Reality & Society: History of Drugs Via Our Governments- Opium- Revelation 18:23
We must remember what is going on in the world around us and how we have come to learn what is good or evil. Everything can be used for good and or evil, again it depends on ones intentions. When your heart and mind are negative, your actions will be negative.
Drugs are used in the exact manor. They can be used for both good and evil. The problem is this:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Our governments are not being ran by those who have our best intentions. These governments live by a code and this code is Not of Abba Yah. As you will learn in this sermon on opium, Britain used opium to fund wars while killing and addicting Millions of people worldwide.
We must always keep the following in mind when understanding how this world is now and why Abba Yah must Return to End All the violence, lies, murders, deceit and so on
Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments,
And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. 9. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. 10.[As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.]11. And the spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. 12. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.
The very term for sorceries found in
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, G5331 nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Means pharmacy or the use of or the administering of drugs.
Pharmakeia- G5331 is used only 3 times in 3 verses of the KJV: Galatians 5:20, Revelation 9:21 and
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 G5331 were all nations deceived.
All Nations were deceived and have been because the spirits of the children of the fallen angel teach each generation the knowledge of evil either by passing this information on via job training, in colleges, or by simply giving new ideas to those who are not sealed with Abba Yah in their minds and hearts. While reading this sermon it's important to understand that the world had a remnant: Very few people believed in The One True Creator, Abba Yah and did as they pleased with the knowledge passed down from the Watchers.
Opioid Drug Addiction/Abuse- Addictioncenter.com
About 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
From 1999 to 2017, 399,230 Americans lost their lives to opioids.
In 2017 alone, 47,600 fatal overdoses occurred in America which involved at least one opioid.
In 2017, doctors issued 191,218,272 opioid prescriptions, a slight decline from the 200,000,000 opioid prescriptions which they issued every year from 2006 to 2016.
Since 1999, the sale of opioid painkillers has skyrocketed by 300%.
The term “opioids” includes compounds that are extracted from the poppy seed as well as semisynthetic and synthetic compounds with similar properties that can interact with opioid receptors in the brain.
Opioid Overdose- World Health Organization
Worldwide, about 269 million people (or 5.3% of the global population aged 15-64 years) used drugs at least once in 2018. Among them, about 58 million people used opioids. About 35.6 million people suffered from drug use disorders in 2018. Most people dependent on opioids used illicitly cultivated and manufactured heroin, but the proportion of those using prescription opioids is growing.
What is Opium Made From?
The milky fluid that seeps from cuts in the unripe poppy seed pod has, since ancient times, been scraped off and air-dried to produce what is known as opium. The seedpod is first incised with a multi-bladed tool. This lets the opium “gum” ooze out. The semi-dried "gum" is harvested with a curved spatula and then dried in open wooden boxes. The dried opium resin is placed in bags or rolled into balls for sale.
History of Opium- Out Front PBS.org
The opium poppy is cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The Sumerians refer to it as Hul Gil, the 'joy plant.' The Sumerians would soon pass along the plant and its euphoric effects to the Assyrians. The art of poppy-culling would continue from the Assyrians to the Babylonians who in turn would pass their knowledge onto the Egyptians.
In the capital city of Thebes, Egyptians begin cultivation of opium thebaicum,grown in their famous poppy fields.The opium trade flourishes during the reign of Thutmose IV, Akhenaton and King Tutankhamen. The trade route included the Phoenicians and Minoans who move the profitable item across the Mediterranean Sea into Greece, Carthage, and Europe.
Opium disappears for two hundred years from European historical record. Opium had become a taboo subject for those in circles of learning during the Holy Inquisition. In the eyes of the Inquisition, anything from the East was linked to the Devil.
During the height of the Reformation, opium is reintroduced into European medical literature by Paracelsus as laudanum. These black pills or "Stones of Immortality" were made of opium the baicum, citrus juice and quintessence of gold and prescribed as painkillers.
Ships chartered by Elizabeth I are instructed to purchase the finest Indian opium and transport it back to England.
The Dutch export shipments of Indian opium to China and the islands of Southeast Asia; the Dutch introduce the practice of smoking opium in a tobacco pipe to the Chinese.
The British East India Company establishes a monopoly on the opium trade. All poppy growers in India were forbidden to sell opium to competitor trading companies.
Opium trade- Britannica.com
In Chinese history, the traffic that developed in the 18th and 19th centuries in which Western countries, mostly Great Britain, exported opium grown in India and sold it to China. The British used the profits from the sale of opium to purchase such Chinese luxury goods as porcelain, silk, and tea, which were in great demand in the West.
Taken orally to relieve tension and pain, the drug was used in limited quantities until the 17th century. At that point, the practice of smoking tobacco spread from North America to China, and opium smoking soon became popular throughout the country. Opium addiction increased, and opium importations grew rapidly during the first century of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911/12). By 1729 it had become such a problem that the Yongzheng emperor (ruled 1722–35) prohibited the sale and smoking of opium. That failed to hamper the trade, and in 1796 the Jiaqing emperor outlawed opium importation and cultivation. In spite of such decrees, however, the opium trade continued to flourish.
Opium Wars: Asiapacificcurriculum.ca
The Opium Wars in the mid-19th century were a critical juncture in modern Chinese history. The first Opium War was fought between China and Great Britain from 1839 to 1842. In the second Opium War, from 1856 to 1860, a weakened China fought both Great Britain and France. China lost both wars. The terms of its defeat were a bitter pill to swallow: China had to cede the territory of Hong Kong to British control, open treaty ports to trade with foreigners, and grant special rights to foreigners operating within the treaty ports. In addition, the Chinese government had to stand by as the British increased their opium sales to people in China. The British did this in the name of free trade and without regard to the consequences for the Chinese government and Chinese people.
In the mid-19th century, western imperial powers such as Great Britain, France, and the United States were aggressively expanding their influence around the world through their economic and military strength and by spreading religion, mostly through the activities of Christian missionaries. These countries embraced the idea of free trade, and their militarizes had become so powerful that they could impose such ideas on others. In one sense, China was relatively effective in responding to this foreign encroachment; unlike its neighbors, including present-day India, Burma (now Myanmar), Malaya (now Malaysia), Indonesia, and Vietnam, China did not become a full-fledged, formal colony of the West.
The Scourge and Profit of Opium
The opium that the British sold in China was made from the sap of poppy plants, and had been used for medicinal and sometimes recreational purposes in China and other parts of Eurasia for centuries. After the British colonized large parts of India in the 17th century, the British East India Company, which was created to take advantage of trade with East Asia and India, invested heavily in growing and processing opium, especially in the eastern Indian province of Bengal. In fact, the British developed a profitable monopoly over the cultivation of opium that would be shipped to and sold in China.
By the early 19th century, more and more Chinese were smoking British opium as a recreational drug. But for many, what started as recreation soon became a punishing addiction: many people who stopped ingesting opium suffered chills, nausea, and cramps, and sometimes died from withdrawal. Once addicted, people would often do almost anything to continue to get access to the drug. The Chinese government recognized that opium was becoming a serious social problem and, in the year 1800, it banned both the production and the importation of opium. In 1813, it went a step further by outlawing the smoking of opium and imposing a punishment of beating offenders 100 times.
International Drug Smuggling- William Jardine & James Mathison Architects of the first Opium Wars
This company is still in business and since our governments know their roles in Drug Smuggling, Why are they not shut down? ( Because Your Governments Don't Care)
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited is a Hong Kong multinational conglomerate with legal domicile in Bermuda. It has primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and secondary listings on the Singapore Exchange and Bermuda Stock Exchange
Morphine- Named after the Greek god of sleep- morpheus- ACP Hospitalist
In the early 19th century, in the small German town of Paderborn, an apothecary's assistant by the name of Friedrich Sertürner isolated an alkaline substance from laudanum. The substance was so adept at inducing sleep that Sertürner ultimately named the substance after the Greek god of sleep, Morpheus. Morphine, as it was eventually called, was praised for its long-lasting analgesic and soporific properties.
The number of alkaloid derivatives grew, including “codein” in 1832.First synthesized in 1874 by British scientist C.R. Wright and commercialized in 1895 by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, another new alkaloid was discovered that promised to be more potent than morphine but without the addictive side effects. It was even embraced as a potential cure for morphine addiction. Such great expectations were had for this drug that it was named after the German word heroisch, or heroic. But like its predecessor, heroin proved to be extremely addictive.
Bayer is still in business too. Bayer St.Louis is about 4-5 miles from my house
Bayer is a global pharmaceutical company known for making Aspirin. The company started more than 150 years ago and is now one of the largest corporations in the world. Bayer made about $41 billion in 2017. This is despite lawsuits that blame some of Bayer’s drugs and devices for injuries. The German-based company also has a history of scandal and marketing fraud.
If you want to fight the war on drugs, Then Stop Using the products made by these companies. The more We Quit funding their pockets, the more damage we do. If we would all do our parts they would see a Huge Hit. I don't shop or buy things I know go to companies that promote abortion, drugs, or anything else that is against my morals values and ethics.
There are natural remedies for everything and they are color coded for each organ. We can leave the sorceries of this world behind.
Abba Yah created plants to help us, but again the way peoples hearts and minds are, they turn the very devices Yah gave us into corruption.
When we Allow Abba Yah to change us we thus have to change all of our ways. This includes giving our money to the merchants who could careless about who lives or dies because of their lack of morals, values and ethics.
It's time to leave the world system and it's way past time for Everyone to see things for what they really are. Reality may suck but so does letting people die because we continue to fund businesses that do more harm than good.