The spirit of anger. It can be caught like a cold, and you may not even know you have it. It can erupt at any time, and cause total devastation, and not only hurt you, but hurt others.
Its like a volcano, brewing, steaming, and if not watched, nipped, and put to rest, it can destroy lives.
I write about it, because you know sometimes, we don’t really know what we are capable of, when angry. I write about it, because I have seen it hurt myself, and others, and I lived in a household as I grew up, where anger was evident now and then.
This post is not to criticize anyone, or make anyone feel bad, but to be honest, I just sense how the enemy of God, does use anger, and provokes people to do things, they would never want to do, or to have done to them. Yet, many do.
They give into anger. And I want to talk about it, as a spirit, because I truly believe there are many other different spirits, that we can be mindful of, and this particular one, is meant to destroy.
We always have to know where things come froem, to get to the root of something. And the enemy of God, the devil, is known to kill, steal, and destroy. He wants to steal the destiny God has for you, and destroy that purpose, and anger can be used to do that. Our jails are filled with angry people.
But if one can know in advance, recognize it, as a spirit, and take God at His word, I believe, they can stop that anger, they can curve it, into energy, as a spirit, to do good things.
Now mind you, righteous indignation, that may be considered anger, can benefit some, and can bring a purpose for a wrong doing. But you have to see, and know what God says about everything, and we are warned to be careful not to be angry.
You are the one who has to rule this spirit.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs 16:32. KJV.
Have you ever gotten angry, at someone right before bedtime, and not resolved a situation? We are told, to not let the sun set on our anger. This scripture tells us that, and I also believe it affects our emotional, and physical health.
It is best if we can make peace with whoever has angered us, and not to give into that anger, in our time of rest.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Ephesians 4:26 KJV.
We are told not to make friends with angry people. Look, we all have moments where we want to vent, and its good to have a friend who understands. But something about anger, it is contagious, and if you value your peace of mind, be aware of angry people, and steer away from them. They can influence you, and also get you in trouble.
Sometimes, though its hard, you don’t know this that it affects you, but you see the fruit, and some people need to know especially that anger is not a fruit of the spirit. Which I recommend you look up yourself. In a good King James bible. As Christians we are to follow this sense of instruction, in the fruit of the spirit, for our own spirits to bear fruit in Christ.
But here in this scripture is the warning:
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go. Proverbs 22:24.
Ever noticed that an angry person, instigates, or tries to cause problems as well?
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a curious man aboundeth in transgression. Proverbs 29:22.
As Christians we are called to have the spirit of Christ, by the Holy Spirit, to love one another, and to have self-control.
Yes, even Christ got angry, and I admire, His anger when He overthrew the tables at the temple. For He saw, how this place was used to make money, and not for prayer. And yes, one could say it was extreme. But no one got hurt, and no one, was a target of His anger.
Even when He was in the garden and the disciple cut the ear off of the soldier, He used His healing authority, and power to restore the soldiers ear. He could have had angels at His calling, He could have done angry things, in that moment, but our God is so much greater then that. So we are called to have self-control. We are called to love, we are called, to not give into anger.
The following scripture, also talks about how we are to have self-control:
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God, not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre. Titus 1:7.
I want to encourage you, perhaps, you have just come across this post, by curiosity, or it is a problem, God can turn it around.
He can give you peace, in situations, that normally would bring anger out in you. But you have to bring it to the obedience of Christ. If you have not given Christ your heart, now would be a great time, to make it right with Christ. Give Him your anger, and repent, give your heart to Him. Tell Him, to change your heart.
You have to let His spirit, rule your heart, you have to repent. You have to be aware of this spirit, and make the attempt to make it right. It can be done, I know. Behaviors, that can bring curses, can be changed by Christ. I understand this spirit of anger, but I myself had to bring it to Christ, to change me and He has.
I write about it in my book. Feel free to check out the link, in the photo above and I pray, God bless you, if you have anger.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7.
Blessings, and love in Christ, Elena Ramirez