Ephesians 5:18; And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.
We at Supporting Godly Women like to take on the tough questions. The kind that shake out the worry and reveals God’s love in the situation.
Alcohol has been around as long…well a really long time. Jesus Christ turned water into wine for heaven sakes. So what is the big deal right? I’ve been taught from the pulpit that alcohol is completely out and bad. I’ve also seen the minister drink at the pulpit. The pendulum swings wide on the subject. What does God’s Word say.
Everything in God does is for our blessing and protection.
Here is the expanded literal translation from the Greek;
Ephesians 5:18; And be not intoxicated with the wine dedicated to the gods they worship until they are drunk and into debauchery of every kind, for you are constantly full and overflowing with spirit.
Once excess occurs your judgement fails and the devil can lead you blindly into all kinds of garbage. Does that verse say not to have wine, not to have a drink? No–though, for some 1 drink is a slippery, sloppy, slope leading to more. Everyone has their own limits. If one drink will cause you to get out of fellowship with God then stop before that point.
Nothing is ever worth getting out of fellowship with God over.
Intoxication is excess. Why wouldn’t God want you to drink to excess? For your protection and blessing. If you can’t hear yourself think, then how can you hear God’s still small voice within you? We stop out of love for God. He’s your father he loves you AND he wants you to have fun. He designed our funny bone and our sense of laughter. Trust me nothing gets you laughing so hard as when God tells a joke. But how can you hear it? He wants to laugh with you and have fun.
Is a drunk Christian a blessed one?
Does God still bless his kids? Protect them? Yes, as much as they allow him to. Alcohol itself doesn’t cause broken fellowship, people do. God doesn’t stomp on our freewill.
How do we fix broken fellowship? One simple verse;
1 John 1:9; If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
And one great verse to remember;
Psalms 103:12; As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
If you have any questions I’d love to hear them.