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Friday 19th June 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Jeremiah 35
Topic:-Why You Should Not Drink Alcohol [2]
Text:- Ezekiel 44:21

41. Jeremiah 35:2-14 says The Rechabites drank no grape juice or intoxicating wine and were blessed.
42. Ezekiel 44:21, Again God instructed the priests not to drink wine.
43. Daniel 1:5-17, Daniel refused the king’s intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with his abstaining friends.
44. Daniel 5:1, Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his people in drinking.
45. Daniel 5:2-3, The king, along with his nobles, wives, and concubines, drank from the goblets which had been taken from God’s temple.
46. Daniel 5:4, Drinking wine was combined with praising false gods.
47. Daniel 5:23 – God sent word to Belshazzar that punishment would be swift for the evil he had committed.
48. Hosea 4:11 says Intoxicating wine takes away intelligence.
49. Hosea 7:5 says God reproves princes for drinking.
50. Joel 1:5 says Drunkards awake to see God’s judgment.
51. Joel 3:3 says The enemy is judged for selling girls for wine.
52. Amos 2:8, Unrighteous acts of Israel included the drinking of wine which had been taken for the payment of fines.
53. Amos 2:12 – Israel is condemned for forcing Nazarites to drink wine.
54. Micah 2:11 says Israelites are eager to follow false teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.
55. Nahum 1:10, The drunkards of Nineveh will be destroyed by God.
56. Habakkuk 2:5 says A man is betrayed by wine.
57. Habakkuk 2:15 says Woe to him that gives his neighbor drink.
58. Habakkuk 2:16 says Drinking leads to shame.
59. Matthew 24:48-51, A drinking servant is unprepared for his Lord’s return.
60. Luke 1:15 says John the Baptist drank neither grape juice nor wine.
61. Luke 12:45, Christ warned against drunkenness.
62. Luke 21:34, Drunkenness will cause a person not to be ready for the Lord’s return.
63. Romans 13:13, Do not walk in drunkenness or immorality.
64. Romans 14:21 says Do not do anything that will hurt your testimony as a believer.
65. 1 Corinthians 5:11 says If a Christian brother is a drinker, do not associate with him.
66. 1 Corinthians 6:10 says Drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God.
67. Galatians 5:21, Acts of the sinful nature, such as drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting the kingdom of God.
68. Ephesians 5:18, In contrast to being drunk with wine, the believer is to be filled with the Spirit.
69. 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 says Christians are to be alert and self controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards belong to the night and darkness.
70. 1 Timothy 3:2-3 says Bishops (elders. are to be temperate, sober, and not near any wine.
71. 1 Timothy 3:8 says Deacons are to be worthy of respect and not drinkers.
72. 1 Timothy 3:11says Deacons’ wives are to be temperate and sober.
73. Titus 1:7-8, An overseer is to be disciplined.
74. Titus 2:2-3, The older men and older women of the church are to be temperate and not addicted to wine.
75. 1 Peter 4:3-4 says The past life of drunkenness and carousing has no place in the Christian’s life.

NO DRUNKARD SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD see 1 Corinthians 6:10. God Loves You. If you want to know physically, try to visit respiratory ward in any good hospital or ask your doctor.

Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, help me to resist falling into the sin of intoxicating drink, in the name of Jesus Christ

Happy Weekend!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu
Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu
Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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