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The Horrors of Heroin

Heroin-Article-ThumbThe late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, fearing for his life due to alcohol and drug abuse, admitted himself into rehab at the young age of 22. Several years later, at the age of 46, he was found dead on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014 in a Manhattan apartment with a syringe still stuck in his arm.

Hoffman, who won an Oscar for portraying the author Truman Capote in the 2005 film “Capote,” was described on the front page of the New York Times obituary as “perhaps the greatest actor of his generation.”

Law enforcement officials disclosed that they discovered 72 heroin bags, with 49 of the bags still full of heroin, in Hoffman’s apartment. They also revealed that they found four bags of white powder believed to be cocaine. According to sources, the private diaries of Hoffman that were found in his apartment reveal that he was seriously battling demons that he believed were threatening his life. The voices of these demons could not be quelled through hardcore drugs or Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Heartbreaking stories like the destruction of Philip Hoffman happen multiple times everyday in our neighborhoods throughout the United States and much of the world. Many are searching for victory as Hoffman did at the age of 22, only to find that users of certain drugs like Heroin and Methamphetamines have huge recidivism rates.

True genuine victory over the world system, the sinful flesh and the devil himself only comes through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, who “was manifested to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).

Owing to the fact that millions of people’s lives are being destroyed by drugs like heroin, and that young people are dropping like flies due to the heroin epidemic, I have written a tract from a biblical perspective to combat Satan’s seduction through heroin. I hope and pray that this tract, “The Horrors of Heroin,” will find its way into the hands of many people and, that through it, they might find the truth that will set them free through a personal relationship with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May the Lord open our eyes to the reality of Satan’s lies and our need for a relationship with God though Jesus Christ…

THE HORRORS OF HEROIN

Heroin is back with a vengeance and has risen to epidemic proportions among young people in Southern California as well as other places in the United States. Heroin claimed the lives of 14 people in the relatively small community of Simi Valley, CA in 2011, where its usage has skyrocketed by an incredible 140% in the last three years alone.

Many young users start with gateway drugs like Oxycontin, Xanax or Marijuana and then turn to heroin because the “high” is more intense for only a fraction of the cost. However, heroin is a pied piper that promises bliss, but leads those it deceives down the road of death and destruction. Heroin not only poisons the mind, body and soul, but also kills precious relationships with family and friends.

Many people who use drugs like heroin falsely believe they will be one of the “lucky ones” who will escape sudden death, only to find out (too late) that such drugs are merciless and impartial with regard to whose lives they claim.

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Heroin: From the City to the Suburbs

safe_image.phpMany communities are finding out that heroin is much more mainstream than first thought. Many people get the idea of a homeless man with a needle in his arm but that is just not the case. New Jersey is finding out in a tragic way.

“It is a suburban epidemic facing us throughout New Jersey,” said Angelo Valente, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. “A lot of suburban counties are affected at dangerous levels.”

“This is no longer just an inner city issue,” said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor’s office.

Parents, please keep your eyes out on those medicine cabinets. Most young people that start on opiates start right there with Norcos, Vicodin, Oxycodone, etc. It is highly unlikely that a young kid is going to walk into someones house and be convinced to shove a needle in their arm. It is much more likely that they will begin with one of these opiates until eventually getting their hands on this stuff. I would also like to mention that everyone of my friends who have either been addicted to or have passed away from this drug started with a bong and a bottle. Don’t think you are the “cool” parent because you let your kids party at your house. Be the cool parent who watches their kid grow up to live a long, drug-free life. May God help us to see people not only get off these drugs, but to never go on them.

1 John 3:8
“The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”

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Happy New Year!

1528512_676592705726167_133462463_nHappy New Year from Revivus!

2013 has been an awesome year! It has seen this ministry go to new heights that we could have never expected. Not only was this years 4th annual event the biggest event we have ever thrown but 2013 was a year that the ministry expanded into a new arena. We have been able to see the ministry now reach thousands of people online, throughout the year, encouraging them and reporting on news concerning at risk youth and drug usage. We want to thank everyone that is on our Facebook page that “likes”, comments and shares our photos and newspaper articles. This helps us reach people who would never hear about Revivus, by the simple click of a button. The ministry has certainly grown to new heights simply because people see that God is working through it and they want to be a part. We thank you for that and we can’t wait for 2014 where not only will we have our 5th annual Summer Event but we will also be taking our first mission trip out of the country to share the gospel at the World Cup in Brazil. Revivus will also be venturing into making an online series titled “Every Thought Captive” which will be released in 2014 as well. We have so much more to tell you, but don’t want to ruin any surprises!

-The Revivus Team

“Can You Handle It?” Revivus Campaign – Join the Movement!

Can You Handle It? is a social media campaign designed for you to encourage others in the Lord. Have you – or someone close to you – given in to the temptations of the world? This is your opportunity to encourage, and be encouraged, to stand firm in your faith when it is tested. Upload your video to Youtube or send your video to us (Chad@revivus.org ) and let us know that You Can Handle It. Check out some videos that people have already made by Clicking Here!