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Posted by Michael111 on Tuesday, 8th June 2004 4:32 AM
I. THE ECSTASY OF JESUS CHRIST: THE MIRACLE. THE SUPERNATURAL HIGH.
In the early 90's, I moved to a college town in the South to attend a local University. There, I began regularly going out to nightclubs to hear dance music. The rave scene there had just started. Soon, there were more parties, and opportunities to hear the music that I loved. And, I couldn't get enough of the nightlife. It was an amazing time for me. Dancing at bars and clubs became my top priority. And dance music was the only thing playing in my car, my stereo, and my head.
At this point in my life, I didn't know much about drugs. I had never seen an illegal drug, much less tried one. I had never even consumed alcohol. As I danced almost every night surrounded by my closest friends, I was naive to the darkness of drugs around me. Drugs were the last thing on my mind. Music was the first. I was loving life. I was away from home, making new friends, regularly going out dancing, and looking forward to a bright future as a college graduate. I would gradually lose it all.
Like many, it started with a pill. I began to hear the word "ecstasy" mentioned more, and more in casual conversation at clubs, and parties. At the peak of my curiosity, I decided to try it. At a downtown rave in a converted warehouse, I took my first hit of the illegal narcotic. That night, I held in my hands a seed of destruction. This was the end of my innocence, and the beginning of a downward spiral of addiction, self-destruction, insanity, and crime.
For many years, I polluted my mind with the drug ecstasy. I was so blind. I was poisoning myself / my brain with this harsh chemical almost every weekend. The drug quickly began to overtake my life. I felt as if I couldn't enjoy music and dancing unless I was high on it. It wasn't long before I was selling it. This compromise would later result in my arrest, and the nightmare of facing felony drug charges, and conviction.
And still, after all of this... my life was still consumed with the darkness of drugs, and the drug culture.
Then came a divine intervention.
Jesus Christ supernaturally delivered me from the poison of drugs, the darkness of the drug scene, and the sinister grip of drug dealing.
And He showed me the Truth.
Drugs are poison. They contaminate. They addict. They destroy. They kill.
Through Jesus Christ - I found true ecstasy. True ecstasy is a miracle. A supernatural high.
Jesus can deliver you from the darkness of any situation. He can restore you - mind, body, soul, and spirit - and lead you to ecstasy... TRUE ecstasy.
It's the REAL.
NOTHING compares to the ecstasy of Jesus Christ.
It is my hope, and my prayer - that you will experience the true miracle of ecstasy.
With love, and blessings of peace, love, unity, and respect to all in the world.
In Jesus name,
II. THE BIBLE IS THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL () JESUS = THE TREE OF LIFE
It is a book containing the knowledge of good and evil.
The forbidden fruit was not an apple. The fruit of a tree is also paper. And upon the pages of the bible is the knowledge of good and evil. The bible is poisoned with the knowledge of evil.
Ritualistic animal sacrifices, ceremonies incorporating the blood of dead animals, superstitious numbers, curses, evil spirits, dark prophecies... all in the bible.
Plotting, conspiracy, mass-murder, betrayal, genocide, slavery, suffering, wars... all in the bible.
A book is not 'Holy' if it contains the knowledge of evil, Satan, the devil, demons...
It is darkness. It is contaminated. It is unclean. It is poison.
Religion is the church of the poison mind. Minds poisoned by the knowledge of evil. People are deceived by religion.
The kingdom of God is within us all. Not within the pages of a book containing the knowledge of evil. I have recently shut it for good. I will not touch, nor taste of it again.
Because of Jesus Christ, I'm back in the land of the living. I've torn off my fig-leaf, and am returning to Eden. I am who God made me to be. The shame, guilt, and confusion is past-tense.
Thank You Jesus.
The Tree of Life = Jesus Christ
Eat freely from this tree and be saved.
"Imagine" - John Lennon
Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...
Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...
Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.
Jesus is the answer! I pray that He blesses you with love, peace, forgiveness, Truth, healing, understanding, hope, guidance, mercy, grace, deliverance, the Holy Spirit, and ecstasy.