Fentanyl has been making headlines lately in the midst of an overdose crisis raging in America. Doubtless, if we don’t shut this down in the spirit, this overdose crisis will soon find its way into many other nations.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine. Fentanyl, though, is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl has long been a prescription drug, but nefarious drug dealers are manufacturing it illegally and using it to steal, kill and destroy lives. The trend is driving an alarming and increasing rate of overdoses. In fact, it’s the number one killer of Americans between the ages of 18 and 45.
According to the National Institutes of Drug Abuse, illegal fentanyl is sold as a powder, dropped on blotter paper like small candies, in eye droppers or nasal sprays or made into pills that look like real prescription opioids. Illegal fentanyl is being mixed with other drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and MDMA, the NIDA reports, which is especially dangerous because people are often unaware that fentanyl has been added.
Reports are pointing to China’s underground labs that are smuggling drugs laced with fentanyl to Mexico, which are reportedly being trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Here’s what the Holy Spirit showed me: With most drug dealers, money is the motive. But the motive with fentanyl is beyond money. These drug dealers are purposely murdering their customers. Some believe China is purposely targeting American youth with the laced drugs.
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Jennifer LeClaire is an internationally recognized author, apostolic-prophetic voice to her generation and conference speaker. She carries a reforming voice that inspires and challenges believers to pursue intimacy with God, cultivate their spiritual gifts and walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. Jennifer is contending for awakening in the nations through intercession and spiritual warfare, strong apostolic preaching and practical prophetic teaching that equips the saints for the work of the ministry. Jennifer is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, FL, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Prayer Hubs prayer movement.