Human anger does not produce righteousness
One day, I had a dream! In the dream, I was in a certain country. In that country, people were protesting and running around in the city, then the authorities reined upon the protesters.
While they were still being beaten, as they retaliated, I managed to escape. I saw myself at a certain place that looked like a big Conference for International diplomats, and I was received as one of these as I was shown the way to the Conference room. That is how I escaped from this cataclysmic scenario that had unexpectedly caught up with me.
I asked myself: “What caused the authorities to descend on these people? Is it because of what these people had said or is it because of what they had done?”
I immediately concluded that our tongues create actions that we eventually live in, in our lives. It reminded me of the book of James in the Bible.
James preaches, “Joy” and “Perseverance” in all situations. As it is written.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything,” James 1: 2-4
This means, the world system and situation is going to continue changing! As we, Christians will be challenged to speak against it and even act against it! But, the word of God is reminding us all to, “count it all joy”, persevere in searching for the Presence of God, until we perfectly fit in His Presence for good.
Let us be mindful of where we put our concentration! And, let us put our concentration on the Word of God and the Power of the Cross
In our Christian journey, we have to kill any kind of doubt in our lives! Because in doubt, we will not receive anything from God, as written in James 1: 5-8. But we have to perfectly live a life of believing in God and in His wisdom.
And when we encounter a situation, we have to increase our levels of “Joy” and declare a prayer, “Let your wisdom God reign in our lives in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ!”. Through this prayer, all that follows is more “Joy” and “amazing testimonies” in our lives. This is the nature of our lives and this is the life we are supposed to live, Ladies and Gentlemen. For our time in this world is the smallest, as compared to the life that is to follow in the Heavenly places.
The ultimate goal of a person, is to receive the crown of life, that our Lord Jesus Christ has promised to those who love him. Therefore, let us not be dragged away from the Cross by own evil desires and enticed by them. As written in James 1:13-14:
“Then, after desire has conceived; it gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is full-grown, it gives birth to death”
Ladies and Gentlemen, why die when our Lord Christ Jesus came to give us Life and Life in abundance?
Christians, we are born to lead this world through the Word of Truth and a better life than to subscribe to all pressures of life! Because with us are good and perfect Gifts, “…from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”, according to James 1: 17. Hence, our way of life is different and we have to live a changed life.
No wonder why the Bible says, “…everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires”, planted in us is the Word of God and that alone will save us! Not the plans of our minds, combine efforts or societal calculated problem breakers.
Who claims amongst us! To have never been angry? Who lives in an anger-free world? Who has defeated anger in this world?
The devil knows that these people want to be righteousness and when they are righteous they will please God! And, the devil will be automatically defeated. Hence, he is making sure that we are living in an angry world. Full of anger! As he knows that once these people live in anger, righteousness will not be found in them! But anger will cause them to sin more and more, until they distance themselves from God!
We refuse to live in this, such a false life, that has got nothing to do with us. In Peace with one another and in every Gift and Blessing that God has created for us, we receive in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ!
Anger and angriness! You are defeated out of our lives, forever and ever! Amen.