Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Today’s Show Notes: Wednesday, 5th December 2012.

Genius Launches Today!!!!

“What do you say to someone when they say that marijuana is from the earth?”

Chew on a rock. It’s from the earth too. God made them.

Common sense says that you shouldn’t smoke everything that comes from the earth. Ever hear of a Poison Ivy blunt? Me neither. So, why would we want to smoke weed? We know it has very damaging effects on your lungs, brain, heart, and makes you think in an intoxicated mentality?

1) It’s against the Law, thus is we rebel against it we are rebelling against God!

Romans 13:1,2 - “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”

1 Peter 2:13–17 – “Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.”

2) It aims to destroy the Lord’s temple!

It has very damaging effects on your lungs, brain, heart, and brings an intoxicated mentality that will drive you to do things you might otherwise not do. Also keep in mind, some die the first time they smoke marijuana.

1 Cor. 6:19,20 - “. . . do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 – “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”

3) It is a form of idolatry!

As soon as God says no and we do it anyway, we are exhibiting idolatry. We are rebelling from God in loving something else more than Him. He has made it clear this is sin. No excuse will do.

Mt. 22:37 – “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”

Matthew 6:24 - 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

As with all sin, it always wants to lead you deeper. Marijuana tends to be a gateway drug to even more serious and deadly drugs.

4) It is closely associated with witchcraft!

From The apostle Paul lists sorcery as one of many sinful practices that mark the lives of unbelievers: “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife . . . and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21).

Interestingly, the New Testament Greek word translated “sorcery” is pharmakeia, which is the source of our English word pharmacy. In Paul’s day, the word primarily meant “dealing in poison” or “drug use” and was applied to divination and spell-casting because sorcerers often used drugs along with their incantations and amulets to conjure occult power.

Sorcery is an attempt to bypass God’s wisdom and power and give glory to Satan instead. God has no tolerance for sorcery. In Deuteronomy 18:10-12, sorcery is listed among the sinful practices of the nations surrounding Israel. God calls it an abomination: “There shall not be found among you . . . anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you.”

5) It is graffiti’s on the name of Christ on turns unbelievers away from God.

2 Cor. 6:3 – “We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.”

1 Corinthians 10:32 – “Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God.”

2 Corinthians 4:2 – “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”

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