Emeka Anslem


 SHOCKING! Taking Alcohol is not a sin- Emeka Anslem reveals


"Pastor, please I want your perspective on this, is taking alcohol a sin? 

No its not, but I'd give you three reasons why you should avoid taking alcohol. Ready? 

1. It's not for kings

Proverbs 31:

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.

We've been redeemed as kings and priests to reign on the earth. If that's true, then we're not expected to associate with things that could becloud or negatively influence our sense of judgement. 

As seen in the scripture above, one of the wisest and greatest kings that ever lived recommended that both wine and strong drinks should be avoided by kings. 

Wine? Didn't Apostle Paul advice his son to take a little wine? That right! But we all know the bad condition of drinking water back then in the Middle East. Apostle Paul's recommendation was for medicinal purposes, specifically to avoid stomach upsets or ailments from the water they drank. And if we compare scriptures with scriptures, we can only conclude that Apostle Paul was referring to either fermented or unfermented freshly squeezed juice from grape. Research also shows that unfermented grape juice has health benefits for the body.

Strong alcohol can make a king forget the law and give very unpleasant judgements. So if you keep wondering why you never make the right decisions for your life, you might need to consider checking this first? 

2. It's a spirit 

That's right! Alcohol is a spirit and it can possess your body. Proverbs 20:1 says, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise". That's right, alcoholic people have an inexpanable rage. And that rage always brings them mockery. 

Alcohol has a spirit of deception that makes you believe you're right until you've made a mockery of yourself. If you allow yourself to be deceived by it, then you're not wise. 

Apostle Paul could clearly tell that there was something spiritual about alcohol in Ephesians 5:18. He said, "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit". 

Just look at that, if you're filled with alcohol then you can't be filled with the Spirit of God. This means that everytime you get drunk, you're temporarily disconnected from the Holy Spirit. 

I read Proverbs 23 and I couldn't but conclude that alcohol is a serpent in liquid clothing. Let me show you:

Proverbs 23:

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. 

34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. 

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again. 

Just look at that! So it can move itself in a way that attracts you to it. And the only precaution that scripture gave is not to look at it. If I may add, don't think of it, especially if you're battling with addiction. If it can move itself aright physically, then it can move itself aright in your mind. The moment you start thinking of how the sweat from the cold bottle of beer keeps dropping, it won't be long before you visit a beer parlour😂. 


3. You may be misinterpreted 

Let's assume your intention is just to take little, that intention may be misunderstood by a younger believer and probably cause him to derail, especially when you take it in a social space. 

Let's see how Apostle Paul puts it:

1 Corinthians 8:

9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. 

10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols. 

11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 

12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 

13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

So yes, alcohol isn't a sin against God, but it can make you sin against a brethren, and a sin against a brethren is a sin against Christ. 

And don't tell me you'd take it in your closet, nothing can really be a secret for so long. 

I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone. 

Remain ever blessed! 


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