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Drug use is a growing crisis in our world today. This is one of many signs that Jesus will return soon. Many youth and adults fail to understand why drugs are wrong, and what they do to us. More countries around the world, including Canada, are taking steps to legalize drugs. This article will give you a better understanding about drugs: what they do to us spiritually, and why to stay away from them.

To begin with, many people have a hard time understanding why drugs are wrong when God "put" them here in the first place. It is true that God did create many natural drugs however like anything else you can use something for good, or for evil. God created drugs for purposes of good. Allowing doctors to develop ways to treat illnesses and diseases are examples of God’s intentions. Now when you take those same drugs and start abusing them, using them for purposes other then God’s intention, that’s when you run into trouble.

Let’s remind ourselves that God gave man the ability to choose. We can choose good or we can choose evil. Can you not cut food with a knife, but also use that same knife to stab someone? Drugs, whether you’re abusing a prescription or using marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, etc. will only bring you closer to Satan, not to God like some believe. Drugs will not enlighten your mind. They might trick you into believing you perceive better, giving you the feeling you have a higher knowledge, but they will only destroy you. Note that not one time in the Bible have drugs brought anyone closer to God. Using/abusing drugs will bring you closer to Satan, and thus to death.

Commit to memory that the wages of sin is death. “Doing drugs”, that’s a sin.  Now some might wonder: “what does he mean sin will bring you closer to Satan (death) ?” Take what I wrote literally. Drugs induce a deeper subconscious state which enables you to have fellowship and communication with demons. When you take drugs you are lowering you spiritual defenses, allowing Satan in. You’re creating a satanic relationship with demons, even though you may not feel or realize it at first. This is why it’s so hard to quit doing drugs. Not only have you created a physical relationship or mental addiction, but a spiritual relationship and addiction as well.

Satan is the evil motivation behind the negative, vicious, destructive nature of drugs. Drugs are a medium which he works through to accomplish his goals and fulfill his wicked desires. They allow him to operate in the suggestive realm, or the realm of thoughts, more freely. Drugs will make you Satan’s puppet, and you won't even know it. Most drug users fail to even realize the drugs they took to escape reality have ironically imprisoned them. Those who continue to take drugs will eventually wake up to the harsh reality of a destroyed life, destroyed hopes and dreams, along with a destroyed ambition for anything else. Using and abusing drugs becomes such a regular part of many people’s lives they are to the point where life itself seems boring without them. For some this massive state of depression eventually leads to suicide, where Satan has won.

Drug use will destroy you. Whether it’s by addiction, sickness, disease, injury, failure, lost reputation, lack of success, a broken hearted family, suicide or something else Satan will destroy you if you let him. Burn inside your memory that: “The thief (satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” (John 10:10) Satan wants to see you burning beside him in hell. Misery does love company.

If you’re a Christian already and are having problems with drug use, you have to understand that drug use does not mix with a Christian life-style. “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s Table and of the table of demons.” (1 Corinthians 10:21) You can’t serve God and Satan at the same time. It is impossible. You must give up the lust for drugs. When you became born again, your old spirit man was replaced; you were made new. You cannot cling on to the things of the past, but continue to walk forward proclaiming you are a new creation in Christ; a born again Christian.  Christian character is a drug free character.  Beware to those who are involved with drugs:  For you may be fooling others around you, possibly even yourself, but you are not fooling God, understand that.

Now the Bible also asks us this: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17) Our bodies are Holy ground. If we want to be filled with God’s mighty Holy Spirit we have to keep ourselves Holy. Do you think God is going to come into a run down, sin filled temple? Is that truly a place that the Most High should be received? No.

The old saying “we reap what we sow” is all truth. Galatians 6:8 says: “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” I cannot stress how important it is to sow to please the spirit, not our sinful nature. If you feel trapped by drugs, Jesus is only one who can set you free. God does forgive, and it’s wonderful to know that once you ask for forgiveness, and stop doing drugs, God forgets too, and you will never again be held accountable for your old ways. Take a stand against drugs, and refuse sin. Encourage all others to heed the warnings of the Bible. Help others as you would your own children, for we are all the children of God. We are all family.

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