Canada to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana on October 17, 2018
I can confirm an increase in the odor of cannabis and incense in the air since legalization... 😑
This will greatly help the economy and decrease the amount of people going to jail for such minor things, however, us Bible believers know that this is a sad sign of the times we are living in.
Lost sinners want to get high and zone out because this world is extremely hard to handle. Saved sinners know that the Lord and His Word of Truth are the only hope for peace of mind that we have.
Psalms 4:8 - I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Christine not sure where your are; but out here in my province of New Brunswick I can smell it almost daily when driving home or to work, also I work as a security guard currently at a wicked liberal university and half the staff, and student population are clearly high can smell it all around, spiritually speaking it seems to be getting darker and darker, people are escaping reality through fantasy (Cannabis) I remember watching one of brother Bryans videos on university and got a chuckle when he said "Higher education I don't think so" I can attest to that being around bunch of lost folks. Only positive is The Lord has been good to me and it's a great place to leave tracts around. Please pray for me though that the Lord opens a door for me to move on soon, I might get another job as a security watchman for the mentally impaired at a small Psychiatric hospital with some genuinely ill folks.
Yeah, and there should be a capital "H" in most high schools, if you know what I mean. 😔
God bless you for tracting in such a place. I can pray for you, Brother. Perhaps post a prayer request so that others will see it. 🙂
Hello Brothers and Sisters,
First time postings on these forums, but I feel inclined to speak whats on my mind. I've been a saved Christian for about a year and a half. Jesus Christ has done some amazing things in my life by convicting myself of my sin. I suffer from several chronic diseases/conditions and live in 24/7 pain. I was using medical marijuana for years thinking that I was using something that God created and a better alternative to pain killers. Well once the Lord got myself reading the KJV Bible, I started to see the same pattern in my readings. Be sober minded, be sober minded, be sober minded... I started to understand, that this wasn't just referring to alcohol, but anything that changes your perception of reality. In the past years I've been on all sorts of nasty medications in an attempt to control my Fibromyalgia and other conditions. I've been on Tramadol, Codiene, Seroquel, Phenibut, Clonazepam, Amitriptyline, Ambien, Zopliclone, Cymbalta, Lyrica (others that I can't remember) and of course "medical" marijuana. But being born again, the Holy Spirit started convicting me 1 by 1 down the list that these medications had to go. So over the last year I stopped taking everything on my list except medical marijuana. I was stubborn and kept saying to myself that God created it, so it must be good and that its a much better alternative then the drugs I was taking. The problem with that thinking, was that I was just trying to justify my sin. But God is faithful, and he didn't stop at marijuana, as I was still being convicted that marijuana was bad. Of course I went online and started researching it heavily and still came to the conclusion that it was ok to use, but once I started using the Bible as my final authority, I realized I was sinning by using it. The first night that I stopped using it (about 4 months ago) and that was after years of like 6 grams per day use I had a nasty spiritual attack. I was being pinned down, and paralyzed by a devil in a half sleep state. I was unable to move or fight back and all I could do was call out to Jesus and the attack ended and I was able to be fully awake. That was very scary for myself, and I did manage to get back to sleep only to have a similar dream. But the following morning I was able to reflect back on it, and realized that the devil wanted me on marijuana. When I'm using this nasty substance I'm not sober minded and my relationship with the Lord suffers greatly. Thinking back on all the times my wife wanted to listen to the Bible with me (Shes visually impaired) and I said that I was too out of it to read or listen, I realized that I was entertaining the devil. Since I've stopped using marijuana my relationship with our Lord has increased exponentially. In the past few months I stumbled on to Bryan's ministry, which is kind of funny because about a year and half ago the Lord lead me to him, but I quickly dismissed him as a Jewish Rabbi without even giving him a chance (Very sorry Bryan if you ever read this). This ministry has been a blessing to my family and I thank the Lord for his hard work that he puts in it. But back to the original forum topic, when I first heard that my home country Canada (I live in Edmonton Alberta) was legalizing it, I was at first thrilled that I wouldn't have to keep visiting the marijuana doctor. But now I see the error of my thinking and can say first hand that marijuana will prevent you from having a relationship with the Lord. I rarely leave my house due to my condition, but now I truly see the evil of marijuana. I can't go to the store now without having to be vexed by the smell of someone smoking it right outside the entrances. I drive down the street and I see these pot shops everywhere. I've had to truly repent of this wickedness and I pray that any other true christian out there understands that the Bible is clear on being sober minded. Its rough day to day now, I don't use pain killers anymore and now have to deal with horrible pain that never stops, but one comfort I have is the Word of God.
I find it very interesting how that the Lord has used Bryan to teach us babes in Christ! I was led to brother Bryan's channel as well when I first got saved.. You'r one strong brother Matt, to stop with the meds and the cannabis... I had an addiction to porn and was a heavy ciggaret and ambien user as well, and I also had a devil incounter prior to me getting saved, but the Lord Delivered me from the porn and the ciggs and the pills! The Lord is SOOO GOOD to his children! And I'm very sorry for your pains there brother, The Lord will give you and all of us a new body that will never ache! Until we meet~ God bless you and your wife in Christ Jesus!
Praise the Lord!! That is amazing how the Lord works in our lives isn’t it?! Brother Matt there are many natural things you could try for pain, I so feel for you but I am sure the Lord will bless your obedience to Him and his word. My husband and I used to be marijuana smokers as well before we got saved. My husband was more heavy into it then I was I would say. Praise the Lord there is power in the blood! Once we get saved everything that the Lord helps us with, how he begins to change us and how we have a desire to please God with our lives!
You mentioned you have fibromyalgia I would check into Dr Axe, as I mentioned to another brother that all disease begins in the gut. Here is a link for you to check out. He has a lot of great information on just about any disease and leaky gut which is how it all starts! God bless you and your wife!
Thanks for the article on Fibromyalgia. I think Fibromyalgia is very understood and I feel the Lord has revealed to myself the truth at least for my situation. A lot of the new research and confirmed with my sleep doctor is that Fibromyalgia is a sleeping disorder. There has been studies where FM has been induced into people from lack of sleep. I have suffered from insomnia most of my life, and in the last few years its severe insomnia and also have severe sleep apnea. I saw a sleep doctor and had a sleep study done and it showed my brain wakes up ever 50s or so. I don't hit the last 2 stages of sleep at all, and this is where most of your bodies healing is done and this is also where you turn short term memory into long term memory. The Lord also introduced myself to RF radiation from wifi, cellphones, smart meters etc that without a doubt interrupt functions with our pineal gland and the production of melatonin. Being a former Electrician, I understand the dangers of magnetic radiation, and have eliminated my home from RF radiation including all wifi sources, no more cell phone etc. I have turned parts of my house in a Faraday cage and this has helped reduced exposure from the neighbourhood and my sleep quality has increased quite a bit, but there is definitely permanent damage to my body. I also suffer from osteoarthritis in my spine, several bulged discs and I keep re-herniating the same disc year after year. I actually thank the Lord for my infirmities as when I was physically healthy I was spiritually dead. Since getting sick, to the point of disability my life has changed for the better and now I'm saved. I do suffer from gut issues such as IBS and there very well could be a link to FM as well, but I know a lot of it has to due with sleep. Looking forward to the Rapture! Never have to go through this again.
I have known many people that it has helped. I agree that one needs to be careful and sober. But I have seen it to wonders for certain conditions.