I am writing this with so much passion, knowing again that this is a delicate issue but by the SPIRIT, He had prepared me as a pen of a ready writer…..This is so long a letter.

Dear Leader,
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus.

I rejoice with you for the work you have done so far… However there is this thing which causes an itch in the eye brows I want to draw your attention to.

You see there’s this topic that has been an issue in the body for long which is bringing division amongst us… people have asked my opinion privately, both leaders and non leaders…I have answered many both individually and in small groups from the BIBILICAL PERSPECTIVE… I have the persuasion to make it public so that everyone would read via this medium…

It is the issue of wine and strong drink in the body.

Please I’ll need you to know that my opinion here does not matter but what is the LORD JESUS SAYING IN HIS WORD? And so I would do justice to this BY, THROUGH and WITH HIS WORD!

Proverbs 20:1KJV: Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs 31:4-6KJV: 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. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Isaiah 5:11(KJV):Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

So did you see that?

“WINE” is a general term for drinks. Need I tell you that there are two kinds of wine…The pure grape juice and alcoholic drinks. It is the surrounding context of each verse that tells you which kind of wine God is talking about. God’s people never drank alcoholic wine Dt 29:5

This write up shows that the correct use of an alcoholic wine “in moderation” is only as a drug(medicine) Proverbs 21:17.

Paul told Timothy to use it as a drug not as an intoxicating beverage…IT WAS NOT FOR DRINKING.

Jesus never drank alcoholic wine at His last supper. Matthew 26:29. He never drank wine that was mixed with anything. This is the reason why he asked his disciples to pour water into the jar. The water Jesus turned into wine in the Hebrew language is called OINON which is interpreted to be the pure fresh grape juice….

The alcoholic wine in Hebrew language is referred to as HAY-YAYIN….

Therefore in 1Timothy 3:3, a Christian is commanded NOT to welcome a wine drink into their life.
Titus 1:7….says not given to wine, this means NOT DESIRING wine.

In Peter 4:3, Peter meant that these people had been saved and their quest for wine had been crushed forever.

Some people quote that part of the scriptures: What goes into you does not defile you but what comes out of you… YES! This is true…. But have you checked the effects of wine; the effects of that wine defiles you because of the nonsense you vomit with your mouth after taking the wine..this defiles you.

Drinking is an abuse of the creature- it hurts the mind, memory, and judgement, deprives of reason and sets a man below a beast. It is unfit for business and duty: IT OPENS A DOOR FOR EVERY SIN AND EXPOSES ONE TO SHAME AND DANGER.

Imagine where Jesus declares a feast of green, cream and all other bottles etc…

Some of you don’t really want to take wine but for friends…

I was counseling a bus driver that got me to my office this morning, he said to me that he wants to drink “agbo” that Yoruba drink that flushes the human system; he said that the drink he took yesterday was mesmerizing his system… While he talked he said he can’t stand his friends drinking and he is taking malt… Well I trust that God wanted to deliver him from Bottles, this being the reason why he even started talking to me in the first place….

Even the manufacturers of alcoholic drinks, do not use their real customers for adverts because it does not present their content well.

Isaiah 5:22(KJV):Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

The lie about drinking wine is that they say drink in moderation…. But you can’t…it is impossible for a Christian it is just like committing adultery in moderation is impossible.

Wine is not for Kings and Princes. YES! God has made you A KING and A PRIEST… Therefore you are commanded NOT to have wine!!!
Rev 1:5-6(KJV):And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

This is not a condemnation article…this is to let you come unto maturity….THERE IS A REALM BEYOND WINE AND STRONG DRINK…. That is where God has placed you brothers and sisters.

The realm of POWER!!!

If you as a leader takes strong drink how then do you talk to that DJ babe in Christ, that inspiration does not come from wine but from the HOLY SPIRIT?

Again this post is not for condemnation but it is to provoke you dear leader to the realm of maturity and power, these men had been given to you to be TRAINED….FOR THE PERFECTION OF THE BODY… HELP THEM FOLLOW YOU AS YOU FOLLOW CHRIST!!


This post is non-negotiable
This post is non-debatble

I am a custodian of the prepositions of the temple and I uphold the legacy of THE FATHER!

I love you with the LOVE of CHRIST!


Yours in the Vine Yard

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