The days of COVID, now a year and a half and going strong (as I write this), have exposed many evils. Probably the greatest of these is the number of people who have little regard for our nation as founded and wish to destroy it. Government officials and their wicked agenda as globalists have been laid bare. Those we thought were solid people that could be counted on to do the right thing have shown their true colors, much to the disappointment of many of us. However, the fact that those in government are corrupt shouldn’t come as any great surprise. How many of us have ever really trusted the government and those who work in it to do the right thing?
Government isn’t the only institution which we cannot trust. Sadly, many others have displayed qualities that have raised many questions. The medical establishment is one such body. Generally in the past, if we went to our doctor or to a hospital, we assumed they were well-educated, caring authorities who would follow the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm.
From the National Institutes of Health, here are several key sentences concerning that oath:
In medicine, the Hippocratic Oath for physicians was written specifically to prevent self-interested doctors from harming individual patients in ancient times. To better serve the present day needs and current ethics of physicians, a more inclusive pledge was written and adopted in October 2017. One key addition is “I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient”. Also, “I will PRACTICE my profession with conscience and dignity” was increased to “and in accordance with good medical practice” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6166910/)
There’s no ambiguity concerning the integrity with which doctors are to treat their patients. But what has happened in these last eighteen months? A worldwide, so-called pandemic has occurred. Based on faulty information from medical authorities – who themselves, if doctors, would have taken the Hippocratic Oath – the vast majority of physicians have willingly, even enthusiastically in some cases, promoted an experimental drug that has had questionable testing, and certainly no long-term assessment as to its adverse effects. They have literally made the entire population of earth the third phase for trials and evaluation of the faux vaccines. In the course of that, they have studiously ignored the solid data that has been reported concerning thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of adverse effects. In fact, they’ve rejected that data as conspiracy theory and done no pertinent investigation into common sense issues surrounding these drugs. More than that, they’ve squelched all voices crying out that there are problems with these “vaccines.”
My point here is that doctors have absolutely violated their Hippocratic Oath in a criminal manner. Because of this, the evidence we now have before us is that the medical establishment cannot be trusted. Those who are part of it are complicit in a grand, wicked scheme, whether knowingly or in ignorance. From which perspective it doesn’t matter; the entire medical establishment is completely suspect.
Trust that used to be given to certain institutions and the individuals that comprise them has been demolished, not only in the secular culture, but also in the church.
A whole class of pastors has been shown to be frauds during these months. In the past I’ve written regarding my concerns about those leaders in the church who are part of what we know as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). They identify themselves as prophets and apostles, many of whom claim new revelations from God. One of the hallmarks of this group is their voicing of prophetic words thay claim are from the Lord. A large number of these men and women have made bold, significant claims in the last couple years. They’ve prophesied about President Trump and made numerous declarations about COVID. As it’s turned out, the vast majority of these declarations have not come to pass.
The Bible minces no words about this as we see in Deuteronomy 18:20-22:
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.
These men and women are literally false prophets. But guess what? A large number of people continue to follow them and hang on their every word. What does that say about such people and their Biblical discernment?
Another related group of pastors – some effectively part of the NAR – we would label as belonging to the charismatic movement. I have a Pentecostal background and absolutely believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit continue active to this very day. We certainly need them given the darkness! However, I’ve come to describe myself as a wary Pentecostal. Additionally, I’ve separated in my mind Pentecostal from charismatic, the reason being that I saw greater excesses of what I consider non-Biblical beliefs among the charismatics.
That has changed of late for me. Many Pentecostals are as suspect to me now as charismatics. Probably the biggest reason is the rise of the Laodicean church in a collective sense. We have darkness increasing, people falling away from the faith, apostasy growing by leaps and bounds, and more false signs and wonders than ever before. The charismatic pastors who are perpetrators of these lies are many. Why do I say this? I saw an article the other day at the website Now The End Begins, that made a good point. Here’s the link: https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/charismatic-prosperity-gospel-evangelists-healing-lines-fallen-strangely-silent-as-covid-rages/. They ask the question as to where all the charismatic healers have gone during COVID? Shouldn’t they be on the frontlines healing people left and right? After all, numerous healing ministries claim these men and women have extraordinary gifts from God. Why aren’t they using them?
Psalm 103:2-3 are key verses that large numbers of people of faith consider important in their lives:
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
I believe this. God in His mercy does forgive our sins. He heals our diseases in His sovereignty and in His timing. Sometimes He doesn’t provide a physical healing in this life for purposes only He knows. Often, He allows the suffering of a disease to accomplish something greater and better for people. All this is in His hands and according to His will.
Yet we have those who follow the tenets of NAR who claim to be healers. Okay, we know from Scripture that certain individuals healed the sick and diseased under the power of God. What the Bible doesn’t indicate is that these men elevated themselves, walking around and promoting their healing ministry. Their purpose was to proclaim the Gospel. If God chose to work through them to heal while carrying out that task, so be it.
What has happened over the years, however, is that perhaps God did use an individual to heal. Too often, it seems, that became their focus and the preaching of the Good News became a sideline instead of the main attraction. In fact, it caused people to rely on the faith (if it was truly there) of the “healer” rather than on their own faith. Basically, they outsourced what should have been theirs as children of God and entrusted it to others.
The question remains for those engaged in healing ministry: Where are you? What happened to your acclaimed powers and/or anointing from God? There has been much need worldwide in these difficult days. What’s going on?
To a large degree I think we’ve gotten to the days that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 7:21 where He declared:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Perhaps some of these ministers have actually performed healing miracles. However, God is shaking up the church as He is shaking the world. Those of true faith and works are being revealed, while those who are wolves in sheep’s clothing are also being shown for what they are.
God heals. He is merciful. His steadfast love endures forever. This erosion of trust is one more sign that we’re exceedingly close to the end where Christ will Rapture His true church and the wrath of God will fall on this unbelieving world.
What a great blessing it will be to finally rest in the presence of the Lord! In the meantime, let’s be steadfast and faithful to God and His Word.