Daily Devotional for Friday July 17, 2015
President Obama is Now the Drug-Dealer in Chief
(Psalms 91:3; 2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 2:9)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I ask you today to open my heart and my Spirit to receive what you have for me today. Let me hear Your voice clearly and obediently follow You. Use me oh Lord, for your glory and to advance Your Kingdom! In the name of Jesus...AMEN!!!
President Obama is now the Drug-dealer in Chief! Your government now wants to make drug dealers who are responsible for destroying millions of lives and hundreds of thousands of deaths each year...A LEGAL PROFESSION! One of the byproducts of the deomonization of the police in order for the government to Federalize much of local policing, was this cry that the prisons are full of "young black men unfairly incarcerated." As someone who spent 2 years of my life in Federal Prison over 25 years ago ( http://www.liveprayer.com/press/weeklyplanet.htm ), I can assure you that you don't go to prison unless you break the law!
Sadly, this current administration picks and chooses the laws it wants to enforce. They have put the lives of American citizens in grave danger and cost taxpayers billions annually by choosing NOT to enforce immigration laws, and actually unlawfully "made laws" giving a pass to those who have illegally entered our nation. The other laws the government has purposely decided not to enforce are many drug laws.
Please hear me. Don't buy the lie that people are doing 20 years in prison for possession! Possession violations are usually given probation or treatment options. People doing 10, 20, 30 years or more for drug crimes are DEALERS! Dealing drugs is NOT a victimless crime or non-violent! I have dealt with literally millions of drug addicts over the past 16 years whose lives have been destroyed by their addiction. I have ministered to too many mothers and fathers whose children DIED from a drug overdose. PLEASE DON'T TELL ME THAT DRUG DEALERS ARE NON-VIOLENT CRIMINALS OR THAT DEALING DRUGS IS A VICTIMLESS CRIME!
My friend, this is what a nation in complete rebellion to God looks like. You have a government now allowing states to illegally sell drugs and looking the other way when it is still a Federal crime to do so! You have a culture that wants to legalize this poison and create an entirely new generation of drug addicts. As with all great civilizations over human history, they were destroyed from within. This push to minimize the evil of drugs and to legalize this tool satan uses to destroy and literally KILL people, is a nation that God has taken His hand of protection from!
One of the common bonds we have seen throughout the course of human history is the dependence so many develop on mind-altering substances. The incredible drug problem that we face in this country is not a new phenomenon. Man learned how to escape the reality of life using drugs early on in his existence and the world we live in, in 2015, is no different than at any other time in human history.
To understand why so many people during their life have turned to mind-altering substances like drugs, we must first look at WHY. The basic human experience has not changed at all since the Garden of Eden. As children we are affected by those who raise us and our environment. Our lives are shaped in those early years by where we live, learn, and play as well as by all of the people in each area of our life. As we become young adults we begin making our own decisions, decisions based largely on that foundation laid in our life as children. We begin to experience life on our own, we are old enough to understand more of what life is all about and we begin exploring all of the new feelings and experiences that come with being a young adult.
As we hit our 20s, 30s, and 40s, we become focused on working, earning a living, getting married, and having a family. From 50 and up we start to look at life from a different perspective since our life is now winding down. We tend to focus on health issues, retirement, and ultimately our own death. Along this journey everyone deals with the death of loved ones and friends, financial problems, where to live, health issues, school and work problems, and relationship conflicts. These are common problems we all face during the course of our life. How we handle these problems becomes the challenge we all have to deal with.
The use of drugs is not complicated. Most start out using them as an experiment to see what they are like. This is very common. The fact is, the result of drugs, alcohol, and overeating is that "high" feeling. That period of time when you seem to escape reality. In reality, you have escaped nothing. You have simply used a substance to alter your mind and in the process, the problems you were facing seem to be gone.
That too, of course, is not true since your problems didn't go away, you simply used a substance to block them out. What has actually happened is you have added to them since any time you are putting alcohol or drugs or excessive amounts of food into your body it has a harmful effect. After using drugs and getting used to the "escape" or "high" feeling you get, it then becomes an option or choice you can make during times in your life when things are not going well.Unfortunately, many become addicted and it becomes part of their daily life.
The problems with drugs is found at every stage of life. The experimentation usually starts out when you are younger. You are with your friends, you take a hit off a joint, or take ecstasy, snort some coke to see what it is like. What you are doing is opening the front door of your life and asking the enemy to come inside. You are asking the enemy if he is thirsty or hungry. You are telling him to take his shoes off and relax. You have done to your life the same as if you went and had keys made to your home and passed them out on the street to total strangers.
Addiction mostly occurs in adults. When we think of addiction, we get the mental image of the junkie in the alley. The fact is, most people are functioning addicts. They go to school, they work, they have families, they go to church, yet drugs are a part of their life. They cannot live without them. When you welcomed the enemy into your life by experimenting with drugs, you didn't know how difficult it would be to make him leave.
I love you and care about you so much. I want this word today to accomplish two things. First, for young adults, even older adults, DON'T OPEN YOUR LIFE TO THE ENEMY BY EXPERIMENTING WITH DRUGS. The consequences can literally cost you your life!!! Secondly, for those who have used drugs, STOP. I realize that it is not easy. Many of you have found out how to use drugs to ease the pain of life's trials and tribulations. The fact is, you are just compounding them. The only answer to the day to day issues we all have to deal with in life is a personal relationship with Christ. Only though Christ does it all make sense. Only through Christ do we have the hope and strength to carry on through those difficult times in life.
Whatever temporary relief you may get from drugs, it is just that . . . temporary. You have not solved the problem, just compounded it. For those who are addicted, get help. Only the power of God can kick the enemy out of your life. But there are many fine Christian-based programs to help you overcome your addiction. God is still in the deliverance business but you first have to want to be delivered.
I will be praying for those who are battling with drugs in their life. Maybe this is not an issue in your life but is in the life of someone you know. Know that the Bible proclaims, "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper!!!!!!" I am praying and believing for deliverance and victory in the lives of those who are bound by drugs. Jesus came to set the captives free, and I pray you will find that freedom in Christ!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,