Tuesday, July 07 2020
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleaness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery. Galatians 5:19,20
The Greek word for sorcery translates, pharmakeia, where we get our modern-day word pharmacy and believe me the devil has a pharmacy in which he doles out poison of all types to anyone ignorant enough to try it! There is an epidemic in America in our youth who are hooked on heroin and a new drug, called Fentanyl. (Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical Fentanyl was developed for pain management and treatment of cancer and is deadly when misused!)
Eric and his friends got caught up in the flood of heroin being pushed to high school kids who were easy prey looking for a good time. One night Eric, who was the only kid living with us at the time stayed up late with a pastor friend of mine who was visiting us on his way to California. They were singing and playing guitar and then finally retired about 1:00 in the morning. I was to wake the pastor up the next day so he could proceed on his trip.
Our home had four bedrooms and a living area downstairs and a master bedroom upstairs so at 7:00 am I went downstairs to wake the pastor and there was Eric sitting on the couch fully dressed, so I slapped him on the shoulder and said, Eric what are you doing up so early? When I got no response I noticed dried blood on his tee-shirt, so I laid him out on the floor and saw that he was dead! I immediately woke Mary Ann up, called 911 and we all began to pray!
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin