I had an interesting journey, recently. Because of an illness, I had EMTs1 visit my home three times, had three total visits to the emergency rooms of two different hospitals, and was finally admitted for a hospital stay in another city. Now, a couple of weeks later, I’m on the mend, but still have a couple more weeks to go, before I’ve completely recovered. The medical problem I had is not relevant to this article, but the hospital visits are.
I’m an old man, so I’ve been in the emergency room before and my most recent experiences do not compare to those of the past. It seems that both attitude and service have declined and I believe it all has to do with the so-called worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
First, according to news reports, the hospitals are so busy that they can’t fulfill many elective surgery procedures, because of a shortage of hospital beds and medical staff. The reason, they state, is because of all the Covid-19 patients in need of acute medical care.
But, as I was being delivered to both the hospitals, I noticed only the abnormal — less than half-empty parking lots, mostly empty emergency rooms, and completely empty admission offices. Even the amount of medical staff seemed deficient for a major hospital, with more medical personal protesting outside, than working inside.
The first hospital didn’t seem very concerned with my problem or the pain I was in; I was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics and nothing for pain. With no improvement, the second day we traveled to another city where the hospital staff was more helpful. They checked for blood clots, with a vocal inquiry as to why the other facility didn’t perform that necessary test. And they did provide me with a script for pain, before sending me home with advice to return if conditions did not improve. The next day, I again returned to the out-of-town hospital and was admitted as a patient. During processing, I was extensively intimidated to take the Covid-19 vaccine, but I refused; other than that, the admission routine was rather smooth.
I saw no busy hospitals, no over flowing patients in the ER or hospital halls, no frantic medical staff. It was just like in the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, when we were told hospitals were so overcrowded that tents had to be erected for lack of patient space and operating rooms, and mobile morgues were brought in for the overflowing body counts. The way it was being reported, you would think there were bodies stacking up along side the city’s streets.
My wife and I really didn’t believe it at the time and we took some trips around our Pacific Northwest area to see for ourselves how bad it was and found out it was all a lie. Hospitals and many medical facilities were relatively empty, as if staff and shifts were cut back, rather than extended or increased.
What does this have to do with the Bible?
What does all of this have to do with Christianity and the Bible? Well, we will get to that in a moment. I don’t write just about interesting, strange, and weird things in God’s Holy Word, but also about relating the Bible to our modern times and Satan’s war on God’s creation. And that includes important information about the predicted Great Deception at the end of this age.
My hospital stay was eerie. No visitors were allowed, and there was no sound or noise from normal hospital activities, and very few calls over the hospital public address system. In the evening there was only mumbling heard in the halls from attendants at the nearest nurses station. I don’t remember seeing any patients in the halls while I was there, either. I felt isolated and it was a very lonely stay. Don’t get me wrong, I was taken care of, but it was definitely not an overextended medical facility having trouble maintaining service.
Not having a personal cell phone that worked within the hospital, I was dependent upon the television news stations available on the facility’s system. All the main stream media stations (NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, MSNBC, CNN) basically reported the same thing, often using similar wording. The system did have FOX, but now days there are only a few conservative people on that network, and none as news anchors.
This taught me why most people really don’t know what is really going on in the world. It is because, for the most part, the news is being controlled by one big news consortium with a definite agenda. That agenda is not the truth, but only what they want you to believe.
A Lesson from the Past
Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kamph that a population will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one. “Hitler employed the ‘big lie’ again and again to beguile the German people into not only voting his National Socialist (Nazi) Party into power, but also surrendering their freedoms.” One of the big lies was the demonization of the Jews; they were blamed for Germany’s woes and that lie culminated in the Holocaust.2
At first, our world governments told us that Covid-19 sickened or killed only a few who weren’t old, obese, or sick already. They said the healthy, young or old, easily survived it. But soon a 24-7 propaganda pandemic campaign was launched which terrified almost everyone who wasn’t compromised. Despite what the data actually indicated, figures and statistics were manipulated to indicate what they wanted the data to imply.
Elected officials and government bureaucrats, aided by the mainstream media, manufactured a mass panic. “Mothers feared hugging their children. Intelligent people believed that standing closer than six feet to someone for a few seconds meant almost-certain death.”3 The world went crazy in a very short time. Then, having locked down the economy and persuading healthy citizens to quarantine at home, government officials easily stampeded millions into lining up for experimental, untested, and unapproved vaccines. The jab would save us all, they said.4
“But those who bully, ostracize, and punish the unvaccinated aren’t telling us something. The vaccines that almost 165 million Americans have received have two problems.” First, a significant number of fully vaccinated Americans have contracted the virus; and second, more have died or suffered troubling illnesses, after receiving the Covid vaccines than the total number of all other vaccines combined. Nonetheless, mandatory forced vaccination might be ahead for everyone.5
I have been dropping many hints about what the world governments have been doing to their populations over the last year or so, but leaving it up to the reader to dig deeper for the truth about the Covid problems. But these problems are tied to God’s war with Satan in these last days and the devil’s last ditch plan to deceive all human life on the planet. There isn’t much time for Christians to recognize the importance of the depth of this evil deception.
The Anti-Christ and the Mark of the Beast
Most all Christians already know about the scripture in The Revelation of John concerning the “mark of the beast.” This beast is an entity who Satan summons as an evil ruler at the end of this age to act as a savior to humankind. He claims to speak for God, but takes his orders from Satan. He will appear as a religious authority, but is completely contrary to the way of Jesus Christ. So deceitful is this Anti-Christ that much of the world will fall for his lies. In the world at that time, everyone will be required to indicate their allegiance and receive and present the “mark of the beast” in order to function in society.
“And he causes all people, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, that they give them a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and that no one was able to buy or to sell except the one who had the mark — the name of the beast or the number of his name,” (Revelation 13:16-17, LEX).6
When you think about it, these Covid-19 vaccine mandates (or something similar) could fit the description of the predicted mark of the beast. The concept of a ‘vaccine passport’ document, or a technological way to scan the skin, blood, or DNA7 of a person, to prove receiving vaccination jabs sure would fit the general idea.
What the world governments have in mind, if true, will certainly create economic discrimination and, apparently, death. Some countries are planning or already using vaccination passports that will allow, or disallow, citizens a bank account, financial transactions, travel privileges, entrance to stores, or access to medical and government services.8 Vaccine passports, for some venues, are already mandated by the UK for the end of September 20219 and Israel has already been using them.10
The mark of the beast, as written in the Holy Bible, is a number: 666 (see Revelation 13:18). This number is not literal, but symbolic and reflects the fact that the number six is just short of the number of perfection, which is seven.11 Some see 666 as a trinity of evil, others as a redundancy of being short of perfection.
Everything is being manipulated by Satan and his evil cohorts
If you get your news from controlled mainstream media networks, you are not getting the truth you need to make a proper decision. They are advocating fake news — a false reality. The depth of this deception is mind-boggling. They control the news and if we publically disagree with policy or post something of truth to expose their agenda on social media, it is censored or removed to keep that truth from spreading.12
Remember in mid-2020 when the government was saying, “get the Covid vaccine and your life can return to normal” — well how did that work out? Remember when we were first told that a mask made no impact on getting or transmitting the Covid virus? Then we were told to wear one mask, then two, then none again. How did that all work out?
This evolved to our wonderful leaders saying the vaccine wasn’t good enough and everyone would need a booster. From that we went to extra jabs for a new variant Covid virus. This morning I read the following headline: “[Dr. Anthony] Fauci Suggests Americans Will Need to be Triple-Vaxxed to be Considered ‘Fully Vaccinated’”. We should have realized what was coming when those CDC13 Covid vaccination cards (in the US) came out in the very beginning with four information lines for dosages, instead of just two.14
One of the latest announcements has been that vaccinated people can still catch Covid from unvaccinated people who don’t have the virus. What? What value is the vaccination, if it doesn’t protect you? The so called ‘science’ the government wants us to believe keeps changing and makes no sense.
There is some evidence of more deaths from taking the vaccine than from catching the Covid-19 virus. “In a span of one week, the number of deaths due to Covid-19 vaccines reported to the government’s database outnumbered the official count of deaths due to the virus,” wrote Art Moore of WND News Center (USA).15 In the UK, more vaccinated Britons are dying from the coronavirus than the unvaccinated.16
Here in the United States, Cornell University (NY) aggressively pushed its students to get vaccinated, frequently denying most exemptions. They achieved a 95 percent vaccination rate, but despite that high achievement, they had more than five times the confirmed cases than before all those people were vaccinated.17
And evidence from the recent release of VAERS18 data shows “there have now been more than twice as many deaths recorded following Covid-19 shots . . . than deaths recorded following all vaccines for the past 3o years.”19 Remember, too, that pharmaceutical companies have no liability for their experimental vaccines. This means no one can sue them, even if it is proven that the vaccines are dangerous, or even deadly — they risk no loss. However, you must risk your life.
The CDC is not the government
And what about the CDC? How can we trust an agency containing a pattern of arbitrary, dubious, and ever-changing recommendations? They are constantly flip-flopping, backtracking, and not following the so-called science they expect everyone else to follow.20 Besides, the CDC (established in 1946 and reorganized in 2005)21 is not part of the US government; it is a private nonprofit charitable foundation.
The CDC Foundation operates as a private 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the state of Georgia (USA). It’s mission is to support the organization in partnership with the private sector, including organizations, foundations, businesses, educational groups, and individuals.22 (Also see 23.)
The CDC is not the government. It is literally a private organization which accepts private donations (from the government, individuals, universities, and corporations), as well as a public charity, like the Clinton Foundation (Bill and Hillary Clinton) or the Gates Foundation (Bill and Melinda Gates).24
So scandalous are the CDC internal workings that many whistle blowers are revealing its shady practices.25 In 2018, their director resigned after making a ‘deal’ with Merck pharmaceuticals.26 But one of the biggest problems was that the CDC had to admit that the PCR Covid nasal swab tests cannot differentiate between any coronavirus — from Covid-19 or its variants, or the regular seasonal flu, or even a common cold.27
The errors and dishonesty are so prevalent that little is done to cover it up, except for lying. This is a worldwide problem. In Matthew, chapter 24, it is warned that false reports may even trap those who sincerely and lovingly look toward Christ for help, because those who perform miracles are not necessarily from God. Miracles can be satanic in origin, too.28 People can become excited and misled and, therefore, unable to accurately judge results.29
Sometimes, when things seem so terrible in the world, we may wonder does Jesus even care about what we are going through. Well, he does, but he warns us that this increase in evil must all come to pass before Satan’s influence is finally removed from our world. Jesus said many things must first take place (Matthew 24:6). “Sin will be rampant everywhere and the love of many will grow cold,” (Matthew 24:12, NLT). But Jesus does care about what we are going through.
In light of this fact, the music chosen for this article is “Does Jesus Care” by Canton Junction. It was recorded live in 2018 in Antonio, Texas (USA). Selected lyrics are below and a link to the music video is listed in References & Notes.30
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress,
And the way grows weary and long?
Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched by my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.
Copyright © 2021, Dr. Ray Hermann
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References & Notes
- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician (also known as an ambulance technician), is a health professional that provides emergency medical services.
- Benoit, Gary, “COVID Lies Can Be Overcome With Truth”, The New American Magazine, 23 August 2021, Vol. 37, No. 16, p. 5.
- Kirkwood, R. Cort, “Are the Unvaccinated to Blame?”, The New American Magazine, 23 August 2021, Vol. 37, No. 16, p. 21.
- Harris III, W. Hall, et al. (Eds.), The Lexham English Bible, (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012).
- DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid; The genetic information carried in the molecule called DNA determines every inherited physical characteristic of every living thing.
“DNA” (Encyclopedia Britannica, retrieved 23 March 2021), https://www.britannica.com/science/DNA
- Hermann, Ray, “Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Apocalypse”, (The Outlaw Bible Student, OBS, 8 August 2021), https://outlawbiblestudent.org/something-wicked-this-way-comes-the-apocalypse/
- Phillips, Jack, “COVID-19 Vaccine Passports Will Be Imposed on UK This Month: Minister”, (The Epoch Times, 6 September 2021), https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/covid-19-vaccine-passports-will-be-imposed-on-england-this-month-minister_3983627.html
- Phillips, Jack, “COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Expires 6 Months After 2nd Dose as Booster Shots Mandated: Israeli Officials”, (The Epoch Times, 2 September 2021), https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/covid-19-vaccine-passport-expires-6-months-after-2nd-dose-as-booster-shots-mandated-israeli-officials_3978587.html
- Blum, Edwin, et al., (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes, (Nashville TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2017), p. 2035.
- CDC: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; a public health organization in the United States. It is not a division of the U.S. Government.
- Menahan, Chris, “Fauci Suggests Americans Will Need To Be Triple-Vaxxed To Be Considered ‘Fully Vaccinated’”, (Information Liberation, 3 September 2021), http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=62513
- Moore, Art, “Report: More vaccine deaths last week than COVID-19 deaths”, (Citizens Journal, 15 July 2021), https://www.citizensjournal.us/report-more-vaccine-deaths-last-week-than-covid-19-deaths/
- Reddick, Rob, “More vaccinated than unvaccinated Britons are now dying from the coronavirus”, (Medical Express, 16 July 2021), https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-07-vaccinated-unvaccinated-britons-dying-coronavirus.html
- Silverstein, Joseph, “Despite 95% vaccination rate, Cornell today has five times more COVID cases than it did this time last year”, (The College Fix, 4 September 2021), https://www.thecollegefix.com/despite-95-vaccination-rate-cornell-today-has-five-times-more-covid-cases-than-it-did-this-time-last-year/
- VAERS: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (a United States monitoring program for vaccine safety).
- Shilhavy, Brian, “CDC: Teens Injected with COVID Shots have 7.5 X More Deaths, 15 X More Disabilities, 44 X More Hospitalizations than All FDA Approved Vaccines in 2021″, (Medical Kidnap, Health Impact News, 3 September 2021), https://medicalkidnap.com/2021/09/03/cdc-teens-injected-with-covid-shots-have-7-5-x-more-deaths-15-x-more-disabilities-44-x-more-hospitalizations-than-all-fda-approved-vaccines-in-2021/
- Sullum, Jacob, “Why Americans Can’t Trust the CDC’s COVID-19 Advice”, (Reason Magazine, 19 May 2021), https://reason.com/2021/05/19/why-americans-should-not-trust-the-cdcs-covid-19-advice/
- “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”, (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 26 August 2021), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centers_for_Disease_Control_and_Prevention
- “42 U.S. Code § 280e–11 – Establishment and duties of Foundation”, (Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School, retrieved September 12, 2016), https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/280e-11
- Armstrong, Martin, “CDC is a Private Organization – Not Government”, (Armstrong Economics, 26 March 2020), https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/disease/cdc-is-a-private-organization-not-government/
- Wrightman, Don, “A dozen CDC senior scientists have blown the whistle on the CDC’s shady practices”, (Natural News, 9 November 2016), https://www.naturalnews.com/2016-11-09-a-dozen-cdc-senior-scientists-have-blown-the-whistle-on-the-cdcs-shady-practices.html
- Adams, Mike, “Scandalous CDC director RESIGNS after caught buying shares of vaccine maker Merck while heading the CDC”, (Natural News, 31 January 2018), https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-01-31-scandalous-cdc-director-resigns-after-caught-buying-shares-of-vaccine-maker-merck-while-heading-the-cdc.html
- Slavo, Mac, “The CDC admits: PCR Tests cannot Differentiate between Coronaviruses”, (Natural News, 30 July 2021), https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-30-pcr-tests-cannot-differentiate-between-coronaviruses.html
- MacDonald, William, Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments, (Ed.) Arthur Farstad, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1995), pp. 1294–1295.
- Robertson, Archibald Thomas, Word Pictures in the New Testament, (Nashville TN: Holman Reference/B&H Publishing, 1 August 2000), Matthew 24:24.
- “Does Jesus Care”, Artist: Canton Junction, Live at Cornerstone Church Praise Center, San Antonio, TX, 2018; CD/DVD: Great is Thy Faithfulness Live; (Licensed UMG on behalf Gaither Music Group LLC, Warner Chappell, more. Used under ‘fair use’ copyright for teaching under Section 107 of Copyright Act of 1976) – MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/WpLfS-slzqo