By: Antwone O’Quinn
Anger is a spirit that can be very difficult to deal with because you are often waging war on two fronts. You have the anger that you feel plus the anger of the person that was used by the enemy of your soul to produce the feelings of anger.
The spirit of chaos is cunning and destructive. As he parades himself as an Angel of light, he uses anger as an entry point to tell you lies about the offending person’s intent toward you, as to their motives and thoughts. This character assassination convinces us of their ill will and then presents a multitude of destructive options for us to act upon seeking retribution. After an improper action is chosen, it then begins to justify that action and seeks to insulate you from the harm you caused by convincing you that you employed righteous indignation.
The misuse of anger is purposed to divide and destroy relationships to consume and destroy you. Think of the awful things you have said and done while angry; when this happens opportunities and relationships can be lost or damaged sometimes to the point where both parties opt to be done with one another. Satan misuses anger to steal, kill, and destroy relationships.
However, sons and daughters of the Most High, “…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
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT
I know this can be very challenging depending on the extent of your hurt, but I promise you it is far better to allow God to fight your battles because the outcome is always better for all.