Luke 1:15 “For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.”

A taboo is something that is prohibited; forbidden to be used, mentioned, or approached. It is something that is highly unacceptable; set apart as sacred or disapproved. Not to be made contact with or engaged in.

I must let you know that, there are taboos surrounding your assignment and purpose in life. Many people don’t like the sound of this, they feel it is legalistic but the truth is; that is why many believers are powerless, weak, timid, afflicted and unfulfilled.

A call to the Christian life is not a call to a life without restrictions! Hear this:

Romans 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

Laws here talks about taboos and restrictions placed upon the believer. Any kingdom without laws will not stand. That was why Christ admonished us to take his yoke:

Matthew 11:29 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Believers are not vagabonds who are reckless and without restraints. We are admonished by Christ to take his yoke. His yoke is easy and light but they are taboos all the same!

In the above scripture, Christ showed us one important taboo called meekness. No matter who you are, you will not last long or travel far on the road of destiny with arrogance and pride.

In our focal scripture, God gave two major taboos to the parent of John for him. I want us to take a critical look at them:

One, he said, “…shall drink neither wine nor strong drink”. Why would God say this? Why was God particular about John not drinking wine or strong drinks?

To be continued…

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