I have been teaching a series of lessons on Wednesdays at noon on heaven983.com, on dangers of drunkenness and alcoholism. Christians and others, many times just want to know whether or not it is ok to drink. I believe that the desire to know just if the Bible says it is ok to drink or not is the quest for the person who really does not desire an intimate relationship with God. This person just wants the Bible to cosign on what he or she wants to do. The Bible teaches in John 2:1-11 at the marriage at Cana that Jesus turned water into wine. It also teaches in I Timothy 5:23 that Paul instructed Timothy to take a little wine instead of water because Timothy was sickly.
Jesus turned water to wine at the request of His mother. We see that the Bible does not prohibit us from taking a drink of wine. What the Bible does teach strongly against is alcoholism and drunkenness.
The danger in drunkenness is at least 4 fold.
- It promotes a tearing down and destruction of the physical body
- It is a Spiritual rejection of the filling of the Holy Spirit and a denial of the power of God released through being filled
- It attacks watchfulness and sober minded thinking causing poor judgment and the consequences there of.
- It can be a stumbling block to others which is directly against the command of God.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:12 that we should not be taken over by anything. He is talking about being controlled by something. Alcohol can be a controller. Folks have lost their families, jobs, houses, money, etc., because of being addicted to alcohol. If you are dealing with that addiction or know someone who is, lead that person to the Lord and help them turn to God’s Word concerning salvation and health and wholeness of the body to break that stronghold. If the person won’t hear, begin to pray, pray in the Holy Ghost, and ask God to send laborers across that person’s path. Join me for additional lessons on drunkenness. To see what’s to come click the Facebook link from the website stwteachingministry.com