Overcoming in the Battle of Manhood – Part 5
As we continue in the discussion on overcoming in the battle of Manhood, in this part 5, we will be looking at the Battle for the Spirit of the Man.
It is shocking
A man found himself hiding with his two grown up daughters in a mountain, near the plane of Zoar. He had just escaped a tragedy that took the life of his wife. While hiding with his two daughters alone, something shocking happened.
His two daughters conspired, got him drunk with alcohol, slept with him one after the other and got pregnant. So, this man being controlled by the spirit of alcohol impregnated his two daughters. Under the spirit of alcohol, he lost his mind and committed the unthinkable.
They gave birth to two boys, Moab and Ammon, who later became idol worshipping nations. They were destroyed by God.
That Man is Lot, Abraham’s cousin (Genesis 19:32-35).
Today, the entire generation of Lot is wiped from existence. The spirit of alcohol and intoxicating substances buried whatever was left of his family. He has no remembrance on earth.
The Physical man vs the Spiritual Man
Dear Man of Valour, there are two beings inside you: the physical man and spiritual man. The spiritual man controls the physical man.
When the spiritual man is defeated, the physical man is crushed. When the spirit man is healthy, the physical man is healthy.
When the spirit man is out of control, the physical man is out of control. Whatever the spirit man becomes, the physical man will reflect.
The battle for the glory of Manhood is a spiritual battle. It is a fierce battle for the control of his spirit. Who is in control of your spirit?
The problem is that the spirit man cannot be seen with the physical eyes. That is why so many men are taken unawares. The spirit man which they cannot see is neglected.
It is natural for a man to seek to be in a higher realm of the spirit, because that is where he feels strong, but the spirit that controls the man can either be good or evil, depending on what feeds it.
The spirit man is controlled by what it is feed with through the eyes, ears, mind and even touch. Thought the ears, the spirit man is fees when it hears words, some in the form of music.
Through the mind, the spirit man is controlled when it is feed with hard substances, like hard drugs and strong drinks.
So many men are being manipulated to seek being in high spirit by just taking any substance.
From taking marijuana, cocaine, loud, weed, strong wine (alcohol) and even lizard and animal poo-poo, so many men are losing control of their spirit and losing the battle of manhood.
Every street, every city; it is cheap, it is available, seeking to take control of the spirit of the Man.
Government and nations make billions of dollars from it, yet men are dying. No one cares. They put up fake adverts like, ‘drink responsibly,’ and prepare the prison to lock the man up when the spirit of alcohol has wrecked havoc in him.
The spirit of the grave
The spirit of drugs and alcohol is the spirit of the grave. While the surface looks flat, under it is a deep grave. It is like a cobra snake living gently under your pillow. You can see its tail, but it looks like a feather, harmless. Suddenly, at the most unguarded hour, it will strike hard with its deadly poison.
The spirit of drugs and alcohol is a manipulative spirit. It blocks the ears to the spirit of a man. It gives the man excuses why it should remain in him. When it speaks, it sounds subtle and justified. That is why when some men who drink speak, you hear them say, ‘I can control it, I know my limit’. So they start with one bottle and graduate into the last bottle of death. That is the manipulative voice of the spirit of alcohol.
Spirit of control
The spirit of drugs and alcohol is a spirit of control. It takes control from the spirit of the man, and hands him over to the sword of death on the altar of his enemy. When the man losses control of his own spirit, abomination is born, and eternal spiritual judgement is released. He can impregnate his daughter and abuse his wife.
The destruction power
This is why those who want to quit struggle to quit. A man under the influence of alcohol would fall into a stinking ditch, yet tomorrow he would return to the same alcohol.
It is a spirit that is bent on destroying the man. Eventually, the man would lose his friends, lose his health, lose his strength, lose his job, lose his family, lose his mind and eventually his destiny.
Proverbs 31:6, says, ‘Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to those who are bitter of heart.’
Many mighty men have gone down the pit of death by the single power of the spirit of alcohol. Destinies has been destroyed by it. Cities has been overrun by the decisions of the drunk men.
The life of many families has been shattered by the devastation of the spirit of alcohol taking hold of the spirit of the man. Health lost. Peace gone. Trust broken. Money wasted. Respect destroyed. Jobs lost. Incense committed. Generation cursed.
What has alcohol and addictive drugs not done? No wonder the bible repeatedly warns us of the danger of alcohol (intoxicating wine).
In Isaiah 5:11, ‘Woe to those who rise early in the morning, That they may follow intoxicating drink; Who continue until night, till wine inflames them’!
In Isaiah 5:22, ‘Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink.’
In Ephesians 5:18, ‘And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.’
Dear Man of Valour, my friend and my brother, take this word to heart. The spirit of drugs and alcohol is an enemy to your dreams. Drop that bottle and fight to escape. Fight to escape its devastating grips. If you are in the habit of drinking, as it comes, STOP. Stay away from it. When you are invited to take a sip, tell them, ‘NO THANK YOU.’ Draw a battle line. Just say, ‘NO’.
Resist the spirit of drugs and alcohol to the last drop of your blood. Flee its appearance. Reject it’s invitation. Do not touch, buy or ask someone to buy for you.
Do not abandon your family at the middle of the road. You are the only pillar they have. It is a battle for your life. Fight to live.
Above all, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you now overcome and take control of the Spirit of the Man in you.
Be strong, Be courageous, Be a Man of Valour.
Overcoming in the Battle of Manhood – Part 5
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