing to the lure of this powerful drug. We have witnessed some "good people" rob pharmacies by gun-point, steal valuables from friends and abuse these drugs to the point of being non-functioning parents to their children. The results are families ripped apart, long rehab programs and even prison sentences, for some. Thus, many families are being ruined by their addicted loved ones reluctance to give up their pain meds.

Other prescription drugs that we have witnessed severe addiction to are those mind altering drugs such as (but, not limited to) Adderall.  These types of addictions seem to be even more evil in that the addicted person can experience hallucinations and mania/pschosis which makes the medical profession tend to "up their dose" or prescribe a cocktail of mind altering drugs in an effort to "help them" overcome their mental malady. In addition to heart problems and stroke, another side effect of Adderall is the development of tourettes sydrome (tics & twitches) - which may or may not be permanent.  

There are so many other prescription drugs that have serious side effects, INCLUDING DEATH; yet, Americans are swallowing these pills my the millions everyday.  Satan is having a blast as many doctors play russian roulette with their patients pathway to health; all the while, the patient is looking to a pill and/or their doctor as some sort of God that can heal them.  (See 2 Chronicles 16:12-13)

Be strong in The Lord and seek Him (not a pill) for comfort; and for goodness sake, avoid mind altering drugs. Read the warning labels! Remember, a person whose mind has been altered to a point of "strange behavior," hallucinations, highs & lows (manic depression), agitation, and so on... many times cannot see that they are sick! They tell their doctor (who sees them for 5 minutes) that they need more meds. Family & friends know there is something terribly wrong but they are helpless to intervene because the patient has privacy rights that actually work against them in these types of situations. 

So, what should we do when we are experiencing depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and even severe pain?  Diet and exercise, research ailments & cures, read labels and warnings, make pill taking a last resort, always seek the Lord, consider natural remedies first and limit taking prescription medications to a set amount of time. Many times, the answers to our condition could simply be our lifestyle, our diet, our attitude, our worship, our faith, our forgiveness or our willingness to seek the Lord. 

Take time to heal. Take time to pray. Take time to read your Bible. And, certainly take time to educate yourself concerning the side effects of prescription medications.  If the side effects of a prescribed drug are worse than your condition, STOP and pray.  Ask the Lord which pathway to healing that He would have you to follow.  He is your healer! 

Lord save us from our destructions! 

Psalm 107

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men !

9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

15 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

31 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of theLord.


2 Chronicles 16:12-13

12And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians. 13And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign. 


Psalm 103 

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

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