Kings & Priests

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

God has made every believer a king and a priest in Christ Jesus.

Consider what the wise have to say about alcohol:

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. Proverbs 23:31 KJV

Like so many other addictive things, a little bit has a hook that can snag the unsuspecting. What looks good or feels good can be extremely destructive. Like all sin it can take you where you don’t want to go, make you stay longer than you planned you stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.


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