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Netchurch: Why are we Drunkards when we can be filled - Money cant buy the Holy Spirit but it can buy Beer,Hennessy & Moet.Happy Father's Day !

Many of us today do either one of these things to our bodies. We are either Drug Addicts Smokers Alcoholics Sex . Many Father's have been led down the brink of destruction in Broken homes through the  drunkenness  of the flesh via Alcohol and other mind bending drugs . 

addicts or Gluttons (i dont play with my food ! )  really i dont either i just eat it !  but actually this is the problem facing the world today.
Addictions of the body !

Many will clearly say we are not drinkers but spend most of their time at bars clubs beer parlors peppersoup joints
Fela Shrines Fast Food joints and what not.

But then it is quite easy to get drunk or get fat ! How ? simple you can buy IT ! At the market at the corner shops
at the malls you can buy Gulder Hennesy and all kinds of food from isiewu to macdonalds and kfc.

I have a friend that has been struggling with an alcoholic addiction for quite some time and knows he may be facing liver illness if he does'nt stop soon , .I have another that has a
serious issue with sex and he  knows  many a time he has condoned his distaste of  condoms from his numerous "nice girl"  Girlfriends. Another is a glutton that is now beginning to look like a mutton ..

God will help them for they are fighting  these addictions everyday .. Sadly Many give up fighting
these issues Some use Will power but as christians I gaurantee you any yoke you break if not broken  through  
knowledge of God's word you have not broken anything !

But why cant we buy the Holy Spirit and be filled  up ! instead of drunken with wine which is excess or having sex with a
different partner weekly or eating so much food we at best almost two to three people extra the list goes on of substitutes to Gods Comforter in our lives  .

Why cant i go to the Store and ask for Holy Spirit just as i can go and ask for a pack of cigarettes or a bottle of
shine shine bobo star or Chelsea Dry Gin  ? Why cant i O Lord someone once asked in desperation .

It is indeed a good question but then we are talking about Spiritual matters not matters of the flesh .

the Holy Spirit unlike Hennessy & Jack Daniels is clearly a NOT TO BE SOLD product . For it is a gift ! It also
comes in flavours as gifts !

Now assuming i am feeling like relaxing and i want to go to the local bar for some Hennessy what if I decide to go
to the local church for some Holy Spirit ! sadly  there are no Bars like that .. Quite right most are open on
Wednesday  & sundays and for a particular period . But many Bars are usually open Daily All year Round ! And there
are no denominations for Bars . We dont have a Pentecostal Bar or a Catholic beer parlour A bar is a bar people go
there to Drink !

See how hard we as Christians have made our lives . Our so called "Bars" have become members only bars . Someone
told me that as a barman he has counselled more people more effectively than many pastors in thier churches !

Ok Lets go back to the discussion . How do I get filled with the Holy Spirit
I think the Bible is one big repetition of one central theme

I have Ephesians 5: 1-21  below as a Bible excerpt  simply says to us all ...

Be Imitators of God  this is the theme of God that without Him in us There is no hope for Glory ! 

from verse 15 to 21 we are shown how to be filled with the Spirit.
Lets start with verse 1:

(main bible excerpt starts here)

    1Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;2and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave
Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

    3But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;4and there
must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.5For
this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an
inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

    6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of
disobedience.7Therefore do not be partakers with them;8for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the
Lord; walk as children of Light9(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and
truth),10trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.11Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but
instead even expose them;12for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.13But
all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.

14For this reason it says,
  “Awake, sleeper,
  And arise from the dead,
  And Christ will shine on you.”

    15Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,16making the most of your time, because the
days are evil.17So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.18And do not get drunk with
wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;20always giving thanks for all things in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;21and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

(main Bible excerpt ends here)

but be filled with the Holy Spirit SPEAKING to one another in psalms & hymns is a way to get filled also in
spiritual songs ... singing too and making melody with your heart to the Lord Always giving thanks !

It looks to me
we can get high ALL DAY ! ALL DAY ! on the Holy Spirit !

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and
there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the
manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

Unlike Alcohol Hennesy (Helleasy) & Marihuana weed The Holy Spirit is for the common Good

1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV / 

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of
one Spirit.

Now this tells us something WE HAVE been MADE to all of us who believe already have this one SPIRIT in us ! You 
DONT even need faith IT IS A DONE DEAL !

Romans 8:9 ESV / 

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does
not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

Do i still hear you saying how do i get the Spirit ? for if you dont believe you have IT already you are not of

Acts 9:17 ESV / 

So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who
appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the
Holy Spirit.”

Alcoholism is a habit just like many sins that have become so repetitive in our lives that they have become
imprinted within our daily walk with Christ .Stopping these Spirits takes getting drunk in the Holy Spirit for a
man who is already drunk cant get any drunker else he will die !

I will show you yet another way

Acts 4:31

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with
the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

They prayed they prayed they prayed they prayed together ! You will need to pray with other Strong christians for
this filling to continue .

Some more verses to tell you you have been SEALED WITH the HOLY SPIRIT !

Ephesians 1:13-14

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed
with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the
praise of his glory

Finally i will round up this article, When you drink you get drunk and then sober and then drink again . I am of the
idea it is like The Filling of The Holy spirit It should be a regular affair ! Some do it daily in the morning as
morning devotion some weekly as Sunday Service but some do it EVERY MOMENT For the bible tells us we are seated in
Heavenly places ! And when am seated with people  I talk with them at the Table of our God !

Make your life  not a  "What would Jesus do" but Jesus is right there as his Holy Spirit and He IS in you .

Tell the Holy Spirit Station Attendant 

FILL her up 
! Shalom .

Frank Adeche writes from www.netchurch.tv 

ps  Happy Father Day to You dear Lord God of All. Yahweh Elohim El Shaddai El Elyon The mighty Jehovah, Father to the Fatherless & The Mother to The Motherless.

Father have mercy on us that have any kind of pride within our hearts . For Pride is the principal Sin and that the Sacrifice of your Son Jesus and the blood of this new covenant cleanse us completely from every transgression we have done.We thank you for the daily Grace your Holy Spirit continues to enable us with the strength to obey you as your dear children whom you Love so much . HAPPY FATHER DAY to you darling Lord GOD today and for ETERNITY !

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