I’ve been thinking a lot about drugs lately, especially as they relate to pop-culture and their spiritual aspect. Tom Fischer has a new video out that discusses drugs and instances of demonic manifestations associated with them, but I’m also interested in hearing other people’s opinions on the subject. I’ve never been what you would call a “druggie,” even though I hung out with plenty of them in my younger years. Drugs and I never had a working relationship and just about every experience I ever had on them was disastrous to the point of insane. Seriously, I could have been locked away for the way I acted just off of smoking marijuana. My “druggie” friends would try to assure me that I had smoked “bad weed” or even that it was laced with something, but it never failed. I could smoke one hit of marijuana while my friends would be happy and stoned and I’d be in a corner doing my best Sybil impersonation, begging God to forgive me and not leave me in this state. No, drugs and I do not have a good relationship. I have no desire to do drugs, never did and never will. Every time I did drugs was due to peer association and thinking, well this time, it will be fun. But it never was.
I think today’s culture can give the 70s a run for its money when it comes to pot use. It seems the entire youth generation is getting high (in my opinion) and I find it a shame. I truly believe that drugs are a gateway to demonic realms, including marijuana. I also find it interesting that so many people have spiritual encounters while using drugs. I mean, let’s look at this from an atheist point of view. If there is no spirit world, or spirit realm, then why are so many people using drugs and encountering what they describe as UFOs, aliens, supernatural beings, supernatural wisdom, mystic ideas, etc. The idea that people use drugs and just sit back watching cartoons while eating Twinkies and laughing hysterically is not a true description of drug use.
Not only do drugs control a person’s life, change brain chemistry, and make them addicted, many people “tap” into spiritual realms while on them. I believe every single aspect of drug use is linked to demons. I also believe that something science can measure, like changes in brain chemistry, can be the result of demonic activity.
What’s also interesting is the Greek word for drugs is “pharmakeia” which is connected in the Bible to Revelation 9:21 and Revelation 18:23. Revelation 9:21 states, “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” Keep in mind “sorceries” is “pharmakeia which translates to drugs.”
Revelation 18:23 states, “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.”
Revelation 21:8 and Revelation 22:15 use the word in English “sorcerers” which comes from the Greek “pharmakeus.” Revelation 21:8 says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, 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 22:15 says, “For without are dogs and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosever loveth and maketh a lie.”
Okay, so let’s take a look at these Greek words in the Strong’s concordance- obviously, we see that those who practice sorcery, are not entering the gates of heaven.
1) the use or the administering of drugs
3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
4) metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
5332- pharmakeus definition:
1) one who prepares or uses magical remedies
The root of Pharmakeus comes from “Pharmakon” which means a drug, or spell-giving potion.
The Bible links drugs with witchcraft and sorcery.
When you stop to think of how many people use drugs and experience “spiritual” based hallucinations, or even seem to become addicted or trapped under a drug’s spell, it starts to make sense.
Some people argue that if a drug is natural then God must have ordained it for use by man. There are plenty of things natural that are toxic to the body that shouldn’t be consumed. If it’s a drug, produces hallucinations, and creates outer-worldly experiences, you can bet your last dollar that you aren’t supposed to be taking it.
Here is the video by Tom Fischer regarding marijuana and its demonic effects.