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Holy Spirit Wine vs. Alcohol

Alcohol can be a strong lure for society, including secular circles, but for the sake of biblical clarity, let’s focus on the message for Christians. Today we will briefly examine scripture and seek the Holy’s Spirits guidance the genuine wine.

In the Bible, God cautions us against altering our minds and becoming controlled by anything that inhibits our relationship with Jesus Christ and defiles our bodies, which are considered God’s temple. This extends beyond excessive alcohol consumption and encompasses any substance or behavior that takes control. Therefore, Christians must develop a healthy fear of God while striving to comprehend and follow His will.

Let’s begin by defining the meaning of drunkard, which is someone who habitually drinks alcohol excessively. Now you might think that God is speaking solely about acute alcoholism, a person who is being carried home or is passed out in the back seat regularly, but what does the Bible say about the habit of getting drunk?

As Christians, we are called to be sober-minded and practice self-control. While enjoying a glass of wine occasionally is not be considered a drunkard, using alcohol as a stress reliever or a time to let loose while paralyzing all inhibition is not pleasing to God. As it says in Ephesians 5:18, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.”

That said, as a body of believers, edification is paramount to enlighten the church through scripture, on tough subjects such as sex, drugs, and alcohol and the Holy Spirit’s Spiritual wine comes with wisdom.

Therefore to build the body of Christ with clarity God calls and prepares His people to teach. God often uses those He saves for a purpose, having experienced the multiple things we teach, which brings hope to the hurting and glory to Christ.

When we share our experiences we inspire others to trust in Christ and bring Him more glory. Through faith in Jesus and the power of the cross, healing, and deliverance are possible. Our instruction is rooted in the truth of the gospel and Scripture and is given with love and obedience. Father’s Biblical instruction is never meant as a personal assault on a person’s character but loving instruction that, through faith and obedience and a healthy fear of God, leads to freedom.

That said, we trust the gospel which says in John 1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” This passage refers to Jesus, the embodiment of God the Father, who came to earth to share His message with humanity. Thus, as Christians, we believe in Jesus as the Son of God that is God and do not reject the teachings found in scripture. In John 14:6, Jesus himself says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Additionally, 1 John 2:22-23 states, “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. Therefore the Spirit of anti-Christ is vastly spreading, and drunkard deception is present. It’s time to seek Jesus and take accountability and repent. To be purified from the deception of thinking living like a drunkard in sin is ok, it’s not.

The Bible talks about wine and beer throughout scripture, and often Christians talk about Jesus turning water into wine as the ok to get drunk. Furthermore taking 1 Timothy 5:23, which says, “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities” implies habitual drinking is acceptable by God. This mindset is dangerous for many people—too often because they don’t study scripture.

Titus 2:3 says, “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or enslaved people to much wine. They are to teach what is good.

The verse implies not be a slave to much wine; it does not say to abstain entirely from a glass of wine occasionally; still, it’s wise for people to refrain entirely if they know they seek alcohol as a means of feeling good rather than seeking God.

Addiction is a form of slavery because it controls and dominate a person’s life. In this way, it can hinder your ability to have a close relationship with God—to hear him leaving many to fall prey to deception’s temptation.

The Bible mentions wine and beer in various places, primarily in the Old Testament. That said, people think the mention of wine is associated with joy and celebration, as seen in Psalm 104:14-15, which states, “He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.” However, I see the wine as a symbolic mention that it is a spiritual wine, the oil is the Lord, and the bread is the bread of life. Even though Jesus doesn’t come into the picture until the New Testament, he is prophesied about from the beginning of Genesis throughout the New Testament.

Wine is also used as a symbol of God’s blessing in Genesis 27:28, where Isaac blesses his son Jacob with the words, “May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine.” Father does not like alcohol for many reasons, while at the same time, the wine that people drank in ancient times was also diluted with water; it’s different.

If we look at Hosea 4:10-11 the prophet warns, “For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the Lord. 11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. This verse shows that wine led God’s people away from Him to sin.

As you can see regular consumption of alcohol is not encouraged or wise yet, simultaneously; the Bible does not say anywhere to abstain from wine entirely. Just like anything else, balance and moderation are healthy in everything we do, but more people on earth are not balanced and healthy spiritually or physically.

Honestly, the Christians that bash a Christian for drinking a glass of wine on occasion is usually more apt to be the self-righteous type because they are the same lovers of money and greed, judgemental and often hateful in their hearts, and the scriptures condemn all those things, so who is the one sinning?

It can be difficult to face ourselves and repent, but I urge everyone to seek God’s will for their lives by opening the Bible with a sincere heart. The Holy Spirit’s spiritual wine offers a more satisfying and powerful experience.

God Bless you,
Sister Christine

C. Beach ©️

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