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How dry I am, (hic up! hic up!)
how I wet I'll be (hic up!)
if I don't find a place to pee!(hic up! hic up!)

Written by Danny Bunn B.A., (Born-Again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ)

Booze is a big topic today. It is also the biggest killer of any drug around. The word of God has a lot to say regarding alcoholic drinks. We read in Hab. 2:15, "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!"

Some seem to think that it is just talking about making a person drunk to see their nakedness but is that what it is truly saying? It says, "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that putteth thy bottle to him, AND..." (Emphasis mine) First we see that a woe is pronounced on the one who gives another drink and as we continue on we will see that it is talking about strong drink, wine and other forms of booze. The making him drunk and seeing his nakedness is next in line but the woe is for both or either.

Next we need to see a thought for Christians since we are to "abstain from all appearance of evil" (I Thessalonians 5:22) Whenever you see a commercial on drinking it usually has a girl half undressed or looks like it and she is usually pretty, happy, and sometimes with a cancer stick in the other hand looking up town, that is to the world that has been blinded by Satan. Booze is addicting, it is controlling, it affects the brain cells, the liver, and other parts of the body to the negative. There isn't really anything good that can be said about it for a Christian. It makes you forgetful, it affects your pocket book, another way to say your money will see the fruit of drinking but other hands will handle more of your money as you continue on your drinking spree.

Now I am going to tie in another thought about drinking. God is speaking to Aaron and Aaron is a priest of God so this is to the priesthood if you read the verses preceding and succeeding these verses.
"9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
"10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
"11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses." Lev. 10:9-11

From this set of verses we see that priests are not to drink wine of strong drink when they go into the tabernacle of the congregation and God goes on to show that this is separating the holy and the unholy, the clean and the unclean and they are to teach it to their children. Some will say, "Yea but that is only when they get ready for 'church' activities." I will be tying thoughts concerning that in a couple of minutes. Those verses were concerning the priesthood and now let's look at kings. Going to Prov 31:4,5 "It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
"Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted."

So from these couple of verses we see that kings or those in authority shouldn't drink strong drink, it will cause them to move unjustly in their decision making processes.
Now let's tie some thoughts together on the drinking concerning kings and priests. The word makes it plain that we are kings and priests unto God. 1 Pet 2:9 says, "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:" Also in Rev 1:6, "And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."

So from this we see that all Christians are kings and priests unto God. The bible talks about in the book of Acts how the world thought that the Christians were filled with wine when they were filled with the Spirit. When a Christian is walking in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, he is thought on by the world to be drinking since it takes you out of your natural state and causes you to walk in a bold, a courage, a wisdom that is not your own so the world will think that you have been drinking too much. To make this last point a little clearer, let's look at I Cor. 1:18, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." So from this verse we see that the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God and hence the wisdom of God would be foolishness with the world.

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." Prov 20:1
Wouldn't it make sense that those who waste time, money, taking chances on getting addicted to the junk are being deceived and in turn are not wise. At least not wise from God's standpoint.

In closing, I will deal with the description where strong drink has taken many a strong man and woman, to an early death...
11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. (Isaiah 5)

Booze is like the "little white god" called the cigarette, it is just another thing to control man, to lead him down the wrong path, to consume him and to addict him with things that are useless and senseless.

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