When you choose the wrong comfort and help in life, the effects are far-reaching. God cannot be mocked and His words in Deuteronomy 28 do not fall to the ground. Bowing down to and indulging with alcohol will ultimately affect you financially and relationally, including loss of productivity, unemployment, family problems, and possible divorce. People think that they can keep going across the boundary lines and escape the consequences. Can the liver regenerate? Yes, if you repent, stop drinking for a while, and once your health returns and your liver has healed, then return only to moderation. Ask for God’s Spirit, because God does not overdrink and Christ did not overdrink, therefore Christians are not to overdrink. The Apostle Paul in Ephesians urged us not to be drunk with wine but rather be drunk with the Spirit of God. “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18
With God’s Holy, incredibly temperate Spirit, you can have a drink and not overdrink… you can have a meal and not binge… you can have a pipe or cigar to celebrate a newborn. Moderation—temperance—is what is acceptable for God’s Holy people. Ephesians 5:15-20 says:
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
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