USE THE WORD TO DEAL WITH ANGER BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath (Ephesians 4:26).
One of the beauties of God’s Word is its practicability. You can practise the Word in any area of your life, and it’ll produce lasting results. For example, our opening verse that we just read: this should be something you practise consciously. Some people are not easy to be entreated when they’re angry; they cast off all restraints and even hold the grudge for a long time. Don’t be that way; use the Word to deal with anger. Not allowing the sun to go down upon your wrath means if you’re angry about something, you deal with it right away, that same day. Never find yourself still angry about the same thing for a protracted period. The Bible says anger dwells in the bosom of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:9) and you’re not a fool.
Unrestrained anger is a satanic manipulation you must not give room for in your life. People who pander to such anger give opportunity for the demon of anger to take a hold of their minds. In walking with the Lord, one of the things He seeks to accomplish is to have His love fully expressed through you, such that you’re meek, kind and not easily provoked. Nobody with a bad temper ever succeeds permanently in life.
Remember Moses, God testified of him to be the meekest man on the face of the earth (Numbers 12:3). Nevertheless, when Moses yielded to anger, it cost him his ministry. God had told him to speak to the rock to bring out water for the children of Israel (Numbers 20:8), but because he was angry at the stubbornness of the Israelites, Moses struck the rock twice. Water still came out, however, but God wasn’t pleased (Numbers 20:11). He then said to Moses,“For this reason you will not take the children of Israel into the Promised Land” (Numbers 20:12). Moses was “fired” because of his anger.
Offences will come, according to the Bible; people will do things that may hurt or offend you, but never allow anger provoke and make you react in a way that you’ll regret. Stay in the Word and walk in love.
The wisdom of God guides me to talk and live right always; manifesting the righteousness of Christ! I have a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price. I’m patient, compassionate and kind; and I demonstrate the love of God to my world today. Amen.