Alcohol In The Pulpit


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Proverbs 31:4 KJV

I was an alcoholic when I was born-again in July, 1973. It wasn’t long after that when the Spirit of Truth quickened today’s verse to me.

I was reading my Bible and had just read Proverbs 31 when He asked me, “Who are you?”, and it hit me, “I am a king.”

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Revelation 5:10 KJV

I was delivered from alcoholism at that very moment and have not had a drink of any kind of alcoholic beverage since. I won’t even take communion with alcoholic wine. Grap juice is unfermented and pure.

Beloved of God, don’t be deceived, even a little alcohol is a hook with which the devil will ultimately destroy you. Why would God deliver me if it is good for you?

Christians need the Holy Spirit, not drugs and alcohol. If you’ve fallen into the devil’s snare repent and flee alcohols lure while you can.

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians 5:18 KJV

Abstain from all appearance of evil.  1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV


Christmas Miracle


And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35 KJV

Think about it: Jesus, our Savior, was conceived of a virgin overshadowed by The Holy Ghost in fulfillment of a prophesy given hundreds of years earlier.

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 KJV

The Creator of everything sees to it that every word He speaks comes to pass in the exact time that He purposes.

The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:  Isaiah 14:24 KJV

And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. John 14:29 KJV

Receive the gift of God’s saving grace, Jesus the Christ, this Christmas season. It’s the Gift that lasts forever.



Few or Many?


Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14 KJV

The way that leads to life is narrow. It is only found by the few. This simple truth is missed by many professing Christians.

They live their lives with their focus on pleasing themselves more than pleasing God who gave His Son for their redemption. This attitude and life-style will only lead to destruction.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matthew 7:13 KJV

It’s time to get serious about the call of God and to yield to it more than to yield to the call of the world. 

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:4 KJV

Be one of the few, not of the many.


Life Change


For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 KJV

Whether you are a  sin sick individual or a born-again Christian, our verse today calls you to a higher life.

To live life to the fullest one must be filled with the presence of God in Christ. So full, in fact, that the sin nature is driven from your soul.

Afterward Jesus , , ,  said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. John 5:14 KJV

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians 5:18 KJV

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 KJV

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8 KJV


Victory


For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah 41:13 KJV

Atheistic Communism is seeking to silence and destroy both Judaism and Christianity. Sometimes it seems that they are winning but in spite of the best efforts of the spirit of anti-Christ working though these secularists today, God will give us an unsurpassing victory.

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 KJV


True or False

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV

In this era of fake news, corruption in church and state, and “progressive” communist ideology taught by far left professors, it’s hard to trust anyone or anything.

There is, however, absolute truth available to those who will be open enough to receive it. This truth is found in only one place; the Person and Word of God, as revealed in the Christ of God.

The Word of God [the Bible] is unchangeable, immutable, eternal, truth.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 KJV

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6 KJV