Drug Use (blog by me)

There is no Bible verse that reads, “Don’t use drugs” so some Christians think using drugs is okay. However, Scripture does tell us to be self-controlled and alert, and that simply isn’t possible while under the influence of drugs. Many Christians think drug use opens the body to demonic influence or control. Come to think of it, my experience seems to support that idea.

Before I became a Christian, I was an atheist who did not believe in angels or demons. I was lost spiritually, and that is the way I wandered through life–aimlessly and bored. The drugs helped relieve my boredom temporarily. I smoked marijuana regularly and took acid a number of times. On acid, I would experience a high that was kinda fun and exciting because things I saw might be exaggerated. For instance, when I looked down from a two-story building, it was like looking down from a sky scraper. One time, I was looking at my friend, but instead I saw a figure dressed in a black hooded robe as if he were some sort of demon. At the time, I felt so confused because it was nothing that would ever enter my mind as I did not believe in that sort of thing.

Whether or not drugs welcome demons, they certainly do not put us in the alert and self-controlled state God calls us to be in. Money used to buy drugs is circulated in the black market instead of being used to build up the kingdom of God. Time that could be spent in prayer and God’s service is wasted. For that and many other reasons, I stopped using drugs when I became a Christian. With God’s help, it was easy to change my lifestyle to enjoy life without drugs.

If you are ready to give up using drugs or have never confessed your drug use, join me in this prayer: Lord, You are a holy God, and Your glory is splendid. I confess I have sinned against Your Name by using drugs in the past. Please forgive my drug use, and help me to never use drugs again. Remove me from situations that might be tempting to me, and give me strength to say no or even end relationships that might cause me to use drugs again. I understand they lead me away from You, and I want to draw near to You instead. Thank You for hearing my prayer. In Christ’s Name, Amen.

Necromancy (blog by me)

Necromancy can be defined as communicating with the dead. It is forbidden in the Bible (see Leviticus 19:31 and Deuteronomy 18:9-12). In modern times, we might call a professional necromancer a medium. However, there are lots of people who attempt to contact the dead for good and evil reasons. The Bible does not excuse the practice based on intent. It simply and clearly forbids the practice. Even if the psychic or medium refers to God or has a picture of Jesus on the wall or calls himself or herself a Christian, please heed the warning to stay far from every medium.

Aside from the practice being forbidden, there is no guarantee that the medium will be able to contact the spirit of your loved one. In fact, it is far more likely that the spirit contact will likely be an evil spirit pretending to be your loved one. Evil spirits can have personal knowledge about your family simply by having existed in your family for generations through generational sin patterns.

If you have been trying to communicate with the dead by yourself or through a medium, it is important to confess and repent right now. Please join me in prayer: Lord, Forgive me for communicating with the dead. I break all contact with the dead and evil spirits right now in the Name of Jesus Christ. Deliver me from all evil for You are an awesome and Holy God. In Christ’s Name, Amen. I’m sure you miss your loved one, but God is still your best choice for both companionship and guidance in this life since He is alive for eternity, loving beyond all others, all-knowing and all-powerful. God bless!

Poetic Prayer for the Unsaved (poem by me)

Lord of all mankind, nothing is too hard for You,
Thank You for saving me and washing me of my sin,
I know You are real and Your Word is true,
Now I come before You for my friends and kin.

Open their eyes to see they strayed,
Let them repent of sin and comprehend,
Cause them to feel shame and disgrace,
So they’ll reach out for You before their life’s end.

Let them reach out for You and see You’re near,
You are knocking at their door even now,
You’re speaking to them — let them hear,
Let them open the door — show them how.

Show them that those who seek will find,
Reveal the depth of Your love and grace,
How Your Son died for the sins of mankind,
Illustrate how His punishment took our place.

Let them ask for and receive the Holy Spirit,
Like a kind Father, it’s Your good pleasure to give it.

*I pray in agreement for the salvation of your loved ones. In Christ’s Name, Amen!

Repentance (poem by me)

…regrets having done it,
…recognizes offense,
…remembers no glory,
…reports no poor excuse,
…renders no shift of blame,
…repairs what can be fixed,
…re-routes future action.

“Jesus answered them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’” –Luke 5:31-32

*Draw Near is now accepting poems for Blessed Creation:
A Christian Poetry Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions.