You may have difficulty with the string of topics and how they tie together, but stay with me. They most certainly do.  These and so many more.  Too many to be able to present them all in one post, or even one series.  These folks have their hand in every single aspect of our world.  They are power hungry, blood thirsty, narcissistic  maniacs. They claim to be of the bloodline/lineage of the Fallen Angels and/or their Progeny.  I believe it.  They are pure evil.  I know that is hard for people to accept.  We all want to see the good in everyone.  BELIEVE ME, there are people in this world that ARE PURELY EVIL.  They have no redeeming qualities and they are not eligible for salvation.  When you open your eyes and allow yourself to really see their works, there will be no doubt.

Just remember, Satan often comes as an Angel of Light, and evil is often done under the PRETENSE of doing something good.  Things are no always what they seem.  We often find ourselves paying the price years down the road for trusting in something that appeared to be a good thing at the time.


What is pharmakeia in the Bible?

pharmakeia in the Bible

The Greek word pharmakeia appears in Galatians 5:20 and Revelation 18:23. Terms from the same root word appear in Revelation 9:21Revelation 21:8, and Revelation 22:15. These are typically translated into English as “sorcery,” “witchcraft,” or “sorcerer.” Ancient Greek uses of pharmakeia closely mirror the generic modern English word drugs ; the same Greek root word produced English terms such as pharmacy and pharmacist.

Modern use of the word sorcery evokes images of supernatural power and spells; biblical use of pharmakeia doesn’t fit well with such ideas. Rather, the term suggests various forms of drug abuse. Those might include drug use in pagan worship, as an addiction, or as a poison used to manipulate and control others. (or cause harm or damage to others whether done by an individual or a Corporation or Foundation or Government)

In modern English, separate terms distinguish medicines, chemicals, and illicit drugs. As used in most contexts, a “pharmacist” and a “drug dealer” both distribute chemicals, but of different kinds and for drastically different reasons. Because English vernacular uses entirely different words, phrases like selling drugs evoke something illicit while taking meds or prescription drugs don’t imply anything nefarious. Ancient Greeks used words like pharmakeia to refer to that entire spectrum: from medicines to psychoactives to poisons. This makes cultural and biblical context crucial when interpreting terms related to pharmakeia.

Ancient societies were no stranger to mind-altering chemicals. Archaeologists note the presence of opium, hemp, and many other substances in Bible-era cultures. These compounds were not as potent as modern options but still capable of powerful effects. For example, synthetic drugs like carfentanyl are a hundred thousand times as powerful as an equivalent dose of natural opium—this is what allows a small dart to tranquilize an elephant. But opium itself is still a strong drug.

Mood-altering substances were also used in connection to ancient religious practices. Temples such as those in Greece sometimes used mind-altering drugs in fortune-telling and oracles. These may have included natural vapors and deliberately concocted mixtures. When Paul wrote Galatians and John recorded Revelation, these practices would have been part of pagan idolatry.

Substances that alter a person’s perceptions can be used as legitimate medicines (1 Timothy 4:4). They can also be abused for recreation. Even worse, they can be used in a predatory manner, influencing others and taking advantage of their skewed awareness. The biblical concept of “sorcery” seems to lean toward the latter end of this spectrum. A biblical “sorcerer” could be thought of as the equivalent of a modern “drug dealer.” Or as the type of person who slips chemicals into a woman’s drink to take advantage of her.  (Or as corporations that create drugs to injure, harm or destroy life and SELL them as something they are not.)

Galatians 5:20 is part of Paul’s list of contrasts to the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23). That list of works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19–21) does not appear to be random. The references are collected into groups of similar offenses. Paul begins by mentioning sexual sin, then idolatry, then “sorcery”—pharmakeia—and then division, before moving on to drunkenness and debauchery. His reference to pharmakeia is grouped closer to idolatry and sexuality than it is to drunkenness, which hints at the use of illicit drugs in ungodly spiritual practices.  (that is pure conjecture, just one man’s opinion/interpretation.)

John’s references might also be connected to pagan worship; Revelation 9:21 comes immediately after a condemnation of idolatry. Yet this reference also sits between mentions of murder and sexual sin. Revelation 18:23 is part of a condemnation of Babylon, referring to its “deception.” The phrasing closely echoes the statement of Nahum 3:4, which refers to “charms.” The Hebrew root word used in Nahum is kesheph. That is used in reference to idolatry and often translated as “sorcery,” and is seen in 2 Kings 9:22Isaiah 47:912, and Micah 5:12.

Combining these contexts, the exact meaning of pharmakeia isn’t crystal clear, but neither is it completely obscure. There’s no sense that Scripture uses terms such as pharmakeia in reference to supernatural powers. Instead, biblical “sorcery” seems to be about abusing drugs for idolatry, recreation, and/or oppression of others.

God’s word says he gave us the herbs and plants for our healing.  And, though most “medicines” have been concocted from these sources, current technology has (likely as ancients using knowledge given by the fallen) perverted and changed the nature of everything so much, it is hard to find anything that is in the form that GOD made it. We certainly cannot trust institutions or modern scientists and pharmacists.  Evil is rampant in the world and where money is involved, corruption reigns supreme.  We should look to GOD for our source of healing.  Don’t trust anything or anyone else, unless GOD leads you to. In my opinion, Pharmakea is any drug/medication created and/or manipulated by MAN.

Concord, peace, unity, oath, the United Nations.  There is SO MUCH EVIL in Belgium and really the NETHERLANDS in general.  If you have been following my posts you are already aware.  Just some of the things to bear in mind regarding BELGIUM is that they take great pride in their CONCORD, they are part of the ALLIANCE sworn to by the ROYALS of old.  They profess to promote unity and are the creators of the UNITED NATIONS. I have multiple posts on this topic.  For a basic understanding of today’s post you might want to check out the following two posts:



  BELGIUM Restored 2/19/22 Belgium,[A] officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world … Click Here to Read More

THE HUNT – NODENS – The First will be Last.

This is a continuation of the series entitled “THE HUNT”  I have been trying to get this series finished since the Wuhan VIrus was made public.  Just so much going on.   This post is primarily about one deity.  It is important to dedicate a post to this guy with all that is going on right … Click Here to Read More


The Chocolate Hands of Belgium by Sasha Alyson Follow @TrojanAid In the late 1800s, the great powers of Europe carved up Africa, grabbing colonies for themselves. One not-so-great power also got involved: The tiny kingdom of BelgiumBelgium itself had no colonial aspirations. But its ruler, King Leopold II, was greedy beyond measure.
One of her most vivid examples involved chocolate hands, a regional specialty of Antwerp. Called Antwerpse handjes in Dutch, these sweets are associated primarily with the myth of the founding of the city, in which the hero Brabo slew the tyrannical giant Antigoon, cut off one of his hands, and threw it in the river.
This dessert cookie was made to compete in a competition of the Royal Association of Master Pastry Makers of Antwerp. They wanted an original culinary specialty that could represent the city of Antwerp. Jos Hakker came up with the winning design and recipe. The shape, composition, and packaging are now, through patent protection, the property of the Belgian union for bread, pastry, chocolate, and ice cream. The cookies became very popular in no time.
Belgium’s Black Hand Fetish: How Antwerp Hand-Shaped Chocolates Mock Chopped African Hands Belgian hand-shaped chocolates were made to celebrate the fall of a mythical giant who terrorized merchants. In real life, Belgium became the giant terrorizing the Congo and the chocolates have taken on a new meaning. By Tatenda Gwaambuka. January 26th, 2019
Etsey AtisuJune 19, 2019

Today, anyone who knows this story might be horrified to walk into a confectionary shop in Antwerp, Belgium’s most populous city, and find chocolate hands on sale.

It is no secret today, the atrocities committed by the King of the Belgians, Leopold II, who ruled from 1865 to 1909, and the one responsible for the maiming and killing of an undetermined number of Congolese a country he considered his personal property including their lands and minerals.

For many still, this king was even worse than Adolf Hitler for his genocide against the people of the Congo Free State (now Democratic Republic of Congo) especially when you consider the fact that in his entire reign and oppression over the people of Congo, he never stepped in that country.

Leopold was definitely a man of insatiable greed who instituted a very unscrupulous form of accounting for every bullet used by his blood-thirsty soldiers called the Force Publique. They had to, after killing people, hack off their right hands and have them kept for stock-taking.

Left: This boy was named Impongi. Sentries cut off one hand and one foot because his village failed to meet its rubber quota.
Right: The seated youth is Mola. His hands were destroyed by gangrene after soldiers tied him too tightly. Beside him is Yola. Soldiers cut off her hand, then claimed it came from a rubber worker they had killed. This photo was used by the missionary Alice Seeley Harris, who campaigned against Leopold in England.

Peter Forbath, a historian says, “The baskets of severed hands, set down at the feet of the European post commanders, became the symbol of the Congo Free State (which was not actually a free state). The collection of hands became an end in itself… brought them to the stations in place of rubber; they even went out to harvest them instead of rubber… They became a sort of currency.”

Today, in Antwerp-Belgium, the city called the capital of chocolate, there is a booming chocolate industry called with the Antwerpse Handjes reflecting a completely sensitive inspiration. The Antwerpse Handjes which many people believe to be trendy and creative at first, is actually a purely insensitive and ill-thought practice that only seems to glorify the brutality of its king.

Ancient myths emanating from Belgium speak of a time where there once lived a mighty giant called Druon Antigon, who terrorized his people by demanding tolls he did not deserve from labourers who worked on lands near the Scheldt river. Anybody who was unable to pay, this giant chopped off their hand and threw it into the river.

His terror grew by the years but he would not always be lucky though. One day, an overwhelmingly brave soldier named Silvius Brabo, in battle with the giant, defeated him and also chopped off his hand and likewise, threw it into the river. Some suggest that the name Antwerp comes from the Dutch for the words hand werpen or “hand throwing”.

Congolese display cut hands with a Belgium official/Lisapo Ya Kama

In the late 1800s into the early 1900s however, King Leopold II would rule Belgium. Almost a déjà vu, this king exerted his influence over the people of the Congo Free State, although the state was nothing free, reliving similar evils that Antigon encouraged.

Leopold determined to make Congo his and so he did. From 1885 to 1908, King Leopold II used the people of the country to enrich himself by exporting valuable resources such as rubber and ivory out of the country, growing richer through his oppression of them as they worked the fields as labourers.

It was forced labour with a spontaneous punishment for anybody who challenged the system: anyone who refused to work or meet the quotas had their hands severed and presented to officials s proof of the enforcement.

And while the news of Leopold’s horrific regime sparked an international outcry that resulted in his losing control over the state in 1908, the Congo remained a Belgian colony until it regained its independence in 1960.

Over the subsequent years, severed hands interestingly became a symbol of the city of Antwerp, starting first as cookies decorated with sliced almonds, and then later as chocolates filled with praline or marzipanOutside Antwerp’s city hall today, the Brabo Fountain even features a statue of the hero tossing the giant’s hand.

A statue of Sylvius Brabo shows him about to throw the hand of Antigon away, in Antwerp/LAT. love art travel

It will be determined that chocolates from Antwerp tell the stories of a sweet victory by Brabo but it outrightly fails to highlight the even more horrendous role that their king played in Congo in later years. At least, in the case of Antigon, his hand also got to be hacked off and thrown into the same river in which he did of the others he took off but that was not the situation in the case of King Leopold II.

And even worse, the barbarism of King Leopold outnumbered that of Antigon. So, it was an Antigon spirit revived after all.

Now back to the Antwerpse Handjes, how is that anybody, and pretty much so, an entire country, allow for a thing such as this chocolate that is styled like the chopped hands of people who were oppressed by their king, to fester?

Although they may seem like simple candies, these chocolate hands represent a rather silent yet loud symbol of complexities. There is no doubt that there was a vanquishing victory in the history of the country but facing the reality that there is, how is it even fathomable that Belgium chose to highlight that over the less-than-savory realities exploitation and colonization in the Congo?

In fact, it had to take Belgium almost forever to even admit and apologize for all the harm it caused in the Central African region, where it ruled predominantly.

The hand-shaped chocolates are still in circulation. The memories of the days of oppression by King Leopold exist eternally in and on the minds of the people of DRC. Should there be a balance and should there be some honesty in these overly stated facts of what happened?

I would wish that for whatever motivations the country of Belgium derives from continuing to remind the entire world of something that they shouldn’t even be proud of in the first place, through the production of these chocolates, they will prove to everyone that indeed, they are remorseful. It’s a simple thing – stop the production of the hand-shaped chocolates.


Hand of Druon Antigoon

The legendary giant’s severed hand sits on Antwerp’s popular shopping street.

IN 1986, THE FRENCH ARTIST Henri de Miller created a sculpture titled “L’Ecoute” (“Listen”). It was a massive human head lying on the ground with a cupped hand beside it, seemingly listening to the sounds of the metro. It was originally placed it in front of the Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, but today, part of it lives in Belgium.

The city of Antwerp bought de Miller’s work in 1991, but they didn’t want the whole thing, just the handand they had a reason for it. A local legend in Antwerp holds that there was once a villainous giant named Druon Antigoon who demanded a toll from those crossing the Scheldt River. If they could not pay, he would cut off one of their hands. According to the story Druon Antigoon carried on this way until a young Roman soldier defeated him, severing the giant’s own hand and throwing it into the river. This episode is said to be the origin of the city’s name, which comes from hand werpen, Dutch for “hand-throwing.”
(why do the Dutch even have a word for “hand throwing”?)


The sculpture was introduced to the central shopping street of Meir in 1992, with no base whatsoever, in spite of the sculptor’s wishes. Over the years it has become a sort of icon in the area—though not as popular or famous as the Brabo Fountain, which is based on the same legend.

Tourists are always impressed by the extravagant 16th-century city hall and guildhalls that surround the historic main square. And then they take a closer look at the central fountain, which for those unfamiliar with local legend is quite a peculiar sight: a naked man in the act of throwing a huge severed hand.

The Brabo Fountain (Brabofontein in Dutch) is a tribute to the mythical Roman soldier Silvius Brabo. According to legend, there was once a giant named Druon Antigoon who built a fortress along the Scheldt River. The giant forced passing boats to pay a toll, as well as anyone crossing the nearby bridge. If the travelers refused, Antigoon cut off one of their hands and tossed it into the river.

The giant’s reign of extortion came to an end when Silvius Brabo sailed down river. He refused to pay the giant’s toll, and challenged the giant to a duel. Brabo was victorious, and chopped off the giant’s head as well as his hand, which he threw into the river just like the giant once did.  

According to folklore, the name Antwerp—or Antwerpen in Dutch— came from this very legend, with Antwerpen in Flemish and hand werpen in Dutch both meaning “hand throwing.” This has been contested by etymologists, but the legend nonetheless is much celebrated in the city, as evidenced by the fountain and Antwerp’s famous chocolate hands.

The sculpture of Brabo depicts the soldier as he throws the giant’s hand in the river, water spouting out of the severed wrist like blood. Brabo stands on a tall pedestal decorated with an array of creatures, including fish, a sea lion, a turtle, a dragon-like monster and some mermaids holding up a castle, symbolizing Antwerp. And beneath the feet of Silvius Brabo is the severed head of the giant Antigoon, the slain scourge of the now liberated river.

The statue was designed by the Belgian sculptor Jef Lambeaux and inaugurated in 1887. It was placed at the center of the Grote Markt, in a prime location in front of the city hall. Not only did it represent the legend of Silvius Brabo, it was also a symbolic celebration of the freeing of the Scheldt River. For more than a century, the Dutch had been demanding tolls from ships passing along the river, severely hampering the growth of Antwerp. Finally, in 1863, the Dutch stopped demanding tolls (with no dismemberment necessary), a cause for much celebration in Antwerp.

Antwerp is the capital of the Antwerp province in Flanders. The city is about 25 miles north of Brussels.