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Every negative emotion bears its own harvest, but anger's crop is the most bitter of all. Uncontrolled anger and is a devastating sin, and no one is exempt from its havoc.
It obviates friendships and sends marriages to hell, literally ;(it returns to where it came from) and causes cruelty in families. Its recoil, like that of a high-powered rifle, and always hurts the one who wields it as well as its target.
Anger makes us lash out at others, and revealing our true nature. This nature can only be changed by Jesus Christ and what He did at Calvary, and it can only be changed by the person and or individual being willing and obedient to the Spirit of God.
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil Isaiah 1:16-20 (sin defiles, hence the need for a spiritual “washing”; defilement has always been felt by men universally wherever there has been any sense of sin; only the Blood of Jesus Christ, which in fact was symbolized by the animal sacrifices, can take away sin; however, Israel did not trust in what the sacrifices represented, but rather the ceremony itself, which God could never tolerate); Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
(The idea is, if a person is truly right with God, they will also treat their fellow man right.) Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
(There is no greater invitation found in the Bible than this one given by the Holy Spirit through the Prophet Isaiah. In this Passage, sins are spoken of as “scarlet.”
Such has a reference to blood-guiltiness. All sin is murder in some form, hence the blood-guiltiness. This glorious Passage illustrates to us the eternal Truth that irrespective of the evil, wickedness, deception, and weight of sin, the Lord stands ready, upon proper confession and Repentance, to forgive all and, therefore, to cleanse all. As stated, this is done exclusively by Faith in Christ and His shed Blood [Eph. 2:13–18].)
If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land: But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
(This means, “If you consent in your wills and are also obedient in your actions.” The “eating of the good of the land” refers to blessing and Satan’s not devouring the increase. The idea is that God controls all. If we obey Him, blessing will be ours. If we do not obey Him, He will allow enemies to come in and “devour with a sword.”)
Christians are not exempt from anger's grip. After Jesus' arrest Peter angrily denied his Lord: But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom you speak (Mark 14:71). Paul had to urge the Ephesian Christians to: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice (Ephesians 4:31).
How many churches have been torn apart by someone's anger? How many people have been turned away from Christ because of a Christian's anger? We get angry when others hurt us, both by what they say and what they do.
We get angry too when we don't get our own way or our plans and dreams are frustrated. Anger may arise in an instant erupting like a volcano and raining destruction on everyone in sight. Often, however, anger simmers just below the surface, sometimes for a lifetime. Like a corrosive acid, this kind of anger eats away at our bodies and souls, yet we may not even be aware of its presence.
Let me say this here and now and for always – this anger is dangerous and threefold in its existence –
1) This anger is a type of “high” to the user of it, like a drug induced condition and reaction and as well it has “withdrawal symptoms” - - some are so accustomed to it that they have “withdrawal” when they cannot be angry about “something”.
2) This type of anger that is often labeled under any number of guises and excuses or reasoning’s of logic and blame; it is a danger to all involved and it grieves the Holy Spirit, which is SIN.
3) The anger is actually caused, controlled and created by demonic influence, force and persuasion. Yes, people grow so accustomed as I have said that without it they feel naked or “less than “or not as “tough”. It is PRIDE BASED which again is the root of evil, Pride caused Satan to fall and he wisely uses it to cause us to do his bidding. The same pride is that of when “Dr” someone calls us and because someone with a TITLE has called us we feel so SWELLED with PRIDE as if WE are LARGER THAN life…
May I remind you all, Jesus bore a towel and not a TITLE, (John 13: 1-17) remember…. He , the God of all ages became man and became a SERVANT to live and die for OUR souls and we repay Him with stupid and willed anger and bitterness towards His Children and as well sinners, causing them to NOT want to be Christians… YOU have much to answer for….on that soon coming day of reckoning.
Some people are angry at God. Sometimes people who have been touched by heartbreak angrily blame Him for what happened. As a result they cut themselves off from the peace and joy He alone can give us!
Is anger ever justified? Yes—when it is caused by injustice and sin instead of our selfishness or hurt pride. God is angry when His righteousness is scorned; Jesus forcefully drove out from the temple those who were callously making money from God's people (Matthew 21:12-13). We must be careful, however; sometimes our so-called "righteous indignation" is little more than a cover for lovelessness or self-righteousness.
Anger and bitterness (as well as hatred, jealousy, and resentment) aren't identical, but they are closely related. Bitterness is anger gone sour, an attitude of profound unhappiness that poisons our souls and destroys our peace. A bitter, unpleasant Christian is one of Satan's greatest trophies. The Bible says, looking diligently lest any man failed of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled ;( Hebrews 12:15). Are anger or bitterness keeping you from becoming the person God wants you to be?
Can we overcome our anger, instead of constantly being overcome by it? Yes—with God's help. Peter's anger was channeled into boldness for Christ. Paul's anger against Christians was replaced with a burning passion to spread the Gospel.
The Bible commands us:
23 And be renewed (a continuous act) in the spirit of your mind (has to do with the human will; the mind of the Believer must be pulled from a dependence on self to a total dependence on Christ, which can only be done by making the Cross, ever the Cross, the Object of one’s Faith [Romans 12:1–2]);And that you put on the new man (we are a “new man” by virtue of being Baptized into His Death, Buried with Him by Baptism into Death, all speaking of the Crucifixion, and being Raised with Him in “newness of life” [Rom. 6:3–5]), which after God is created in Righteousness and true Holiness. (This is what the “new man” is supposed to be, and what he can be, but only by reckoning himself to be dead indeed unto the sin nature [which was done at the Cross], but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord [Romans 6:11].)
How should we deal with anger? The answer is with certainty! The first step in gaining victory over unjustified anger is to want to get rid of it—and the key to that is to see it for what it is: sin in God's eyes.
Jesus warned, But I say unto you (Christ gives the true interpretation of the Bible, with in fact, the Bible and Christ, in essence, being one and the same), That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause (places unjust anger in the same category as murder, i.e., “springs from an evil heart”) shall be in danger of the judgment (certain of judgment): and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca (the words “Raca” and “thou fool” were Hebrew expressions of murderous anger), shall be in danger of the Council (Sanhedrin): but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire (men may beat justice in a human court of law, but will never do such in God’s Court of Law). (Matthew 5:22).
This means we must stop making excuses for our anger or bad temper—blaming it on our parents, for example, or claiming we have every right to be angry because of something that happened to us in the past present or even in our daily lives minute by minute. Remember the Thief on the cross who had railed (accused and cursed Jesus) minutes later he had forgiveness and he received it from Jesus who was on the cross as well and was wounded, parched and dying…….
Jesus chose life rather than anger which would have produced death. We also must face honestly and count the costs that anger and hostility take on our lives. They are our enemies! The Bible says, An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression (Proverbs 29:22).
This anger is caused by self-will and by our refusal to see that we are in the wrong, that we are sulking like an old brood cow.. It also says, Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. (Psalm 37:8). Never underestimate anger's destructive power.
Anger over “things” not being done “my way” … or ….”They did this and never asked me”…..or “I would have done____________fill in the blank”. How far does selfishness go, how far does it take us as we allow it to build and build to eventually we think we are right and everyone else is wrong..? How arrogant, stupid, poor and blind and naked people are, …God created us in His image and then came as a man and died to save us and we repay Him and His creation by being so “holy and perfect”.
How Sad Indeed are those who are so blind that they cannot see!
The second step—as with every other sin—is to confess it to God, and seek His forgiveness and help. On the cross Christ took upon Himself every sin you ever committed—including your anger. God in His love and mercy not only promises to forgive our anger, but to cleanse it from our lives if we will let Him.
No matter its cause, commit your anger to God, and ask Him to replace it with the Holy Spirit's fruit of "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23). Notice: Anger is the exact opposite of every one of these. Anger flees when the Spirit's fruit fills our hearts. When are you especially predisposed to anger? Avoid those situations when possible—and when you can't, pray about them in advance and ask God to help you.
When you fail, be quick to seek not only God’s forgiveness, but also the forgiveness of those you hurt. If you have been harboring anger or bitterness or jealousy in your heart toward someone—a parent, a spouse, a child or whomever it may be in the green world we live on—hand it over to Christ, and ask Him to help you let it go.
Also look at the Scriptures for further understanding and guidance from Jesus!
(Luke 6:28) (Ephesians 4:32)
Is it any wonder that fear and anxiety have become the brand of our age?
Fear has its place; if we didn't fear danger, our lives would be constant peril. A small child must be taught to fear the busy street or the unguarded pill bottle. A soldier or a Bull Rider knows every moment's inattention is dangerous. The Bible says, A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished (Proverbs 22:3).
However and most of all we should be on guard against moral and spiritual danger. The Bible says, Be sober (mentally self-controlled), be vigilant (awake and watchful); because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour (we are faced with a very powerful adversary): (1 Peter 5:8).
Fear has its place, (in our worldly life but not Spiritual or marital life) but fear also can become vast—and then it becomes sin. Fear, whether self-made or otherwise is actually a sin because we in ourselves truly are not trusting Jesus and what He did on Calvary, therefore we are making His death a vain and bloody mistake!
Fear causes us to doubt God's promises and have no faith in His love. Fear can paralyze us and keep us from believing God and stepping out in faith. Satan loves a fearful Christian! God told the ancient Israelites that He would be with them and help them conquer the Promised Land.
But fear seized them, and they refused to obey. They began to complain about each other, God’s man for the hour (Moses) and then they arrogantly became self-inflated and then were brought down by their own idiocy and selfishness……….(Anger, Bitterness, Malice, Guile, Resentment and Self-serving attitudes are deadly and very much a slap in the face of Jesus …..YOU IDIOT, WAKE UP AND QUIT ABUSING JESUS AND LIVE LIKE A TRUE BELIEVER SHOULD……) As a result they were forced to wander in Sinai's wilderness for forty years (Numbers 14).
They allowed fear to paralyze them, and an entire generation missed God's blessing. This can happen to us.
Jesus can change you if you so desire to be REALLY changed and it is not just lip service or used as a crutch… the crutch of fear and anger…. People are so accustomed to being miserable they just cannot see their way to being happy they live in misery and suffer their loved ones to be the same and at the same time almost condemn those around them who do the same things…. Again, how arrogant and sightless of them to be this way.
Ending this of which I could write on for page after page after page and give multiple hundreds of examples…it boils down to this:
Is your service to Jesus a lie or the truth?
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