Apostle Herbert L. Brown on anger
One of the most destructive and dissatisfying things that could take place in the life of a Christian is uncontrolled anger.
Let me take a moment to define “ANGER!”
Anger = a strong emotional reaction of displeasure, often leading to plans for revenge or punishment.
When we (Christians) give in to anger, we lose our self-control and become blinded to the ways of God and our spirit becomes so enraged that we shut out the voice of the Holy Spirit. This is not only an embarrassing position to be in as a Christian, but our actions could become very insulting and offensive to others who could otherwise be unbelievers.
Anger always wants to pull or drive us into a place where people are waiting for us to show up out of the character of God.
We should never allow ourselves to be so confident in ourselves and think we have it all together and nothing or no one will cause us to lose our self-control, because having this mindset will make us even more vulnerable to offenses, insults, or activities of people that are dissatisfying to us. Throughout the scriptures, we are reminded that anger is one of the sins of the flesh and we as believers are to put it away! (Eph. 4:31)
Sometimes we try to defend our anger by citing Ephesians 4:26 and when that does not gain the support of others, we bring into the discussion that Jesus got so angry that He entered into the temple and overturned tables of the money changers. Yes, Jesus did carry out this act but He did not sin against God. (Matthew 21:12-14; Psalms 103:8)
Anger does not allow God’s redemptive work to be carried out, but it often hinders what God is wanting to accomplish. When the Bible speaks of not letting the sun go down on our anger, it is warning us to not allow anger to linger or rest with us. Unchecked anger is a sure sign of unrepentance and unforgiveness!
Our heavenly Father knows that we will be provoked to anger, but He also knows that we have a comforter in the person of the Holy Spirit and with His help we can overcome the gripping forces that wants to pull us out of righteousness into sin.
So if you have a form of anger existing within you then ask God to remove it because it could turn into bitterness and when it becomes that aggressive it could cause your mouth to spew out words that will have you to be regretful and shameful.
Apostle Herbert L. Brown
Greater Faith International Ministries
325 West Carolina Avenue
Varnville, SC 29944
Phone #: 803-943-9443