Revelation 18 23 – Discover Babylon’s Deception by Pharmakeia / Sorcery!

Revelation 18 23
“… all nations were deceived by your sorcery (pharmakeia)!

English Words for “Pharmakeia”

Babylon Deceives All Nations by her sorcery / “pharmakeia.”
Revelation 18:23
“… and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.

The Greek word for “sorcery” is “pharmakia” (strongs G5331).
The Greek word “pharmakeia” is the origin of the English words Pharmacy, Pharmacist & Pharmaceutical.

Interesting Implications & Questions:

Can you see what is currently happening in the world as a growing fulfillment of God’s words at Revelation 18 23?
Can you see the continued increase of Babylon’s “pharmakeia” in the near future?

Pharmakeia in Revelation

“Pharmakeia” occurs two times in the Book of Revelation.

1) Revelation 9:20-21
6th Trumpet & 2nd Woe
20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries (pharmakeia) or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

2) Revelation 18:23-24
23 … for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery (pharmakeia). 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth.”

Pharmakeia in the Bible

“Pharmakeia” also occurs in Galatians and very similar language is used in Nahum.

In Galations, “pharmakeia” is a work of the flesh.
Galatians 5:19-20
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Nahum 3:1,3-4 NASB
1 Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; her prey does not leave.
3…many killed, a mass of corpses, and there is no end to the dead bodies – They stumble over the dead bodies
4 All because of the many sexual acts of the prostitute, the charming one, the mistress of sorceries, who sells nations by her sexual acts, and families by her sorceries.

Pharmakeia Meaning / Definition

Strong’s G5331 defines “pharmakeia” as:

  1. the use or the administering of drugs
  2. poisoning
  3. sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
  4. metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

φαρμακεία pharmakeía, far-mak-i’-ah; from G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively):—sorcery, witchcraft.

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1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. 2 And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast. 3 For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.” 

4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; 5 for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed. 7 As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’ 

8 For this reason her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.” 

9 And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10 They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, “Alas! Alas! You great city, you mighty city, Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come.” 

11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12 cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls. 14 “The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you, and all your delicacies and your splendors are lost to you, never to be found again!” 

15 The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud, 16 “Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, with jewels, and with pearls! 

17 For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.”And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18 and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, “What city was like the great city?” 19 And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out, “Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth! For in a single hour she has been laid waste. 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!” 

21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence, and will be found no more; 22 and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters, will be heard in you no more, and a craftsman of any craft will be found in you no more, and the sound of the mill will be heard in you no more, 

23 and the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth.”

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  1. Wow, I had forgotten about some of this info…and others I had never heard and needed to google it. What a wealth of info!

    To add to it here are a few other verses. Check the original word behind sorcery in Revelation, (hidden by the scribes).

    Rev_9:21  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries [G5331 from G5332 pharmakeia], nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

    Rev_18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries [G5331 from G5332 pharmakeia] were all nations deceived.

    Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers [G5332 pharmakeus], and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 

    Rev 22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 
    Rev 22:15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers [G5335 same as G5332 pharmakos], and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 

  2. While most would regard it as harmless to speculate about the implications revelations have for the covid-driven tyranny destroying the western world, I see it as a dangerous diversion from the only conceivable means of resolution… the overthrow of the tyrants.

    Laying this extremely temporal war at the feet of spirit entities is a pure invitation to rely on incantations and prayer to defeat the dictators. Actually, I strongly suspect the tyrants are behind this trend, thus conveniently diluting any attempt at overthrow. I have followed the NWO Elite’s programme for 22 years and have identified only psychopathic megalomaniacs at work. No additional dimension is necessary\; nor is it evident.

    Likewise, the feebleminded urbanites who have been indoctrinated to believe that “non-violent peaceful protest” will melt the hearts of psychopaths. Who could be that naive? We know the history of this, the Khazarian City of London bankers who cultivated Mohandas Gandhi to split India into two sectarian halves; the old British ‘divide and rule’ tactic that served them so well for 500 years. The Elite may be mad, but they are not stupid. They have promulgated this absurd belief very actively, even to making an epic Hollywood movie.

    The enemy is wealthy beyond belief, highly resourced, owns the world’s intelligence systems, and the pharmaceutical/medical industries, and controls every government. No additional help is needed.

    Either we physically overthrow these monsters or we say goodbye to humanity and, perhaps, life itself. Somehow, I don’t see this as being on Lucifer’s agenda.

  3. The light of the candle will shine no more is ones soul being taken from you by the DNA altering clot shot they’re giving. Please guard your God given soul with all your worth…

  4. Their agenda is one big luciferian operation that has been going on centuries and in earnest for the last 200-300 yrs. The coordinated evil and now in your face satanic rituals knows no bounds. Nothing surprises me any more in the script they’re following. They believe they’ve won already…they underestimate God though. ✌🙏

  5. Diamantina Fuentes says:

    Hi, I am doing a short clip for friends and those who share it. I would like to get permission to use the art of Rev 18:23 as part of my clip. Of course, I would have credits and link to your website. If I cannot use, I just want to say to the artist that it is brilliant!

    Thank you and God Bless

    1. Everything on the website and social media is free for all to download and use as they wish. May God’s Blessing at Revelation 1:3 be with you!

  6. Could this verse refer to the vaccine causing men to be sterile and women to be infertile. Or is it referencing Christ and the Church?

    And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries(Pharmakia) were all nations deceived.

  7. Jade marie says:

    Does this mean that all drugs from pharmacy if taken is a sin?

    1. Rex Brown says:

      Yes. I completely stopped taking drugs because of this. At least that’s my conviction.

    2. I went pharma free for years. But then I had a major health complication…while caring for my dad with dementia, his wife with health issues, and my young daughter and since I am already a widow…she would be an orphan. The surgeon told me that it didn’t look good and he had never seen a dissected aorta that was that long…from the iliac up into my head on both sides, destroyed my valve and coronary. He didn’t think he could save me. I asked for paper and wrote a quick will, and then explained the situation to him and told him that I will do my part to fight to live if he will do his part and not give up, and God willing I will see another day. It was some serious touch and go but in the end, I did make it through the surgery, recovery and the next year, it was very hard…and nearly 8 years later I am still here. But the catch is that they had to fix me with a metal heart valve…and as a result, I am required to take blood thinners to live.

      Did I make a mistake? I don’t know, it has been very hard at times and amazing blessings at others, and I understand each day is an extra day. I take a lot of herbs but have not found a suitable substitute for the blood thinner. So I ask…now that I am here, wouldn’t it be suicide to stop? I have rationalized in my head that as long as I always try herbs first and keep looking for herbs that will work…I am in an odd situation of taking blood thinners…even though I clearly see the lies and poison behind meds and food additives. Maybe I should have been more ready to leave years ago when he called me…I don’t know…all I know is that I live each day to the best I am able to for Our Heavenly Father and pray I can continue to do good for Our Father in Heaven.

      May Our Father in Heaven lead us all.

    3. Just one more thing to add…drugs aren’t just in medications…pharma has infiltrated foods and supplements. Try to grow as much as possible, (heirloom), check out the back to eden garden on Youtube, avoid sugar, look at the healthy keto diet from DR. Berg on youtube. Avoid processed foods and most restaurants. It is everywhere…I really don’t see how we will make it through this without joining together on a plot of land. God willing He will lead me to such a group.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Revelation 18:23 King James Version 23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries(Pharmakia) were all nations deceived.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great research.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I also had a rapture vision.
    I too am a believer in these are the end times.
    Right now we are called to be the light in dark places.
    Keep up the good work .
    God bless you my brother

  10. Guy Richards says:

    The Opium Poppy originated elsewhere but it became a dominant cash crop of the Middle East, especially of the area that was once the Kingdom of Babylon.

    To my simple way of looking at things I see Rev. 18:23 as referring to the opium trade and offshoot drug addictions which have been growing since 1839 when the British used Opium as payment to create unfair and imbalanced trade agreements with China.

    Today Opium has financed quasi-governmental criminal cartels which are even buying the way into the government of the USA.



  11. I have prayed hard and God and Jesus have touched my heart as well.

    This man made evil from China is all geared to a one world order. An excuse for control.

    We are not purified by this vax. We are giving into man made evil with a santanic goal.

    Remember this:

    666 is the mark of satan’s work and men that are working to do the work of the Beast.

    Antichrist is not one man. Just as we are the bodies of Christ, so is the Antichrist the body of Satan. The Antichrist are many, some in plain sight and some in disguise.

    Amtichrists include The Pope, Bill Gates, George Soros and Joe Biden. I was recently was enlighted by a dream about Zenton Goh.

    Joe Biden: Man used to divide us based on race wars, social scoring, move towards a USD digital currency and climate change. 2020 divided by 666 was Joe Biden’s campaign text number.

    The Pope: Has said you do not need to believe in God to get to heaven, has already been on record as saying he believes in a one world religion and that a one world government would benefit humanity. Research what he says about the sabbath and how Revelation fits in.  He worships
    the earth via climate change politics. He has tried to change Sabbath worship laws. He is now promoting eveolution, not creation by God our Father. Pray to Jesus and God, not Mary!

    The phrase Vicarius Filii Dei, his official title converterld to its Roman numerals, sums up to 666, where U is taken as V. You see, two forms of V developed in Latin, which were both used for its ancestor U and modern V. To produce 666 the sum works as follows: VICARIVS FILII DEI = 5+1+100+1+5+1+50+1+1+500+1 = 666.

    Stay awake and watch.

    Bill Gates: Gates patent 2020060606 states the patent can reward user action with cryptocurrency. Think cashless. Many individual agendas are in lockstep –  ID2020,  Universal Health ID and UN Agenda 2030 are all efforts to depopulate, track and control. Gates openly stated that having healthy people will help depopulate the earth. He states that happy people do not have children. He is wants ro block the sun, in the name of climate change. My, my let us chip you instead of that digital old COVID immunity passport….

    Friday night before Easter, I dreamt of a battle between a warrior named Gentra and my son. I never heard the name Gentra before

    I asked myself, what is Gentra? I researched. The Gentra Puregene enables purification of DNA suitable for archiving. The scalable purification procedure gently removes contaminants and inhibitors and allows samples to be purified for use as long term references.

    The night after, Saturday night before Easter, I dreamt I was travelling. I heard a voice say, “Go to Zenton, go to Zenton.”  I never heard of Zenton. Zenton is not a place. I researched. Zenton Goh is the man that founded Cadi Scientific, known in the Singapore Healthcare market for Cardi SmartSense System that is designed for tracking patients’ real-time locations, which uses RFID chips. The RFID chips can actually network with each other. Look up the company.

    The chip is a convienent way to tie all those together with immunity passports.

    A fourth Antichrist is Zenton Goh.

    I have given you four horns of the beast I believe, or at least those we know who are pure evil.

    A few nights ago, I had a dream of my right hand glowing.

    Just a reminder. COVID testing soon will use Luciferase.

    By getting the vax, your body is FORCED to produce antibodies, which is detectable by Luciferase.

    Climate change:
    Another wakeup call. This pastor proves through the Bible that in the end days that you will be asked to limit your meat intake! Harris is on record stating that meat intake should be controlled by law.

    We are in a battle. Our enemies tell us that the Covid vaccination is the only way to cleanse us of this man made evil. Gates patent 20200606 states that the cryptocurrency system can reward based on tracked behavior. They want crypto to control us and this eventually means a chip. These Immunity Passports are also a first step of social scoring.

    Only the blood of Jesus cleanses.

    Read Leviticus. It covers masks, diagnosis and quarantines during times of plagues.

    Many things appear to be separate but share a common goal. Remember that and read the Bible.

    16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is  666.

    From Revelations Chapter 13,

    1. David Hotrum says:

      Thank you for this Godly Word. It is Nov. 28.2021 now. The deadly vaccine is killing right and left. I watch Stew Peters on Rumble. A lot of good info from a Godly man. I recently studied Revelation 18:23 and came to the same conclusion. Dave H.

    2. 100% right on. Praying for all humanity 🙏👆🔥

    3. 100% right on. Praying for all humanity 🙏👆🔥

    4. Anonymous says:

      It helps to know the truth sure the Covid breakout started in china but that virus was made in the USA Chapel hill North Carolina college its developement was offshored because of its moral and legal issues developing such a thing . All the countries in the world who have a central bank are in on the NWO . Our hard earned tax dollars created this virus and china had no problem being the bad guy and releasing it . China is next to be world power they already have thier citizens under control and any whistle blowers do not exist for long there. This is not a china thing this is a governments of the world agains the rest of us thing . The sheep are the uninformed who berate you for not wearing a mask or call the cops because you were outside during lockdown those people are the real threat because they would turn in thier own neighbor for standing up to tyranny.

  12. Peter Ochieng says:

    We go to pharmacy for medication_ what would be wrong with that?
    O hear that covid 19 vaccine also
    A_weakens immune system
    B_ alters DNA
    C_ make us to be a controllable puppet
    Is this true?
    And that the vaccine had featers cells and Luciferase?.

    1. Fetal cells were used to produce the vac. Luciferase is a real compound being used though I can’t recall how… I don’t like that word being. CHOSEN. It says something about modern day medicine and its beginnings. And think of the serpent/snake that is the image representing our hospitals and *medicine* itself. I use God’s medicine only though I trust Ivermectin as well, which is found in the soil. It’s a microganism. I’ve never used the pharma version, but it was created when there were moral men in medicine, and it’s now out of patent and therefore cheap, watch is no God for business. See FLCCC.NET for real science, and use early treatment that our government is hiding. It works!

    2. ( the short of it, more looking into is needed but ) It has been found from DNA study that sections of it when decoded have the signature of God namre, Our Father written on it. The so called vaccine, gene therapy clot shot overwrites and destroys God’s handiwork and ownership per se. This snuffs out ones light ( soul ) and leaves it up for grabs by evil… If you value your soul… Do Not Comply No Matter What.

  13. Roberta Maple says:

    Very interesting reading. I am not sure what I believe with this information

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