Smoking can have damaging effects on almost all systems of the body. In this particular post, we want to talk specifically about blood vessels. The Bible teaches in Leviticus 17:11 that the life of the flesh is in the blood . . . so that means that if the enemy can stop the flow of blood, then the enemy can kill the body. We have posted numerous times on how that is the enemy’s plan for your life. Smoking causes blood vessels to narrow and harden and not carry blood well and can increase the risk for stroke and heart attack.
What many do not understand is that cigarette smoking is spiritual warfare. You know that because people who do it usually know that it is harmful to them . . . but they continue to crave them and smoke despite warnings on the packages. This is spiritual wickedness in high places as described in Ephesians 6:12. Folks who smoke are paying someone to kill them . . . and you know that makes absolutely no sense. Well how do you get delivered from cigarettes or any other addiction? You start with the Word of God. Second Corinthians 10:4 talks about the weapons that we have that we can use to fight addiction or any other mess the devil sends our way. What is being referred to is the power in the name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The greater one lives on the inside of us. Don’t be held captive by an addiction that is robbing you of money and taking your life . . . allow the Spirit of God to show you how to overcome!