Be Ye Angry and Sin Not

Even from the beginning of time men had anger within them. This anger was not intended to be used for harm but used to regain freedom from Satan.

We are not to be angry for so many reasons. Even our bodies will prove to us it is a very harmful thing, it causes illnesses. Have you ever noticed a person becoming all upset before they even speak. Their facial expression changes, it becomes red and the muscles tense, well this canít be healthy. So for health sake think before you become angry or upset. We usually hurt ourselves more than others at least in the Christian family. In the Bible in 

Job. 5:2 For Wrath killeth the foolish man and envy slayeth the silly one.

So when we become angry we look foolish and become silly because we lose control. Even in the beginning in Gen. anger was cursed because it was a cruel thing. 

Gen.49:7 Cursed be their anger for it was fierce and their wrath for it was cruel.

God did not plan for us to be an angry people. He knew some day Satan would fool with us but he gave us the word to get rid of him not an explosive attitude. When realizing Peter had not spoken his own words but the words of the devil he rebuked him saying in 

Matt.16:23 Get thee behind me Satan, thou art an offense to me for thou savourest not the things that be of God but those that be of men. 

He did not become angry with Peter just spoke the words necessary to get the point across. Peter was not thinking of what needed to be done he was thinking of himself. Many times in anger we are thinking of our own feelings and not the feelings of others. I think counting to ten has turned out to be a good thing. I have noticed parents doing it with children, I donít really know if it is to give the child a running chance or to slow the parents angry feelings down. But if you put your mind on something else as soon as possible it works. I have been doing the breathing exercise, thinking now breathe, in and out, in and out and think on it as you do this, slow down because it is true he who is slow to wrath is of great understanding. I have proof of this because it is in his word.

 Prov. 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding , but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

 Have you ever noticed when someone is angry with you if you just wait till they are finished and speak softly and slowly they listen to you but if you raise your voice and begin to try and defend yourself or over talk them they become more angry? You cannot deal with anger using anger.

Be in control or the situation, use the spirit man within you. Some people have been angry all their lives and it shows on their face, the hurt, the pain. the disappointment. Eventually our outlook on life becomes our appearance. The most powerful people I know have control of their emotions. Donít let your feelings rule you, you are in control. This is not an easy thing to learn, it takes patience. Sometimes there is a curse in the blood line and you have an angry spirit within you, you must pray this out, get rid of it, it will do so much damage to you including your health, it eats away at the inside. The words that go with anger are words like bitterness, hatred, wrath, strife and it goes on and on. In Proverbs it says we are not to have dealings with an angry man.

 Prov.22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man thou shalt not go. and in verse 28 it also says lest ye learn his ways and get a snare to your soul.

 So we are to be very careful not to have dealing with angry people. The spirits of evil can get in you, never think you are so Godly they canít hurt you, if you play with fire you will get burned. Be ye a seperated people. We are to be careful in our speech as to not make someone angry with us, we are to speak the truth about God and salavation but we can do it with love. There are people out there that want to hear about the Lord and we offend them but not telling them. If we donít give them a chance for eternal life we are offending them and hurting ourselves also. We owe them a chance if they offend us or hurt us in the process of doing what God has called us to do they are at risk of damnation. We are to be careful and not let what they say to us cause us to sin. If we as christains become angry and hurt how can we forgive them? The only chance for the sinner is our forgiveness, if not they will reap what they have sown. We are to be a witness to them. We deceive them if we let them go on thinking they have a pure heart and mind. We can rebuke in the name of Jesus. Remember this, as much forgiveness as we have stored up for others is what we will get.
 
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