Greetings to all of you! I wanted to write a post today on a subject that touches almost every family worldwide. Drug and alcohol abuse and the destruction that they bring. Dealing with this subject opens the door for us to talk about the real problem and why so many turn to these destructive vises. Believe it or not, the addiction of alcohol and other things is spoken of in the Word of God the Bible. From the truth found in this supernatural book we can understand and deal with drug abuse (in any form) and overcome it. I know, because I was on my way to alcoholism and drug addiction as a young teenager when I found the answer to the real problem. I have written a lesson on this very subject and the underlying reason that many go this way. It’s called “Addicted to Alcohol and Drugs?” .
One of the most famous stories of addiction is found in the New Testament book of John. In chapter four Jesus is sitting at a well outside the city of Samaria when a woman of the city comes to draw water from the well. He engages her in conversation and before long he finds that she is addicted to a life of multiple relationships and yet is unhappy. He starts the conversation by asking her a question, “Will you give me a drink of water?” From there it didn’t take her long to reveal her true lust for men as a way to happiness. Jesus made a statement to her about the well she was drawing from and of another well that would give living water. Let’s look at it.
John 4:13-14 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Of course he was speaking of the living water called the Holy Ghost which God has poured out upon all men in this age. He also spoke of the thirsty here. What do all of us thirst for? Some might say money, prestige, sex, entertainment and the list goes on and on. What are we really thirsty for? The scriptures teach us that we are all made in the image of God and therefore only God can fill the empty void in each of us. In reality what we are all thirsty for is the presence of God. Jesus spoke of this in another place.
John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
What every person on this earth is longing for is a personal Holy Ghost experience just like the early church experienced.
Acts 2:1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Through the power of the Holy Ghost drugs and alcohol can be washed from a persons’ life. Cleaned out by the living water so that there will be no more thirst for it.
Do you know someone who is struggling with alcohol or drugs? Why not tell them about this site and let them know about the lesson “Addicted to Alcohol or Drugs?” . It could make the difference for them and they may come back and thank you for your help. Just a simple forward to their address and that’s it. May God bless you and may we share the truth of his word to others.
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Here’s the inspirational scripture!
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
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