Marijuana Legalization’s Demonic Advocates

In a recent article I wrote titled “Marijuana, Salt & Light” I chronicled my experience attending a local city council meeting in which the subject of approving marijuana sale and grow facilities in our community was front and center.  The majority of the council members were all for approval of these businesses, seeing nothing wrong with them since our state has given them a green light despite federal regulations to the contrary.  A very small number of us from our church and a couple other Christians were able to push back and cause the council to at least think through some of the issues in a subsequent work session.  My wife and I went to that work session, so I wanted to outline a few more thoughts and issues that came to the fore.

As I thought about the initial meeting we attended, I reflected on one particular person on the council.  I’d seen her around previously and had a funny feeling about her.  After that meeting, I came to believe that God was giving me a discerning sense about her.  Something about her made me uncomfortable.  There was something not right.  Was it demonic—witchy, if you will?  I believe so.

Alerted to this subsequent work session of the council, we planned to go.  As the time drew near for the start of the meeting, I began getting nervous, and an agitated, very uncomfortable, feeling grew in me that was totally out of character.  I didn’t like it, yet didn’t seem able to do anything about it.

The work session proceeded and the determination of the majority of the members to move forward was evident.  One of them, however, spoke out against approval.  He had been thinking about this and said that he couldn’t in good conscience vote for it and in the same breath tell his grandson not to smoke pot.  The hypocrisy was too much for him.

In the time for public comments I asked why they would even think this was a good idea, questioning the premise rather than the details of implementation.  Prior to that, the agitation within me had grown considerably.  When I spoke I was pretty animated, perhaps even strident.  I didn’t like how I came off, but whatever was negatively working in me was quite strong.

In reflection, trying to assess what I experienced, I’m convinced the demonic element I previously sensed was behind my discomfort, perhaps as a harassing spirit.  Other members of the council were gung-ho for this resolution.  They were enthusiastic to bring this scourge into the community that can do nothing but cause chaos and darkness.  In my estimation, forces beyond them must be strongly at work.  Are they aware of what’s pushing them?  Maybe there’s more than just that one woman on the council who’s in league with powers beyond what we can see.

Am I paranoid about this?  Am I seeing demons behind every tree?  Am I attributing more to this effort to legalize marijuana sales in the community than what I should?

I don’t think so.  We know Biblically in these end times that lawlessness will increase.  At the point of the Rapture, it will increase exponentially.  I believe I got a glimpse of this in the force that was coming against me.  The Holy Spirit lives within me, and I certainly have that which is greater.  However, as Jesus said when He came down from the Mount of Transfiguration, these spirits only come out by prayer and fasting.

All this tells me that I need to step up my game.  I have a consistent morning time with the Lord and His Word.  Without that, I don’t know where I’d be.  What I see, though, is the need to better prepare for encounters such as these.  I need to truly take the Words of Jesus to heart, particularly prior to a known encounter with Satanic elements.

A word to all reading this: If you haven’t run into a situation like this yet, the times are such that the likelihood is you will.  We all need to be more diligent in our preparation.  The Holy Spirit can use us as we are, but how much more could He do through us to attack the enemy if we’re better prepared through our time spent with the Lord?

13 Responses to “Marijuana Legalization’s Demonic Advocates”

  1. Reply Lynda Janzen

    Thanks for this article. This drug is the bane of our civilization and will surely hasten our modern rush down the slippery slope of apostasy. In the original Greek of the New Testament we find a very interesting bit of prophecy in Revelation 22:15. The word translated to English as “sorcerers’ is the Greek word “pharmacopeia”. Drug dealing is indeed sorcery in its purist evil. God bless.

    • Reply Deric

      Psalm 69:21
      They ***poisoned*** my food with gall (H729; r’osh; opium poppy) and gave me vinegar ((H2556;chamets; pungent; i.e. In taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling) — cruel; alcohol) to quench my thirst.

      A pharmacist today has the same Greek title that he had at the time the New Testament was written 2000 years ago, and he is still doing the same thing: dealing in poisonous drugs!

      Nahum 3:4
      Many casualties, piles of dead bodies without number, people stumbling over the corpses all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft.

      Rev. 18:23-24
      For by thy sorceries (pharmakeia) were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

      God says, “and I will cut off sorceries from your hand” (Micah 5:12). The word “sorceries” is a translation of kashaphiym, which the Septuagint translates as pharmakeia, and pharmakon. Which of course is the root of pharmaceuticals.

      “And now my beauties, something with poison in it I think, with poison in it, but attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell . . . poppies, poppies, poppies will put them to sleep.”
      —The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz (movie, released 1939)

  2. Reply vilma

    Hi Gary. I really feel you need people to pray for you and your family. You are doing and saying a lot of things in opposition that the other side is not and will not be happy about so surrounding yourself (yourselves) with covering prayer can only be the sensible thing to do. You are now on my prayer list. (Only found your website a few days ago, via Rapture Ready, which has been one of my favourite sites.) God bless and thank you for your work. Been into prophecy and demonic activity since late 1970’s – shows how ancient I am 🙂 . I think also that you would gain another perspective to go into a website called GraceThruFaith written by Jack Kelley, who has passed away but his wife still keeps the site going. I learnt such a lot from Jack. Just an amazing Child of God. Keep well and again, thank you for all your writings. vilma (from beautiful New Zealand)

    • Reply Gary Ritter

      Thank you, Vilma, I appreciate your prayers. Next week is the city council meeting when they intend to vote on this issue. I’m hoping to engage our church and motivate them to come out in opposition. We’ll see what God has in store!

  3. Reply Deric

    QNH (hemp stalk) BSM (hashish; resinous exudate of female flowering tops)= Aromatic\Fragrant Cane. (Exodus 30:23-25)

    Exodus 30:23-25
    Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of fragrant cannabis (Heb: QNH BSM\Qaneh Bosm) two hundred and fifty shekels, And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin: and thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.

    QNH looks like this in Hebrew קנה.

    The first letter is ק and it is called “quph” and the letter means – Shining/ Emitting light.

    The second letter is נ and it is called “nun” and it means – New/ Regeneration.

    The third letter is ה and it is called “hey” and it means – Revelation/ or the “Aha” moment when something dawns on you.

    The second word is BOSEM:

    Bosem and in Hebrew it looks like this בשׂם. The first letter is ב and it is called “Bet” and it means – In/ Inside.

    The second letter is שׂ and it is called “Shin” and it means – to devour/consume.

    The third letter is ם and it is called “Mem” and it means – the origin, fertile/blood/ juice.

    Put it all together and what does the ancient Hebrew language of God say about the Holy Tree of Life we call Cannabis?

    QNH BSM word picture:

    The shining of new revelation is inside when the juice is eaten.

  4. Reply Deric

    Malachi 4:2
    The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings (kanaph; corners of garment; tseet tseets; tallit prayer shawl) And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.

    In Matthew 9:20, this “edge of his clothes” is what the woman came to touch when she wanted to be healed. And in Matthew 14:36 And they were begging him that they might touch [him], even if only the corner of his clothing. And those who touched were healed.

    canton (n.)
    1530s, “corner, angle,” from Middle French canton “angle, corner (of a room); piece, portion of a country” (13c.), from Italian (Lombard dialect) cantone “region,” especially in the mountains, augmentative of Latin canto “section of a country,” literally “corner” (see cant (n.2)).

    Proto-Indo-European root meaning “to sing.”. It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Greek eikanos “cock,” literally “bird who sings (for sunrise).”

    Our word “canon” comes from the Greek word kanon which in turn is derived from the Hebrew word qaneh. These two words originally meant “Hemp reed.” The Greeks and Semitic peoples used reeds as measuring instruments, and so the meanings of kanon and qaneh changed gradually into “rule” or “measure.” It has come to refer largely to the standards of the Church. Church rules are called “canon law”; clerical vestments are sometimes called “canonics.” The most widely used sense of the word refers to the canon of Scripture; i.e., the list of books regarded by the Church as authoritative and divine.

    Very easy. SImple. The Standard Bearer:

    This is exactly what Isaiah 9:6-7 reminds: The government (standard) is upon the prophesied healer’s shoulder: Jahshuah, (“Jesus”) the HEALER wore Hemp upon his shoulder (Isaiah 59:17) and instructed mankind to put it in our breath.

    • Reply Gary Ritter

      You are more than welcome to justify your use of marijuana. God has said that He is not a God of confusion or chaos, which is exactly what use of the weed brings. It clouds the mind. Really? This is your best before a Holy God? Enjoy all you wish. Just remember that God is the ultimate Judge and you must stand before Him in all your deeds.

      • Reply Deric

        The 2nd Chapter of John is an entire lesson on the word QNH:

        1. John 2:1
        On the third day there was a wedding in Cana (G2580; kana; from H7071; Qanah) of Galilee, (lit. Circle of Reeds) and the mother of Jesus was there

        2. John 2:11
        This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

        3. John 2:17-19
        Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal (QNH) for Your house has eaten Me up.” So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

        Make the Connection:

        1. Exodus 34:14
        You shall ***worship*** (H7812; shachah, bow down) no other God for YHVH whose ***name*** (H8034; shem, character, authority, memorial) is ***Qaneh *** (H7067; Jealous) is a ***Qaneh*** (H7067; Jealous) God.

        2. Deuteronomy 4:24
        For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous (H7067; QNH) God.

        3. Numbers 5:18
        “… put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the QNH (jealousy) offering…”


        Isaiah 42:13
        The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up QNH like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

        Isaiah 59:17
        He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on His head; He put on garments of vengeance and wrapped Himself in a cloak of QNH.

        Every time you see the words Jealousy, Zeal, Reeds, or Stalk in scripture, in your mind, read it as QNH.

      • Reply Deric

        The simple fact that 201 chapters and 345 verses in the Word of God are speaking about the oil, and the fact that the term ‘Anointed One’, which is the translation for Messiah, appears 596 times, tells us that there are almost 1000 Bible verses, where God wants to teach us something about the Anointing and the Anointing Oil. It is not a subject that is on the periphery in scripture.

        A Few Basic Examples:

        Leviticus 21:10-12
        The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments…because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil of his God.

        Matthew 26:7
        There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

        Exodus 40:15
        Anoint (Exodus 30:23-25) them just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.

        1 Samuel 10:1
        Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon Saul’s head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?

        1 Samuel 16:13
        So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

        2 Kings 9:6
        And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, even over Israel.

        • Reply Deric

          Bast fibers:
          Fibrous material from the phloem of a plant, used as fiber in matting, cord, etc.

          Here is the modern spelling of Cannabis in Hebrew:

          Here is the Hebrew spelling of shayish (alabaster) from the concordance:

          See the similarities?

          Mark 14:13
          And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster (Hebrew shayish; denoting cannabis) box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.

          The word for Alabaster in the Hebrew concordance comes from shayish (shesh; shish) which means bleached stuff, i.e. White linen or (by analogy) marble — X blue, fine ((twined)) linen, marble, silk.

          II. שֵׁשׁ noun masculine id.; — ׳עַמּוּדֵי שׁ Songs 5:15 (in figurative), Esther 1:6a, material of pavement Esther 1:6b (see בַּ֫הַט). — I. שֵׁשׁ see שׁדשׁ.
          III. שֵׁשׁ noun masculineExodus 26:1 byssus (loan-word probably from Egyptian šen-suten Reinischap.DHMVOJ viii (1894), 7 Coptic šens, compare Coptic šent, weave; see M’LeanEncy.Bib. LINEN; on spinning, weaving, and wearing of linen in Egypt ErmanAegypten 594 ff.; Eng. Trans. 448 f.); — always absolute ׳שׁ (שׁשׁי Ezekiel 16:13 is error): — byssus, fine Egyptian linen ( בּוּץ, q. v., is later synonym), i.e. the linen thread (spun by women Exodus 35:25), and the material woven from it: used for garments Genesis 41:42 (E), Ezekiel 16:10,13 (שׁשׁי, read שׁשׁ), Proverbs 31:22; for sail (in figurative of Tyre as ship) Ezekiel 27:7 (brought from Egypt); elsewhere P, of priestly vestments Exodus 28:5,39 (twice in verse); Exodus 39:3,27,28 (twice in verse); also מָשְׁזָר ׳שׁ twisted linen Exodus 28:6,8,15; Exodus 39:2,5,8,28,29 + Exodus 39:24 (read ׳וְשֵׁשׁ מ ⅏ ᵐ5 Bae); ׳שׁ of hangings, etc., in tabernacle Exodus 25:4; Exodus 35:6,23,25,35; Exodus 38:23, and so מָשְׁזָר ׳שׁ Exodus 26:1,31,36; Exodus 27:9,16,18; Exodus 36:8,35,37; Exodus 38:9,16,18.

          • Deric

            Calamus is the Ayurvedic antidote for cannabis inebriation. Coincidence? Do you know what a calumny is?

            Synonyms for calumniate:


            Psalm 4:2
            How long will you people turn my glory (John 2:11) into shame (H3637; KALAM; insult; CALUMNY) How long will you love delusions and seek false gods.

            Consider this Intelligently:

            Etymology (or origin) of the word “religion”: Re-ligare, or re-linking with God. We get the words Ligature (to bind or tie) and Ligament (tissue that connects) from the word ligare.

            Every one of us is created with ‘ligand receptors’ throughout, and it is these physical sites where the Hebrew Biblical entheogen KNH-BSM (plural, in Hebrew of KNH-BS, literally ‘cane aromatic’) connects our hearts, minds and bodies to that sacred realization of YHVH.

      • Reply Deric

        1 Samuel 1:1
        There was a man named ***Elkanah*** (from El H410 and Qanah H7069) who lived in Ramah (H7414; the high place) in the region of Zuph (H6689; honeycomb) in the hill country of Ephraim. He was the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, of Ephraim.

        More for your consideration:

        Elkanah And Mikneiah:

        Elkanah: 1 Samuel 1:1, 20 occurences.

        From ‘el and qanah; God has obtained; Elkanah, the name of several Israelites — Elkanah.

        see HEBREW ‘el

        see HEBREW qanah

        Hitchcock’s Bible Names Dictionary: Elkanah; God the zealous; the zeal of God

        International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: ELKANAH el-ka’-na (‘elqanah, “God has possessed”).

        Mikneiah 1 Chronicles 15:21 2 Occurences:

        From miqneh and Yahh; possession of Jah; Miknejah, an Israelite — Mikneiah.

        see HEBREW miqneh

        see HEBREW Yahh

        Smith’s Bible Dictionary: Mikneiah (possession of Jehovah), one of the Levites of the second rank, gatekeepers of the ark, appointed by David to play in the temple band “with harps upon Sheminith.” (1 Chronicles 15:18,21)

        International Standard Bible Encyclopedia MIKNEIAH: mik-ne’-ya, mik-ni’-a (miqneydhu): A Levite doorkeeper (1 Chronicles 15:18).

        Psalm 139:13
        For thou hast possessed (H7069 qanah) my reins (H3829; kilyah; the mind (as the interior self)): thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

        QNH is the most important word in scripture.

        • Reply Gary Ritter

          Just a suggestion: If you spent half the time on seeking Jesus Himself that you do trying to justify the use of marijuana, you’d please God a whole lot more and actually draw nearer to Him so that you might perceive His true will and purpose for your life. I’m not going to approve anymore of your rationalizations for using marijuana, so don’t waste your efforts in trying to convince me of something that God doesn’t approve.

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