Choosing the Effects of Wine

Most people are only choosing the name and brand of wine that they take. Some on the prices and places, while some on the years of making and the whims of advertising. But have you considered to choose the right effects of it?

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Pro 23:31-32  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.

Pro 20:1  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Deu 32:33  Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

Here are some verses that describes the use of wine, and from these verses we can see that poison ,snake bite, and mockery really has an effect. However, as technology develops, the effects of wine can be redefined and modified depending on our consumption,and you must have your own preference on how it will affect you. You can chose to be badly affected or take advantage of its good benefits. Here are some effects of wine in our body.

 The Effects of Wine

Medicinal 

1Ti 5:23  Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.

New Picture (6)Luk 10:32-34  And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,  And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Anesthetic effect

(Read first from v.31) Pro 23:35  They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Visual effects

Redness of eyes:  Gen 49:12  His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.   (Also:Pr.23:29-30)

Falling to sleep:  Jer 51:39  In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.

You will behold strange women:  Pro 23:31-33  Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.Pro 23:32  At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

Spiritual (vision), erroneous: Isa 28:7  But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

  

Walk

Isa 28:7  But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Isa 19:14  The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.  (Also: Ps.107:27; Job 12:25;

 

Speech

Babbling or muttering lips: Pro 23:33  Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.  (Like Eli thought of Hannah 1Sa 1:13  … therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

Gastroesophageal effect

Vomiting: Wine can cause digestive problem to some people, like gastroesopageal reflux  or vomiting

 Isa 19:14  The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

 

Mental effect

Judgment:  Isa 28:7  But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Forgetting: Pro 31:5  Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

 Pro 31:7  Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

This pertains to understanding

Hos 4:11  Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

Open for Deception, loss of  awareness: Gen 19:32-33  Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.Gen 19:34  And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.Gen 19:35  And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

Imagination (Read first v-31-33):  Pro 23:34  Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

Madness: Jer 51:7  Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

 

Cardiac effect:

Factors to heart problem before death:  1 Sam 25:36-37  And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.  But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.

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Death:  Jer 51:57  And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Attitude

Merry heart/Rejoicing :  Jer 51:39  In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.

Psa 104:15  And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

Est 1:10  On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

Shouting:  and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine. Ps.78:65

Unashamed:  Gen 9:20-21  And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:  And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.(also Habakuk 2:15)

Astonishment:  Psa 60:3  Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Unaware of nakedness: Lam 4:21  Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.

Goals for a crime: Joe 3:3  And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

Transgression:  Hab 2:5  Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

Addiction:  Pro 23:35  They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again. (Also Titus 2:3)

 

Drinking wine as a lifestyle have caused others to have health problems not just in their heart, liver,lungs,kidneys, and other parts. It can destroy your attitude, and relationship, not only inside the family but in the community.

Overcomes: Isa 28:1  Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! (also  Jer 23:9)

Inflames: Isa 5:11-12  Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!Isa 5:12  And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

(makes our body warm because wine is easily metabolized  causing a burning effect, although the verse here says more than that)

Violence   :Pro 4:17  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. Click the link, Rape case in India was done by those under the influence of wine.

Contending:  Pro 23:29  Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? (Answer is in the following verses)

Wallow in own vomit Jer 48:26  Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision.

A vessel for others to fornicate Rev 17:2  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

It doesn’t lead you to regard the work of the Lord Isa.5:12

Isa 5:12  And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

Effect to your Testimony:  It can cause other fellow in the faith to stumble

Rom 14:21  It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Lifestyle considerations , or moderation of its use is needed. If you want to have the worst effect then take too much and go full speed. But consider this, in a moment you can be dead. Drink and drive if you’re in a hurry to cemetery. But if you want to go home just take a shot.

 

It is without Caution

Luk 21:34  And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Eph 5:18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

…for those who does not chose the right effects of wine. But enough is enough (1 Pet.4:3).

For information on alcohol abuse and alcoholism:

Booklets: Alcohol (A women’s health issue)

Rethinking Drinking

Make a Difference

Tips for Cutting down on Drinking

Drinking and your Pregnancy

Older Adults and Alcohol

A Family History of Alcoholism

www.niaaa.nih.gov

 

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