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Wisdom Series | The Power and Danger of Anger |

No one can deny this truth; we’ve been angry in some seasons of life. Anger is part of human nature because God also becomes angry. God created us in His image and likeness; therefore, we can also become angry if God exhibits anger.

However, we have levels and types of anger. The fact that we can be angry does not mean we should use our anger to do evil things. Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus (including every Christian believer) that they should not allow their anger to dominate them.

 

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

Ephesians 4:26 KJV

This means we should not allow our anger to lead us into sinful activities. Even Christ Jesus stated that our anger must be reasonable.

 

I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment

Matthew 5:22 KJV

This means we must have a tangible and reasonable cause for our anger. You cannot be angry because you feel it. You cannot be angry at others because of your status in life. Becoming angry with no reasonable cause is a mental illness or demonic manipulation.

Your anger must be justifiable in the sight of God and godly men; however, you don’t have the right to sin in the anger season. The reason you must not sin during your anger mood is that sin violates the laws of God.

Sin is an enemy of God. God can choose to destroy and kill his creation because he brought them into being (meditate on Genesis 1, Hebrews 11:1-3, Revelation 4:11). You cannot kill or destroy another human being because you didn’t create the person.

For example, the Chief Executive Officer of a business can decide to close down his business because he set it up. The manager and other officers have no right to destroy the business of the Chief Executive Officer because they did not create it.

Secondly, the Chief Executive Officer has the lion's share in the business. I learned that Elon Musk bought Twitter (social media company). Elon Musk can close down, expand the business, or do anything to Twitter incorporated because he owns it.

In the same way, God can destroy and recreate the world because he owns it. We cannot kill any human being because we didn’t create them. However, we can use the legal laws in the country to deal with people who act against the constitution.

So, what is my point here? The fact that we can be angry does not mean we have the right to do anything. Even God does not engage in evil in his anger state. The Holy Spirit will not permit God to do evil. Whatever God does is good because He is righteous. In the Holy Scriptures, Christ Jesus used his anger to bring law and order to the church.

 

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Matthew 21:12-14 KJV

At the time of Christ Jesus' ministry on earth, the religious people used the church to transact ungodly business. When Christ Jesus saw the disorderliness of the religious people and unbelievers within the church, he disorganized the place.

If you analyze the motives of Christ Jesus, you will realize that his anger was holy. His anger was to bring glory to God and the church. After scattering the place, Christ Jesus healed the blind and the sick.

This should alert us that Christ Jesus’ anger left immediately after scattering the place. In the time of Noah, God destroyed the wicked people. God used his anger to bring sanity to the world. God destroyed the land and evil people in Sodom and Gomorrah in his anger state. Nehemiah channeled his anger positively.

 

And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.

For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.

Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.

And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.

Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.

Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.

Nehemiah 5:1-12 KJV

If you read verse six of the above Holy Scriptures, you will realize that Nehemiah became angry at the cry and oppression of the Jews. Nehemiah used his anger to solve the problem of his people.

That is how we must channel our anger. We must use our anger to solve problems and help the vulnerable. Using your anger to destroy the innocent is a sign of immaturity and wickedness. Do you know that God uses his anger to eliminate injustice?

 

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Romans 1:18 KJV

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Colossians 3:5-6 KJV

God’s wrath destroys wickedness. Anytime God becomes angry, know that it is because of sin and wickedness. God becomes angry at sin and wicked activities because sin does not live in Him.

 

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Psalms 7:11 KJV

Do you get the whole picture? God is angry with the wicked every day, which means He hates wicked people. God desires that evil people repent. Even the death of the wicked is unpleasant in the eyes and heart of God (see Ezekiel 33:11).

If God is angry with the wicked people and sinful activities and He created us in His image and likeness, we can also become angry with sin and wicked people. Anyone that loves wickedness and promotes wicked people is evil.

If God is angry with the wicked, why should we be happy with the wicked? We can be angry with wicked people, but we shouldn’t hate them as a person. We should hate the wickedness and strategize ways to help them escape the prison of wickedness.

In my latest book, The Mysteries of Evil Seeds, I have explained the top reasons why people become wicked and how we can help them. Anger is a strong force in the soul of man. Anger is like a diesel; it blazes when fire touches it.

Anger is a strong emotional force that allows people to do impossible and unimaginable things. As some people use the force of love to do great things, people use the force of anger also to do great things.

It is how you channel your anger that makes it good or evil. Some people have harbored anger in their souls to the extent that bitterness has gotten access into their lives. One thing you must know about bitterness is that it generates strange diseases.

 

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Proverbs 14:30 KJV

King Solomon used the word envy, but the best word should have been bitterness. Although bitterness is the nephew of envy, we must be careful how we harbor anger (envy) in our hearts and minds. In my book, the mysteries of Jealousy, I have enumerated some wisdom keys and profound revelations on this topic.

Bitterness rots the body. It can lead to psychotic diseases (mental illness). Uncontrolled anger has led many people into dark prisons and unpleasant places. Some people have allowed their anger to dominate them, leading to human murder and grave evils.

Today, these angry people are suffering in hell. If you don’t want to end in such places, learn how to control your anger. Uncontrolled anger has led many people to marriage separation, divorce, suicide, and destruction of the family.

Uncontrolled anger can open the portal for demons to oppress you, suppress you, depress you, possess you, and manipulate you. This is one reason people kill others in the season of anger. Who taught Cain how to kill? Cain allowed his anger to generate evil thoughts, opening doors for external and invisible forces to control him (see Genesis 4:1-8). King Solomon states that anger rest in the heart of fools.

 

Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 KJV

You get the key point here, do not be in a rush to exhibit anger because people who quickly become angry act foolishly. The anger King Solomon described in the context of the above holy scriptures is toxic, violent, and uncontrolled anger.

Some people daily preserve anger in their hearts and mind because of a past event. Preserving anger in your heart and mind is stupidity, madness, and immaturity, as stated by King Solomon (see Ecclesiastes 7:9). The person you are angry with is happily moving on with his life, and you are suffering. Are you okay?

 

A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Proverbs 12:16 KJV

Can I ask, are you a fool? If you are not a fool, eliminate that toxic anger and bitterness from your heart because you are killing yourself softly. Balaam acted in anger without realizing that his donkey was saving him from premature death. He temporarily swore to kill his donkey because his donkey didn’t want to move. The donkey saw the angel of God, so it strategized a way to save his master (Balaam). 

 

And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.

And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.

And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?

And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:

And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive.

And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displeases thee, I will get me back again.

And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

Numbers 22:22-35 KJV

If you read the above holy scriptures carefully, you will realize that Balaam could have died foolishly because of his violent anger. There are some things in life you cannot explain. In such a season, think deeply.

Always reacting to your anger shows your immaturity, vulnerability, and foolishness because God expects you to think. There is time to be angry (holy wrath) and time to be silent (see Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).

It is said that “what a dog sees and barks at, a cat sees it and ignores it.” Children always shout at everything because of their immaturity. If anyone or anything can provoke you to act angrily, you are immature and vulnerable.

 

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Proverbs 25:28 KJV

Do you see how Solomon describes angry people? You are like a city that is broken down and without walls. Anybody can attack that city. People who cannot control their anger fall prey to the traps of the enemy.

Like a city without walls, anyone can break in to steal precious assets. Examine people in their angry mood, and you will realize that they act like animals and insane people. Toxic, violent, and uncontrolled anger can lead to premature death.

 

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

Job 5:2 KJV

One of Job’s friends, Eliphaz, states that toxic, violent, and uncontrolled anger kills a man (including a woman). Some people have developed high blood pressure and strange diseases because of uncontrolled anger. If you don’t want to die before your time, learn how to control your anger.

 

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

Proverbs 19:19 KJV

The law court in your country will deal with you when you act violently in the season of anger. They may not consider your cause. The law court will judge will not or may not consider the motives behind your anger because they are invisible.

One thing about the law court is that they look at empirical evidence and other pieces of evidence to judge their case. The law court will not consider your anger. They will check your deeds, so learn to control your anger when people tempt you. Think about the consequences of your anger!

  • Do you want to end up in prison or dark dungeons?
  • Do you want to die prematurely?
  • Do you want to develop strange diseases?
  • Do you want demons to depress you, oppress you, suppress you, and possess you?
  • Do you want to develop psychotic diseases (mental illness)?
  • Do you want your family to break into pieces?
  • Do you want to face the wrath of the law court in your country?
  • Do you want to become a slave to Satan and his minions?
  • Do you want to regret your actions?
  • Do you want to create an evil historical scar in the bloodline, workplace, and jurisdiction?
  • Do you want to lose your business and career?
  • Do you want to lose your reputation?
  • Do you want to be separated from your loved ones and live with evil and abnormal people?
  • Do you want your family, friends, and loved ones to reject you?
  • Do you want people to categorize you as a wild animal?
  • Do you want the expectations of your enemies to come to pass?
  • Do you want to attract the punishment of God?
  • Do you want the devil and his minions (demons, witches, wizards, Satanists, evil spirits, sorcerers, and occult members) to send you a friend request in the spiritual, soulish, and earth realm?

If no these questions, learn how to control the toxic, passive, uncontrolled, ungodly, and violent anger. Distance yourself from habits that make you angry. Vacate environments that make you angry.

Create a long gap with people that makes you angry. Find something purposeful doing in life to break the toxic habit. As I stated, think about the consequences of your anger. I mean, think twice when you become angry.

Don’t allow your emotions (ungodly anger) to control you; instead, control your anger. Grow the seeds of the Holy Spirit in your heart to master negative emotions such as toxic and uncontrolled anger. Toxic anger does not make you right; it only increases your ego and reflects your pride, immaturity, self-righteousness, and abnormality.

 

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

Proverbs 14:29 KJV

Anger is bound to emerge from your heart as a human being but be slow to display it. As the Holy Scriptures state, people who are slow to express their anger have great wisdom and understanding.

Are you a vessel of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding? Then exhibit patience when people provoke you (meditate on Galatians 5:22-23). It is said that “wise people avoid problems while intelligent people solve problems.” Which of them best describes you? Are you wise or intelligent?

 

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 16:32 KJV

In some of my books and articles, I stated that age is not maturity. Age is just a number. Real maturity corresponds with your reasoning. How you make decisions determines your maturity.

Real maturity corresponds with your growth in God’s Word (Holy Bible). Real maturity corresponds with your emotional strength, intellectual strength, social strength, spiritual strength, philosophical strength, and psychological strength.

You are stronger than a world heavyweight champion if you can control your emotion (anger). You are mature if you can channel your anger into doing positive things. Angry people rekindle conflict, but wise people calm others and solve conflicts in groups (meditate on Proverbs 15:18). Are you an angry or a wise vessel?

 

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Romans 12:19 KJV

I know what the person or the group did to you was evil and unjust. You have the right to be angry but let God deal with the issue. God is a righteous Judge. He will repay those who hurt you.

Being angry with the one who hurt you means you can deal with the case. Allowing God to settle the injustice done to you does not mean you are weak. Sometimes, you have to let the offender know his offense in a godly way (see Matthew 18:15-17).

There are some cases in which God expects us to use our wisdom. There are some cases God expects the human authority to deal with. There are some cases God deals with. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you the path to tread because He is a counselor.




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