Don’t Drink The Wine…
There are many interpretations surrounding the Book of Revelation and at the end of the day no one will know until Jesus Christ Himself reveals the truth about the writings.
What we can say with certainty is we have an idea of some of the characters described throughout the Book. For example, one interpretation of “the harlot” in chapter 17 is the church itself. As is also revealed in the Book of Revelations there are 7 different churches with one of them being a church of ill-repute. The word “harlot” would fit with this description.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” ~Revelation 17:1-2 NKJB
Not only is getting drunk a bad idea, drinking any of the wine described above is a terrible idea.
We should be selective about the church, Pastor and congregation we associate ourselves with, as to not find ourselves involved in a situation we can’t easily disassociate.
The Lord reveals to us what is on His agenda, not ours. He knows what we are going to ask before we ask. Praying for guidance should be something we continually do. Decisions of any kind brought to God on a regular basis begins to change everything we do. One small change in direction, based on God’s will, can change the course of the remainder of our life. Why not ask about which church to attend, what minister / pastor should be part of our weekly diet? Why would we leave God out of one of the most impactful situations in our life? The only wine we should be drinking should be the wine as a representation of the blood of Christ. We most certainly shouldn’t be drinking the wine of fornication with a harlot.
Either the Gospel is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.