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Ephesians 5: 18

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.

Does this verse mean that we can get drunk on vodka or gin; anything but wine? I think we all know that drunkenness is not in the will of God for his kids. Synonyms for dissipation are debauchery and indulgence even wickedness, depravity and decadence. These are not words that any of us want to have associated with us. Does that mean we can never drink wine or other adult beverage? The verse does not indicate that Christians cannot have a drink but we should not allow ourselves to become intoxicated with strong drink. The only thing we are to be intoxicated with is the Holy Spirit. The way to protect yourself from getting drunk or any other kind of dissipation is to be filled with the Spirit. Pray to the Lord to fill you up to overflowing with the Holy Spirit of God. You can never over indulge in the Holy Spirit.

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