Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”
In the 1950’s a cult was formed in Indiana by Jim Jones. Jones was an ordained minister, but preached a message that promoted socialism, communism and extremism. He would work followers 12 hours each day and teach hours of night classes. The followers lived on a compound called “Jonestown” calling Jones “Dad”. Jones taught them that everyone would die together and be transitioned to another planet for a life of bliss… Don’t laugh… One day over 1000 people laced Kool-Aid with cyanide poison and then drank it just as Jones told them. It was the largest loss of American life until 9/11. All because they chose to drink the Kool-Aid.
I. Don’t Drink the Devil’s Kool-Aid
Ephesians speaks of the “wiles of the devil” and Corinthians tells of his “devices”. The Devil is a sly, slick, slimy trickster. Don’t drink the Devils discouragement, discord or disenchantment. Don’t believe a word he says. DON’T DRINK THE KOOL-AID
II. Don’t Drink the World’s Kool-Aid
The world will offer many substitutes to the will of God. Don’t drink the world’s wealth, wisdom, worship or wickedness. As dressed up and nice as something that is carnal may be- DON’T DRINK THE KOOL-AID
III. Don’t Drink the Flesh’s Kool-Aid
Our own flesh will sometimes attempt to deceive the spiritual part of us. We must be wise concerning the flesh and its works. Don’t drink the Flesh’s fear, fornication or fake life. Our flesh will justify and desire to follow our desires. DON’T DRINK THE KOOL-AID. Purpose in your heart that you will not defile yourself. Don’t give in to temptations. Follow God and His Word. And Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid!
Youth | Assistant Pastor
Clays Mill Baptist Church