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TL02. Do Not Murder!


“You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13)

You may say, “I am not a bad person—I have not murdered anyone!” It is
true that it is bad to murder someone. In fact, God considers it an affront to
Him to murder someone who bears His image. He said:

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in
the image of God has God made man.” (Genesis 9:6)

However, you may be one of those who do not recognize that they have
helped towards the death of some. Consider the following:

ABORTION

REASONS WHY WOMEN ABORT THEIR CHILDREN:

1. Shame: Some get pregnant not through their husbands. Others get
pregnant out of wedlock.
2. Avoidance of responsibility: Some say they are not yet ready to have
children. Still others say they have too many children already. But the
real issue is that they don’t want responsibility!
3. Pressure: Some resort to abortion because of fear that their parents will
know their situation. Others are convinced or forced by their boyfriends or
other influential persons in their lives.

Some of them rationalize, “It is not yet a child! It’s just a fetus!” In doing
this, they are deceived or they deceive themselves. Let’s look at David’s
statement concerning this:

“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,” (Psalms
139:15)

Notice the pronouns “I” and “my”. David was already a person when he
was newly conceived in his mother’s womb!

“If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth
prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined
whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if
there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth
for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound,
bruise for bruise.” (Exodus 21:22-25)

The Full Life Study Bible remarks, “…. If death resulted to the mother or the
child, then the offending party was found guilty of murder and had to pay with
his life. In other words, the unborn child is viewed here as a human being:
the fetus death is considered murder. Note that this is the only instance in the
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law where accidental manslaughter called for the death penalty (cf.
Deuteronomy 19:4-10). The principle is clear—God seeks to protect those
who are least able to protect themselves (i.e., the unborn).”

Therefore, abortion is murder!

Have you participated in such crime? … Have you taken some pills or done
something else to abort a child? … Have you beaten a pregnant woman that
the child she carried died? …

If so, you are like a witch:

“Let no-one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in
the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in
witchcraft,” (Deuteronomy 18:10)

Now confess that sin to God.

Suggested Prayer: “Father, I now understand that my participation in


abortion is murder and is an abomination to You. … Forgive me. Cleanse and
heal me from all effects it produced on my mind, emotion and will. Enable me
to accept myself and to relate better with others. If possible, I shall ask
forgiveness from the parents of the child.”

SUICIDE

Have you attempted to commit suicide? Have you done something to cause
yourself to die as Job could have done if listened to his wife who told him to
curse God and die (Job 2:9)? If so, you are like Judas into whom Satan
entered.

As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. … (John
13:27)

Because of this, Judas became like Satan—the murderer.

“…the devil…. He was a murderer from the beginning….” (John 8:44)

The only difference is that Judas killed himself.

“So Judas ... hanged himself.” (Matthew 27:5)

If you have attempted suicide, confess it to God and have him cleanse you.

Suggested Prayer: “God, I have identified myself with Satan by attempting


suicide. Free me from any spirit who may have instigated me to commit that
type of murder.”

HATRED AND CURSING

According to the Apostle John:


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“Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no
murderer has eternal life in him.” (1 John 3:15)

Jesus said:

“But, I, say unto you, that, every one who is angry with his brother,
shall be, liable, to judgment,—and, whosoever shall say to his brother,
Worthless one!, shall be, liable, to the high council; and, whosoever shall
say, Rebel!, shall be, liable, unto the fiery gehenna.” (Matthew 5:22
Rotherham)

“….But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.”
(Matthew 5:22)

Have you hated another? … Have you insulted others’ intellectual capacity,
calling him, “Stupid!”, “Empty-head!”, “Worthless!”, “Senseless!” or “Crazy!”
… Have you said something like, “That is common sense, don’t you
understand?” …

Have you been involved in character assassination, calling him,


“Fool/Rebel!” or declaring, “You are so wicked!”

Have you cursed a ruler of your people (Exodus 22:28)? …

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will
eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)

“Anyone who will tell the authorities will have his head fly from him.” This
is what a drug pusher, user and robber gave as a warning to his neighbors
while he was illegally installing electricity in broad daylight. A few days later, a
train rolled over him and his head flew to about ten meters from his body.
Indeed, he ate the fruit of his lips!

Do you now remember how you have spoken evil against a person?

Suggested Prayer: “God, I agree that when I hated and cursed


__________________ (mention their names), I became a murderer. Forgive
me. I pray that you turn those curses into blessings. Enable me from now on
to speak only blessings upon others.”

UNHEALTHY INTAKE

DRINKING WINE

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.


(Ephesians 5:18)

Have you gotten drunk with wine?

Some would say, “I don’t get drunk for getting drunk is forbidden … I just
drink moderately!”
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One time, one offered me a reddish drink from a bottle. Thinking that it
was juice, I freely drank about a quarter of a glass. But I felt warmth when it
passed my throat. I looked at it and exclaimed, “This is wine!” He smiled and
told me, “Drinking wine is not forbidden, right?” So I quoted to him:

“Do not gaze at wine when it is red …” (Proverbs 23:31)

“Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints?
Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over
wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it
is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the
end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange
sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one
sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. "They hit me," you
will say, "but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I
wake up so I can find another drink?"” (Proverbs 23:29-35 NIV)

Here we see that even gazing at wine is already forbidden since it


eventually leads to drunkenness!

The next time I was in his house, I no longer saw red wine in his
refrigerator. Instead, I saw “sparkling wine”! I remembered the next phrase
in the same verse:

“… when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!” (Proverbs


23:31)

But you might complain, “But Timothy was encouraged to drink wine!”

Let us see that verse in context:

“Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach
and your frequent illnesses.” (1 Timothy 5:23)

Notice that it was Paul’s purpose to heal Timothy of his frequent illnesses.

How about you? Did the doctor advise you to drink wine? …

Others would say, “But why did Jesus make water into wine?”

In the Bible, the juice from grapes is already called “wine” even before it is
fermented, even if it is still in the cluster.

“Thus says the LORD, “As the new wine is found in the cluster…. (Isaiah
65:8 NAS)

Thus, when Jesus turned the water into wine, it is not necessary to assume
that it was fermented. In fact, His full obedience to the Scriptures would imply
that the wine He made was not fermented. This we shall see later.

“Am I then forbidden from drinking fermented wine?” To answer that


question, consider the following:
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The priests in the Old Testament were forbidden to meet God and teach the
people His word after drinking fermented drink

“Then the LORD said to Aaron, ‘You and your sons are not to drink
wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the Tent of
Meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to
come. You must distinguish between the holy and the common, between
the unclean and the clean, and you must teach the Israelites all the
decrees the LORD has given them through Moses.’” (Leviticus 10:8-11)

Kings are also forbidden from drinking wine:

“It is … not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, lest they
drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of
their rights.” (Proverbs 31:4-5)

Research has shown that drinking affects the mind. According to page 21
of War Against Drug published by the Philippine Publishing House, drinking
wine reduces alertness and the ability to judge right from wrong. The book
7,700 Illustrations quotes that even social drinking burns thousands of brain
cells.

Believers of the true God now “are regarded as kings and priests” who rule
God’s spiritual kingdom (1Peter 2:9). Therefore, God’s standard for kings and
priests with respect to intoxicating beverages applies equally to us” not just to
church leaders:

“…. it behooves the overseer to be … not a drinker …”


(1 Timothy 3:1-3 MKJV)

Notice that it did not just say, “not a drunkard”, but “not a drinker”.
Literally it can be translated, “not by, near or with wine” (The Full Life Study
Bible, notes at Proverbs 31:4-5 and 1Timothy 3:3).

Do you want to become a wise leader, using more of your mental capacity?
… Then, don’t drink wine!

Have you allowed yourself to be tempted by drinking wine? … Why? …


Because you like it? … If so, your belly has become your god! …

“ whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose


glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.” (Philippians
3:19 NAS)

But you might complain, “I do not drink or eat too much! I just
accompany my friends!” If so, beware:

“Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of


meat;” (Proverbs 23:20 NAS)

What is your motive in drinking? Do you want to reach them for God? … I
too had that motive at one time in trying to reach a friend of my officemate.
That night, I felt heat on my back. The following day, another officemate
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kidded me, “Jun got drank!”

Your objective may be good in drinking or eating with others! But have you
gotten drunk at one time in trying to reach them? … Did you eat too much? …

I am not saying that you will certainly get drunk if you join them. Jesus
was accused as a glutton and a drunkard (Matthew 11:19). We know that it
was not true. The following are testimonies about Him:

“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth (1Peter
2:22).”

“Such a high priest meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure,
set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens (Hebrews 7:26).”

If you want to reach others, don’t let them encourage you to be drunk or
filled with wine. Instead, encourage them to be filled with the Spirit. We will
study more about this in a later chapter.

If you still are open to drinking wine, consider this:

“Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live
by his faith. Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud
man….” (Hab 2:4-5 NKJV)

Now ask yourself, ‘Why do I still want to drink wine? … Do you want to
prove to others that YOU are not bound by their ‘legalism’? … Is that not
because you are proud? …

POOR EATING HABITS

One time I asked a church planter who was drinking lots


of sweetened powdered juice, “Don’t you have diabetes
in your family line?” He smiled and said “No!” He was also
selling and eating chicharon, a Filipino delicacy made from
inflated fat of pig. Later, he had a stroke early in the
morning and died two days afterwards. Was his poor
eating habit the reason why he died? I do not know. I
know he is now in heaven. But his church planting ministry stopped. He can
no longer help others be saved through that ministry.

In a tribe, the older ones used to reach the age of 120 years old before
they die. When they started patronizing synthetic foods like carbonated
drinks, their life span was greatly reduced to about 60 years.

A woman ate lots of roasted pig early one night. Then she ate lots of
oyster later on the same night. That night, she died of heart stroke. Her
sister thinks she died because she ate too much of unhealthy food.

Why did these things take place? I believe that part of the reason is poor
eating habits. Even good food can become bad, when taken excessively. An
example is honey:
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“It is not good to eat too much honey….” (Proverbs 25:27)

When you eat and drink too many sweets, you may get diabetes. When
you eat too much fat, you may get high blood pressure (cf. Leviticus 7:22-27;
3:17). Eating too much entrails may cause arthritis. If you take in
chemically polluted food, you may become sick with cancer. I pray that you
will not have any of these (3John 1:2).

Does God have any counsel on what not to eat? Yes:


“1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 2 “Say to the Israelites… ‘3 You
may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that
chews the cud.” (Leviticus 11:1-3)
“4 … the ox, the sheep, the goat, 5 the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the
wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.” (Deuteronomy
14:4-5)

By having four chambers in their stomachs, these animals “are able to


eliminate bacteria, toxins, parasites, and other vermin that might otherwise
end up as part of the animal’s flesh.” (Don Colvert, M.D., What Would Jesus
Eat, p.13). Thus, you may eat them slaughtered for consumption except their
fat (which may lead to high cholesterol and heart disease) and blood:
“This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever
you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.” (Leviticus 3:17;
Deuteronomy 7:23-25; 12:16,21-24; Leviticus 3:16) nor “…anything you
find already dead. …” (Deuteronomy 14:21).

The fact that eating too much fat can have an effect on your strength is
seen in an instance when God’s strength was given that the Jews were allowed
to eat the fat.
… "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet … for the joy of the LORD is
your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10 NAS)

Here are some other animals that are not to be eaten:


4 “‘There are some that only chew the cud or only have a split hoof, but
you must not eat them. The camel …. 5 The coney…. 7 And the pig…. 8
You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for
you.” (Leviticus 11:1-8)
A pig eat enormous amounts of food and even garbage, feces, and even
decaying flesh, thereby allows toxins, viruses, parasites (such as the pork
tapeworm) and bacteria to be absorbed into its flesh. When cooked under 160
degrees Fahrenheit, pork can cause muscle aches and pains, swelling of
infected muscles, headaches, fever, and gastro-intestinal upset.
A horse also do not chew the cud and her “meat often contains parasites,
viruses and bacteria. Disease is commonly associated with the consumption of
horse meat…” (ibid., p.49,50,13)

“9 Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams,
you may eat any that have fins and scales. 10 But all creatures in the
seas or streams that do not have fins and scales …you are to detest.”
(Leviticus 11:9)
These include clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops… crabs, lobsters,
shrimps, prawns crayfish and catfish. They are initially created by God to
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act as cleansing agents for natural water sources, as waste collectors for
viruses, bacteria, parasites, and industrial or toxic waste products. They have
great ability to absorb pollutants but not become sick by them. They can and
do, however, pass on those pollutants to humans who eat their flesh and
suffer from food poisoning, salmonella, Hepatitis A, cholera, paralysis,
blood poisoning and death. (Taken from Dr. Colbert’s book, p.38-39)

These are the birds you are … not eat … the eagle, the vulture, the
black vulture, the red kite, any kind of black kite, any kind of raven, the
horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, the little owl, the
cormorant, the great owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the
stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.
“…. Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or
grasshopper. But all other winged creatures that have four legs you
are to detest. … Of all the animals that walk on all fours, those that walk
on their paws are unclean for you; … these are unclean for you: the
weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard, the gecko, the monitor lizard,
the wall lizard, the skink and the chameleon. ….
… You are not to eat any creature that moves about on the ground,
whether it moves on its belly or walks on all fours or on many feet; it
is detestable.”
When one of them dies and falls on something, that article …
will be unclean, whether it is made of wood, cloth, hide or sackcloth. Put
it in water; it will be unclean till evening, and then it will be clean. If one of
them falls into a clay pot, everything in it will be unclean, and you must
break the pot. Any food that could be eaten but has water on it from such a
pot is unclean, and any liquid that could be drunk from it is unclean.
Anything that one of their carcasses falls on becomes unclean; an oven or
cooking pot must be broken up. ….. A spring, however, or a cistern for
collecting water remains clean, but anyone who touches one of these
carcasses is unclean. If a carcass falls on any seeds that are to be planted,
they remain clean. But if water has been put on the seed and a carcass falls
on it, it is unclean for you. If an animal that you are allowed to eat
dies, anyone who touches the carcass will be unclean till evening. Anyone
who eats some of the carcass must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean
till evening. Anyone who picks up the carcass must wash his clothes, and
he will be unclean till evening. (Leviticus 11:1-47)

One of God’s workers I know got a terrible sickness from unknowingly


drinking from water where he later discovered a cockroach died..

Indeed, dietary laws are part of God’s decrees where He assigned portions
which can be eaten (Proverbs 30:8 NAS). Together with His commands, they
have been given by God so that the Jews can be physically healthy:

He said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and
do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep
all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought
on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26)

If you want to be healthy, God has the same counsel:

“The counsel of the LORD stands forever … from generation to


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generation.” (Ps 33:11 NAS).

You might complain, “But Jun, when you do this, you are teaching a
doctrine of demons!

“1 … some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things
taught by demons. 3 They … order them to abstain from certain
foods….” (1 Timothy 4:1-5)

But the passage in full context is this:

“1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith
and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings
come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as
with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain
from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving
by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created
is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.” (1 Timothy
4:1-5).

Notice that what Paul calls as foods are those which God created to be
received (or eaten), consecrated [or set apart like a clean vessel
(2Timothy 2:19-21)] by the word of God and prayer for that purpose. We
have seen what creatures are not set apart as food. Note also that prayer in
the form of thanksgiving alone does not set apart what God has not created to
be eaten as can now be eaten. The word of God needs to say it can now be
eaten.

But you might react, “But in Peter’s vision. God has cleansed unclean
animals already!” Let us look at that passage:

‘11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let
down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed
animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. 13 Then a voice
told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” 14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I
have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” 15 The voice spoke to him a
second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”’
(Acts 10:11-15)

Peter gave the interpretation for the vision—what Peter has called impure:

…”… God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or
unclean.” (Acts 10:28)

There is one situation where Jesus promises that He will cleanse an unclean
drink. It is when preaching the gospel, believers are forced to drink or
unknowingly drank unclean drink, it shall not harm them.
15 … He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to
every creature. 17 “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My
name … 18 “… if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt
them ….” (Mark 16:15-18 NKJV)
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Such was Rebecca Brown’s testimony when people who intentionally
poisoned her later confessed of seeing God’s power in her when she did not
die. (Cf. Acts 26:3-10)

Again, in seeking to reach out to unbelievers, believers are commanded to


eat anything sold in the meat market that is set before them by unbelievers
provided they do not cause Jews, Greeks or believers to stumble.
23 “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial.
“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. 24 Nobody
should seek his own good, but the good of others. 25 Eat anything sold
in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26 for, “The
earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.” 27 If some unbeliever invites you
to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without
raising questions of conscience. 28 But if anyone says to you, “This has been
offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who
told you and for conscience’ sake— 29 the other man’s conscience, I mean,
not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another’s conscience?
30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because
of something I thank God for? 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever
you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble,
whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— 33 even as I try to please
everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good
of many, so that they may be saved.” (1 Corinthians 10:23-33; Luke
10:8)

In eating and drinking what they set before you, you become like them, as
Paul did:

“19 Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to


everyone, to win as many as possible. …. 21 To those not having the law I
became like one not having the law (though I am not free from
God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having
the law. …. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible
means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I
may share in its blessings.” (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)

You may decline eating unhealthy foods by saying “I’m on diet from certain
kinds of food for my health.”. However, if you do not know if the food offered
to you is unclean or the person will be offended if you don’t eat what he offers,
you may pray something like this, “Father, your word says that as I preach the
gospel, I am to eat what is set before me. I am also not to offend anyone. I
therefore ask that you cleanse what I am about to eat and drink that they may
not harm me, in Jesus name.”

Furthermore, since “…the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and


drinking….” (Romans 14:17), you should not judge others as going to hell
simply by the food they eat and by what they drink.

“16 Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking … 17 which


are a shadow of the coming things, and the body [is] of the Christ;”
(Colossians 2:16-17 YLT)

Jesus did this when He did not allow the Pharisees and the scribes to judge
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His disciples for eating food with unclean or unwashed hands. (Incidentally,
the food that they ate were according to dietary laws. Otherwise, the
Pharisees and the scribes would have noticed them.) (Mark 7:1-5). He then
declared that all foods clean (v.18-22)—nothing enters the mouth with
unwashed hands can defile the man but sins of the heart do (Matthew 15:17-
20).

In your eating and drinking, you can give God more glory by remembering
that dietary laws are a shadow of coming things: Just as the Jews cannot
fellowship with those who are physically defiled by what they eat, you cannot
fellowship with those who are not walking in the light (1John 1:3-9
2Corinthians 6:14 Ephesians 5:8 1Thessalonians 5:5), whose hearts are
defiled by sin (Mark 7:15-23). But once they believe in Jesus, God cleanses
their hearts by faith (Acts 15:9).

Have you eaten any of the creatures forbidden for the Jews? … How is your
intake of sweets, fat, entrails, chemically polluted food? … Eat good food now
and not wait for your doctor to stop you from eating food dangerous to your
health …

SMOKING

In page 68 of “Important Questions and Answers” of Jun Ballesteros who


quoted from the Philippine Star’s issue last May 28, 1993, at least 15 diseases
comes from smoking. Every 12 minutes, a Filipino dies because of it.
According to the World Health Organization, each piece of cigarette removes 8
minutes from one’s life span. Why is this so? When a person has smoked a
packet of cigarette for 25 years, it is possible that his lungs have spot… and
that can lead to cancer.

In a magazine entitled How to Stop Smoking distributed by the Philippine


Publishing House, it was written (on page 6 in a statistics of comparative death
causes) that 63.7% died because of smoking while 36.3% died because of
wine, heroin, and cocaine abuse. In 1993, 450,000 were documented to have
died in the United States because of smoking; more than 2,000,000 in the
world.

Be warned: when you smoke, you help contribute to shortening your life
span.

USE OF FORBIDDEN DRUGS

According to the Department of Justice, of all the crimes in the Philippines,


60-70% are related to drugs. Before the year 2004, the common news I
heard from taxi drivers is that some of them were killed by drug addicts!

The word translated “magic arts” in Revelation 9:21 comes from the root
word that means “the use or the administering of drugs” or even “poisoning”
(Thayer). Those drugs can deceive (Revelations 18:23).

Did you get addicted with a drug that gave you a ‘high’ or a deceiving
euphoria? If so, ask God to free you from it.
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If needed, ask the Spirit of God and other believers to help you obey the
following commands …
“Flee the evil desires of youth … along with those who call on the Lord
out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22)
“ So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of
the sinful nature.” (Galatians 5:16)

Check þ the sins you have committed:


I ADMIT THAT I HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MURDER (Exodus 20:13)
WHEN I PARTICIPATED IN:
¨ Taking the life of one who is not an enemy in my military service (Genesis
9:6).
¨ Abortion (Exodus 21:22-25; Deuteronomy 18:10
“God, cleanse my mind, heart and will from all effects of participation in
abortion. Teach me to accept myself and relate well with others.”
¨ Suicide (John 13:27; 8:44; Matthew 27:5)
“Please free me from that spirit that incited me to attempt suicide.”
¨ Hatred (1John 3:15)
¨ Insulting others mental capacity or character (Matthew 5:22).
¨ Cursing, slander and gossip (Ephesian 4:29; Proverbs 18:21)
God, replace the evil words I spoke with life-giving ones. From now on,
help me to speak only blessings.”
¨ Slow murder of myself through:
¨ Drinking or getting drunk with fermented wine (Pr 23:31; 1Timothy 3:1-
3)
¨ Eating food not good for my health (Leviticus 11)
¨ Eating too much sweets (especially carbonated drinks), fats, entrails,
chemically polluted food (Proverbs 23:20; 25:27).
¨ Smoking
¨ Use of forbidden drugs (Revelation 9:21).

“ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;


I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10) .

If you want to be forgiven in any of the sins listed here, you may write me
at equippers@msn.com. You may also want to read this 2 page link:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/22396398/Do-You-Want-to-Always-be-with-God-
who-Reigns.

Questions for Discussion (If you intend to use this book in leading group
discussions, please follow the guide in Appendix II and the following
questions):
1. Read John 10:10. How did you knowingly or unknowingly become like
Satan in your participation in murder?
2. How has Jesus indicated that He wants you to life to the full?
3. Based on what you have read, what eating or drinking habits would you
like to change?