I woke up this morning, alone and cold

An empty wine bottle in my hand I now hold

A knot in my stomach, a pain in my head

A box in the alley I use for my bed

A doctor last month said, “Soon you will die

Cirrhosis has claimed you, there’s no need to cry”

He’s done all he can, but still there is hope

Lord Jesus, I need you, with this I can’t cope

A drunkard’s not welcome in God’s Home above

So Jesus, please cleanse me with your precious blood

I’m tired of Ol’ Slewfoot and his damning wine

So save me, Lord Jesus, on my life will you shine?

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.  Proverbs 20:1 (KJV)

Many have been deceived by the devil into believing that a social drink, or just one beer, will do no harm.  God’s Word warns us against this…

Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.  Proverbs 23:20, 21 (KJV)

Alcohol is a poison that will slowly take over ones mind, and eventually, ones physical health; even to the point of taking ones very life.

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.  Proverbs 23:29-32 (KJV)

But death from alcohol is not the end.  God’s Word tells us that the drunkard will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven…

 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (KJV)

Where will the drunkard end up if not in heaven?

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.  Revelation 20:12-15 (KJV) 

But I have good news for you.  There is a way to escape…

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 (KJV)

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8 (KJV)

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  Romans 10:8-10 (KJV)

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Romans 10:13 (KJV)

God sent His Son Jesus Christ to be the substitution for our sins.  Because of His death on Calvary, man who repents of sin and accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior will be completely pardoned for his sins, and will be assured of eternal life in heaven.

Won’t you ask God to forgive you of your sins today and receive His free gift of eternal life?

If you have made this choice, your next step today is to get grounded in the Word of God and established in a local Church where the Word of God is preached so that you may grow in Christ.