THE ROOT OF BITTERNESS
By DIGC 20 December 2021
For as long as you live in the world, offences must come.
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: For as long as you live in the world, offences must come.
According to Oxford Dictionary of English, bitterness is the feeling or showing of anger, hurt or resentment because of a bad experience or a sense of unjust treatment. Now, I will define bitterness as a combination attitude of unforgiveness and deep displeasure at a wrong deed.
Bitterness is a major challenge and temptation in life’s journey that takes only the grace of God to escape. One of the roots of bitterness is unforgiveness from human wrong deed or wickedness.
Please note these:
a. For as long as you live in the world, offences must come (Matthew 18:7, Luke 17:1). If you are alive, offences must come; you will be offended. At times, it is a deliberate attempt of the enemy to decrease the quality of your life on earth. The devil would deliberately instigate and supervise some offences against you.
b. If you have any level of spirituality, you will be offended, and the aim of the offence is to ruin your spirituality through bitterness. The devil generates offences around spiritual people to break their defences. Offences come with the aim of ruining your spirituality through unforgiveness and bitterness.
c. If you have any meaningful destiny, you will be offended, and the aim of the offence is to abort your future. If you doubt it, ask Joseph. Joseph’s brothers moved against him. Someone who was a full-blooded citizen of his country was one day turned into a slave in a strange land (Genesis 37:19-20).
Beloved, if you have any future, the devil will organize offences against you. But guard your heart. Refuse to be a victim of the trap of bitterness.
Remember this: For as long as you live in the world, offences must come.
- Ask God for the grace to forgive your offenders and overcome the trap of bitterness.
- If you are bitter with anyone, release them, pray for them, and reach out to them via a call or text message, if possible.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAP OF BITTERNESS
PRAYER: Father, I ask for the grace to overcome every trap of bitterness orchestrated by the devil against me. The devil cannot ruin my spirituality by the trap of bitterness, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Peter 3-5
QUOTE: When a person carries the nature or image of the devil in the likeness of bitterness, satan can lay claim on the life of such an individual. Culled from “AM I BITTER?” by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to forgive is released and your destiny, you shall fulfil in Jesus’ Name.
REFLECTION: No one drinks poison and expects another to be affected by it. No one should harbour bitterness and expect the offender to be affected by it.