These products can be found on eBay and other sites, BUT DON’T WAIT TO GET THEM – Current lawmakers are working frantically to take these products away from the people – REMEMBER – the Mark of the Beast will be total domination of humans – no money, no supplies.
Dr. Bones recommends the following list of antibiotics along with their veterinary equivalents:
Amoxicillin 250mg/500mg (FISH-MOX, FISH-MOX FORTE)
Ciprofloxacin 250mg/500mg (FISH-FLOX, FISH-FLOX FORTE)Cephalexin 250mg and 500mg (FISH-FLEX, FISH-FLEX FORTE)Metronidazole 250mg (FISH-ZOLE)
Doxycycline 100mg (BIRD-BIOTIC)
Sulfamethoxazole 400mg/Trimethoprim 80mg (BIRD-SULFA)
Azithromycin 250mg, 500mg (AQUARIUM AZITHROMYCIN)
Clindamycin 150mg/300mg (AQUARIUM CLINDAMYCIN)
All of the above, with the exception of Amoxicillin and Ampicillin, are acceptable to those with Penicillin allergies. And furthermore, with the above antibiotics, you should be able to to treat 90% of the bacterial diseases that will appear on your doorstep in times of crisis.
There are various others that you can choose, but the selections above will give you the opportunity to treat many illnesses and have enough variety so that even those with Penicillin allergies with have options. Cephalexin, although not in the same drug family, has been quoted as having a 10% cross-reactivity rate with Penicillin.
Amoxicillin (Aquarium version: FISH-MOX, FISH-MOX FORTE, AQUA-MOX): comes in 250mg and 500mg doses, usually taken 3 times a day. Amoxicillin is the most popular antibiotic prescribed to children, usually in liquid form. More versatile and better absorbed than the older Pencillins, Amoxicillin may be used for the following diseases:
• Anthrax (Prevention or treatment of Cutaneous transmission)
• Chlamydia Infection (sexually transmitted)
• Urinary Tract Infection (bladder/kidney infections)
• Helicobacter pylori Infection (causes peptic ulcer)
• Lyme Disease (transmitted by ticks)
• Otitis Media (middle ear infection)
• Pneumonia (lung infection)
• Skin or Soft Tissue Infection (cellulitis, boils)
• Actinomycosis (causes abscesses in humans and livestock)
• Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis (Strep throat)
This is a lot of information, but how do you approach determining what dose and frequency would be appropriate for what individual? Let’s take an example: Otitis Media is a common ear infection, especially in children. Amoxicillin is often the “drug of choice” for this condition.
First, you would want to determine that your patient is not allergic to Amoxicillin. The most common form of allergy would appear as a rash, but diarrhea, itchiness, and even respiratory difficulty could also manifest. If your patient is allergic, another antibiotic such as Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprin or Cephalexin could be a “second-line” solution.
Once you have identified Amoxicillin as your choice to treat your patient’s ear infection, you will want to determine the dosage. As Otitis Media often occurs in children, you might have to break a tablet in half or open the capsule to separate out a portion that would be appropriate. For Amoxicillin, you would give 20-50mg per kilogram of body weight (20-30mg/kg for infants less than four months old). This would be useful if you have to give the drug to a toddler less than 30 pounds. A common child’s dosage would be 250mg and a common maximum dosage for adults would be 500 mg. Take this orally 3 times a day for 10 to 14 days (twice a day for infants). Luckily, these dosages are exactly how the commercially-made medications come.
If your child is too small to swallow a pill whole, you could make a mixture with water (called a “suspension”). To make a liquid, crush a tablet or empty a capsule into a small glass of water and drink it; then, fill the glass again and drink that (particles may adhere to the walls of the glass). You can add some flavoring to make it more palatable. Do not chew or make a liquid out of time-released capsules of any medication, you will wind up losing some of the gradual release effect and perhaps get too much into your system at once. These medications should be plainly marked “Time-Released”.
Anytime you, as medic, place a person on a new medication or supplement, they should be carefully watched for signs of allergy. If they develop a rash, itching, diarrhea, or other untoward symptoms, you should discontinue your treatment and look for other options.
You will be probably see improvement within 3 days, but don’t be tempted to stop the antibiotic therapy until you’re done with the entire 10-14 days. Sometimes, you’ll kill most of the bacteria but some colonies may persist and multiply if you prematurely end the treatment. In a collapse, however, you might be down to your last few pills and have to make some tough decisions.
For official recommendations regarding the use of Amoxicillin to treat the other illnesses listed, consider investing in a book called the Physicians’ Desk Reference. It will have all this information (and more) on just about any medication manufactured today. Listed are indications, dosages, side effects, risks, and even how the drug works in the body. Online sources such as drugs.com or rxlist.com are also useful, but you are going to want a hard copy for your library. You never know when we might not have a functioning internet.
Bargain Bin: For your convenience, I am listing some sources for pet and veterinary medicines below. I want to remind you, however, that I am not a medical professional and not qualified to give medical advice. If you have a medical condition, the advice and counsel of your own physician should always come first.
Fish Mox 250mg: This is the veterinary equivalent to Amoxicillin 250mg (Pet-Source.com)
Fish Mox Forte 500mg: This is the veterinary equivalent to Amoxicillin 500mg (Pet-Source.com)
Fish Flox 250mg: This is the veterinary equivalent to Ciprofloxacin 250mg (Pet-Source.com)
Fish Zole 250mg: This is the veterinary equivalent to Metronidazole 250mg (Pet-Source.com)
Bird Biotic: This is the veterinary equivalent to Doxycycline 100mg (Amazon)
Bird Sulfa: This is the veterinary equivalent to Sulfamethoxazole 400mg/Trimethoprim 80mg (Amazon)
Here are the top prepper medicines to stock for survival:
#1: Activated Charcoal Tablets (toxin adsorption*).
Activated charcoal will be the black magic potion your prepper’s medicine bag. We’re
not talking Kingsford here (don’t use chemically laden charcoal briquettes): the
recommended medicine for your cabinet is a special activated charcoal. While activated
charcoal has many uses (from teeth whitening to reducing your cholesterol) its ideally
suited for preppers as an emergency toxin removal. Activated charcoal traps toxins in
the body to help flush them out. Another of the major benefits of activated charcoal is
that it helps alleviate gas and bloating.
• Learn more about Activated charcoal uses from from Dr. Axe.
Make way for Nature’s Way Activated Charcoal capsules, pictured left. Nature’s Way
Activated Charcoal (from Indian Hardwood) is commonly used to adsorb* digestive gas.
It also protects the body from overdosing on harmful toxic substances. Due to its large
surface area, activated charcoal has high adsorption properties, meaning that it keeps
certain substances from being absorbed in the body’s gastrointestinal tract.
* Note: adsorption, not absorption, refers to adhesion of atoms, ions, molecules
from a dissolved solid, liquid or gas. The adsorption process flushes poison and
toxins from the body.
#2: Ammonia Inhalant (smelling salts).
Ammonia Inhalant, pictured left, is a modern day version of “smelling salts.” It’s
intended as a product to arouse patients who’ve fainted. An often overlooked prep,
you will be happy to know you can revive someone to save their life with a swift
measure of ammonia inhalant.
#3: Antibiotics – Fish Mox (amoxicillin – broad sprectrum antibiotic)
The role of antibiotics in modern day is immeasurable. FishMox is the primary brand of
amoxicillin (antibiotic) stocked by preppers for extreme catastrophic situations where a
doctor or when medicines intended for humans are not available. Amoxicillin treats
bacterial infections, but also presents a severe allergic reaction in some people which
is sudden, intense and possibly deadly. Consult your doctor about FishMox* to see if
this option is right for you and your family in a survival situation when prescription
antibiotics will be hard to come by after a societal collapse. Remember, this antibiotic is
intended for fish, not humans, but may be the only antibiotic available in uncertain
times when a doctor is not available. Stock Fish Mox, but do not use it under ordinary
circumstances, and do not stock it without consulting a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Learn the proper dose for your bodyweight before you ever need it and discuss your
family’s history of allergies! This is the value a medical professional can provide. Fish
Mox is no longer currently available on Amazon.
• Discover the nine best survival antibiotics from the Urban Survival website.
• Nurse Amy and Doctor bones have a video about Fish antibiotics.
• Medical professionals may like to order Antibiotics Simplified.
• Did you know antibiotics are safe to use for at least five years after expiration?
Learn more about expiration dates. Save your unused medicines!
• Read: Fish antibiotics for preppers.
An important prepper medicine to stock is an over the counter anti-diarrheal. It doesn’t
matter whether you stock a brand name or a generic:
• Imodium® A-D or other anti-diarrheal to controls symptoms of diarrhea.
• Kirkland Anti-diarrheal includes the active ingredient (Loperamide HCI 2 mg.)but
at a much lower cost.
#5: Antihistamine allergy medicine (e.g., Benadryl)
Benadryl is diphenhydramine, the brand name of antihistamine allergy medicine. Since
1946 Benadryl has been providing temporary relief of seasonal and perennial allergy
symptoms. Most notably, taking an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
provides a measure of relief against bee stings.
• Learn more about bee sting treatment.
#6: Aspirin (painkiller).
Much more than a painkiller, you’ll find many reasons to include aspirin in your preps.
For your bugout bag, pack aspirin in small packets, pictured immediate left.
#7: Boiron Oscillococcinum (Homeopathic flu remedy).
Boiron Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic product for Flu-like Symptoms, pictured left.
Boiron Oscillococcinum, pictured left, temporarily relieves flu-like symptoms such as
body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue.
#8: Colloidal Silver (natural antibiotic).
A powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, Colloidal Silver soothes a number
of skin ailments, including soothing burns, minimize scarring, relieving herpes sores,
and medicating boils, ringworm or warts!
Colloidal Silver is a mineral with wildly debated medical claims, but preppers agree it is
a necessary item in the medicine cabinet. According to the manufacturer of Ultra Pure
Colloidal Silver Natures Best Antibiotic, “There is no known disease causing organism
that can live in the presence of even minute traces of Colloidal Silver. Colloidal Silver is
used to treat a wide range of diseases and infections, both internally and externally.”
The big pharmaceutical companies don’t appreciate these claims, and the Federal Drug
Administration isn’t on board either and so colloidal silver gets a bad rap.
While we don’t think anyone should self medicate, there may be a time in the future
you may be faced in desperation to cure a disease. Preppers pack colloidal silver in
their personal pharmacy because it is a natural antibiotic available without a
prescription. It serves as an alternative when prescribed antibiotics are not available
and infection is life threatening. Preppers also appreciate versatility of a prep.
• Read more about the Benefits of Colloidal Silver for Preppers.
#9: Digestive enzymes (Enzyme supplement, digestive aid).
Your stomach won’t be quite the same after your diet changes. Many a backpacker has
overdosed on freeze dried food and can testify to this. Digestive enzymes will help
restore your body’s proper balance.
#10: Frankinsense (natural immune booster).
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) reduces inflammation, helps fight infection and boost
immunity among so many uses. Read our full article on the benefits of Frankincense.
Here’s what Dr. Josh Axe has to say:
#11 Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex (treats parasites).
During a survival situation, you may be hunting and unable to provide a stable source
of fresh drinking water. Have a plan to clear parasites out of the body with Fresh
Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex. This powerful extract, derived from the hulls
of green black walnuts, is a centuries old herbal tonic to promote healthy microbial
activity. Fresh green black walnut wormwood complex comes highly recommended by
The Patriot Nurse in a survival situation for those who plan on hunting.
#12: Goldenseal (immune support).
Popular as antifungal and antibacterial, Goldenseal root promotes a healthy immune
system. Goldenseal, also called Indian turmeric or “ginseng’s little brother” by the
Cherokee, has potent medicinal properties. It can kill germs on contact particularly in
mucus membranes and not get absorbed in the blood stream, which can be
advantageous for many, but can make blood pressure fluctuate, so check with your
health care practitioner. It’s also used as a digestive aid and studies are underway for
using goldenseal to support healing of cancer.
#13: Neem Oil.
Neem oil reduces skin inflammation and helps remedy skin disorders, including acne,
eczema and psoriasis. Commonly also used as an antiviral, antifungal, and
antibacterial, you’ll find neem oil is also an antiparasitic; and neem oil is also used as
an organic pesticide!
#14: Oregano Oil (an antiflammatory and more).
Packed with protection against bed bugs, fleas, lice, even mosquitoes, and tape worm!
Oregano oil is also effective against vaginal infections, cold and flu, and a host of other
• Read more about oregano oil, and other natural antibiotics.
#15: Potassium Iodide Capsules (radiation emergency).
Potassium Iodide is a prepper medicine often overlooked and yet essential to take if
radiation is imminent and may be limited or unavailable when health officials notify the
public of exposure and urgency. Potassium Iodide capsules, pictured immediate right,
can help maintain a high level of beneficial iodides in the thyroid gland. Potassium
Iodide supports the body’s normal detoxification processes, including the removal of
heavy metals, though it’s not a cure for radiation sickness.
• Learn more about radiation exposure and survival.
#16: Stool softener (constipation relief).
You’ll be eating foods you’re not used to eating, so consider that bowel movements
may fluctuate more often. Miralax, pictured bottom left of page, is a stool softener to
help you get through eating too much freeze dried food.
#17: SaltStick caps Plus (hydration).
Avoid cramping during and after long distance and high elevation hikes. Trusted by
marathon runners, SaltStick buffered electrolyte salts plus caffeine and sodium,
pictured immediate right, will give preppers on the move an edge. In addition to
reducing muscle cramping, these totally vegetarian capsules reduce heat stress,
maintain electrolyte levels and increase energy levels. It’s a great bugout-bag item or
#18: Tea Tree oil (external use only).
Tea Tree Essential Oil, pictured left, is best known as a very powerful immune
stimulant. It’s a powerful anti-fungal and disinfectant for topical use only. It can help to
fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), and
there is evidence that Tea Tree Oil massages prior to an operation may help to fortify
the body and reduce post-operative shock. Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles,
sinusitis and viral infections. Tea tree oil is very penetrating oil to help cure infections
and boils, and even seep through toenails. It’s great for athletes foot!
• Do NOT ingest tea tree oil! You may wind up in the hospital. Some apply tea
tree oil sparingly to sores in the mouth and on lips, but this is a deadly
concoction to some and not worth the risk for others. Never ingest tea tree oil!
#19: Thieves Oil (pandemics).
• Ebola prevention? Possibly, however, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration has
been very careful in preventing Thieves Oil manufacturers, like Young Living from
marketing their product as a drug to prevent Ebola and has sent them a severe
warning letter. Such products are not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure,
mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and should not be marketed as
such, according to the FDA. It is illegal to market this product as an anti-viral for
• Plague prevention: There is evidence that Thieves Oil keeps plague at bay!
During the 15th-century plague, thieves used an oil of cloves, rosemary, and
other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims.
• Upper respiratory support: In the Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for
When Help is Not on the Way by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton ARNP, they
recommend stocking Thieves Oil! (Page 78.) for upper respiratory infections.
#20: Topical Anesthetic Gel – Hurricaine (tooth pain relief).
Nothing bites worse than tooth pain! Hurricaine topic gel, pictured right, will
anesthetize muscle tissue to provide temporary relief in discomfort in teeth and gums.
This medication will be a godsend for the day when a dentist is not available. In the
old days, the agony of dental pain was among the top causes of suicide.
Nature’s medicine cabinet
Interested in other prepper medicines? Preppers also stock a variety of home
remedies, salves, unconventional medicines, and essential oils for survival:
• Aloe vera. Aloe will provide soothing relief from sunburns.
• Coconut oil. Learn to cook with coconut oil.
• Echinacea. A medicinal powerhouse and secret of Native Americans, echinacea
has been popular as an anti-viral and antibacterial sold to help fight symptoms
of cold and flu.
• Elderberry. Proven effective for use against swine and avian flu, elderberry
extract is manufacturered as Sambucol. Safe and effective for kids, there are no
known side effects.
• Epsom Salts. Discover the medicinal uses of Epsom salts, including how Epsom
salts help flush out toxins from the body, improve absorption of nutrients, and
even soothe aching muscles.
• Honey. Honey is ideal as a topical antibiotic because apparently honey kills
bacteria, according to Science Daily. What’s more, honey will last almost
indefinitely! Consider the many good reasons to hoard honey.
• Hydrogen Peroxide. As a first aid essential, hydrogen peroxide can help prevent
infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. It may also be used as an oral
debriding agent. It can aid in removing phlegm, mucus or other secretions
associated with a sore mouth. Stock hydrogen peroxide in your prepper’s
medicine cabinet and learn more about applications for your survival.
• Onions. Onions have natural anti-fungal properties. For immediate relief, rub on
affected areas. Here’s how an onion can soothe a bee sting.
• Peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is great for your health, and you’ll keep pesky
little critters away. Spiders hate peppermint oil and rodents too! 100%
peppermint oil will burn their little nostrils!
• Salt. Discover the many medicinal uses of salt.
More great finds:
• Christopher’s Infection Fighting Formula (dietary supplement, flu season).
Pictured at the bottom of the page, Christopher’s Infection Fighting Formula is
highly rated on Amazon. Such dietary supplements offer added peace of mind
during the flu season. Get through pandemic situations knowing you’re charging
your family with infection fighting vitamins.
• Melatonin (sleep aid). Many preppers stash coffee and tea for survival. They
need also stock something to help them fall asleep: Melatonin. During a crisis,
your mind may be hyper alert with thoughts keeping you awake at night, but
without adequate sleep you may not be able to follow through on an effective
strategy of survival. That’s where Melatonin comes into play. Melatonin by
Nature’s Bounty, pictured right, is great for people experiencing occasional
sleeplessness, those with jet lag, or anyone seeking to improve their quality of
• Caffeine (alertness and energy aid). Caffeine supplements will help you stay
awake and five-hour energy boosters may help provide the endurance you need
to protect your family or meet another critical survival need.
Is a caffeine pill hard to swallow? Try decaffeinated chewing gum!
Considering that stress and poor nutrition along with reduced hygiene and total lack of
medical care are very real threats to your health during a catastrophe, it’s wise to
prepare; however, for any health or dietary matter, consult your Doctor well in advance
of needing to use any of these products. This medicine cabinet supply list is intended
for long-term storage and use only for a scenario where a pharmacy and medical
professional network is unavailable.*
– See more at: http://www.happypreppers.com/medicine-cabinet.html#sthash.2dRglbtk.dpuf
In case of apocalypse, here’s how to make penicillin in your kitchen
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What’s rotting in your kitchen right now? How about we grab it, and make life-saving antibiotics with it? We’ll take you through the steps, and you’ll be prepared if the world ends by Sunday.
Penicillin, the most famous antibiotic of all time, has saved millions of lives. And it’s quietly lurking in your kitchen right now. If you have that moldy piece of bread in a bag at the back of the fridge, or a rotting cantaloupe or orange in the crisper, you’re most likely growing penicillin by accident. In fact, penicillin’s whole discovery hinged on the fact that it was easy to grow accidentally.
The Accidental History of Penicillin
Infection has always been a killer, and while soap and water could prevent it externally, when it went internal humans were often helpless. Any anti-bacterial agent injected into the body would kill a person more quickly than the infection would. Then Alexander Fleming had the nasal drip felt round the world. He was working with a plate of bacteria when his nose dripped into them. The bacteria around the dripping died off, and he was encouraged by the idea that the body could tolerate internally a substance that could fight off bacteria.
Fleming’s next stroke of luck came when he lost his assistant. When dishes of bacteria were no longer useful, they were put in a sort of tub of bleach. Without his assistant, Fleming’s dirty dishes formed towers in the tub. The highest dishes sat well above bleach, and remained filthy. They grew even filthier when mold which had floated up from the lab downstairs started growing on them. And then they stopped being as filthy, when the mold, one of the many types of penicillium fungi, killed off the bacteria.
That was all the luck Fleming got. It took years to find a way to cultivate the right strain of penicillium, and to extract the right parts of it to make penicillin.
How to Make Your Own Penicillin
The strains that we have are from the mold grown on a cantaloupe in the 1940s, so you can grab some cantaloupe if you’re feeling like a traditionalist. Otherwise, a leftover crust of bread or the peel of some citrus fruit will do fine. The mold will start out gray, but as it develops will turn a bright blue-green. Once it gets started, cut the bread up into pieces and put it in a sterilized flask. (You can sterilize a flask by putting it in an oven at 315 degrees for an hour.) Incubate it in the flask for about a week at around seventy degrees.
Some people just stop there. Folk recipes for “penicillin tea” or “penicillin soup” abound, with people just boiling up the molded bread or adding the citrus to tea with honey, and serving it to sick people. (Note: Do not do this.)
If you want to get more involved, you can extract the penicillin by sterilizing yet another jar and, according to the experts, adding the following:
Into 500ml of cold tap water put 44.0 grams Lactose Monohydrate, 25.0 grams cornstarch, 3.0 grams sodium nitrate, 0.25 grams magnesium sulfate, 0.50 grams potassium phosphate mono, 2.75 grams glucose monohydrate, 0.044 grams zinc sulfate, 0.044 grams manganese sulfate. Then add enough cold tap water to make one liter. Use hydrochloric acid to adjust the pH to between 5.0 and 5.5.
Then you add the spores from the moldy bread. Another seven days incubation will leave the penicillin floating in the liquid portion of the results. A quick filter and you have penicillin.
Urgent Medical Disclaimer!
In theory, at least, you have penicillin. I must stress at this point that you should not use this homemade penicillin on any limb that you want to keep. Although you did probably get a lot of penicillium mold growing on the bread, you also got other molds. Even with the right kind of fungi growing, filtering out everything but the penicillin is difficult, and best left to the professionals. Molds make a lot of different things to kill bacteria, and many of them are harmful to humans. While there are plenty of survivalist websites that recommend clapping whatever grows on bread or citrus to your wound, and while that might even be an option sometimes after the world ends, there are better options right now, and you should take advantage of them. If you want to see how well you’ve done making penicillin, try growing a tray of bacteria and using the penicillin on that.
Making Penicillin at Home
May 10, 2011
Making Penicillin at Home
Hey Prepper Nation,
Accumulating medications may be simple when it comes to finding aspirin and other non-prescription drugs but prescription drugs will be hard to get for those who can’t write their own prescriptions or don’t have a relationship with an understanding physician who can. Antibiotics are a case in point.
I consider this a major issue because there will be a much larger incidence of infections when people have to fend for themselves, and injure themselves as a result. Simple cuts and scratches from chopping wood can begin to show infection, in the form of redness, heat and swelling, within a relatively short time. Treatment of infections at an early stage improves the chance that they will heal quickly and completely. However, many preppers, being the rugged type, are most likely to ignore the problem until it get much worse and spreads to their entire body, causing problems that could eventually be fatal. Having antibiotics readily available would allow them to deal with the issue until medical help (if available at all) arrives.
What Are Good Sources for Antibiotics?
Of course, I’ve mentioned using aquarium antibiotics as a simple and relatively cheap way to get good quantities of various antibiotics. Since the only ingredient in these medications is the antibiotic itself, it’s a perfectly reasonable alternative to begging your physician for a bunch of prescriptions. Once in a while, I get someone who wants to know how to make penicillin (it’s just bread mold, ain’t it?). It’s true that penicillin is a by-product of a fungus known as penicillium and the fungus will indeed grow on bread and fruit. In 1942, A moldy cantaloupe in Peoria, Illinois was found to have a strong version of it. Most of the world’s supply of the stuff in the 1940s came from cultures of the fungus on that cantaloupe.
Well, our good friend The Covert Prepper has sent me the secret formula for making penicillin at home. If you haven’t listened in on his show on Saturdays, you’re missing something, because this guy is an expert on making you invisible as a prepper. This is exactly what you will want to be if a collapse situation occurs. You can tune in to his show every Saturday at 6pm eastern/5pm central or download it at your convenience at prepperpodcast.com.
This article will tell you how you can actually make Penicillin at home. It sure as heck isn’t easy, and WE don’t even have all the stuff necessary to produce it. But I’m going to tell you the process anyway to illustrate an important point.
Let me say, once again, that this information is only for use in a post-collapse scenario, so don’t go and convert that meth lab of yours to an antibiotic factory. The practice of medicine without a license is illegal just about everywhere, and home laboratories are dicey legal subject matter.
Penicillin is a by-product of the Penicillium fungus, but the thing is, it’s a by-product of a Penicillium fungus that’s under stress! So you have to grow the fungus, and then expose it to stresses that will make it produce Penicillin.
First you need to produce a culture of the penicillium fungus. – A microbiological culture is a method of multiplying microscopic organisms by letting them reproduce in a certain environment under controlled conditions
One of the most important things to know is that it is easy for other critters to contaminate your penicillium culture, so use sterile techniques at all times or you will likely wind up with something entirely different!
Expose a slice of bread or citrus peel or a cantaloupe rind to the air at 70 deg. F until a bluish-green mold develops. Takes a few days….
Cut two fresh slices of whole wheat bread into ½ inch cubes and place in a 750ml Erlenmeyer flask (the flask on the right in the above picture) with a non-absorbent plug. One thing you might not know is that a lot of bakeries put a substance called a mold inhibitor on bread. This stuff, which is called mycoban, is going to suppress the fungus, so you should probably use bread that you baked yourself. Sterilize the flask and contents in a pressure cooker for at least 15 minutes at 15 pounds. An alternate method is to place in an oven at 315 deg F for one hour.
In a sterile fashion, transfer the fungus from the bread or fruit peel into the flask containing the bread cubes. Allow the cubes to sit in the dark at 70 deg F for 5 days. This is called incubation. That’s the easy part….
Step 2 This is where it gets complicated….
Prepare one liter of the following solution:
Lactose Monohydrate 44.0 gm
Corn Starch 25.0 gm
Sodium Nitrate 3.0 gm
Magnesium Sulfate 0.25 gm
Potassium MonoPhosphate 0.50 gm
Glucose Monohydrate 2.75 gm
Zinc Sulfate 0.044 gm
Manganese Sulfate 0.044 gm
You’ll obviously need a scale that measures very small amounts, these are called gram scales and you can find them online. By the way, looking some of these ingredients up, I could find them at chemical supply houses, but they usually sell them in amounts of 500 gm or more.
Anyhow, dissolve in the order I listed them in 500ml of cold tap water and then add more cold water to complete the liter.
Adjust pH to 5.0-5.5 using HCL(hydrochloric acid). You’ll need a ph test kit, they sell them at pet shops and garden supply stores Fill containers with a quantity of this solution. Only use enough so that when the container is placed on its side the liquid will not touch the plug.
Sterilize the containers (use glass) and solution in a pressure cooker or stove just like you did before. When it cools, scrape up about a tablespoon of the fungus from the bread cubes and throw it into the solution.
Allow the containers to incubate on their sides at 70 deg F for 7 days. It’s important that they are not moved around. If you did it correctly, you’ll have Penicillin in the liquid portion of the media.Filter the mixture through a coffee filter or something similar, plug the bottles and refrigerate immediately.
To extract the penicillin from the solution:
Adjust the cold solution to pH 2.2 using ( .01 %) HCL. Mix it with cold ethyl acetate in a separatory funnel (that’s a funnel with a stopcock; you can find all these items at chemistry glass suppliers) and shake well for 30 seconds or so.
Drain the ethyl acetate (which should be on the bottom) into a beaker which has been placed in an ice bath and repeat the process. Add 1% potassium acetate and mix. Now you want the ethyl acetate to evaporate off. This can be induced by a constant flow of air over the top of the beaker, say from a fan. When it dries, the remaining crystals are a mixture of potassium penicillin and potassium acetate.
There you have it, you have put together a laboratory and made Penicillin! You are now officially a mad scientist! Seriously, After looking at all this a few times, I’m guessing that making Penicillin at home isn’t that workable, after all. However, it does make a point. If there’s a collapse, you know there is no way that anyone will be able to reliably produce antibiotics.
So you can try to do all of the stuff I mentioned, or….you can google search “aquarium antibiotics” and buy fish-Pen (250mg) or Fish-Pen Forte (500mg) online. 100 tablets go for about 39.99 at the lower dose and 49.99 for the higher dose. Buy as much as you can afford, there is no prescription necessary. $400 will buy you 1000 tablets to save or to use for barter. It seems like a lot of money, but those antibiotics will be like gold in a collapse situation.
It’s clear to me that every prepper should have a stockpile of antibiotics (several varieties) in their storage, and should learn what each one is used for. If you don’t want to buy fish medicine, at least grow plants that have some antibacterial action. Garlic has scientifically proven antibacterial properties. Other plants that are thought to be helpful would be calendula (a special type of marigold), goldenseal, cayenne pepper, eucalyptus and thyme.
For more info, download Dr Bones and Nurse Amy Show #7 or look up my article on survivalblog.com from 7/28/10. (A doctor’s thoughts on antibiotics, expiration dates and TEOTWAWKI).
Here’s the article link:
This is a transcript of an email I received from a fellow viewer. This information is extremely valuable if you are fighting for your children or your job. I pray it helps you.
You mentioned mandatory school vaccines, ask who is putting the pressure on the school for the vaccines and follow the trail, follow the money? Ask to see their insurance papers as well and the schools insurance papers, they are also implicated in forcing these vaccines as mandatory for school. These vaccines are also live vaccines and can cause serious injury to others as well.
Are the school and all those asking for these mandatory vaccines prepared to give a written signed statement of Warranty of safety including injury of Autoimmune damage that could result years later which happens gradually after such vaccines.
Maybe a warranty of safety form for them to complete and sign with their name, licence number to practice medicine/ nursing and in the case of your son the list of risk factor for each vaccine and how the vaccine will protect him, who is going to be responsible for his injuries from side effects and long term care and expenses.
In your form provide the long list of the vaccine ingredients and fillers contained in the vaccines for e.g. aluminium hydroxide/aluminium phosphate, animal tissues i.e. dog kidneys, monkey kidneys and Vero cells, horse blood, pig blood, sheep red blood, chick , duck embryos, bovine serum, Formaldehyde, formalin, glycerol, human aborted foetal tissue(diploid cells), Mercury(thimerosal, neomycin and neomycin sulphate, phenoxyethanol( antifreeze), tri(n)butyphosphate, residual MRC5 proteins, include all else you know that is being used.
Then ask in the form that you produce that they warrant that all these ingredients are safe for your son and that they will not damage his DNA. AND THAT THEY CAN GURENETEE THAT mercury thimerosol reports of the mercury causing severe neurological and immununological injury are not credible.
State that you are aware that some vaccines have been contaminated with Simian Virus 40 also known asSV40 and causally linked to non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma . Ask in your form that you wish for the warranty that SV40 VIRUS, CJD or other viruses pose no risk to your son (or your children).
Ask for the warranty that the vaccines they are recommending for your son do not contain any tissue from aborted foetuses.
Ask that in order to protect your sons well being that they ensured that the vaccines they will use will contain no damaging contaminants.
Ask in the form what steps they have taken to guarantee this.
Ask for the professional Scientific medical journal article vaccine in issuing of the Physicians /immunology/ vaccine expert’s Warranty of Vaccine safety they are relying upon IN SUPPORT OF THE Warranty of each vaccine recommended separately along with the bases for arriving at the conclusion that the vaccine is safe.
Ask that in addition to the vaccines they are recommending as protections against risk factors that they have recommended other non- vaccine measures to protect your son and ask for a list of these non- vaccine measures to protect against risk factors.
Finally that the warrant of vaccine safety as the attending Physician/ medical officer to the school is issuing this warranty of vaccine safety as the attending Physician to you son .
Regardless of the legal entity under which he normally practice medicine , he is issuing this statement signed in both his business and individual capacities and hereby waive any statutory , common law, constitutional, UCC, international treaty, and any other legal immunities from liability lawsuits in the instant case and that he issues this signed form and statement of his own free will after consultation with COMPETENT legal council and whose name is ——————————–, an attorney to the Bar in your State—————— and that he claims total responsibility.
The form to have the attending Physician and signature with the day and date in full and witness full name and signature .
Obtain the P.I.L leaflets from the manufactures and provide the leaflets and all the side effects information declared from the manufactures own web site and provide this to the physician with your form that he is to sign before any forced medication.
Obtain any drug batch numbers of the forced medication given there and then including the PIL leaflet that is in the box of the vaccine bottle. Make a note of the school persons also involved.
I had great difficulty in the UK getting these batch numbers and found later on that others with my batch also injured in other parts of the country as the batches are split to avoid clusters in the same area.
My previous Physician interfered also with my medical records and he was reported and commissioner investigated my complaint and upheld my complaint, I have experienced NHS deceit, I have reports from the secretary of State Medical officer stating my injury of serious vaccine damage, multiple sclerosis vaccine injury at work from work vaccines then it gets very murky after so much more that could easily fill up a book, So there far more to all this, it is rotten to the core.
Watch the early videos of the polio jabs being made in the Congo Africa, Monkey Kidneys chopped up.
Protect your family it’s all about and bullies and money and control. Over here in the UK there are over 200 nurses, Doctor’s, forensic officers, Dentists, seriously injured who had to have vaccines for work and a system after that deny that there are mandatory vaccines only recommended for work AFTER SERIOUS INJURY . The yellow card reporting system MHRA had thousands of cases of serious injury when I last looked up the number of reported injury in 2005. I have boxes full of research showing serious injury from vaccines.
There is so much research available showing serious injury from vaccines and many immunology books especially the old books go into much detail.
Look up ASIA Shoenfeld’s syndrome : a novel autoimmune syndrome? Bras J Rheumatol 2010,50(5):487-91.
Shoenfeld Y, Agmon-Levin N ASIA –Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants, J Autoimmune 2010 Aug 12. Epub ahead of print. Israel E, Agmon-Levin N, Blank M, Shoenfeld Y Adjuvants and autoimmunity, Lupus 2009, 18:1217-25.
Gehardi RK, Coquet M, Cherin P, Authier FJ, laforet P, Belec L et al. Macrofagic myofasciitis an emerging entity. Lancet 1998;352:347-52.
IMPORTANT VIDEO ABOUT VACCINES; PLEASE CIRCULATE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE THEY ARE SAFE – YouTube
This from a current petition over here on vaccines it may be helpful .secretary European Forum for vaccine EFVV petetion.
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states clearly: ‘Free and informed consent must be respected in the fields of medicine and biology’. Approximately 40% of EU citizens do not however have this basic right when faced with the medical act of vaccination. This is a breach of our Universal Human Rights. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that vaccines are ‘unavoidably unsafe’, so mandatory vaccination as imposed on these citizens is not medically or ethically acceptable, especially where medical, religious or philosophical exemptions are not allowed.
The EFVV (http://www.efvv.eu), a group representing some 20 European countries (both EU member states and non-EU members) is therefore demanding:
1. That compulsory vaccination be abolished throughout Europe as it is a breach of our Universal Human Rights,
2. That the Precautionary Principle be applied in the case of vaccination in Europe,
3. That European citizens benefit from freedom of fully informed vaccination choice and consent,
4. That an effective, independent European Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting (VAER) system be established to monitor vaccine safety.
One million signatures from at least seven EU countries will guarantee a debate in Brussels. Whatever your own government’s policy, please unite by signing and then sharing this petition far and wide.
In 2015, it is estimated that nearly 400 million Europeans in EU member countries enjoy freedom of informed vaccination choice but approximately 258 million do not. Vaccinations are mandatory in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and potentially other countries if new members, e.g. Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia or others join the European Union. We therefore call on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of informed choice and consent. We also demand the formation of an independent and effective vaccine-vigilance unit with transparency and public availability of results. We believe that mandatory vaccination must be abolished and an effective Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting (VAER) system established because:
Any involuntary or enforced medical treatment is a breach of:
o the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
o the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,
o the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child,
o the European Council’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine,
o the European Charter of Patients’ Rights,
o the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
o and even the Nuremberg Code (a set of research ethics principles for medical experimentation on humans set as a result of the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials at the end of the Second World War).
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states clearly: ‘Everyone has the right to respect for his or her physical and mental integrity’. It also states: ‘Free and informed consent must be respected in the fields of medicine and biology’ and lastly: ‘The prohibition of eugenic practices and of making the human body and its parts as such a source of financial gain must be respected’.
The European Council’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine states clearly: ‘The interests and welfare of the human being shall prevail over the sole interest of society or science’. It also states: ‘An intervention in the health field may only be carried out after the person concerned has given free and informed consent to it. This person shall beforehand be given appropriate information as to the purpose and nature of the intervention as well as on its consequences and risks. The person concerned may freely withdraw consent at any time.’
The European Charter of Patients’ Rights states clearly: ‘Every individual has the right of access to all information that might enable him or her to actively participate in the decisions regarding his or her health; this information is a prerequisite for any procedure and treatment, including the participation in scientific research (4 – Right to Consent)’. It also states: ‘Each individual has the right to freely choose from among different treatment procedures and providers on the basis of adequate information (5 – Right to Free Choice)’ and also ‘Each individual has the right to be free from harm caused by the poor functioning of health services, medical malpractice and errors, and the right of access to health services and treatments that meet high safety standards (9 – Right to Safety)’.
The UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child states clearly: ‘Parents … have the primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of the child. The best interests of the child will be their basic concern’.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states clearly: ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes… freedom … to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance’.
The Nuremberg Code states clearly: ‘The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.’
Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), which would include Vaccine Adverse Effects (VAEs), are reported to be the fifth-leading cause of death in the EU but this could be even higher since there is gross under-reporting of these events, as acknowledged by David Kessler, head of the FDA during most of the 90s, and in the case of vaccines, failure to acknowledge a causal link is a further problem,
The US Supreme Court has ruled that vaccines are ‘unavoidably unsafe’,
Vaccination is an invasive medical act causing bodily harm and as such, according to the German Criminal Code, it requires informed consent. It has however been acknowledged officially that there are still enormous gaps in current scientific knowledge regarding vaccination, so the provision of full and comprehensive prior information is simply not possible. Vaccine package inserts list many possible adverse effects, sometimes including death. As long as there is risk involved in a medical procedure, if safety cannot be guaranteed and if comprehensive prior information cannot be given, the Precautionary Principle must be applied,
It has been shown in regions with freedom of informed vaccination choice that high WHO-recommended levels of vaccine uptake are achieved without mandatory vaccination, 
Each European country sees legal responsibility for vaccine damage differently but in the main, medical and political authorities as well as the vaccine manufacturers are not fully accountable, leaving victims with no compensation or support.
No significant research has yet been done to compare the health of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children but there are an increasing number of studies suggesting that unvaccinated children enjoy far greater health than their vaccinated peers. This is an area where further research is needed.
Given all of the above, we demand:
1. That mandatory vaccination be abolished in all European countries,
2. That the Precautionary Principle be applied in the case of vaccination in Europe,
3. That European citizens benefit from freedom of fully informed vaccination choice and consent, a universal human right,
4. And that an independent vaccine-vigilance unit be established where Vaccine Adverse Effects (VAEs) will be reported and the number and severity of VAEs in Europe will be easily accessible to all.
 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9
 Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 131 S. Ct. 1068, 179 L.Ed.2d 1 (2011), http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf
 Calculated using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_countries_by_population and http://www.eurosurveillance.org/images/dynamic/EE/V17N22/DAncona_tab1.jpg
 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9
 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9
 http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf, Article 3, page 9.
 http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/164.htm, Article 2 – Primacy of the Human Being
 http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/164.htm, Article 5 – General Rule
http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_overview/co_operation/mobility/docs/health_services_co108_en.pdf, page 5
http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_overview/co_operation/mobility/docs/health_services_co108_en.pdf, page 5
http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_overview/co_operation/mobility/docs/health_services_co108_en.pdf, page 6
 http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx, Article 18
 https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/UNTS/Volume%20999/volume-999-I-14668-English.pdf, Article 18, page 8.
 http://history.nih.gov/research/downloads/nuremberg.pdf, Item 1, page 1
 Arlett, Dr. Peter, Setting the Scene: New European Union Pharmacovigilance Legislation, November 2012, slide 6 – (http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Presentation/2013/01/WC500137839.pdf) and also http://who-umc.org/DynPage.aspx?id=105196&mn1=7347&mn2=7489&mn3=7248&newsid=11241
 Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 131 S. Ct. 1068, 179 L.Ed.2d 1 (2011), http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf
 http://dejure.org/gesetze/StGB.html, §§20 and 223 – 231
 For example, uptake is at 97% in Scotland: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Child-Health/publications/index.asp
 http://www.vaxchoicevt.com/science/studies-comparing-vaccinated-to-unvaccinated-populations/, http://www.efi-online.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/VaccineFreeChildrenHealthier.pdf and http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/quick-compare-2/
Council of the European Union
Respect, promote and protect freedom of informed vaccination consent throughout Europe
By Nancy Campbell
CHILDREN ARE GOD’S GIFT TO MARRIAGE
* Genesis 33:5. “And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which GOD HATH GRACIOUSLY GIVEN thy servant.”
* Genesis 48:9. “They are my sons, whom GOD HATH GIVEN ME in this place.”
* Joshua 24:3. “I took your father Abraham…and multiplied his seed, and GAVE HIM ISAAC.”
* Ruth 4:13b. “The LORD GAVE HER CONCEPTION, and she bare a son.”
* 1 Chronicles 25:4-6. “Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hannaniah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth: all these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And GOD GAVE TO HEMAN fourteen sons and three daughters. All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king’s order…”
* Psalm 127:3-5, NEB. “Sons are a GIFT from the Lord and children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hand of a fighting man are the sons of a man’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; such men shall not be put to shame when they confront their enemies in court.”
* Psalm 127:3, KNOX. “Fatherhood itself is the LORD’S GIFT, the fruitful womb is a reward that COMES FROM HIM.”
Martin Luther comments on this verse, “Genesis 9:1 leads us to believe that children are a gift of God and come solely through the blessing of God, just as Psalm 127:3 shows. The heathen, who have not been instructed by the Word of God, believe that the propagation of the human race happens partly by nature, partly by accident, especially since those who are regarded as most suited for procreation often fail to have children. Therefore the heathen do not thank God for this gift, nor do they receive their children as the gift of God.”
* Isaiah 8:18. “Behold, I and the CHILDREN WHOM THE LORD HATH GIVEN ME are for signs and for wonders in Israel FROM THE LORD OF HOSTS, which dwells in mount Zion.”
GOD SAYS CHILDREN ARE HIS BEST GIFT!
* The message Bible translation of Psalm 127:3 says, “Don’t you see that children are God’s BEST gift? the fruit of the womb His generous legacy?”
* The Moffat’s translation says, “Sons are a gift from the eternal and children are a BOON from Him.”
HOW SHOULD WE RECEIVE A GIFT?
We see from the above scriptures that children are a gift from God. What should we do with a gift, especially a gift from God? Reject it or receive it? How should we receive the gift of children?
Matthew 18:5 says, “Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receives Me.” The word ‘receive’ that is used here is the Greek word, ‘dechomal’ which means to ‘accept a gift deliberately and readily; to receive heartily; reaching out eagerly to receive something; looking for; waiting with earnest expectation.’ Check also Luke 9:48. It is different from when the word ‘lambano’ is used which means to receive without necessarily a favorable reception. Matthew 18: 5 tells us that when we receive a little child, we are actually receiving Jesus Himself. To welcome a baby is to welcome Jesus! Should we receive Jesus with a half-hearted attitude? Some folks are adamant that they don’t want to have children at all. Others will say, “Well, if God gives us one, we’ll accept, but we’re not trying.” This scripture says that we are to intentionally desire the gift of children.
Recently, a dear friend of mine had a vision, which had a powerful impact upon her, and also upon me when she shared it with me. She shares, “In this vision I saw God, as a king and a father, busily wrapping all types of presents. All these gifts were different, no two wrapped alike, and all of them were beautifully adorned in all kinds of paper and bows. I came to understand in my spirit as I watched, that all of these ‘gifts’ were children.
I continued to watch as God went from door to door, home to home, delivering these carefully wrapped packages. My heart began to break as time after time, doors were opened and closed in His face, denying the gift God brought. Some were very nice in their response, explaining that they were too busy right now to receive any gift – maybe later. Others were downright rude, slamming the door in disgust, and some would take the gift, look at it and shake it a little, then throw it out the door.
I watched as God’s heart broke and a tear trickled down the face of this kingly Father. He had spent so much time, love, and excited preparation to create and deliver these gifts…and to what avail? There were a few families who embraced the gift He gave them and a few who were overjoyed that He would deliver it to them personally. However, the majority of the people were unreceptive to the gifts from this loving Father.”
WHY DOES GOD GIVE US CHILDREN?
1. TO PROCREATE THE EARTH as we have already discussed. (Genesis 1:28)
2. TO HONOR US.
Talking about Heman in 1 Chronicles 25:4-6, The Living Bible says, “God honored him with fourteen sons and three daughters.” The Berkeley, NIV, GNB, RSV and AMPLIFED versions say that God “exalted” him and gave him more “power” by giving him seventeen children. The NEB says his children were, “given to him through the promises of God for his greater glory.” God didn’t give Heman children to degrade him, as some would think today, but to exalt him. God gives us children to bless us, honor us, and give us greater glory and power in the earth. The more godly children we have, the more power we have for God in the earth. The more power we have over the enemy. And the more glory we have. Read Jeremiah 30:19.
It is noteworthy that God commences the blessing chapter of Deuteronomy 28 with these words, “God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth.” He then proceeds to say how He will do this – by pouring out abundant blessings, the greatest being the blessing of the fruit of the womb. God’s Word says that the blessing of children will set us on high, not bring us low. It will cause us to be “the head, and not the tail”. We will be “above and not beneath.”
The world looks upon those who have a large family to be inferior. This is the deception of the enemy, the one who is called the Deceiver and the Liar. This thinking is opposite to the truth of the Word of God, which says that the blessing of family will set us on high.
Check these scriptures also: Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16; Psalm 107:41; Matthew 15:4; Ephesians 6:2,3.
3. TO DO US GOOD.
Deuteronomy 30:5 says, “He will do thee good, and multiply thee.” When God wants to do something good for us, He gives us children. Look up these scriptures too: Genesis 32:12; Deuteronomy 7:13; 13:16; 28:63a; 30:9.
4. TO GIVE US JOY AND DELIGHT.
Luke 1:14-18, TJB says, “Your wife Elizabeth is to bear you a son…he will be your joy and delight…and many will rejoice at his birth.” In this scripture God gives two reasons for giving baby John to Zechariah and Elizabeth. First, He says that he will give them JOY AND DELIGHT. God gives us children to bring us great joy, gladness and happiness. Would you like to have more joy and happiness? Then receive the gifts God wants to give you. Psalm 127:5 says, “HAPPY is the man who has his quiver full of children.” It doesn’t say he’ll be ashamed. It doesn’t say he’ll be miserable. It says he will be HAPPY! Does God lie?
Godly children bring much joy to a marriage. The older you get and the more you mature, the more you realize that every other ‘thing’ we strive after in this life is fleeting and will pass away. It is only our children that are lasting gifts that we will keep forever. We can take them into eternity with us. Everything else will be left behind. Wise couples will want the gifts that are lasting.
In Ezekiel 24:25, Jerusalem Bible we read what God thinks of our children, “And son of man, on the very day I deprive them of their sons and daughters who are their…
their pride and glory,
the delight of their eyes,
the joy of their hearts…”
In Hosea 9:16 God doesn’t just call our children the “fruit of the womb”, but the “beloved fruit of the womb” or some translations say, “treasures of the womb.”
5. FOR THE SERVICE OF GOD.
Luke 1:15-17 tells us that John was not only given to Zechariah and Elizabeth to give them great joy but for a specific purpose. “He will bring many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God…to turn the hearts of fathers toward their children and the disobedient back to the wisdom of the just, preparing for the Lord a people fit for Him.” Every child that God gives to us, comes into the world with a destiny planned by God.
We read in 1 Chronicles 25 that Heman’s children gave him more power and blessing. But ultimately these children were given to him to help him in his service for God. “They were all under the direction of their father to sing in the temple of the Lord, for the service of God’s temple with cymbals, harps, and lyres.” Our children are given to us to train for the service of God. They are given to us to prepare for the specific purpose that God has planned for them.
In Amos 2:11, God says, “I raised up some of your sons for prophets, and some of your young men for Nazarites.” God has a purpose for every child.
6. A GIFT TO THE NATIONS.
Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed thee in the womb I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” As I checked the word “ordained” in my concordance I was amazed to notice that the Hebrew word, “nathan” is a primary root word meaning “to give.” God planned Jeremiah’s future before he was even conceived! And God gave him as a “gift” to the nations.
Every child is a gift to the world! Isn’t that exciting? Our children are not only a gift from God to us, but also a gift to others. Each child God has given you is a gift from God to the world. Who knows which one will be another David, or Paul, or Einstein or Billy Graham! Or anointed and faithful builders, teachers, store managers or whatever! And of course, godly mothers and fathers. Praise God, the world will never be the same because of the children that you have brought into the world and will bring into the world.
7. TO DEFEND US, HELP US, AND PROTECT US.
Psalm 127:5 tells us that the man who has his quiver full of arrows will never be defeated when he meets his enemies in the place of judgment. He will have children who will stand up for him and fight for him.
8. TO CARE FOR US WHEN WE ARE OLDER.
Read Proverbs 23:22; Isaiah 58:7,Matthew 15:4-8; Mark 7:9-13; John 19:25-27; 1 Timothy 5:3,4,8,16. As you can see, there are many scriptures about this subject. God’s plan is that the younger generation will care for the older generation. This also affects the whole nation. If we do not have the children God has destined for us to have, there will be an imbalance in the population – there will be more older people than younger.
7. FOR GOD HIMSELF.
This is the highest reason. Although God gives us the joy of children for the above reasons, they are really His children. When God spoke to His people about their children, He called them “MY children…”, “the sons and daughters whom you have borne unto ME.” (Ezekiel 16:20,21). We do not have children, just for ourselves and our own benefit, but for God! We nurture them and train them for Him.
Parenting is the highest calling God has given to mankind. Every other career is subservient to this one. Everything else we do in life serves our highest calling of teaching and training the next generation for God. Finis Jennings Dake, in the ‘Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible’ comments on Psalm 127:
“Each child will in the process of time be a defense, support and propagation of the eternal reproduction of man and fulfillment of the plan of God for man. The more arrows one has, the more enemies he will slay, the more powerful will he be in the earth. The more children born and saved to help God administer the affairs of the eternal plan for man, the more reward God will have.”
WE DEPRIVE OURSELVES AND OTHERS
When we refuse to receive the gifts that God has planned to give us, we deprive many people. We deprive:
1. GOD. This is the most serious. We deprive Him of the purposes and plans that He has for the children that He destined to be born.
2. ETERNITY. God wants to fill His house. He not only wants to fill the earth, but He wants to fill His eternal kingdom. We fill eternity with those who are born on earth.
3. OURSELVES. We deprive ourselves of being blessed by God. Every child is another blessing. Once we receive the blessing of a child from God, we wonder how we could ever live without that child. When Onan destroyed his sperm he was deprived of being in the lineage of Jesus. Judah then received this privilege in his place.
4. GRANDPARENTS. We deprive our parents of their “glory and honor” which are grandchildren. Read Proverbs 17:6. The Living Bible translation says, “An old man’s grandchildren are his crowning glory.” Why should we deprive our parents of their reward and glory in their older age?
5. OUR CHILDREN. We deprive our present children of more brothers and sisters. Children love to have more children in the family. They love to have another baby brother or sister. I often sadly think of the brothers and sisters that I could have had. More brothers and sisters are always a blessing. If my parents had been willing to have more children, not only would I have been more blessed, but also my children would have more uncles and aunts. If my siblings had trusted God for more children my children would be blessed with more cousins, and I would have had more nieces and nephews. Remember, God wants our families to be “like a flock.”
6. THE CHURCH. The church today would be 50 to 100 percent stronger if we, the people of God, had not limited the godly seed. There would be more apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists.
7. THE WORLD. We deprive the world of the blessings of a godly seed. We deprive the world of being illuminated with light. We deprive the world of being ‘salted’! We deprive the world of more godly young people and men and women. We deprive the world of more godly mothers and fathers who will build strong families that will build a strong nation.
Posted: January 8, 2005 7:04 PM