wine?
yes or no?

And Yâ-hwéh of hosts will prepare for all of the peoples on this mountain a banquet of rich foods, a banquet of the best-aged wines – from the smoothest finest wines being refined.

- Yshá’Yâhuw 25:6

Deleterious effects of Marijuana:

...marijuana intoxication can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty in thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. Research has shown that marijuana's adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. As a result, someone who smokes marijuana every day may be functioning at a suboptimal intellectual level all of the time...
...Long-term marijuana abuse can lead to addiction; that is, compulsive drug seeking and abuse despite its known harmful effects upon social functioning in the context of family, school, work, and recreational activities. Long-term marijuana abusers trying to quit report irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety, and drug craving, all of which make it difficult to quit. These withdrawal symptoms begin within about 1 day following abstinence, peak at 2–3 days, and subside within 1 or 2 weeks following drug cessation....
...A number of studies have shown an association between chronic marijuana use and increased rates of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and schizophrenia....
...Marijuana increases heart rate by 20–100 percent shortly after smoking; this effect can last up to 3 hours. In one study, it was estimated that marijuana users have a 4.8-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in the first hour after smoking the drug....
...Numerous studies have shown marijuana smoke to contain carcinogens and to be an irritant to the lungs. In fact, marijuana smoke contains 50–70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke. Marijuana users usually inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than tobacco smokers do, which further increase the lungs' exposure to carcinogenic smoke. Marijuana smokers show dysregulated growth of epithelial cells in their lung tissue, which could lead to cancer.
marijuana smokers can have many of the same respiratory problems as tobacco smokers, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illness, and a heightened risk of lung infections....
(Source)

...Smoking marijuana regularly (a joint a day) can damage the cells in the bronchial passages which protect the body against inhaled microorganisms and decrease the ability of the immune cells in the lungs to fight off fungi, bacteria, and tumor cells. For patients with already weakened immune systems, this means an increase in the possibility of dangerous pulmonary infections, including pneumonia, which often proves fatal in AIDS patients. ...
...The main respiratory consequences of smoking marijuana regularly (one joint a day) are pulmonary infections and respiratory cancer, whose connection to marijuana use has been strongly suggested but not conclusively proven. The effects also include chronic bronchitis, impairment in the function of the smaller air passages, inflammation of the lung, the development of potentially pre-cancerous abnormalities in the bronchial lining and lungs, and, as discussed, a reduction in the capabilities of many defensive mechanisms within the lungs. Marijuana smoke and cigarette smoke contain many of the same toxins, including one which has been identified as a key factor in the promotion of lung cancer. This toxin is found in the tar phase of both, and it should be noted that one joint has four times more tar than a cigarette, which means that the lungs are exposed four-fold to this toxin and others in the tar. It has been concretely established that smoking cigarettes promotes lung cancer (which causes more than 125,000 deaths in the US every year), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) and increased incidence of respiratory tract infections. This implies, but does not establish, that smoking marijuana may lead to some of the same results as smoking cigarettes. It is notable that several reports indicate an unexpectedly large proportion ofmarijuana users among cases of lung cancer and cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx. Thus, it appears that the use of marijuana as a medicine has the potential to further harm an already ill patient in the same way that taking up regular cigarette smoking would, particularly in light of the fact that those patients for whom marijuana is recommended are already poorly equipped to fight off these infections and diseases....
...It has been suggested that marijuana is at the root of many mental disorders, including acute toxic psychosis, panic attacks (one of the very conditions it is being used experimentally to treat), flashbacks, delusions, depersonalization, hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and uncontrollable aggressiveness. Marijuana has long been known to trigger attacks of mental illness, such as bipolar (manic-depressive) psychosis and schizophrenia. This connection with mental illness should make health care providers for terminally ill patients and the patients themselves, who may already be suffering from some form of clinical depression, weigh very carefully the pros and cons of adopting a therapeutic course of marijuana. In the short term, marijuana use impairs perception, judgment, thinking, memory, and learning; memory defects may persist six weeks after last use. Mental disorders connected with marijuana use merit their own category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) IV, published by the American Psychiatric Association. These include Cannabis Intoxication (consisting of impaired motor coordination, anxiety, impaired judgment, sensation of slowed time, social withdrawal, and often includes perceptual disturbances; Cannabis Intoxication Delirium (memory deficit, disorientation); Cannabis Induced Psychotic Disorder, Delusions; Cannabis Induced Psychotic Disorder, Hallucinations; and Cannabis Induced Anxiety Disorder. In addition, marijuana use has many indirect effects on health. Its effect on coordination, perception, and judgment means that it causes a number of accidents, vehicular and otherwise."
(source)

Our summary: Marijuana is a drug portal for evil spirits to facilitate their access its users, and this is why pharmakaea means sorcery.

Alcohol prohibition?

(...or for that matter drug prohibition)

Newcomers: Don't ignore this page thinking you already know all scripture says about alcohol.  There is much more here than you expect. After reading this, you will be able to answer Christians who advocate total alcohol abstension, as well as believers who advocate marijuana use; you will know how Yâ-hwéh sees alcohol, and therefore have a much better view.

Most Christian denominations understand the recommendations against PHYSICAL drunkenness such as these verses:

Order in the believers’ households

    1. So do not be drunk with wine, in which is abandon, rather be filled by Spirit,
    2. Speaking to each other’s selves in sung poems (psalms) and songs of praise and spiritual songs, singing and praising within your heart to Yâ-hwéh;
    3. Giving thanks at all times for all men to the Mighty One and Father, by the name of our Sovereign Yâhuwshúa` the Anointed,
    4. And be subject to one another by the love of the Anointed:

[Ephesians 5:18-21]

But observe that scriptures talk against drunkeness (intoxication), not against drinking. Yet there are some Christian groups which forbid their members to drink any alcohol at all! They should know better! We aren't supposed to ADD commandments to scripture which aren't there. The proper way to drink wine or any alcohol is in moderation and not in order to become drunk or to the point of drunkenness.  Families which authoritatively command total abstention from alcohol frequently find a rebound reaction in their children when they get independent, to become college drunks. They haven't learned the lesson learned from Alcohol Prohibition in the 1920's:

Lessons from History

In the USA, there was a time period in the 1920's (1920-1933) in which the above mentioned Christian groups gained sufficient political power to manage to pass a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting alcohol in the USA. Predictably, making alcohol 'taboo' made it that much MORE appealing to the tyrannized Americans, and gave opportunity for organized crime to make a huge business selling alcohol, and machine-gun crimes became commonplace between rival gangs dealing with the new contraband (most people may be surprised to hear that machine-guns were unregulated in the US then, until 1934). So the new mystique of the 'speakeasy' and the outlaw status of doing something that isn't truly wrong made alcohol infinitely MORE appealing to freedom-loving Americans, who consequently became more alcoholic than ever before. And when the depression hit in 1929, Americans turned to alcohol for solace, and the contraband business boomed! So in 1933, after 13 years of this "Noble Experiment" tyranny, this alcohol prohibition was repealed (with yet another constitutional amendment), and Americans were unleashed to drink alcohol in the midst of the Great Depression. But there was a big difference: Now, alcohol was TAXED and controlled by the federal government. And this entire industry is TAXED in the USA and their government now subsists on this tax on a substance the country was now addicted to. And tobacco is also taxed, and these taxes provide a huge and reliable source of revenue for the US Government, bleeding an addicted people.

Let's realize now that though many parents repeat the same prohibition mistake, government learned a different lesson from prohibition. This is why they outlawed other very addictive substances which were legal and unregulated, drugs. Don't think people didn't know about drugs then, they just weren't outlawed to make them interesting! And, just like alcohol prohibition, drug prohibition has again resulted in organized crime making drugs become big business (and very violent too), and it has also made Americans become drug-addicts because of the increased 'taboo' appeal of drugs. What is the predictable next step in the pattern? Hard times, like the Great Depression, will come during the third seal, after the 2nd seal's warlike unification of the world, and world "peace" will be obtained and maintained by food rationing and the elimination of the drug-related crime by the legalization of drugs. And, just like it has after alcohol prohibition, after drug prohibition is released unto drug legalization, the world government will TAX all drugs and control its industry in order to maintain a great and reliable source of revenue for the "Holy Roman Empire", supporting itself off of addicted people. A drugged people will not resist. But this seems to be the main reason undrugged Christians will recognize that the Impostor is not Who he says he is. 

Therefore, hard times with abundant access to alcohol and drugs and disintegration of society and its norms will come and sorely test these people.

Marijuana and other drugs

There are proponents for the use of marijuana and other drugs who meander in their excuses for using it, saying that it is not specifically mentioned to be prohibited in scripture, and saying that it is naturally occurring, so we should use it (the same could be said about cyanide!).

They say we should use these substances because they allege that they are not addictive and have no negative effects on physical integrity, and they allege that the medical profession's warnings of their deleterious effects on physical integrity are false [See deleterious effects in left hand margin].

In order to decide by free will whether or not you should use any such substance, please examine these verses as properly translated from our translation, Purer Scriptures for the REMNANT:

Avoiding the sins done against the body

¶ All substances are lawful to me, nevertheless not all things are advantageous; all substances are lawful to me, nevertheless I will not be brought under the control of any.

[1 Qorínthiym 6:12]

All substances are lawful to me, nevertheless not all things are advantageous; all substances are lawful to me, nevertheless not all edify up the house.

[1 Qorínthiym 10:23]

Even if their allegations are true, though it is evident they are not, let's see what happens spiritually to one who uses drugs. Some will say "it's not found in the 'Bible'"! Ah, but it is found in scripture! Let's look at the Greek terms found in Revelation 9:21 and 18:23 and other places in the KJV for "sorceries":

Strong's #5331-5333
5331 φαρμακεία pharmakeia {far-mak-i'-ah} from 5332; medication ("pharmacy"), i.e. (by
extension) magic (literally or figuratively):--sorcery, witchcraft. See Greek-- 5332
5332 φαρμακεύς pharmakeus {far-mak-yoos'} from pharmakon (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion);
a druggist ("pharmacist") or poisoner, i.e. (by extension) a magician:--sorcerer.
5333 φαρμακός pharmakos {far-mak-os'} the same as 5332:--sorcerer.

 

This term is the root word of the term "pharmacy". What do drugs have to do with sorcery? Those who seek spiritual communication with evil spirits and demons in the occult know there are two ways to enhance this, the hard way by transcendental meditation, emptying your mind and inviting them in, and the easy way by altering your consciousness with drugs. This lowers your defenses and opens the doors to evil spirits. Is this advantageous? Is this edifying? Isn't this bringing things to have power over you? Most certainly it does away with the free will and freedom Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa` gives us. And look at those addicted to these things, are they what you aspire to be like? Don't be fooled.

Drown their sorrows...

Christians will be tested

Considering the deregulation of wine and nonnutritive addictive substances and food rationing/price controls by the Lie at the third seal, it will become a sore temptation to depressed Christians to turn to drink or drugs.  This is done not only to pacify the masses, but since an addicted population is easier to control in the NWO.  Thus many Christians who made alcohol (and drugs) totally off-limits will be drunk and intoxicated at the coming of Yâhuwshúa` at the 6th seal!

Third seal: Control of the masses – Postwar food control and Drug legalization

And when He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying:

“Come!”

And I saw, and look!  A black horse, and the one sitting upon it holding a balance in his hand.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying:

“A day’s ration [lit: one measure (1 liter)] of wheat for a day’s wages (lit: a denarius), and three day’s rations (3 liters) of barley for a day’s wages (lit: a denarius), and the oil and the wine [addictive non-nutritive substances] may not be wrongdoing.”

[Revelation 6:5-6]

    1. But ye brothers are not in darkness, in order that the Day should overtake you as a thief!
    2. For ye all are Sons of the Light, even Sons of the daytime; we are not Sons of the night or Sons of the darkness!
    3. Now then, we should not sleep as the rest do, instead we should keep watch and we should be sober;
    4. For they that do sleep, sleep by night, and they that are drunken get drunk by night,
    5. But we, being Sons of the daytime, should be sober, having put on a breastplate of certainty and of affectionate love, and a helmet: the hope of the rescue,  [compare Yshá`Yâhuw 59: 17]
    6. Because Yâ-hwéh has not set us for wrath, rather for the acquisition of rescue/safety through our Sovereign Yâhuwshúa` the Deliverer,
    7. Who died for us, in order that whether we may keep watch or we may sleep, we all, together with Him, may be made to live!

[1 Thessalonikeans 5:4-10]

So is this saying that we shouldn't be drunk and miss His return? Is it as simple as avoiding alcohol? No. The deeper meaning to the above passages is that those Christians that are drunken from the cup of Bâvél (Babylon), their frothing adulterated paganism-infiltrated religion that has them devoid of thirst for justification, those have become drunk during these dark ages like at night, and will revel even more in their spiritual wine when times get rougher and they are tested. What does this mean? Blind Christians who face tough times will become more devout, more fanatically dedicated in their deception instead of rethinking it or reconsidering whether they might be mistaken.

28. Yâhuwshúa` said,

I took My stand in the center of the world [Yruwshâláim], and in flesh I appeared to them.  I found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty.  My Self was grieved for the sons of ’Âthâ´m, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see, for they came into the world empty, and they also seek to depart from the world empty.  And in the meantime they are drunk.  When they shake off their wine [of the fornication of Bâvél], then they will change their ways.

[The Glad Tidings of Tâ’ówm 28]

When alcohol and drugs are deregulated at the third seal and the fourth seal Great genocidal Persecution ("Tribulation") is all around them and 1/4 of them have been killed, they will probably also turn to physical intoxication!  They won't be ready for His coming on a Day of Atonement (Yowm Kippuwrim) neither spiritually, nor physically.

Oh my HEAD!
The SPIRITUAL meaning of drunkenness:

    1. But be attentive to yourselves, lest your hearts be burdened by a hangover and drinking, or the distractions of life, so that Day might come upon you unexpectedly;
    2. For it shall come as a trap upon all those dwelling upon the face of all the earth.
    3. Stay aware, therefore, in every feast season, praying in order that ye may be accounted worthy to escape from all these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand in the sight of the Son of ’Âthâ´m.

[Luwqa' 21:34-36]

Even the first relatively well-known scripture quoted on this page is mainly talking about SPIRITUAL drunkenness from the wine of Bâvél when its context is examined in a good translation!  This passage is telling us to free ourselves from deception and distraction and to pray that we be accounted worthy to be chosen. So read below the CONTEXT of this verse against drunkenness, please re-examine it here, the way that it is rendered in the restored translation available free on our website, so you may see how it is NOT talking about organic drunkenness:

Don’t be cheated out of the Light

    1. ¶ Let no one cheat you with empty words: for due to these things, the wrath of Yâ-hwéh comes upon the sons of rebellious disbelief.
    2. Therefore do not be participants together with them;
    3. For ye were once darkness, but now light in Yâ-hwéh, therefore walk about as sons of Light.
    4. For the fruit of the Light is [produced] by all goodness and rectification and Truth,
    5. Approving of what is well-pleasing to Yâ-hwéh; [MattithYâ´huw 3: 17, 17: 5, contrast Yshá`Yâhuw 65: 12]
    6. So do not become a participant with others in those works of darkness, which bear no fruit, but more readily correct them also,
    7. For it is shameful even to say the things being done in secret by them!  [illustrated in YchezqË´’l 8: 6-16 ]
    8. But all of them, when exposed by the Light, are made apparent: for Light is that which makes everything apparent!
    9. Which is why He says:

    Arouse, O sleeper, and rise up from among the dead, and the Anointed One shall shine upon you!

    1. Therefore beware how exactly ye walk about, not as those unwise, rather as wise ones,
    2. Spending the season wisely, because the period is evil.
    3. Because of this, do not be unmindful, rather mindful of what is the will of Yâ-hwéh.
    4. So do not be drunk with wine, in which is abandon, rather be filled by Spirit,

[To the Epheciym 5:6-18]


See? As scripture is spiritual, indeed the most important meaning of the scriptural warnings against drunkenness are its SPIRITUAL meaning.  The wine of Bâvél (Babylon) has made everyone spiritually drunk on false pagan beliefs and doctrines, and we all need to become sober!   Reread all these scripture references in that light, and see the dire warning in it for Christians. Now Yshá`Yâhuw 28:1-13 predicts about the "drunkards of Ephrayim", saying that America (Ephrayim) is very drunk on these false doctrines! Now some Americans might recalcitrate, offended that scripture calls them drunkards. History documents this particular tribe of people (not a race - it is a geopolitical classification) as being famous for their prodigious use/abuse of alcohol. The Irish, Scottish, and Americans are among the highest consumers of alcohol in the world! One need only look at the history of prohibition, moonshiners, and rum-importing to get a glimpse at this. Even the USA's NATIONAL ANTHEM is sung to a Bar-DRINKING SONG! Let us not be in denial! But look at it spiritually now. What European group of people have been more fervent and revivalistic about their false pagan doctrine-ridden Christian religion than the American/Scotch-Irish people? Are they indeed not total spiritual drunkards? Compare them to countries where Catholicism has been the enforced state religion, those haven't been too thrilled as a people about their faiths.

"Hówy (Woe) to the crown of the insolence of the DRUNKARDS of 'Ephráyim, and the drooping flower of the beauty of his prestigious rank, that is on the head of the very fertile valley of the ones struck down by wine.

[Note: "Valley-dwellers" = `Amalëq, a spiritual reference to Christians who, like `Ësâw his grandfather, despised the inheritance of his fathers. Yâ-hwéh has sworn to annihilate THIS `Amaleq and cut off all remembrance of them in the end times! (Bar-Nâvíy 12:9)]

Look! My Sovereign has a powerful and strong one, like a storm of pelting icerocks, a horror of destruction like the downpour of overwhelming mighty waters! He shall cause it [the crown (v.1)] to fall down to the ground by hand.
The crown of the insolence of the DRUNKARDS of 'Ephráyim shall be trampled underfoot, and it shall happen that the drooping flower of the beauty of his prestigious rank that is on the head of the very fertile valley shall be like her first ripe fig right before the summer-harvest, which the one looking sees it, while it is still in his palm, he swallows it up.

Then it says that

"in that day, for the remnant of His people, Yâ-hwéh of Hosts shall be their crown of beauty and for the revolution (turn of events) of the prestigious rank unto the remnant of His people, and for a spirit of justice for the One presiding over the judgment and for the heroism of the ones refusing to battle for reasoning."

Who are these? These are those who believe in Yâ-hwéh who live in 'Ephráyim's geopolitical area. But their "sacred-name" movement is also quite drunk and unable to see clearly, because it has brought along their spiritual beer and wine along with them, since by far the majority of them have as yet to accept Yâhuwshúa`'s true name, the Word of Yâ-hwéh, to obtain true freedom from sin and to receive the true Spirit of Truth.
Examine these scriptures which immediately follow the quote above:

“Yet also these meander by the wine [of Bâvél] and they wander intoxicated by the beer, the priest and predicator mislead by the bourbon, they are engulfed from the wine, they wander intoxicated from the bourbon, they mislead by vision, they stumble in reasoning.  Because every [spiritual] meal is full of regurgitated excrement, there is no place [for Him]. A curse consumes this meal, because the purpose of it is greediness for gain.  To whom is he trying to teach acknowledgment? To thos who we announced wrong things. To whom is he explaining the message?  To ones being weaned from the milk[His name], ones taken away from the breasts!  [Hebrews 5:11-6:3]  Because 'you must do this commandment, you must do that commandment, a little from this verse, a little from that verse, a little while longer, a little while longer'.  Then with ones of foreign speech and by means of other languages He will speak the Word to this people, of which He has said to them 'This is the rest-haven, rest! It is for the weary!' and 'This is the place of repose' but they are not willing to listen.  So for them, the Word of Yâ-hwéh will become 'you must do this commandment, you must do that commandment, a little from this verse, a little from that verse, a little while longer, a little while longer,' in order that they will go and they will fall backward and they will be crippled, and they will be ensnared, and they will be captured.”

Examine the above scripture closely.  The beer and the wine are from the fornication of the Great Confusion (Bâvél).  Their regurgitated excrement which fills their every spiritual meal is recycled human doctrines which they carried with them out of Bâvél.

Now read Tâ'ówm verse 28 again: is it clear to you now?

Yâhuwshúa` said,
"I took My stand in the center of the world [Yruwshâláim] , and in flesh I appeared to them.  I found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty.  My Self ached for the sons of 'Âthâ´m, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see, for they came into the world empty, and they also seek to depart from the world empty. But meanwhile they are drunk.  When they shake off their wine [of the fornication of Bâvél], then they will change their ways."

So what are the consequences of being spiritual (and carnal) drunkards without returning to Him?

Paulus wrote that physical drunkards are to be removed from fellowship:

But now I did write to you to not mix with one, if anyone who is a brother is identified to be either a male whore, or avaricious, or an image-worshipper, or abusive, or a drunkard, or a robber – to not even eat bread together with one of this sort!

[1 Qorinthíym 5:11]

And such will not inherit the Kingdom of Yâ-hwéh, unless they are washed, purified, and justified in the name of Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa` by the Spirit of our 'Elohíym

    1. Or don’t ye understand that unjust ones shall not inherit the Kingdom of Yâ-hwéh?  Do not be misled: neither male whores, nor image-worshippers, nor adulterers, nor effeminate men, nor males who lie with males as if with women [Leviticus 18: 22],
    2. Nor thieves, nor avaricious ones, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers shall inherit the Kingdom of Yâ-hwéh!
    3. Though some of you were these things; nevertheless ye were washed, nevertheless ye were purified, nevertheless ye were justified within the name of Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`, the Deliverer, and by the Spirit of our Mighty Ones.

[1 Qorinthíym 6:9-11]

But the proper walk of the sons of Light is in this way (interpret spiritually):

Message to the future

    1. ¶ And discern this also: the season, because it is thehour we already should be roused from sleep, for now our deliverance is nearer than when we believed.
    2. Henceforth, the night is far spent, and the Day has approached; therefore, we should put away the works of darkness, and should dress ourselves with the armor of Light.
    3. We should about walk as during the Day, as ones formed well: not in revelings and intoxications, not in sleeping around and licentiousness, not in strife and envying.
    4. Instead, put on our Sovereign, Yâhuwshúa` the Anointed, and do not make provision for desires of the flesh.

[Romans 13:11-14]

Drunkenness is listed also among the works of the flesh, and not of the fruit of the spirit. But this doesn't prohibit drinking without getting drunk.

    1. Now the works of the flesh are rendered apparent, which are [adultery,*] fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
    2. Image-worship, drug abuse, hostilities, quarrels, fanaticism, anger, scheming sects of dissension,
    3. Envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and things similar to these, that which I tell you beforehand, just as I also said before, that those who practice such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of Yâ-hwéh!
    4. But the fruit of the Spirit is affectionate love, happiness, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, persuasion,
    5. gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against such things.
    6. But those that are of the Anointed One hanged their flesh on a gallows-cross together with the passions and the desires of it.
    7. If we are made to live by the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.
    8. But we should not become conceited, calling each other names, out of envy for one another.

[Galatians 5:19-26]

Was new wine non-alcoholic?

Some spiritually drunk Protestant Christian denominations advocate complete and total abstention from alcoholic drinks for the flesh. And these meander when confronted with scriptures talking about how wine was used legitimately, with Yâ-hwéh's approval.

One of the poor excuses they allege is that the wine they drank then was not fermented (no alcohol), though there are several instances where drunkenness is documented in scripture, like where Noach got drunk. And Yâhuwshúa` drank this same wine, which they allege was not fermented, but let's see what He says about this wine:

Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, otherwise the wineskins are burst and the wine is spilled out, and the wineskins will be destroyed.  Instead, they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved together.  Also no one having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says:

‘The old wine is better!’[Luwqá’ 5: 38-39]

[MattithYahuw 9:17]

Then they say "new wine" is nonalcoholic!  Do these verses sound like this their allegation is a true statement?

11.  And those from Kréte and `Arviy’íym (Arabians) all said:

“We hear them speaking in our own languages the great things of ‘Yâ-hwéh’!”

12. And all were astounded, yet were thoroughly perplexed, saying one to another:

“What would that thing mean?”

13. But others said, jeering:

“They are full of new wine and become drunk!”  [1 Qorinthíym 14: 2]

[Deeds "Acts" 2: 11-13]

So "new wine" was certainly alcoholic, don't let any Christian teetotaler fool you. Remember Yâhuwshúa`'s first miracle (sign) was turning water into 102-153 gallons of fine alcoholic wine

Chapter 2
The first of the signs: water made into fermented wine

¶ And on the third day, a wedding took place in Qânâ´h of Gâlíyl, and the mother of Yâhuwshúa` was there. And Yâhuwshúa` and His pupils were also invited unto the wedding. And falling short of wine, the mother of Yâhuwshúa` says to Him: “They haven’t blood red (wine)” Yâhuwshúa` says to her: “Is what is Mine also yours to give, woman?  My hour is not yet come.” His mother says to the attendants: “Whatever He may say to you, perform ye.” Now there were six standing water-vessels of stone there, according to the ablution of the Yâhuwthím, each holding two or three metretæ. Yâhuwshúa` said to them: “Fill ye the water-vessels with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them: “Now draw ye out some and bear it to the chief of the feast.” And they carried it. But when the chief of the feast had tasted the water that had become wine, he did not yet discern from what place it is (but the attendants who had drawn the water knew), the chief of the feast calls the bridegroom, And says to him: “Everyone else puts forth first the good wine; and when they may have gotten well drunk, then the inferior: you have withheld the good wine until now!” This is the first of the signs Yâhuwshúa` performed in Qânâ´h of Gâlíyl and made His Honor apparent; and His pupils put their trust in Him [see note in 2: 6].

A metretes is approximately 8.5 gallons; "two or three" would be ranging from 17-25.5 gallons per water-vessel; and six of these add up for a grand total of 102-153 gallons of alcoholic fine wine made in the first of Yâhuwshúa`'s signs manifesting His honor.  Had the pupils been nonalcoholic Protestants, they would have abandoned Him at this point!  If merely drinking alcohol were a sin, by having done this, Yâhuwshúa` would have been an accomplice in sin! He never would have resurrected, had He sinned!

What about Yâhuwchânâ´n the Immerser?

Yâhuwchânâ´n the immerser came as a Naziyr (Nazarite), not drinking alcohol. This one did indeed avoid all alcohol.

6.  ¶ There was a human set apart [Nâzíyr] by Ya-hwéh: his name was Yâhuwchânâ´n.

[Yâhuwchânâ´n's Glad Tidings 1:6]

    1. But the envoy said to him: “Do not be terrified, ZkharYâ´hu, since your supplication has been heard, and your wife ’Eliyshéva` shall bear a son to you, and you shall call his name Yâhuwchânâ´n.
    2. And he shall be a joy to you and an exultation, and many shall rejoice at his birth,
    3. For he shall be great in the sight of Yâ-hwéh, and in no wise shall he drink wine or an intoxicant, and he shall be filled of the spirit of the Pure One even from the womb of his mother.
    4. And he shall return many of the sons of Yisrâ’Ë´l to Yâ-hwéh their Mighty Ones.
    5. And he shall precede before Him, in the spirit and force of ’ËliyYâ´huw, to turn the hearts of the fathers against the children [Mal’âkhíy 4: 5-6] and the rebelliously unpersuadable, by the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready for Yâ-hwéh a people thoroughly furnished.” 

[Luwqa' 1:13-17]

But Yâhuwshúa` came eating and drinking alcoholic wine, in contrast to Yâhuwchânâ´n, and He Himself contrasts Himself to him. This is absolute proof He did so:

For Yâhuwchânâ´n came neither eating nor drinking, but they say,

He has a god!

The Son of ’Âthâ´m came eating and drinking, yet ye say:

Look!  A gluttonous man and a wine bibber, a friend of tax-collectors and of sinners!
But Wisdom is justified by her children.

[MattithYâ´huw 11:18-19]

Wine on Exemption Day vs. Welch’s® Grape Juice in Communion

Yâhuwshúa` had alcoholic wine at His Exemption (Phâ´çech) Dinner, however in that instance He gave it all out.

And having taken the cup, and having given thanks, He gave to them saying:

Take ye this and distribute among yourselves, [Luwqá’ 22: 18] Drink ye all from it,

For this means My blood, that of the New Covenant, which for your sake [Luwqá’ 22: 20] concerning many is poured out for liberation from sins.

But I say to you that I will not drink at all henceforth of this, the fruit of the vine, until that Day when I drink it with you anew in the Kingdom of My Father.”  [Yshá`Yâhuw 25: 6]

[Luwqá’ 22: 21-22]

[MattithYâ´huw 26: 27-29]

This which Yâhuwshúa` said is a reference to Yshá’Yâhuw "Isaiah" 25:6, the first verse in the Left-hand margin of this webpage, therefore the wine served at this dinner was the same kind as the one He will serve at the banquet: alcoholic wine..

Most Christian assemblies serve grape juice with preservatives in lieu of alcoholic wine at their communions.

But ye are the ones who forsake Yâ-hwéh, the ones misplacing the mountain of My pureness, the ones lining up unto the “God" [גַּד Fortune (distributor)]”, a meal, and the ones pouring out a drink offering for the “Money [מְנִי Fate (apportioner) or Luck]”, wine with preservatives:

[Yshá`Yâhuw "Isaiah" 65:11]

Catholics have the doctrine of wafer-transsubstanciation, that alleges that the round luminary orb-shaped wafer they line up to eat becomes an actual physical part of the body of the Anointed after their thanksgiving (Greek: Eucharistia], so much so that they make processions carrying wafers and worship this wafer.

But Protestants, not believing in transsubstantiation, fulfill the second part of this verse in Yshá`Yâhuw ("Isaiah") 65:11, pouring out wine with preservatives (in effect, nonalcoholic grape juice) in a drink-offering to ...Money [מְנִי Fate (apportioner) or Luck]?  They have to spend to buy these materials in order to continue to reap their offering plate money.  In fact, in order to assure that the $$$ keep rolling in, both Catholics and Protestants perform this ritual many times a year and say if they do not participate, they have no communion with them.  But why would Yâ-hwéh talk in such terms of the Catholic/Christian communion ritual?  Because they do not keep the commandment as it was given, and doing so unworthily are condemning themselves.

Your convening then on the same date is not to eat the Sovereign’s dinner. For each one brings his own prepared dinner in for eating, but this one is hungry, and that one is drunken! Don’t ye have houses for eating and drinking?  Or do ye disesteem the convocation of Yâ-hwéh and put the ones not having to shame?  What should I say to you?  Should I praise you about this?  I do not praise it, For I accepted from the Sovereign that which I also gave over to you: that the Sovereign Yâhuwshúa`, on the night in which He was given over took [fermented] bread, [Leviticus 23: 4, Exodus 12: 18-21] And having given thanks, He broke it and said: “Take!  Eat!  This means My body, which is being broken for you: perform this for My Memorial.” As thus also the cup, after having dined, saying: “This is the cup that means the new covenant by My blood.  Perform ye this, as many times as ye may drink it, for My Memorial.” For as many times as ye may eat this bread, and may drink this cup, ye memorialize the death of our Sovereign until He might come. Consequently, whosoever might eat this bread or might drink the cup of Yâ-hwéh unfitly shall be guilty of the blood and body of Yâ-hwéh!

[1 Qorinthíym 11:23-27]

It is not to be done daily, weekly, or monthly.  Here is when it should be done: The Memorial is to be done on the yearly anniversary of this event: on the eve of the 14th day of the 1st month of the year, which is Exemption Day (Phâ´çech), not on the 15th. Thus they do it unfitly.

These are the Feasts of Yâ-hwéh, Pure Convocations that ye must proclaim them at their times.

[Leviticus 23:4]

The Memorial Dinner of the Anointed is on the eve of Exemption day, the 14th day of the first month, the day Yâhuwshúa` ate the lamb, went to the garden, was arrested, was tried and condemned, hung on a gallows-cross, and buried, all on the SAME DAY, the 14th. So the Memorial Dinner of the Anointed should be held once a year on that day according to these verses and Exodus 12:18-21. The 15th is a day of rest, and the first day of the days of unfermented bread. The “Yehuwthím” errantly called the 14th merely the Day of Preparation, and thought the 15th to be Exemption Day.  There is much confusion about these days but it worked so Yâhuwshúa` is OUR Exemption Lamb, and Exemption supper is His Memorial Dinner. If it is not held in accordance with His commandments, it is a transgression and becomes the abomination described in Isaiah 65:11 since they also forsake Yâ-hwéh, think Mt. Zion is in heaven, and line up to eat "God" and pour out nonalcoholic grape juice for an offering for Money.

But take note that Yâhuwchânâ´n 19: 33-35 documented that the blood which circulated in the human body of Yâhuwshúa` which was broken for our sakes and was shed for the New Covenant was blood AND water.

  1. But when they came to Yâhuwshúa`, they saw He already was dead, so they did not break His legs.
  2. Nevertheless, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and blood and water immediately flowed out. [Glad Tidings of Phílippos 106]
  3. And he who has seen it has testified and his testimony is truthful, and He knows that he says it truthfully, in order that ye also may believe!

Therefore the Glad Tidings of Phílippos 106-107 says,

106. (100) The cup of the communion contains wine and water [Yâhuwchânâ´n 19: 34], since it is designated as the symbol of the blood for which the acknowledgements are given: it is full of the spirit of the Pure One and it belongs to the entirely perfect ’Âthâ´m.  When we drink this, we accept for ourselves the perfect ’Âthâ´m.  107. (101) A living body is of water.  It is necessary that we reclothe ourselves with the living ’Âthâ´m.  That is why, when one is going to submerge himself into the water, he must unclothe himself [of the carnal body], in order that he may be able to reclothe himself the living ’Âthâ´m.

What if someone condemns us for what we eat or drink?

Therefore, no one should condemn you about meat and about drink or about the allotment of a pure feast or new moon or Shabbâ´ths,

[Qowloçíym 2:16]

It really says “don’t allow any human (or envoy) to condemn what you eat or what you drink or for setting apart the scriptural pure Feast days”, because all human decrees which Yâhuwshúa` violated have been proven wrong, as He rose from the dead because He never sinned.

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