SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/21/15- “Anger” (Ephesians 4:26-27)
Premise Question: What’s the problem with being angry, and is it even a sin to be angry?
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27 NLT)
And when you become angry, about something or at someone, release it and refuse to allow the anger to be the controlling factor that influences the way in which you are going to respond, for if you are controlled by your anger, then you’ll end up reacting, rather than responding and it will not ever produce anything that’s good. So, don’t ever let the enemy of your soul, the devil, gain traction or a foothold in your life, by holding on to your anger at the end of each day. Empower yourself and others, by releasing it before the new day arrives! (Ephesians 4:26-27 PDCP)
Bottom Line: “Anger:” A spiritually debilitating disease and condition, all to often, found and allowed to flourish and operate in believers, and with their own reasoning, justification and rationalization perpetuating and validating it; that when left to its own devices, will only produce devastation and destruction, leading to ultimate death! The problem with anger, is that it will never produce a harvest of righteousness, for it doesn’t have the capacity to do so. And, when left on its own, to foment and fester, will create an atmosphere of fear, intimidation, manipulation, mistrust, confusion, and will then attempt to govern and operate through coercive control. An angry person, thus, should not ever expect to produce a harvest of righteousness, even if they are in “the right” about something, for when anger is allowed to be the controlling factor, in a person’s life and decisions, it will always lead to sin and sin will always ultimately lead to destruction and death. It’s always more blessed to be righteous than right! Walk in release, for when you are adamant about claiming your rights,all you end up doing is starting your unholy fights! Some might want to point out that Jesus was angry when He went into the Temple and turned over tables and whipped and threw out the money changers, (John 2:15) but, His anger came from a sinless, righteous, Holy indignation, which we obviously don’t have and never will have, because of our sinful nature; therefore, we are strongly encouraged, that when we are angry, for anger is a normal human emotion and we will get angry, that we are never to hold on to our anger, allowing it to foment, fester and grow, with devastating results. Rather, though, we are to release our anger each and every day, making sure that, by the end of the day, it is gone, without any residual lingering effect, that would influence and impact the next new day. An angry person will not be able to have a new beginning, a fresh start, to begin the new day. Now, is it a sin to be angry? No, but it is a sin when we stay angry, becoming an angry person who operates and lives life out of their anger! Angry people are not happy nor pleasant people to be around and are actually dangerous, as well as being( diseased) contagious! Stay away from them! Don’t have anything, or as little as possible, to do with them! (Proverbs 29:22) And, refuse to allow anger to control you, in any way, shape or fashion, but choose to release it each and every day, not allowing it to foment and fester, as a pollutant in your innermost being, producing roots of bitterness, (Hebrews 12:15) eventually polluting your entire body, soul and spirit, as well as, those around you, leading to devastation, death and destruction. Anger, if not dealt with and released, will produce death, while releasing anger, will create and produce an atmosphere of love, joy, peace, trust, stability, and establish a thriving and flourishing righteous life for everyone. Blessings…
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