Archive for December, 2009

A New Year’s Passover

Monday, December 28th, 2009

In the Old Testament, the prophets of GOD were called to do many things in faith that were to be used as signs for the purpose of witnessing on earth what was commanded from the Heavenly Throne.  In Jesus’ Ministry, He did many “signs and wonders” for the people to behold as directed by Our Heavenly Father.

As we were praying yesterday, we were directed to have a Passover feast on New Year’s Day and to include our immediate family members.  We were given three Scriptures concerning this feast:

John 18:26   One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"

John 18:27   Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.

John 18:28   Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the hall of judgment, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.

We were told that there would be three denials of Christ and to listen closely, they would be subtle.  The hall of judgment is the whole earth now.

1 John 3:21   Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.

           3:22   And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

           3:23   And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

           3:24   Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

           4:1    BELOVED, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

           4:2   By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

           4:3   and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

           4:4   You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

           4:5   They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

The spirit of the Antichrist is evoking a judgment similar to the Death Angel and we should proclaim this feast of protection.  We were told to grill “NY strip” beef and the “NY strip” represented Manhattan as the center of judgment.

Revelation 10:6   and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer,

                  10:7   but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.

                  10:8   Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, "Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth."

                  10:9   So I went to the angel and said to him, "Give me the little book." And he said to me, "Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth."

                  10:10   Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.

We are to eat the meat just as John ate the book.

<The above concluded the Word given to us> 

Even though the feast may be delicious, the coming judgment will be a bitter event.  If you get a witness to do the same, I urge you to have a “Passover” feast as well on New Year’s Day.  Over the years, we have been led to walk out many prophetic events both individually as well as corporately.  Our Heavenly Father utilizes witnesses on earth to bring forth His perfect plan, will, and purpose.  The Scripture is complete with similar acts of faith with appropriate confirmations of change.  Once again, we will do our part and be about Our Heavenly Father’s business.

I asked if we should share this Word with others and were told “Yes”.  If you are so inclined, feel free to share this same word with those who would receive it.  I know this Passover feast does not correspond to the known Passover cycle.  However, it does not mean that there is yet another time cycle that has not been revealed to us.  It is the 49th day of a current 76 day cycle that ends on January 27th.  The original Passover was certainly a “Jubilee” for the children of Israel.

The Corporate Result of Love

Monday, December 28th, 2009

In a recent post, we looked at the nine spiritual gifts Paul mentioned in the twelfth chapter of 1st Corinthians just prior to his identifying the 16 attributes of Love in the next chapter.  Following the Chapter of Love, Paul admonishes us to pursue the following:

14:1   Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.

14:2   For the one speaking in a tongue does not speak to people but to God, for no one understands; he is speaking mysteries by the Spirit.  

14:3   But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation.

Paul starts this chapter with the command “Pursue Love”.  Does it get any plainer than that!

Prophesying is speaking GOD given revelation under the direction of the Holy Spirit to people.  The ultimate purpose of the Divine revelation is to reconcile man back to Our Heavenly Father.  It is lawful and Love based.  All of the corporate gifts of the Body of Christ act in unity and do not conflict with each other.  Praying in an Unknown Tongue does not build up others and thus should not be a public based prayer except where it is used as a “gift” to those gathered with an interpretation for all to receive its blessing.  “Tongues” and interpretation conforms to the Law of the Double Witness. and often occurs as a confirmation or affirmation to those gathered in attendance.

Paul prayed in “Tongues” (I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you) but explained the necessity of order when among other brethren.  Consider this, when you pray in “Tongues” it is a perfect prayer without your soul interfering.  The Holy Spirit knows what is needed and communicates it through your agreement.  Then, as Paul recommends, ask for the interpretation of that “Perfect” prayer.  Doesn’t this allow you to pray about something when you are not sure of what to pray?  Doesn’t this open up the universe of intercessory prayer and allow you to be a conduit to the Most High God?

In the Pentecostal era, “Tongues” was abused just as it was in the Church at Corinth.  This is why Paul provided guidance in the understanding of praying in “Tongues” that there be no confusion of this or the nine spiritual gifts mentioned in the twelfth chapter.  Let everything be done in order and maturity.  When the spiritual gifts operate in Love, the Kingdom is brought forth.  Denying a spiritual gift to operate is simply due to a lack of understanding.  Judging a person who does not speak in “Tongues” is also a sign of immaturity and lack of understanding.  Be thankful for the gifts but moreover be thankful for the Gift Giver.

Strengthening, encouragement, and consolation should be our goal to minister to our fellow man.  As we speak the words in Love that we hear from Our Heavenly Father, we can expect them to be fruitful in the lives of those who listen.  Love will remove blindness and deafness among the people and the corporate result will be the expansion of the Kingdom on earth.

Gold or Government Spending: Which is a Bubble?

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Recently, various and sundry commentators have claimed that gold is in a bubble.  Every bull market does its best to remove as many participants as possible on its way to “exuberant investing”.  However, this is not yet the case for gold or gold equities.  Junior gold stocks are still relatively unknown to the investing public.  Central governments in the Far East are woefully deficient in gold reserves relative to times of historical highs in gold.  Institutional investors have little or no exposure to gold or its related stocks.  The following chart located on U.S. Gold’s website provides a perspective of the bubble potential of gold:

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Gold remains a currency barometer for all the fiat money around the world.  The U.S.Dollar, a fiat currency, is based solely on the perception of strength of the United States.  This perception of strength has been sustained for decades but we must be careful to be too short-sided in our view.  Our manufacturing based economy has been replaced by a services based economy.  Manufacturing jobs left the U.S. in favor of cheaper blue collar labor.  The same is now happening with research & development (R&D).  The erosion of the U.S. infrastructure will surely come back to haunt us.

In 2010, it is expected that state governments will incur a $125 Billion deficit.  In Oklahoma, state workers have already been given notice of staffing cuts of 10%.  Tax revenues declined by 28.5% versus last year.  40 other states are in worse shape.  County and Local governments are seeing declines in tax revenues which will translate into further unemployment.  The Federal Government is attempting to slow the decline with stimulus dollars but with only some positive effect.

The U.S. consumer is holding the answer to the near future.  I find more and more people are jumping on to “simplification” message.  Who needs fifty tee shirts in their armoire?  The personal surplus of “stuff” is starting to leave the household.  Unneeded clothing, furniture, and “boy’s toys” are leaving the garage.  This will all translate to lower retail sales.  The “stuff” is now deemed to have no lasting fulfillment and people will start waking up to that fact soon.  The days of the sloppy look will soon leave as well.  The ultra casual look of pajamas and low crotch jeans will be replaced by a more formal look as people compete for jobs which are becoming scarce.

Painful times are ahead for the global economy.  There is no indication that the Fed will be able to slow the quantitative easing (printing excess money) even though they give lip service to it.  In recent days they further opened the checkbook to beleaguered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The FDIC has required 3 years’ premiums in advance from banks and it still virtually broke.  Banks sold securitized investments to clients such as Pension Funds then bet against the performance of those investments.  You cannot have all these complex problems and think that there will be no suffering.  The day of reckoning will occur, the only question is “when”.

Diverse Unity- Peace on Earth

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Mutuality is a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups).  We are all dependent upon each other even though each of us is unique and with our own gifts and callings.  One person cannot push an SUV up an incline but when you add three or four more acting together, the group can achieve what the individuals could not.  We are all called to be the “Body of Christ” yet most do not act like it.  Our Heavenly Father created the “Law of Mutuality” and it is seen throughout the Scripture.  Did not Our Heavenly Father create interdependence when He created the Law of the Double Witness?

Deuteronomy 19:15  One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Love and forgiveness act as the glue among the members of the body.  Everyone tends to know 1 Corinthians chapter 13 as the Love chapter but Paul did not divide his letter up by chapters and verses.  Let’s review the previous chapter that introduces the sixteen aspects of Love.  It is divided up into Spiritual Gifts and Different Members in One Body.

1Corinthians 12:4   Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

The Most Holy Spirit of Our Heavenly Father brings for unity in our diverse callings and that is why we are to “walk by the Spirit” rather than walking by the flesh.  Our flesh and our ego would tell us that our gifts and our calling are more important to the Kingdom than the next person’s.  Paul addresses this egotistical position in this chapter:

Verse 12:  And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

The eye must serve the body in establishing direction but without the feet, the eye will never arrive at the destination.  As we seek to be “one” with Our Heavenly Father AND one with each other, we will be empowered to bring forth the Kingdom.  Unity is the key and Love is the path to unity.  Peace on Earth will begin manifesting when Love and Unity are embraced by the Body of Christ.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Each one of us is as unique as a snowflake.  We hope your Holiday Season is blessed and your New Year is prosperous.

 

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Source: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/

All the Law and the Prophets

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The “Joshua/Elisha” era is at hand.  Both completed what their “mentors” did not.  Moses saw the Promised Land but fell short due to his unbelief (Numbers 20:12).  Elijah fell short because of his fear (1Kings 19:3-4).  Fear and unbelief kept the children of Israel from entering the Promised Land even though Joshua and Caleb were ready to go:

Num 13:30  Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it."

Num 13:31  But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we."

Fear and unbelief had to be removed from the people before they could enter in.  In the Old Testament, the generation who left Egypt (bondage) had to die before the Promised Land could be taken.  What do we need to enter into the Promised Land?  We need the remedy to fear and unbelief!

1John 4:16   And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

1John 4:17   Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

1John 4:18   There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Our Heavenly Father is the Author of Love, HE IS LOVE.  As we abide in HIM, then our Love is perfected and we are able to enter into the Promised Land.  Love is like a magnet and attracts resources to us to enable us to function as Sons of the Most High GOD.  People will begin to respond to that Love and the Most Holy Spirit will flow through us with that great anointing power of healing of body and soul.  Our walk will be led by The Spirit and our every action will be one of reconciliation.  At first, our flesh will rebel and war against us our walk leaves behind the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world.  Our attention will no longer focus on the things of this world but on the weighty spiritual matters to help mankind.  We will be empowered to bring forth The Lord’s Prayer and serve The Kingdom in Love.

Titus 1:15  Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

We see a purity in Joshua’s heart when Moses was returning from one of ascensions to commune with Our Heavenly Father:

Exods 32:17   And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, [There is] a noise of war in the camp.

Moses corrected Joshua and told him that they were having a party with a golden calf.  Joshua was a faithful servant to Moses and his faithfulness and purity were rewarded by leading the children into the Promised Land.

Elisha was also faithful unto Elijah and was rewarded with a double portion of his “spirit” or fruitfulness.  Elijah’s ministry consisted of eight miracles whereas Elisha’s ministry consisted of sixteen miracles, the number of Love.  This double portion is linked to Joseph and the blessing given to both his sons in Genesis 48:22.  This additional portion of inheritance was Shechem, where the affirming covenant was made by Joshua (Joshua 24:1) at the end of his conquest of the Promised Land whereas the initial covenant was made at Gilgal (Joshua 5:9), also where Elisha began his ministry (2 Kings 2:1).

Joshua (representing the Law) and Elisha (representing the Prophets) both were called to serve before they would assume their callings.  They faithfully ministered to their predecessors until such time that their ministry began.  Their Love for Our Heavenly Father enabled them to complete their missions and they were given the necessary tools to cross the “finish line”.  These two ministries provide us a better understanding of the development of those who wish to bring forth the Kingdom on earth.

Now let’s look at the way Jesus connected these two types of ministries:

Matthew 22:36-40

"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"

Jesus said to him, "‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

"This is the first and great commandment.

"And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

"On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

Commandments to Love Mankind

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Our Heavenly Father gave us Ten Commandments that summarized the walk of Love.  Let us focus on the last three which involve interaction with others:

Exodus 20:15  Thou shalt not steal.

Exodus 20:16  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Exodus 20:17  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour’s.

The purpose of these commandments is to support life.  When you break these commandments you move towards destruction and death.  When Jesus was asked which Commandment was the greatest, He replied:

Matthew 22:36  Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?

Matthew 22:37  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Matthew 22:38  This is the first and great commandment.

Matthew 22:39  And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 22:40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The Moses/Elijah ministry as well as as the Joshua/Elisha ministry is tied to our revelation of Love, based on the words of Jesus in Matthew 22:40.  Without Love, we cannot fulfill the Joshua/Elisha ministry of “fruitfulness of the Kingdom”.  How can you expect the abundant anointing of Our Heavenly Father to flow through you unless you operate in 100% Love?  Walking in Love is the test of worthiness to receive a greater anointing than those whose Pentecostal anointing were flawed by self-interest.  In the Pentecostal Church Age, the anointing of healing and the other gifts was restricted by the “leaven” in those who operated in those gifts.  Initially the ministry was well intended but as time passed, the focus became financial wealth, power, or sex.

Our Heavenly Father is our Provider: Yahweh Jireh (Yireh): “The Lord will provide.”  If we truly believe HIS promise then we see no need to steal.  If we are lacking something in the physical realm, we either don’t need it yet or there is something keeping us from getting it.  When we steal it, our actions are indicating that we really don’t believe Our Heavenly Father is our Provider.  Respect of property is the basis of honoring others’ rights and callings.  Greed is another form of stealing.  When you have resources you really don’t need at the expense of your “neighbor”, then you are effectively stealing as well.  You steal his opportunity to have the means to operate in his calling.  Scarcity and excess both indicate that you are not hearing Our Heavenly Father.

The real global epidemic is not swine flu, it is bearing false witness.  Truth and Integrity are hard to find.  When we lie to or about our neighbor, we do it in self interest.  Governments lie, politicians lie, corporate CEO’s lie, advertising lies, employees lie, etc.  Perjury is the deliberate giving of false or misleading testimony under oath.  Misrepresentation of the truth is “bearing false witness”.  When you love reality and not illusion, there will be no reason to lie or misrepresent it to anyone.  Speaking the truth in harshness can be just as damaging as lying.  This is why we are to speak the truth in Love.  You should consider the other person’s level of understanding when speaking the truth so as to minimize the hurt.  Jesus often spoke in parables as a means to convey the truth without the sting and harshness that comes from being frank.

An individual inward change must come in order to step out of this path of lies and deception.  We must look inward, inside of our Holy of Holies where the Holy Spirit resides.  As we begin to comprehend the source of Love given to us by Our Creator, it will then permeate outward.  I believe that small children are the first to see the change.  I am convinced that they can see our aura and as it perceived as being attractive and safe to them, they will want to be in your presence.  Jesus attracted the little children, and so should we.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Proliferation of lies is at epic proportions.  How can one invest properly when the truth is so difficult to obtain?  Do men think that Our Heavenly Father is just going to sit around and let this deluge of lies continue unabated? 

Standard & Poor’s bond rating agency recently issued the following statement:

“The downgrade reflects our opinion that the measures to reduce the high fiscal deficit are unlikely, on their own, to lead to a sustainable reduction in the public debt burden. If political considerations and social pressures hamper progress, we could lower the ratings further,” it said.

Which country was the focus of this downgrade in quality?  If you live in the U.S. you would be convinced that S&P just reduced the U.S. Treasury Bond’s credit rating.  S&P could use that precise language to describe the current direction of the economy and the levels of debt and deficits that will take decades to resolve.  However, this new rating is directed towards Greece.  See: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/6827320/SandP-downgrades-Greece-while-concerns-mount-over-secret-defence-budget.html

The ninth Commandment is the basis of all court procedure.  Any dispute must be resolved by the truth.  U.S. Courts have been infiltrated with the view that the truth is secondary to the “facts” of the case and has opened the door to misrepresentations of the facts to be held as “truth”.  Sly and intelligent lawyers, witnesses, prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel have managed to impart their version of the “truth” to further their specific agendas.  Corporate marketing executives have “bent” the truth about their products and their ability to deliver as advertised.  Government leaders find it necessary to lie to the citizens of their countries for the “greater good”.

Truth is the basis of society.  It is like a glue that holds relationships together.  Can any relationship sustain the habitual lies of at least one of the parties?  Integrity is consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcome.  Only when a person bases his walk on truth will he be known for his integrity.  As we pursue truth, our integrity quotient will increase but if we are caught in a lie, our integrity moves quickly to zero.  As governments are caught in lies, the citizens begin to reciprocate with their own lies.  If you study the demise of the Soviet Union, you will find that lies ripped the fabric of that society and was the basis of their fall.

The U.S. tax base is falling.  In 2010, it is estimated that the state, county, and local governments will experience a $2 Trillion deficit.  State governments have already begun to cut services and personnel.  Things are going to get worse around the country.  This is no longer a time for denial but it is the time for all of us to set aside our own agendas, seek Our Heavenly Father, and to turn from our wicked ways.  The truth is going to prevail.  The only question is how much pain and suffering will occur to restore this glue that holds society together?  This country and the globe are going to experience judgment associated with lawlessness.  It is only a matter of time.  The Ten Commandments were given to protect and promote a peaceful society.  Once again, men think that they know more than Our Creator and can establish themselves as “gods” by superseding the most fundamental of realities- truth.  Their fruit will be judged soon.

Follow Life and the Living

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

One of the greatest business principles to come out of Scripture is to follow Life and the Living.  By contrast, following death and the dying insures failure.  You can pick any industry and view its history to find evidence of this reality.  The medical profession is a great example.  On one hand, surgeons have found that less invasive techniques of surgery promote quicker recovery time.  On the other hand, administering more drugs increase the probability of complications (aka, contradictions) thus exposing the patient to unintended consequences.  The Environmental Protection Agency is mandated to protect the population against mercury poison whereas the Dental industry has a history of putting mercury amalgams in teeth.  Dentists who continue to put metal amalgams in teeth will slowly lose clients as the population understands the negative impact of this practice.  Dentists who embrace this understanding of life-promoting protocols will flourish in their business.  The rest will wonder what happened.

John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

Hearing Our Heavenly Father (by way of Jesus Christ) is a prerequisite to following Life and the Living.  In the Gospels, Jesus gave us critical business principles to live by.  Purse life, not death.  Embrace change and you will not only survive, but you will thrive.  Overcome your emotional attachment to things, ideas, and past success so that you can embrace the dynamics of life.  Become a fruit inspector and analyze any endeavor to determine if it is producing good fruit or is capable of producing good fruit.  If it isn’t, let it go.  Ask Our Heavenly Father to open your eyes and ears so that you can see and hear what is around you so that you can embrace and pursue life.

There is nothing wrong with abundance, Jesus promoted it.  There is something wrong with having abundance in order to consume it on “me and my four, and no more”.  We are all part of the body of Christ and are to supply each other.  When one has a need and another sees it AND can fulfill it, failure to do so is an indictment against the body and puts both parties in bondage.  When left unchecked, this bondage will produce death.  Lack is all around us but we tend to filter out the needs of others so that we can “get ahead”.  By hearing Our Heavenly Father in the area of giving, we open ourselves up to the abundance that Jesus spoke of in the above passage.  Quit being self-centered in your prayer time and ask Our Heavenly Father who you can bless today.  Who can you save from death and destruction?  Our Heavenly Father is the giver of life and HE is aware of all the needs as well as the location of all the abundance to meet those needs.  As you shift your focus from the mirror to those in need, you place yourself in a position to receive revelation that will put you on the path of Life and the Living.

If you are fearful of taking an action in a new direction, you may not be hearing Our Heavenly Father.  “Faith cometh by hearing” Our Heavenly Father.  HE provides the peace and assurance of being on the right path.  If you have an idol in your heart, it will impede success.  Only be spending time in prayer can these idols be exposed.  As King David realized that his actions produced death, his plea became: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”  If your business is currently unfruitful, stop, listen, repent, forgive and be forgiven, respond with change.  When you align yourself with the Author of Life, success will find you!

Hippocratic Oath and the Spirit of Antichrist

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The Hippocratic Oath ( Ἱπποκράτειοσ ὅρκοσ)

I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:

To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; to look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.

In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.

All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.

National Institute of Health. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/greek/greek_oath.html. Retrieved 2009-02-02.

The Hippocratic Oath has been updated by the Declaration of Geneva.

In the United Kingdom, the General Medical Council provides clear modern guidance in the form of its Duties of a Doctor and Good Medical Practice statements. http://www.gmcuk.org/guidance/good_medical_practice/duties_of_a_doctor.asp. Retrieved 2007-11-05.

The Duties of a Doctor Registered with the General Medical Council

· Patients must be able to trust doctors with their lives and health. To justify that trust you must show respect for human life and you must:

· Make the care of your patient your first concern

· Protect and promote the health of patients and the public

· Provide a good standard of practice and care

· Keep your professional knowledge and skills up to date

· Recognize and work within the limits of your competence

· Work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients’ interests

· Treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity

· Treat patients politely and considerately

· Respect patients’ right to confidentiality

· Work in partnership with patients

· Listen to patients and respond to their concerns and preferences

· Give patients the information they want or need in a way they can understand

· Respect patients’ right to reach decisions with you about their treatment and care

· Support patients in caring for themselves to improve and maintain their health

· Be honest and open and act with integrity

· Act without delay if you have good reason to believe that you or a colleague may be putting patients at risk

· Never discriminate unfairly against patients or colleagues

· Never abuse your patients’ trust in you or the public’s trust in the profession

· You are personally accountable for your professional actions and must justify your decisions.

White Coat Ceremony (WCC)

This a relatively new ritual in some medical, chiropractic, dental, pharmacy, veterinary medical, physical therapy, podiatric, and optometry schools that marks the student‘s transition from the study of preclinical to the clinical health sciences.

The white coat ceremony typically involves a formal "robing" or "cloaking" of students in white coats, the garb physicians traditionally wear. .This ceremony addresses collegiality and medical ethics, usually with a reading of the Hippocratic Oath. Over 100 medical schools in the USA now have a WCC and many students now consider it a rite of passage in the journey toward a medical career. Jones VA JAMA 281 (5): 478, 1999

Entheogenic theories.

Some are concerned with the quasi-religious symbolism of the White Coat, like a "conversion" of a lay person into a member of the medical profession, similar to a priest’s ordination. J Med Ethics 28 (1): 5–9.

Others suggest that the White Coat is a symbol of elitism, power and entitlement and is used a substitute for trust and respect. The white coat changes the relationship of the physician with the patient from one as a loving caregiver to one as an authoritarian care director. Russell PC (2002). "The White Coat Ceremony: turning trust into entitlement". Teach Learn Med 14 (1): 56–9

WCCs originated in University of Chicago‘s Pritzker School of Medicine in 1989, but the first full-fledged ceremony took place in 1993 at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Taking the Hippocratic Oath

As a follower of Jesus Christ who was planning to be a physician, I had always been critical of accepting the Hippocratic Oath as the standard for my ethical behavior in the practice of medicine. The oath was allegedly based on the writings of the mystery religions by ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, who probably lived between 460 and 380 B.C.

Markel, H. New Engl. J. Med. 2004 350:2026):
The first recorded administration of the Hippocratic Oath in a medical school setting was at the University of Wittenberg in Germany in 1508 but it did not become a standard part of formal medical school graduation ceremonies until 1804, when it was incorporated into the commencement exercises at Montpellier, France.

Smith DC. J Hist Med Allied Sci 1996;51:484-500

In 1928 only 19 percent of the medical schools in North America included the oath in their commencement exercises according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. In the 1970s, many American medical schools abandoned the Hippocratic Oath altogether. Today, nearly every US medical school administers some type of professional oath that reflect the politically correct values, customs, and beliefs associated with the ethical practice of medicine. About 16,000 men and women who are awarded a medical degree take one of these modified oaths. Few believe in the ancient Greek gods Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panaceia, and therefore no longer pledge allegiance to them.

Evidence indicates that spirituality in general is now only distantly related to medical science. Of the oaths administered at 147 US and Canadian medical schools in 1993, only 11 percent of the professional oaths invoked a deity. Only 14 percent of such oaths prohibited euthanasia, and only 8 percent prohibited abortion.

J Clin Ethics 1997;8:377-388

It is not as though the Hippocratic Oath or other such guidelines have no value but they are based on the wisdom of man rather than the inspired directions from God. Reference to a deity is vague or absent..

Concerns about Taking the Hippocratic Oath

The least concern I had while going to medical school was the Hippocratic Oath. I was more interested in graduating than anything else. I knew that obtaining a license to practice medicine did not depend on taking this oath.

As graduation neared I became aware that taking the Hippocratic Oath would be part of the graduation ceremony. It was then that I took a closer look at its content. I was appalled by the introduction of the very first paragraph. I concluded that there was no way that I would take a vow to come under the authority of any pagan gods. To me this was not an insignificant document. It was blasphemy! It was not just “cute” or the politically correct thing to do. It was an irreverent rejection of God as the healer. To have taken this oath would have placed me under a spiritual force that had no authority or power to heal. By taking this oath I would have had to reject Jehovah Rophe, the God who heals you and forego the option of being an anointed vessel through which healing could take place. I would have chosen to usurp the authority of Jesus to heal and would have given it to another spirit. I would have been acting in the spirit of the Antichrist, substituting another spirit for the spirit of Christ. So, I never took the Hippocratic Oath!

The True Source Of Healing

Jehovah-Rophe: אנִי יְהוָה רֹפְאֶֽךָ׃ ס I am Jehovah Who Heals Ex. 15:22-26

From "rophe" ("to heal"); implies spiritual, emotional as well as physical healing. (Jer. 30:17, 3:22; Isa. 61:1) God heals body, soul and spirit; all levels of mans’ being.

Rapha (rä·fä’)-to heal

1) make healthful of God

2) healer, physician of men

Ex 15;26 If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I [am] the LORD that heals thee.

Mystery Religions

The beginning of the mystery religions was probably drug related. The Eleusinian Mystery religions are believed to have begun about 1600 BC, during the Mycenean Age. Moses received the Laws of healing on Mt. Sinai during the time of Pentecost in 1447 B.C. about 1000 years before Hippocrates.

Some believe that kykeon‘s, psychoactive alkaloids made from the ergot fungus growing on barley, gave the initiates of the Eleusinian Mysteries certain powers and spiritual understanding These psychoactive alkaloids contain lysergic acid amide (LSA), a precursor to LSD, or “acid” and ergonovine.

LSD is considered an entheogen ("creates god within," en εν- "in, within," theo θεος- "god, divine," -gen γενος "creates, generates") because it can produce intense spiritual "out of body" experiences and is considered by users to be a powerful tool to access the divine. LSD hallucinations are indistinguishable from those described in the secret mystical texts of ancient civilizations.

Grof, Stanislav; Joan Halifax Grof (1979). Realms of the Human Unconscious (Observations from LSD Research)London: Souvenir Press (E & A) Ltd. pp. 13–14.

Hippocrates writings were based on altered mental function from hallucinogens like LSD and other mind altering drugs.

One can understand why Hippocrates would appeal to Apollo and other “gods” because they supposedly dealt with the spiritual dimension of man, when in fact they were hallucinations.

Hippocrates and the Eleusinian School understood the need for the divine to be an essential part of their therapy. They were also aware that there was an additional benefit of power and the ability to acquire wealth and influence by having a mystical force in their treatment regimen. Much like today, the mystique of medicine and the invocations of the divine as used in some healing ministries are profitable for the same reason.

Even though modern medicine has distanced itself from the ancient mysteries, vestiges of it still remain, including: an initiation ceremony, a sense of elitism, and a practice method that depends heavily on drugs.

Bondage to this cultish system of care will persist until we, who practice medicine, will repent of our lawlessness and recognize the true source of healing: Jehovah Rophe who heals you.

Instruction of the Holy Spirit on How to Pray for Healing

Jas 5: 12-16 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

Is anyone among you suffering? {Then} he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.

Is anyone among you sick? {Then} he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

Yes, there is a power to heal and He is the Lord Jesus Christ, Jehovah Rophe incarnate.