Overcoming the Spirit of Anger

Proverbs 16:28, 32 says, “A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends…He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”

Proverbs 15:18 says, “A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.”


Do You Need Prayer?

Matthew 21:22 says “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”


Fish Bowl Christianity

Psalms 78:40-41 says, “40How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! 41Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.” A couple of years ago, my wife’s grandmother purchased a fish bowl with the only fish being a Beta fish. It has nothing to live with, nothing to prey on or be the predator of, and has very limited space. Yet, with a long chance of survival, it can depend on being fed by its owner everyday, without even having to search or work for it. It is easy living, but it goes unnoticeable and unchangeable.

Many Christians are living a “fish bowl” Christianity. They are limited in their growth and reaching their full potential in God because they are just in their own bubble, a.k.a. the church. They have no threat of survival as they are isolated in their own little world, and for sustenance, they depend fully on a pastor or minister of some kind to feed them every week. They live an easy life, but they have no legacy. They are not seeking to make a difference by being world changers, but they are just going through the routine and motions of life. They pose no threat to the enemy, so the devil just lets them be. People in their little fish bowl maybe are familiar with them, but outside of it they are unrecognized. This is a vain religion that God has not called us to live out. I would rather live in a “ocean filled” Christianity than a “fish bowl” Christianity. It is much more dangerous world, but I have no limitations. I can only limit myself. Now, the fish I choose to be is up to me. I would much rather be a champion of the sea than the survivor of the sea, and what better fish to be than a great white shark. When a shark is about to give birth, the baby sharks in its womb will fight with each other, and when it is time for them to be born, she will only give birth to the survivors. They are born to fight! Spiritually, the enemy would seek to destroy us before we are ever born again into a greater anointing and purpose, but if we choose to overcome these things, we will be made into a champion. It only happens when we decide to live in the ocean rather than the fish bowl!

The children of Israel were in a type of fish bowl. They provoked God because they limited and tempted Him. Even after all the miracles that God worked in Egypt with the plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, the provision of manna, etc., they still limited the Holy One of Israel, which is why they spent 40 years lost in the wilderness when it should have actually took 12 days. When you limit God, you are limited yourself. We just need to step out of our comfort zone and be who God created us to be, without any boundaries or limitations! It may be risky sometimes, but it will be worth the transition. It is time to move from the fish bowl to the ocean!

What It’s All About

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 says, “13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”


The Voice of God

Psalm 29:1-11 says, “1Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. 2Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. 3The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. 4The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. 5The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. 6He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. 7The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire. 8The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. 9The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory. 10The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever. 11The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.”


The Omniscient God

1 John 3:20 says, “For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.”

John 19:28 says, “After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.”

Matthew 12:25 says, “And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”


The Omnipotent God

1 Corinthians 4:20 says, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”

Revelation 19:6 says, “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”


A Pastor’s Responsibility

1 Peter 5:1-4 says, “1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 4And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”


The Tower of Confusion

Genesis 11:1-9 says, “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”


It is Well

2 Kings 4:26 says, “Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.”