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Mixing The Holy Spirit with Alcoholic SpiritsSermon Scriptures
1 Cor. 6:9-11 (NIV) - Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Proverbs 20:1 – Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Isaiah 28:7 - But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
Proverbs 23:29-33 (KJV) - Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Isaiah 56:10-12 (KJV) - His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. 11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. 12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.
Proverbs 23:20 (KJV) - Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
2 Peter 1:5-8 (ESV) - For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[a] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities[b] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:11 (ESV) - Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness,
2 Corinthians 7:1 (ESV) - Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body[a] and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV) - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
1 Thessalonians 5:5-7 (NLT) - For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. 6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. 7 Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 (NLT) - Stay away from every kind of evil.
John 15:19 (NLT) - The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.
50 Reasons Why I [as a Christian] do not drink: By Jamie Morgan
1. I can't be sober-minded if I'm not sober.2. Alcohol has an assignment: destruction.3. Alcohol is a depressant. Anything that depresses should be avoided at all costs.4. I don't want to make my brother or sister stumble in the name of exercising my "Christian liberties." My choice to drink could lead to someone's demise.5. Alcohol skews my judgment.6. Alcohol leaves me worse, not better.7. What I do in moderation, my children will do in excess.8. Even the unsaved know I shouldn't drink. Bible in one hand, beer in the other—any lost person could point this out as a confusing contradiction. 9. Alcohol doesn't bring others closer to the Lord when they see me drinking, but further away.10. Alcohol doesn't bring me closer to the Lord when I drink, but further away.11. I want to be fully awake and ready for the return of Christ, not drunk12. Show me a family for whom alcohol has made a positive difference in their lives. You won't be able to.13. I have never heard anyone say, "Wow, that Jack & Coke gave me a shot of the Holy Ghost!"14. I want to avoid all appearances of evil.15. Alcohol makes it much harder for me to practice the fruit of self-control.16. Alcohol causes me to lose my filter.17. Alcohol is a legal mind-altering drug.18. Alcohol is addictive.19. Alcohol is a numbing agent for pain and sorrow only Jesus can heal.20. Many regrets are associated with alcohol. 21. No one has ever said, "If only I had taken a drink, things wouldn't have gotten out of control."22. Alcohol causes me to act in ways I normally wouldn't.23. Alcohol kills brain cells.24. Alcohol is a counterfeit and provides a false peace.25. The Bible says that no drunkards will enter the kingdom of God. Being drunk starts with one drink. I don't want to see how far outside the lines I can color when eternity is at stake.26. Alcohol is a waster—money, gifts and talents, destinies and so on.27. Alcohol leads to really bad behavior. It is a factor in 50 percent of violent crimes.28. Alcohol distracts and derails you from living the victorious life for which Christ died.29. Wisdom is the principle thing that I need to pursue at all cost; alcohol makes me stupid.30. Alcohol has ruined many, many marriages.31. The only influence I should be "under" is God's.32. The Bible tells me to be alert; alcohol delays my reaction time.33. If I don't start drinking, I'll never have to stop. [or drink too much or ever worry about becoming an alcoholic]34. Alcohol severely tarnishes my testimony.35. Don't want your teenagers to drink? Yep, same reasons apply to you.36. God is holy; alcohol is not.37. Alcohol and prayer don't mix.38. Alcohol and Bible study don't mix.39. Alcohol lowers my resolve to resist temptation.40. Alcohol = Brokenness (broken lives, health, dreams and so on)41. When the world sees us drinking, it sends the message that Jesus isn't enough.42. Moderate drinking? How about moderate pornography or moderate heroin use or moderate lying or moderate adultery?43. Christians are called to live a life of total surrender and separation from the world.44. Alcohol makes me forget. It can make me forget that I am married, that I am saved, called to be separate.45. "I don't get drunk. I only have one or two drinks." If they didn't affect you, you would drink soda.46. I should never look to the glass or bottle for joy, which can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ.47. Alcohol fills my mind with impure thoughts.48. If it could hinder my faith walk or love walk or dishonor the lordship of Jesus Christ, I need to forsake it.49. Alcohol doesn't help me run the race that Jesus has marked before me to finish with more accuracy. It does the polar opposite.50. For any argument that tries to justify Christian drinking, there are at least 50 other reasons not to. The writing is on the wall. It's not God's best for Christians to drink.