The Lord Our Protector

December 4, 2015

Home Page Picture2Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one

We are definitely facing difficult times in our world and nation.   These difficulties try to steal the truth that we are protected and secure in the hands of our mighty God!  The tribulations that seem to be everywhere try to make one feel helpless and weak.  Quite the contrary, we are not weak or helpless but according to the word of God we have more for us than are against us.

In the now famous eighties, President Ronald Reagan went to Russia with a team of negotiators to deal with the Russians on the subject of nuclear weapons.  Because of the nature of the talks and the distrust that existed between the two countries the American team took with them a structure called, at that time, “The Bubble”.  The bubble was a clear bubble that allowed our team to go inside and talk freely without the possibility of any of the Russians hearing them even with their advanced listening devices.  Once inside they were free to make plans without the enemy knowing anything about it.  Reagan was successful and America once again stayed ahead of her enemies.

As born again Christians we have some awesome promises that let us know that we too are in a “Bubble” of sorts.  When the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord raises up a stronghold or place of refuge where we have the privilege of entering into safety.

As an example, one of the greatest Kings of Israel, King David, faced difficulties but came through them victorious in his God.  He faced multiple assassination attempts from the King, he faced death at the hand of his own son, he was banished from his home and chased like a wild animal.  David made it through by leaning on the only security he could find in his troubles.  The faithfulness and love of almighty God.  Listen to his words.

2Samuel 22:3-4 my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. 4 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

Wow!  What a man of faith!  His inspiration should pass to us as well.  We face difficulties and some are extreme.  Yet, when we lean on God we are secure and safe.  I have been given some scriptures that David wrote in the Psalms to back this up.  Listen as you read.

Psalm 46:1   God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 91:1-3   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.

This is so powerful that it takes away the fear and replaces it with faith and hope.  If you are dealing with fear and have lost your hope, there is a place that you can go to find security.  Jesus Christ is the answer for this world.  Politics will never figure out a way to peace because there is only one way for it to come about.  When the heart is changed from fear to faith and the spirit of man is changed from hopelessness to great hope for his future then and only then will we see peace.  Real peace comes when Jesus fills us with his presence and calms our fears and imparts hope. He gave us this truth in the Gospel of John.

John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.

Awesome?  It sure is!  I have two more scriptures to share and I’m done.

Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1John 5:18  We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

May God bless you richly and I hope you have received the truth that will make you free!  Feel free to comment and see you next month! If you would like to become a subscriber just click on the link.  Shalom!

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The gos”pill” or the Gospel?

September 26, 2012

I want to give a great “I’m sorry for going so long without publishing a newsletter.  No excuses would be good enough, yet I will say that it has been very busy and turbulent in many ways for us lately.  I also want to thank all of the new subscribers (about a hundred or so) who have signed up since the last publication.

 At this writing the world is in a struggle to figure out its’ growing and ominous troubles.  On one hand we are seeing economic failure ahead not only of nations but of municipalities and individuals.  It seems the world is trying gain happiness through borrowing the future away.  Who knows how many generations will need to suffer in order to pay for our excesses.  As I am writing, our (America) national debt is gaining on 16 Trillion dollars.  Dollars that are being deflated by money printing to the tune of $40 billion per month.  Whewwww!  It stagers the mind and gives us all a sense of fear for the future.

The stock markets are at an all time high being pushed upward by the QEternity decision of the Feds.  QEternity is the decision to print money until we are all rich!!  Right!?

Recently I saw an article in which the author spoke of the bubbles that had burst in our economy from housing to the present situation.  As I pondered this I came to the conclusion that our problems are not really economic or political.  These are merely the symptoms of a real more deadly disease.  I don’t believe it is limited to one country but is global in nature.  I call it the great Morality Bubble.  Everywhere you turn, the old paths of decency, honesty and the love your neighbor spirit has completely disappeared.  It not only affects our leaders and politicians it has infiltrated the churches and yes, nearly all homes world-wide.  Morality as defined by God in the bible is clear and direct in it’s’ approach.  Right is right and wrong is wrong.  Yet, we have twisted morality to the point that nothing matters anymore.  The things that use to be an abomination (to God) are now accepted lifestyles.  Its’ not that God has changed of course but we, the people, have decided instead of obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ have opted for the gos”pill” of “If it feels good do it.”

This can be no better illustrated than by a sign I found in front of a local church recently.  The sign reads, “Have Trouble Sleeping?  We have sermons, come hear one!”  I wonder why the exclamation mark?  This is what I’m talking about.  We have opted for a “pill” or a fix to make us feel good for the moment.  A gos”pill”.  The sign inspired me not at all.  I wonder how many blankets are handed out before service so the participants can be comfortable while they are lulled to sleep by the latest gobledegoop they are served at the hand of the secular minister?  Another new plan is to reach the unchurched through acts of service in the community.  Don’t get me wrong, I believe in acts of service. Yet, acts of service will save no one, only the “act” that took place at Calvary can save a soul from a Godless eternity.  How does this work, I thought?  I can hear it now.  A local resident is so moved by the churched people painting the fire hydrant in their front yard, a fire hydrant that needed this done for a long time, that they decided to become churched.  Their testimony goes something like this, “I want to thank everyone here that last Sunday I got churched.”  WOW!!!

The world is not looking to get churched, they are looking for deliverance from demonic activity in their lives.  They are looking for freedom from drugs and alcohol addiction.  They need to be set free from sexual addictions and perversion that destroys the spirit within.  Our world is reeling and rocking from the effects of sin.  Sin that is taking place on every street corner of every town and city in the world.  They don’t need a pill, they’ve got plenty of them.  They don’t need sleep inducing sermons.  They need to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

What exactly is the Gospel?  I’ll wait a minute and let you answer this. ……………………………………. O.K., got an answer?  If you have the right answer you are probably in the top 5% of all people.  I hope you got it right and If not I will share it with you.

Paul, the Apostle, told us exactly what the Gospel is.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:  KJV

Here, he declares that the answer for the world’s problems is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The Gospel is what saves us from our sins. You see, it (sin) is precisely the reason Jesus came and died on the cross for us.  He became sin so we could be free from it.  After he became sin he was buried.  Sin was buried in that tomb.  Three days later he rose again never to go back to it again!  Yet, this story doesn’t stop with Jesus Christ.  It applies to you and I as well.  All of us must come to the place where we realized we are sinners.  Once we come to this realization we must turn from our sin.  This is called repentance in the Bible.  It is the old life dying and never returning.

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

The old man is our old lifestyles of sin.  When the old man dies there are no more sinful acts.  Once he dies, then he must be buried.

Romans 6:3-4 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:…

When we are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ the old man is buried along with his sins.  The real exciting part is the resurrection.

Romans 6:4…: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

In the same manner that Jesus rose from the tomb we also rise up (spiritually) when we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  The Spirit of God has the power to change us into a brand new person.  This takes place from the inside out.  When Christ is in us we experience freedom.  In fact we are no longer the same man or woman.  As I finish, please read and meditate on this last scripture and ask yourself, “If this happened to everyone in the world would it be a better place?”  I think the answer is telling.  The world may miss this message but what about you?  Would you be a better person if you experienced this?  Again, the answer is very telling.

I have written three studies that go into the three parts of the gospel which are death, burial and resurrection.  They are entitled “Repentance”, “Water Baptism” and “What Does it Mean to Receive the Holy Ghost?”  Links are provided so just click on the title and you’ll be there.

O.K. ready for the scripture?

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

May God lead each of us and our world into his marvelous truth!

Blessings!

Greg Wirths

Focus On Freedom

 


Certainty or Uncertainty

November 2, 2011

If there is a word that describes the world today it would be ‘Uncertainty”.  Webster gives us some synonyms of it and they are revealing.   Words like distrust, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion and doubt give us the feeling that something is shaky at best.  When I think of the situation in our world today these are the words that come to mind. 

Recently we have seen the financial markets around the world go up and down and make us proverbially sick with the roller coaster ride.  Many have removed their money from the stock markets and even a well known  company “Lloyds of London” very recently removed their cash form the European banks for fear that they are about to go under.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-21/lloyd-s-of-london-posts-697-million-pound-loss-on-disasters-1-.html

Meanwhile, today while I am writing this post Greece teeters on the brink of default and at the same time the stocks are up in the European markets.  HUH?  It all seems uncertain to me.  The last thing I do is listen to the politicians who claim to have the answers.  Many of you feel the same way I am sure. 

There is however, one main place I look for answers to the problems of the world and (you know what I’m going to say) that is the word of God.  So many kingdoms have come and gone which felt they were invincible.  Babylon, the greatest of all ancients kingdoms eventually was relegated to the dust heaps of the desert it was built upon.  The Medo-Persian empire ruled with certainty until the Greeks came and took them away.  The Greeks had it together until the Romans came and, well, you know where they are today.  The Romans whose capital was Rome, Italy today are teetering as well on the edge of financial disaster.

Looking at all of this I have to say that one word describes the kingdoms of this world and the stability they project.  “Uncertainty”.  Yet there is a place where there is stability.  I’m talking about a stability that has outlasted all of the kingdoms of this world.  In the word of God we have literally hundreds of prophecies concerning the ways of this world and the specific plan of God in this world.  To give you one example of the stability of Gods’ word I would like to turn your attention to the book of Zechariah.  Written approximately 487BC Zechariah spoke of someone who would trust so much in money that he would buy out a friend for thirty pieces of silver.  The prophecy reads like this:

Zechariah 11:12-13 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

This was fulfilled by men who cared nothing for the scriptures around 33AD.  It reads like this.

Matthew 27:3-10 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.

Nowhere in this world will you find anything so certain as the word of God.  No financial advice or predictions can revel or even come close to the accuracy of the holy scriptures.  In a time when we try so hard to predict our financial future and cheerlead ourselves into prosperity (all the while the storm clouds are gathering) it’s time to look at an old book and some tried and tested ways for all men.  The Bible declares plainly the future of this world.

1 John 2:16-17 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:…”

It also gives us insight into those who follow the word of God.  “ but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

I would like to encourage all of you, my friends at Focus on Freedom to trust in the Lord and his holy word.  It is the only thing that will stand the test of time.  Jesus said it best in Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

Thanks to all of you who have recently signed up for the newsletter and those of you who have put up with me for longer.  We are now in many states in America and in at least fourteen other countries.  Almost every month we have more visitors than the previous ones.  The word is getting out!  Thanks again.

Here’s the scripture ready for today!

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Sincerely,

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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The Rapture

May 26, 2011

Greetings one and all!  I thought it would be good today to write a post seeing I have not done so in some time.  First I want to say thanks to all of you who are signed up for the free newsletter.  To date we have subscriptions in the U.S. and in fourteen other countries.  Thanks so much for being a part of the freedom family.

My thoughts go to the rapture today because a few days ago we were told by someone who “knows”, that the world would come to an end and the rapture would take place.  Well, we are still here and the aftermath is quite telling.  When will “Christians” finally wake up to the need to understand the basics of the scriptures?  A man in our church here in Kansas was told by an insurance agent that an atheist insurance company sold policies to take care of the pets of those who were taken by the rapture.  Several hundred thousand policies were written for over $100 each.  Something is dreadfully wrong when the people who claim to know God are so easily fooled.

What’s the answer to all of this Tom Foolery?  The Word of God!!  When we know the Word we will not walk in darkness but have purpose and direction in life.  What don’t we understand when Jesus said in Mark 13:32 “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” ?

A basic knowledge of the truth will set us free from the charlatans who are robed in sheep’s clothing.  I’m sure there will be policies written to gullible people before the next date of October 21.  Not to mention that the Mayan calendar ends somewhere in December of 2012.  To this end Paul wrote to the Ephesus church a stern warning to listen to the elders of the truth because the day would come when false prophets would try to deceive the people.

Ephesians 4:11-15 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:…”

It is not the will of God that we be caught up into every thing that comes along.  We should know the truth and be able to tell others about it with accuracy.  That’s why Paul told Timothy to “study” to show thyself approved unto God, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The basic truths of the scripture that we should all know from the top of our heads to the soles of our feet are the nature of God and then salvation through God.  I have written some lessons that cover these areas.  If you are new to Christianity or even been around for a while I would encourage you to study them until you know them by heart.  Then when the wolf comes along with some “new thing” you’ll be able to spend your time and money on something worthwhile.

The lessons I have written are “Who is Jesus Christ?”, Repentance”, “Water Baptism” and “What Does it Mean to Receive the Holy Ghost?”  The word is a rock that we stand on so when the storms of life come along we will not be shaken.  I encourage you to take the time and let me know what you think of these lessons.  Open your heart and let the Lord speak to you through the word, instead of a false prophet.

Thanks for the time and yes the Lord is coming so let’s all get ready each and every day.  Amen!!

Here’s the inspirational scripture!

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.Till next time may God richly bless you!

God Bless!!

Sincerely

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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Where Are We Headed Financially?

March 1, 2011



Wow, what a blinding past few months and believe it or not, I’m still here.      So many things have happened and I wanted to put in my two cents worth.  Now I know that I am not a financial guy as some folks are, but is this feeling I have shared by any of you?  I mean the feeling that something big is about to happen in the world.  Is it just me or do any other folks feel that the financial situation of families, municipalities, states and nations is close to a collapse?  Well, I don’t want to start of on a negative note here but how many people do you know who are debt free?  How many states in the US can you name that are debt free?  What about countries?

The word of God, the Bible, actually speaks of a time coming upon the world in which a new economic system of worldwide proportions will usher in a time of trouble for everyone.  It will actually be a system that will control the movements of every person on the planet!!  Sound crazy?  Well, it’s true.  Let me share it with you.

Revelation 13:16-18 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (666)

When we look at the nations which are on the verge of bankruptcy and the bondage to spending that we have developed it can be easy to see why this scripture could be fulfilled in our lifetime.  Maybe in the very near future.  We read reports how China is advocating for a world currency called the “bankor” which in effect will bring all nations together on the same economic level.  Whether this will happen or not does not negate the fact that the word of God will come to pass.

My provoking thought is this.  What are we doing about it personally?  I can hear the answer now as it comes loudly over the net, “It’s out of our hands”, or “We can’t do anything so why try?”  Yet, is it really the right answer?  I don’t think so.

The right answer is for us to follow God’s financial principles found in his word.  Much is said in scripture about money, in fact it has been said that Jesus said more about money than he did heaven or hell.  Think about that.  The reason each of us should be doing something right now to prepare for the coming financial disaster is that our attitude is reflected in how we handle our money.  You see, the money we have been given is not ours, really.  It all belongs to God and when we are gone, it will be gone as well.  So what we do with the things he has given us now speak volumes about our attitude toward him and his leadership in our lives.

I encourage you to look at the study I have prepared entitled “Financial Freedom” to see what the Word of God says about this important subject.  In it you will find principles that I believe will guide us through the difficult days ahead.  Spread the word around and start today, it’s the only real time we have.

Thanks to all of you for being a part of this ministry.  From the beginning of Focus on Freedom we have received over 37000 hits and now have well over 100 subscribers.  May God bless each of you and see you soon!

Here’s the inspirational scripture!

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Till next time may God richly bless you!

Sincerely

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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Alternative Energy

October 21, 2010

 

 

Alternative energy, we hear a lot about it today.  The word itself implies that there is an energy source which is somewhat insufficient and needs to be replaced.  Whatever side of the issue you are on we do know that some day the world supply of oil will be gone.  If that time is 20 years or 200 years from now I don’t think anyone really knows for sure.  However, the day will come when oil will be a forgotten energy source that has been replaced by something else and resigned to the annals of history.  In the same way something else will pass away at some point in time and be replaced by something better.

1 Corinthians 7:31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

1 John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

In the same way that some jumped on the bandwagon of Microsoft and made millions from their small investments some will invest themselves into God’s kingdom and will walk on streets of gold someday in the not so distant future.  The cost will be abandoning the things of this world that will pass away and taking on the things of God which will last forever!  The writers of the inspired word of God have declared that the fashion of this world and the world itself will pass away and be no more.  The system that we trust in and live under will be gone, replaced by a better source of life.  Some look to a day of alternative, clean energy where the world will be a utopia of pristine bliss.  This dream will not come true under the leadership of corrupt men and women who rule the world now from a selfish and self serving position.  The only time this world will go back to the garden of Eden status is when Jesus Christ comes back and rules it for a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Until that time, there is an energy source that is an alternative to this world.  Jesus said it this way.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

God has made his Spirit available to all of us who will receive it and seek him for it.  This alternative power was poured out on the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts 2.  As you read it just imagine being filled with God’s Spirit to the point that the powers of this world have no lasting effect upon you.

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.

This experience is for everyone!  For me and for you, for your children and their children too!  For a more in depth study into this alternative power simply go to “What Does It Mean To Receive The Holy Ghost?” and then seek God for it with all of your heart.  When you do, he will fill you to overflowing and you’ll never go back to the old way of living.  Thanks for listening and being a part of this ministry.

Here’s the inspirational scripture!

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Till next time may God richly bless you!

Sincerely

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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Set Free From Drugs and Alcohol!

September 15, 2010

 

 

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.

Sincerely

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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