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The Nation’s Increased Demand for Nurses

May 1, 2024 1:01 PM

May 1, 2024

In a dream vision, the Holy Spirit took me to a campus of what looked like a community college in the near future. The place was busy with students, and it appeared to be a class registration day or a first day of the term. The halls were crowded with many young women—but very few young men—in transit between classes and offices. The lines outside the women’s bathrooms were long, and female students were complaining that they wouldn’t be able to get to class on time. The building’s restrooms had been designed for an equal number of men and women in the student body. Evidently, new circumstances had changed the makeup of the student body. Our nation was in a security crisis and most young men were called to some kind of national service.

Suddenly, a middle-aged woman administrator appeared in a central hallway and announced loudly to the students, “All students signing up for the nursing program, raise your hand and gather here.” Countless students, almost all female, flocked to the center of the hallway with their hands raised. The nursing program was evidently the most popular study program. The government had made nursing a priority and a nursing degree meant guaranteed employment. National security—in times of war and pandemics—required a large number of nurses and these nurses-in-training were being fast tracked.

As I write this dream vision down, the Holy Spirit reminds me to point out that although nursing is for the most part a helping profession involved in the legitimate practice of medicine, historically—particularly in times of tyranny—nurses have been used to terminate the lives of patients. In Nazi Germany, nurses routinely euthanized the disabled who were designated “useless eaters”. Even today, in China, nurses are involved with the harvesting of organs of certain young and healthy prisoners—some undergoing the harvesting surgery while still alive—who are condemned to death. And even in our own nation, some hospice nurses will do “mercy killing” of patients without their patients’ or their family’s knowledge and consent. GOD SEES ALL. Pray that young people entering the nursing profession have a strong enough relationship with God that even under social dystopian pressure they continue to obey God’s commandments, specifically, “You shall not murder.”


Exodus 20:13 NIV

13 “You shall not murder.”

Deuteronomy 5: 17 NIV

17 “You shall not murder.”

Psalm 73:26 NIV

26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Psalm 103:2-3 NIV

2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases

Psalm 107:20 NIV

20 He sent out his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.

Matthew 25:34-40 NIV

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Luke 10:33-34 NIV

33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

James 5:14-16 NIV

14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

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