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The holidays and Christmas are coming. We see all the ads on TV for wine etc, they always increase at the Christmas season. All showing only the joy associated with wine etc. couples, friends and families in joyful social settings. (Please read to the end) But is there a deception to the ads being shown is there any possible deception in the end. Ads are an enticement to use the product being sold not always a bad thing.

Take time to consider four words from the dictionary.

  1. Entice: to attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure.
  2. Deceive: to ensnare, cheat, to take unawares by craft or trickery, mislead, to be false to betray, to cause to believe the false.
  3. Pervert: to overturn, corrupt, to cause to turn from what is considered right, natural, or true, misdirect, lead astray.
  4. Mock: to hold up to scorn, contempt ridicule, to lead on and disappoint, to defy make futile, defeat.

Consider three statements from God in His Word the Bible. Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.    Proverbs 31:5 Lest they drink, and forget the law and pervert the judgement of any of the afflicted.   Proverbs 23:31-32 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

God has given us a clear warning on what wine is, what it does and what it causes.   It’s a mocker, it causes deception, it causes wrong judgement , it bites like a serpent. Beware Bewarned

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Why be surprised at what we see going on around us, with the thoughts, words and actions of people. The life styles that are being lived and promoted. Homosexuality and men and women living together before marriage and drinking are presented as just normal. This is easily understood when we realize as the apostle says here there are two groups of people on earth. Those that are saved and those that are unsaved, of the World or of God. Some preachers are readily accepted in the World because of what they preach and don’t preach, it makes the feel good. They like many people never draw a line between the start of right and wrong. Examples, living together before marriage if you say you are planning to be married, drinking is ok if you don’t get totally drunk just drink to just before the point of drunkenness and stop. Just live a good life and do good for others and you will be ok. The one thing they ignore or reject is the question What think you of Jesus Christ. Some will spend eternity in Hell as murderers, drunkards, adulterers, cheats and liars etc some as “good” people having done much good while alive but just ignored Jesus Christ as the only way of Salvation. The other group are those who have seen their need of a Saviour and put their trust in Christ as their only hope, not proud but thankful to God for their new relationship with Christ. We have the Holy Spirit living within and when we hear a preacher, preach wrong things the Spirit within tells something is wrong, examine it further. To hear the Spirit within it’s important to keep nothing between ourselves and our Saviour, no little sin unconfessed. We each must answer the question which group are you? 1 John 4:5-6 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” The Hymn Nothing Between

1. Nothing between my soul and my Savior, Naught of this world’s delusive dream;
I have renounced all sinful pleasure; Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between.
2. Nothing between, like worldly pleasure; Habits of life, though harmless they seem,
Must not my heart from Him ever sever; He is my all, there’s nothing between.
3. Nothing between, like pride or station; Self or friends shall not intervene;
Though it may cost me much tribulation, I am resolved, there’s nothing between.
4. Nothing between, e’en many hard trials, Though the whole world against me convene;
Watching with prayer and much self-denial, I’ll triumph at last, there’s nothing between.
o Refrain:
Nothing between my soul and my Savior, So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor; Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.

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