Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bitterness Holds You Hostage

Bitterness affects us all in every conceivable way. Medical doctors say bitterness will affect your physical health. Bitterness has been medically linked to glandular problems, high blood pressure, cardiac disorders and ulcers.  Where there’s bitterness there is also emotional trouble leading to being negative, critical of everyone and everything. Bitterness will also sour your relationships spilling over onto everyone you know.

Bitterness will also affect you spiritually. Because bitterness necessitates that you walk in the flesh, therefore you are not walking  in the Spirit.

All Christians have that choice every day, many times a day, to take a step in the flesh or to take a step in the Spirit.

Listen to what the Apostle Paul says to us regarding what we reap and sow. "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” Galatians 6:7-8 (NIV)

Sowing bitterness will reap destruction to you spiritually.

Holding bitterness is walking in the flesh…sowing to the flesh, and it will eat you up inside. Instead we are told to walk in the spirit and in doing so instead of being influenced by the root of bitterness, you will be led by the fruit of the spirit.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self control." Galatians 5:22

Your pastor and partner in ministry,


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