Main Scriptures: Hosea 4:11
More Scriptures: Pro.20:1, Jn.2:10, Gen.9:21
Today, the Holy Spirit is saying to all husbands who drink either casually or professionally, that friendship with alcohol does not only make you foolish, it destroys your health. In Pro.20:1, the Word of God pointedly says, wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise”. This is God’s word and it settles any argument about alcohol consumption. God is saying that whoever drinks alcohol in any measure is foolish. And as the head and spiritual leader of your home, God did not place you over your wife and children to behave foolishly. In Hos.4:11, the Bible says whoredom and wine and new wine TAKE AWAY THE HEART. What this means is that one of the ways you could derail from your wife and children is through alcohol consumption. It steals your time, energy and peace. For instance, rather than spend time with your family at home after a hard day’s work, you will prefer to spend it in the beer parlour or garden drinking alcohol or red wine. Those precious moments of your life that you should have invested in the lives of your wife and children so that through you they can become better people are wasted drinking alcohol all in the name of socialization.
Foolishness is the height of irresponsibility any husband could be identified with. But wisdom is God’s ultimate plan for you. Don’t be deceived by the lies of the devil that Jesus turned water into wine. Yes, Jesus turned water into wine but He didn’t turn water into alcoholic wine. Infact, in verse 10 of John chapter 2, the bible describes the wine as the good wine. Afterall, there is non-alcoholic wine. Why would you choose alcoholic wine? Husband, understand that alcohol in any form it is presented will mock you and make you to say things you shouldn’t say or do to your wife and children. Just imagine a man who is drunk to stupor. He may end up in the gutters. If he escapes the gutters, he gets back home and begins to utter irresponsible words to his wife and children. Sometimes, he beats up his wife and children. Oh what a shame! Why would you use your hard earned money to buy disgrace and humiliation? What examples are you setting for your family? If there is nothing that you will remember, just let this truth from the Holy Ghost sink deep into your spirit, whatever you tolerate as a husband, that is what your family will celebrate.
· Father, by Your blood, uproot every foundation of depression in my life and give me a new beginning
· Father, by Your Spirit, empower me to overcome the influence and power of alcohol
· Father, by the blood of Jesus, deliver me from wrong associations and relationships.
I resist the force of alcohol because I am a wise, good and godly husband to my wife and children in Jesus glorious name. Amen.