THE TROUBLER CALLED BITTERNESS
By DIGC 21 December 2021
The seed or root of bitterness will produce the fruit of trouble.
SCRIPTURE: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Hebrews 12:15
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The seed or root of bitterness will produce the fruit of trouble.
Some years ago, my wife and I visited a woman who was dying of a terminal disease, cancer to be precise. While we were in the process of praying for her, the Holy Spirit said to us, “Ask her to forgive” And we told her, “You need to forgive someone”. Later we found out that it was her husband. She said, “Oh! I can’t forgive that man.” “What happened?” We asked. She said she and the husband built their home together and also acquired many other properties together, and then the man kicked her out and brought in another girl to inherit her sweat. Imagine that! The man kicked the woman out and brought in a girl to enjoy the sweat of the wife of his youth. This woman got so bitter that she found it difficult to forgive the man. She did not recover.
Beloved, if the devil wants to trap your life, he organizes offences for you so you can be trapped in bitterness. It will never be your portion, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Our anchor scripture makes it clear that bitterness troubles the system. The seed or root of bitterness will produce the fruit of trouble – systemic trouble. There are destructive hormones, corticotropin-releasing hormones that come into activity when the system is filled with negative emotions – bitterness, anger, and depression. These are devastating hormones.
Beloved, bitterness is a troubler; it is a destroyer. So, refuse to be trapped in bitterness no matter the level of offence.
Remember this: The seed or root of bitterness will produce the fruit of trouble.
- Determine not to harbour bitterness in your heart no matter the gravity of the offence.
- Make demands on the Holy Spirit to scan your heart to reveal any trace of bitterness, so you can release it.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAP OF BITTERNESS
PRAYER: Lord, x-ray my heart; reveal, and deal with every root of bitterness in me. I receive the grace to let go of every human offence. No affliction can trouble my life, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Peter 1-3
QUOTE: A life of bitterness leads to a life of torment. Culled from AM I BITTER? By Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: That root of bitterness is cursed today in Jesus’ Name.
REFLECTION: Bitterness is allowing others to control your life’s emotions, condition and outcome through their action. Never give anyone such power over your life. Receive grace to forgive.