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1CO 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

When we live in an intoxicated or self-poisoned state we are considered drunkards by God because we are "toxicated" with a chemical that is foreign to our natural body chemistry to the point of being too impaired to live and make normal life choices reliably. Back in Jesus day they did not make most of the drugs we have today, they mainly only used alcohol. But living intoxicated back then still placed people in a condition of being too compromised to make sound life decisions because their brains were always so full of poisonous chemicals.

HEB 6:7 Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. 8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

We were put on this earth to decide to either choose or reject God through the sacrifice of His son Jesus Christ on the cross. If we are on drugs all of the time we pretty much nullify this test because we have already basically checked out of normal life and we now live in a constant stupor. Living intoxicated is meant to escape life and the pain we carry, but it also disqualifies us as good potential citizens for God's future kingdom here. Basically this whole earth is God's harvest field so He must decide what fruit is worthy to keep, and what is not.

LK 12:45 But suppose the servant (a Christian) says to himself, `My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk. 46 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers (Hell).

Life is a gamble in many ways, but it's totally up to us whether we win or lose in the end depending on whether we choose to obey or disobey God's laws here. God made the rules so we can either respect them and live, or we can ignore them and face a very terrible life review before Him when we die. One thing Jesus never did was to lie or exaggerate, so if He said that people who lived in a constant state of intoxication would go to Hell later on, then I seriously doubt that He was kidding. We can either believe Him now, or believe Him later.

1CO 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

I just wanted to repeat the last part of the first scripture to show you that even though there were habitually intoxicated people in Jesus day, that God did set them free and helped them to live a normal and productive life here. Many people (including some Christians) have overdosed and left their bodies while intoxicated, and then had to face God that way. You must choose for yourself how you will live your life, constantly too poisoned to function, or alert and capable. Let God help you today to begin to live an unintoxicated life once again.

Here is a prayer to pray if you need it:

"Dear God, I have been a drug idolater and I have allowed toxic substances to impair the wonderful body and mind that you have allowed me to live and experience life in. I ask that you would forgive me for living as a drunkard Lord, and also that you would truly help me to stop living my life in a poisoned state. I repent this day of all drunkenness and I thank you Lord for helping me to not only get free, but to live free. In Jesus name I pray, amen".

JN 8:34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.