OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL  DATE: FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2021

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1 month 3 weeks ago #11555 by FemiClef
 DANGERS OF ALCOHOL II MEMORISE: Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.Proverbs 31:6  READ: Proverbs 31:4-6 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. 6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 11-13 MESSAGE Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:1 The Bible says it is only fools who take alcohol. Alcohol makes a fool of anyone who consumes it, so much that, the drunkard standing on solid ground can begin to think he is sleeping in the middle of the sea. He would think he is lying on a bed. Imagine such mockery. "Oh, I just want to take a little; I can't get drunk. I know how to control myself." No one starts drinking with the intention of misbehaving and acting foolish. It starts with looking at the drink and desiring it. The moment you start desiring it, you are already treading close to the trap of the devil and you will soon fall if you don't take your eyes and mind off it. If you know that you struggle with taking alcohol, why would you go for a meeting in a bar? You are only tempting yourself. If you want to stop drinking, then you have to overcome the fear of losing the friends who drink with you. When I met Christ and stopped drinking, I lost friends because whenever they visited me, I offered them soft drinks instead of the assorted alcoholic beverages we used to drink. I lost friends, but God replaced them with many brothers and sisters in Him. Proverbs 31:4 says: "It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:"  In other words, the one who drinks cannot make clear decisions. If a person cannot make good decisions, how then would such a person excel in life? How would he or she become great and fulfil destiny? If you want to achieve greatness in life and have all your dreams come true, you have to let go of alcohol. How do you stop taking alcohol? Stop looking at it. Don't look at the drink or it's container at all. Don’t watch the adverts, don't spend time around people who drink or talk about alcohol. "Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder." Proverbs 23: 31-32 Abstain from alcohol, it ruins destinies. KEY POINT Don't drink any form of alcohol and If you know anyone who does, show them the message for today.     HYMN 24: TAKE MY LIVE AND LET IT BE 1. Take my life and let it beConsecrated, Lord, to Thee.Take my moments and my days,Let them flow in endless praise. 2. Take my hands and let them moveAt the impulse of Thy love.Take my feet and let them beSwift and beautiful for Thee. 3. Take my voice and let me sing,Always, only for my King.Take my lips and let them beFilled with messages from Thee. 4. Take my silver and my gold,Not a mite would I withhold.Take my intellect and useEvery pow’r as Thou shalt choose. 5. Take my will and make it Thine,It shall be no longer mine.Take my heart, it is Thine own,It shall be Thy royal throne. 6. Take my love, my Lord, I pourAt Thy feet its treasure store.Take myself and I will beEver, only, all for Thee.

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