I had just planned to write a quick blog post about Christ to Victory Ministries’ new counseling site and now I feel led to write an article about “ALCOHOLISM AND MENTAL ILLNESS”. Especially in seeing today’s highlighted scripture here on Christ2Victory.org: Ephesians 5:18 – “Do not get drunk with wine, which will only ruin you; instead be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:19 goes on to say: “Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts. In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ,always give thanks for everthing to God the Father.”
It may take a few days to complete this full-blown article, but if you need live counselling for alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, all things with which I was once afflicted, years ago, before Jesus miraculously set me free. Then please contact me, and in turn support this ministry through the live counseling site (when I’m online, or notify me there that you want live counseling and I’ll get back to you.)
May God save you, keep you, bless you and heal you, in the mighty Name of Jesus!
(Note: This is the answer I’ve come to after much prayer unto Jesus for His leading: I’ve done many years of free counselling in the past, live and by email, etc., and will never turn down anyone who can’t afford the online service. It’s just that it’s the best way I know of right now to support the ministry and be more available to counsel you.)
AlCOHOLISM AND MENTAL ILLNESS
The meeting was called Double-Trouble that I walked into some years ago in midtown New York City and for some it was more than double, it was triple or quadruple. Mental illness, alcohol, drugs and maybe some physical affliction as well, and I could almost see the suffering in some in various degrees. Some were free-er than others having been able to put down alcohol or drugs, thorugh the support of daily meetings, but still suffered from mental illness, etc.
Through the power of Jesus Christ, I had been walking in freedom for many years from alcohol, drugs and manic-depressive/ bi-polar illness with what my last psychiatrist had said was also a touch of schizophrenia. (Some touch!)
I gave my testimony sitting there at the conference table. Mentioning that prayer and fasting unto God and using many other biblical tools had set me free. From mental illness, alcohol and drugs. I recounted my story of being in the mental hospital 22 times over a 12-year period and of being prescribed Haldol, Mellaril, Elavil, Lithium and Thorazine–sometimes all at once. Ending my testimony or what is often called qualification, I said: “and for many years now, I have been medication-free. And it wasn’t my will power, it was the power of Jesus Christ.”
There was a stunned silence at that conference table as the sun slipped through the slits in the blinds through the window. People blinked. Many teared up. One man smiled. The hush was palpable. It seemed to me, it never occurred to most of them that it was even possible. It seemed like too many critical issues to overcome.
(TO BE CONTINUED….)
at 12:37 pm on August 14th, 2015