By the time you reach the end of this piece today you'll know why the Lord led me to a comprehensive study of the Book of Micah. But first, please allow me to set the stage a bit before the curtain is raised on His production.
It's good to see such awareness and hesitation -- no, common sense -- out there on this subject. Specifically, that people are standing up for what's right when it comes to state-mandated forced vaccines like they are pushing in New York State.
That's right! Quietly, a couple weeks ago Albany passed a new law that requires ALL HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL to receive both the regular Flu shot as well as the Swine Flu vaccine by November 30th. Those who do not comply will be at the mercy of their employers to decide what will be done with them. Many will lose their job willingly rather than take a vaccine.
In an unprecedented power grab, Richard Daines (the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health) has issued an order requiring all health care workers to get the seasonal Flu shot by November 30th or face termination. Daines justifies this seizure of rights by making the bogus claim that there is a seasonal flu emergency in New York. In another unprecedented move, unlike all other vaccine mandates under New York law, NO EXEMPTIONS will be allowed for religious reasons! How good of them to have all of their bases covered, isn't it?
Daines has no authority to declare a non-existent public health emergency. According to the NYSDOH's own data, there was only 68 confirmed cases of flu in the week ending on September 12th in a state of almost 20 million people! Plus, none of the laws cited by Daines in a document explaining his actions gives him the authority to override existing law by decree according to an analysis performed by attorneys working with the Autism Action Network.
My mom is one of those medical professionals who will be affected by this. In fact, she already received a letter from her employer stating that she needs to at least get the regular Flu shot by October 30th, and the H1N1 vaccine by November 30th. She's going to refuse both and is currently in limbo about what that might mean for her and her 30+ years of medical experience as an LPN.
Unfortunately, my recruiting firm rarely dealt with the Health Care Industry so I don't have any opportunities to throw her way let alone contacts to put her in touch with. All of that doesn't matter though. As this news video shows, she definitely won't be the only one standing firm on this issue:
Forced Vaccines Refused By Nurses In New York
What will happen to my mom and others like her? I guess we'll know soon enough as we're down to only weeks left before a state-imposed mandate to get vaccinated by a certain date reaches critical mass. For now, my mom is doing the only thing she can -- relying and resting on the Lord to see her through.
Actually, it's kinda funny because my mom who's not much of a writer herself has been on fire the past 2-3 weeks. A more accurate description would be to say that she's writing, and writing, and writing as if her life depended on it! Specifically, she's working on a collection of daily devotionals that she plans to self-publish that she says "help people get through the storms of life like losing a job unexpectedly because you refuse to take a vaccine that you know is not safe..." and the last time I talked to her she had something like 50 chapters! God works in mysterious ways, huh?
Anyway, the mainstream media has been extremely quiet on this so much so that those who don't have family and friends in the Health Care Industry probably have no idea this is going on. My mom and I separately talked to my aunt about this very same subject when the news first broke that the law had been passed a few weeks ago (she lives in Annapolis, MD) and she hadn't heard a single word about any of this! Worse, she thought we were making it up even though we live in New York ourselves ("Oh, come on now! Where did you hear that? On the Internet?").
Good to see that there's an organized protest tomorrow in Albany, NY over this:
Vaccine Rights Rally At State Capitol Building
East Capitol Park
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
10am - 1pm EST
I will do my best to report back following tomorrow's protest. Hopefully, there are others out there who know more about this than I do, or who know of other rallies taking place around the country.
Either way, we need to at least spread the word. Folks, this is how it all starts -- covertly with those who "should get the vaccine", which is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from making it mandatory for everyone. Today, it's health care workers. Tomorrow, it's you and me.
Remarkably, this all fits nicely within an end times prophecy context. How so aside from all the things we've already speculated? Although it is not generally known (heck, I didn't know this until I heard it on Future Quake!), Biblical prophecies concerning the last days clearly identify drugs playing a key role. This fact, however, has been obscured through a poor translation of the original Old and New Testament texts.
For example, in Revelation 9:21 most translations have translated the Greek pharmakeion / pharmakeia as "sorceries" (see KJV, ASV, NAS, NAU, RSV, NRS, NKJ, WEB, DRA, RWB, YLT). The New King James Version has a marginal reference which says that in the Alexandrian and Majority Texts the Greek word in Revelation 9:21 is pharmakon, which literally refers to "drugs".
Yet, the Greek word in the Textus Receptus underlying the KJV at Revelation 9:21 is pharmakeia, which can literally refer to either the "use of drugs", or to "poisoning", or to "druggery".
It should be noted that the reference in Revelation 9:21 is not to a helpful or medicinal use of drugs such as in Paul's instruction to Timothy to use a little wine for its medicinal properties (1 Timothy 5:23). The pharmakeia of Revelation 9:21 is an end-time druggery, which could refer to everything from over-prescribed antidepressants to forced vaccines (like the coming H1N1 vaccine), or something entirely new and unexpected that is soon to be introduced to the world.
It would seem as though there's also a connection to my Micah study from the last few days, which blows my mind. Some argue that the greatest single examples involving drugs in the Bible (i.e. examples of illegal drug trafficking brought about through free trade; capitalism run amok due to the international pharmaceutical drug lobby via something like the H1N1 vaccine in response to a manufactured global pandemic) can be found in the historical record of the two birthright nations descended from the ancient Biblical patriarch Joseph, the two birthright nations of Ephraim and Manasseh. In Genesis 48:16, they were collectively given the prophetic name of Israel.
Their collective power is described in the tremendous prophecy of Micah 5:7-15; a prophecy that depicts deliverance and destruction simultaneously. They are described collectively and symbolically as a lion capable of destroying all of their enemies (verses 8-9). Also described, however, is their internal moral decay; and a major part of this decay is their illegal/immoral involvement with drugs. Upon closer examination, one wonders if this passage is also referring to the coming judgment upon America.
God says, "and I will cut off sorceries from your hand" (Micah 5:12). The word "sorceries" (NKJV) is a translation of kashaphiym, which the Septuagint translates as pharmaka, or literally drugs. Micah 5:12 alone indicates drugs being "in their hand", and that denotes direct action, or perhaps involvement in illegal drug trafficking. Could it denote forced vaccination instead of illegal drug trafficking?
Another major prophecy revealing an end-time involvement in either illegal drug trafficking or forced vaccination is found in Malachi 3:2-6. This prophecy concerns the return of Jesus Christ, His second advent (verses 2-4). As in Revelation 18:23, some argue it also describes the results of Anglo-American free trade imperialism. Could we say that it describes the results of capitalism at its worst? Profiting from a man-made global H1N1 pandemic and the vaccine used in response to it?
It seems plausible to me unless I'm missing something here. Another unbelievable connection is made between "sorcerers" and "those that oppress the hireling in his wages" (verse 5). That last verse (verse 5) is what sells it for me. I mean, it sounds an awful lot like these medical professionals who will be fired for not taking the vaccines, or an awful lot like the state of NY "that oppress the hireling in his wages", doesn't it?
Not convinced? According to this excellent commentary by James R. Calvert from way back in 2002 for RNN:
In Malachi 3:5, the word "sorcerers" is a translation of the Hebrew word makashaphiym. Makashaphiym here is a ksp participle in the Pi'el form of the verbal stem functioning as a substantive. This is important because such a form has the sense of an occupation (see Wilhelm Gesenius, E. Kautzsch, and A. E. Cowley, Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar, 2nd English ed. [London: Oxford University Press, 1910], sec. 52 f, h; Brown, Driver, and Briggs, Lexicon, p. 506, and William Sanford LaSor, Handbook of Biblical Hebrew [Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979], vol. 2., p. 104, sec. 28.2). The exact same form is used this way in Exodus 7:11 and Daniel 2:2 where it is speaking of individuals whose livelihood was also somehow involved with drugs.
Absolutely stunning, isn't it?
Lord, I am in complete and total awe of You! I have no words to describe the depth of how you have seamlessly woven Your Word with the realities of this life. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that You are in full control now just as You have always been. So, I will not fear what it coming, but rest on what You've already told us to expect, and trust in You to see me (us) through.
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September 28, 2009
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