Ouch! God’s word is really hitting some nerves! If you’re waking up from a night of partying, today’s message is really going to sting! “Oh Lord, why did you lead me into Ephesians? I’m not going to have any friends after this!” He starts by telling us to use our time wisely because the days are evil. We all know this to be true; just read the headlines! Many years ago I saw a prediction that said that the Middle East would overtake the world, not by invasion, but by opium. Guess who produces over 90% of the world's opium? Afghanistan! How’s that for an eye opener. Now we see people on the streets walking around like zombies. This type of behavior is nothing new; there’s always been something to sedate humans. Wine was the drug of choice in the biblical days, and people would get drunk, and do salacious things that shouldn’t even be spoken of, just like they do today! We are warned against being involved in this type of behavior. If this sounds like you, then you need to stop. If you can’t stop, seek help to get your life under control, and remove the hooks that the enemy has in you. Once you’ve experienced a life filled with the Holy Spirit, you can’t get enough, He’s much better than a drug and He keeps you fully alive!
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:15-18
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