Your addiction is a weapon designed to make you self destruct from the inside out
by Eric Dunbar
No one has been able to prescribe a permanent cure for the millions of people who are affected by the awful nemesis know as drug addiction. Drug addiction is a sickness that affects the human body both physically and mentally. When drug addiction has reached its full maturity it will take control of its victim. In its matured state, drug addiction will cause the drug addict to do and say things that they would otherwise not do or say.
While we may see drug addiction as one of life’s challenges, drug addiction is a spiritual weapon that cannot be defeated by natural means. The Bible tells us that mankind has an enemy whose name is Satan, who walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour, and when he has found such a person he begins to unleash his arsenal of weapons against them, and his goal is to destroy that person by whatever means necessary.
By definition a weapon is (1) a device designed to inflict injury or death on an opponent; (2) something used as a way of getting an advantage in a situation. Satan uses a different kind of weapons on each one of us. He uses weapons that destroy our emotional stability, weapons that make us self destruct from the inside out, in essence he makes us destroy ourselves, using things and people that we love to accomplish his goal of self-destruction. His choices of weapons include jealousy, hate, envy, strife, unbelief, sickness, disease, religion, self-righteousness and drug addiction. Which weapon does he use against you?
The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:4, that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, or physical. In other words, we cannot fight a spiritual battle with physical means. Our only defense against Satan and his arsenal of weapons is our faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ that was accomplished on the cross two-thousand-years ago.
The Bible is full of precious promises that can shield you from Satan’s weapons of destruction. But before you go around quoting this verse, or any other verse of scripture for that matter, it is important that you understand that the promises of God are written to those who believe in, and put their trust in God’s Son. When God says, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17) it only works if you believe it!
To see the promises of God become a reality in your life requires you to activate your faith, and you must understand the Parable of the Sower.
The Parable of the Sower
“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold…” (Luke 8:5-8).
Many people think they can just reach down in God’s promises and pull up a promise and lay claim to it and expect that they will receive it as if it were some kind of magic connotation attached to the word. But that is not how the word of God operates. The Bible says that out of our hearts flow the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). One of the primary reasons that the enemy’s weapons are so effective against people is because of the condition of their heart.
A “sower” is someone who sows, or plants seeds. Many people have been taught to believe that money is your seed, but it’s not the most important seed. It is good to sow seed into the kingdom of God, but it is better to sow the word of God in your heart. Do you only plant money in the kingdom, or do you plant the word of God in your heart; and if you plant the word of God, what kind of ground are you planting it in?
The Parable of the Sower Explained
Listen as Jesus explains the parable. “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.” (Luke 8:11-15).
Seed that fell by the “wayside”
Whenever someone hears the word of God and does not understand it, even though they carefully listen with a sincere heart, Satan immediately comes and snatches away the word that was sown in their heart, before that person has a chance to think about what they heard. This is a picture of someone who received seed by the wayside.
When you hear the word of God proclaimed to you, do you understand what you are hearing? Do you think that because you went to church and listened to the message that all will be well? Just because you showed up for your math class is not a guarantee that you can solve a mathematical problem.
Seed that fell on “rock”
Whenever someone hears the word of God and receives it with joy, but does not have a correct knowledge of God, that person will remain joyful only for a while. This is a picture of someone who received the word in rocky places, that is, someone who is not firmly rooted in God, being easily persuaded by their circumstances rather than their faith in God. As soon as trouble comes — and it will come — that person immediately abandons the word and confess that it does not work for them. If you can honestly say that this is you, then you need to know that the principle of the word of God works the same for everyone. If it works for me, it will work for you. To make the word work for you, you have to learn how to work the word.
Seed that fell on “good ground”
But whenever someone hears the word of God and understands it, that person is a picture of someone who received seed on good ground, and the word bears fruit and your faith is multiplied. Then, and only then, will you believe that no weapon formed against you shall prosper.
Drug Addiction is a Spiritual Weapon
Drug addiction is a sickness, and sickness is a “weapon” with one purpose: to destroy you. Believe the word of God and receive the healing that Jesus died to give you. All you have to do is believe and receive. God says, “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11).
Jesus has destroyed every weapon that Satan can use against you; just believe it and receive it, and remember, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.”