HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED IN CONVERSATIONS AND EVENTS ONE OF THE MAIN COMPONENTS?
People are not sitting around talking about water, or Sprite, but about the beer, the shots, the “spirits” they consumed to have FUN with.
Isn’t it amazing that FUN in the world, and sadly in the church world, seems to encircle LIQUID?
ISN’T IT CRAZY THAT “Every 2-hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes.” http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/by_the_numbers/drunk_driving/index.html
“PASTOR, I DON’T DRINK TO GET DRUNK, I JUST LIKE THE TASTE.”
Really….. Then drink an O’Doul’s.
THIS DEVOTION IS NOT ABOUT BASHING THOSE WHO DRINK. It is about the control that alcohol has seized in so many people’s lives. One needed beer or wine a day can equate alcoholism!
SO MANY PEOPLE ARE OWNED BY LIQUID!
CHRISTIAN….JESUS IS THE ONLY ONE WE SHOULD BE ADDICTED TO!
Listen today when people talk about SPORTS, the weekend plans, what they will be doing hanging out with friends, you will find that golden liquid will be a major part of that event.
2 Cor. 6:17, Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
Pastor, a beer or wine will not send me to hell so why are you so intense on this subject?
MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, why do “spirits” need to be part of your life?
“I need a glass of wine to relax” That is sin! Jesus is your peace, not a glass of wine or a beer.
OK, I will end my soap box with this truth. Strong drink is and has always been considered sin in the Word. Wine and a beer will not send you to hell, but why do you need that liquid in your life?
Prov. 20:1, Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
Prov. 19:29-35, Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness and dimness of eyes?30 Those who tarry long at the wine, those who go to seek and try mixed wine.31 Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the wineglass, when it goes down smoothly.32 At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.33 [Under the influence of wine] your eyes will behold strange things [and loose women] and your mind will utter things turned the wrong way [untrue, incorrect, and petulant].34 Yes, you will be [as unsteady] as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, and [as open to disaster] as he who lies upon the top of a mast.35 You will say, They struck me, but I was not hurt! They beat me [as with a hammer], but I did not feel it! When shall I awake? I will crave and seek more wine again [and escape reality].
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His Tabernacle Family Church
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