There is a realm right on the other side of the gossamer curtain. A dividing line between the natural and the spiritual where a curtain protects mankind from a realm which we are forbidden. This mystical place of altered senses, powerful visions, wondrous colors is where the addict goes when he's high, at least at first.
The universe is governed by the rules of the Most High and the beings that exist behind that curtain know the rules, we do not. They are bound by God's laws and must obey but when a hapless and foolish human stumbles into their den, all bets are off. Much like the legend of the vampire, where he can not attack you unless you invite him into your home, the wickedness that lives on the other side must receive an invitation. So how are people inviting them in?
|The Zombie Drug|
As the drugs get stronger and the time gets shorter, we see horrifying examples of what happens to people that use that gateway. The potency, prevalence, and side effects of street drugs have intensified every year. Even marijuana that was a relatively innocuous recreational drug in years past has been modified and treated with hallucinogenic properties.
Man is created in God's image with a mind, soul, and spirit. The part of us that yearns for fellowship with God will take a cheap substitute and enter into a spiritual world for which they have no preparation or protection from. They stumble into this place for fun, but there is nothing fun about what lies in wait.
The Enemy has no new material, he proclaims there is no god and by eating, drinking, or smoking a cursed substance, you will be like god. The first time and only the first time, the user enters into a beautiful magical world but it's an illusion and a lie. Subsequent forays get darker and darker as the hapless soul tries to recapture that first time but it will never come and they are now in the grips of powerful spiritual entities that will destroy them.
This is why the Scripture forbids witchcraft and why practitioners are under a death sentence in the Old Testament. Paul warns us, Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Yet, the promise is ever true, the lure of the unknown and the mystical is tempting and seductive. Those who live according to the desires of the flesh are searching for something they will never find, there is a way that seems right to man but leads only to death.
|The Promise of "Heaven" in a Jar|
Repentance and salvation are the only hope. If you find yourself in the grip of a powerful addiction, if you have a loved one that has stumbled into this hell, pray this prayer with me: Father in Heaven, we come to you today with a broken heart, we realize that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart, we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves, forgive us today and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We confess our sins and cry out to you for salvation. We believe in the death and the resurrection of your son, Jesus Christ who died for our sins. We plead the blood of Jesus over ourselves and our loved ones. We ask that the Holy Spirit fill us and banish any unclean and wicked spirits from our bodies, our homes, and our lives. Keep us safe in your perfect will Father, protect us from the enemy and help us to move and live in your ways and to walk upon your paths. Seal us Oh, Lord with your salvation and heal us from our sins. We pray these things in Jesus' holy name. Amen.