Will Legalization or Banning work?

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Here in New Mexico 2 bills are being looked at. One is to ban a repeat DUI offender from being able to buy alcohol for life and the other is the legalization of marijuana

New bill bans repeat DWI offenders from alcohol for life

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2017/69293/new-mexico-marijuana-legalization-bill-slowly-advancing/

Both bills are ways that someone believes to help reduce alcohol related crimes or to bring in revenues and possibly reduce crimes related to marijuana. Both are bills that some would believe would reduce, possibly, to help those who suffer from addictions.

It would seem that these contradict each other.

On one hand, prohibition has not helped at all. Having prohibitions has only created more criminals. Having easy access has only created more to suffer from addictions.

We do have a problem with addictions and rather than create laws to ban or to give free reign to these, we need to look at how we help those who suffer. Let’s create more avenues for addicts to find help. If we focus on helping more people to recover or leave their addictions, we may find more people seeking help.

The Body of Christ has the ability to help. It starts with prayer. Then it needs to have the willingness and patience. We need to seek Strength from Our Father. Let’s stand together and help those in trouble

Until Next Time:

Ezekiel 37:1-14 (NKJV):

 The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”

Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.”’”

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.

Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.

11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’”

 

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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can tune into The HUB of NM at www.thehubnm.com, on Friday mornings at 10:30 MST to hear his radio Program, Recovery In Action, to learn more about dealing with addictions Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles and build things.

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