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April 5, 2018

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just...

Bitterness is a ruling demon:
Answering to it, giving it protection and providing its armor are: Unforgiveness,  
Resentment, Retaliation, Anger, Hatred,  Violence, Murder
Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, if you travel too far on that road, you will be lost...

Luke 6:37 
JUDGE not, and you shall not be judged: CONDEMN not, and you shall not be condemned: FORGIVE (your enemies), and you shall be forgiven
(at JUDGEMENT DAY)....


☛Jesus commanded us to remain faithful to the will of God, even in the midst of #tribulations and #persecutions. He said that such faithfulness will be rewarded with eternal blessing and life...☚

When we are born from above we are born to believe, love and obey. Rebellion and bitterness belong to old Adam's race...

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

πŸ’› 》》 #Born: Greek translation is: gennaō (G1080): meaning: God making men His sons through faith in Christ's work.

Origin from: genos (G1085): meaning:
  nationality or descent from a particular people

πŸ’› 》》 #knoweth: Greek translation is: ginōskō (G1097): meaning: 
  1. to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel
    1. to become known
  2. to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of
    1. to understand
    2. to know
  3. to become acquainted with, to know


BITTERNESS:  Hebrews 12:14-15
πŸ’› 》》 #bitterness:  Greek translation is: pikria (G4088): meaning: 
bitter gall:
  1. extreme wickedness
  2. a bitter root, and so producing a bitter fruit (and the sweet fruit/work of the Holy Spirit through our flesh is the opposite see Gal 5:22-23
  3. metaphorically bitterness, bitter hatred
Origin: from: pikros (G4089): meaning:  
  1. bitter
  2. metaphorically harsh, virulent 
virulent: 
adjective
1. (of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.
"a virulent strain of influenza"
synonyms:    poisonous, toxic, venomous, noxious, deadly, lethal, fatal, mortal, terminal, death-dealing, life-threatening, dangerous, harmful, injurious, pernicious, damaging, destructive, unsafe; contaminating, polluting; literarydeathly, nocuous, mephitic; archaicbaneful
"some plant varieties can withstand being sprayed by the most virulent herbicides"
highly infectious, highly infective, highly contagious, infectious, infective, contagious, rapidly spreading, communicable, transmittable, transmissible, spreading, malignant, uncontrollable, pernicious, pestilential;
severe, extreme, violent, dangerous, harmful, lethal, life-threatening;
informalcatching;
literarypestiferous
"a virulent epidemic of cholera swept through London"

2. bitterly hostile.
"a virulent attack on liberalism"
synonyms:    vitriolic, malicious, malevolent, malignant, malign, evil-intentioned, resentful, hostile, spiteful, venomous, vicious, vindictive, bitter, rancorous, acrimonious, mordant, astringent, incisive, cutting, biting, scathing, caustic, stinging, blistering, searing, withering, abusive, mean, nasty, aggressive, savage, harsh, devastating; informalbitchy, catty; literarymalefic, maleficent
"a virulent attack on contemporary morals"


☛☛Dictionary of Bible Themes:


❎ BITTERNESS:

A feeling of anger and resentment, caused particularly by perceived unfairness in suffering or by adverse circumstances.

The causes of bitterness

Adverse personal circumstancesJob 10:1 See also Ge 27:34Ru 1:20“Mara” means “bitter”; 1Sa 30:62Sa 13:362Ki 4:27Ps 55:4-14Pr 17:25Jer 6:26
External circumstances Eze 3:14 Because of the exiles’hardness of heart. See also Job 21:25Job 27:2La 3:1-20Eze 21:6
Human failure Mt 26:75 pp Lk 22:61-62 See also Ezr 10:1Jer 2:19Jer 4:18La 1:4

Bitterness is evidence of a sinful heart

Ac 8:23 See also Ro 3:10-18

Bitterness is to be avoided

The remedy for bitterness

The causes of bitterness will pass away Ps 37:1-2

Examples of bitterness in people’s lives

See also Ru 1:19-212Sa 13:22Est 5:9Lk 15:30
https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/5799-bitterness


-Bitterness creates and establishes ungodly soul ties.  Not only is our soul then connected to theirs through our emotions, but it becomes a connection through which demons travel and transfer between the two people.
-Usually begins as an emotion such as hurt or anger that comes from an offense.  If dwelt on, every time the event is replayed over and over in our minds, the emotions are stirred up.  Anger turns to unforgiveness, and unforgiveness stops restoration and healing.  It opens the door to the enemy who will walk in and establish a stronghold.  It leads to death through things such as murder, suicide, or physical illness/disease.  It squeezes the life out of us.
-Begins as a seed planted (in our soul…through some kind of offense, that if not dealt with right away (Ephesians 4:26), will begin to grow roots that are hidden at first, but eventually sprout anger, hostility, resentment, hatred, and that steals love, joy and peace.
-Anger is a secondary emotion that usually hides pain of some kind.  When we recognize anger, we must ask the Lord to show us why we are feeling anger because if it is not dealt with right away (Ephesians 4:26), it will quickly become defiled with bitterness
-Is like cancer or poison to our spirit, soul and body.  The Bible uses another word to describe bitterness:  Wormwood.  Strong’s for Revelation 8:10-11 (Hebrew 3939) is: “From and unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed.”
-If fed, bitterness opens the door to the spirit of bitterness.  Dictionary of The Holy Bible states, “the star called Wormwood (in Revelation. 8:11) seems to denote a mighty prince, or power of the air, the instrument, in its fall.”  And in Biblical Foundations of Freedom it says, “A principality is a ruling demon (strongman) that has several lesser demons answering to it. Bitterness is a ruling demon.  Answering to it, giving it protection and providing its armor are: 1) Unforgiveness,  2) Resentment,  3) Retaliation,  4) Anger,  5) Hatred,  6) Violence,  7) Murder” See Ephesians 6:10-13.
FORGIVENESS:  There are two sides to forgiveness.   
1.  SEEKING FORGIVENESS:  When we have wronged someonewe need to humble ourselves, seek God’s forgiveness, then go to the other person asking their forgiveness.  That includes choosing to walk in love toward them no matter their response, and trusting God to restore the broken relationship.
We want to be forgiven, need to be forgiven.  When we sin against others, it separates us from God, it isolates us from others and destroys relationships.  God’s plan is for restoration of our relationship with Him and with others; for unity between people.
-The first step is to ask God’s forgiveness, to confess and repent, which John 1:9 assures us that when we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  This restores our relationship with God.
-The next step is to go to those we have wronged or hurt.  Romans 12:18 says, If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.”  Matthew 5:23-24 says, “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
-Our forgiveness is not dependent on the response of the other person.  They may not be ready or willing to forgive, however, our act of obedience activates God’s forgiveness toward us.  Our part is to seek forgiveness and to walk in love toward the other person no matter their response.  God’s part is to forgive us and to begin the process of restoring the relationship, to work in all hearts involved.
2.  EXTENDING FORGIVENESS:  To pardon (release, send away, let go, cancel, cut loose or set free from bond [tie, connection]) one who has knowingly or unknowingly offended, mistreated or abused you or something/someone you care about.
-Forgiveness is a Kingdom Key.  When we apply it, ungodly soul ties are broken and the Holy Spirit is then free to work in our spirit, soul and body, bringing healing and restoration.  We are free from their hook.
-Forgiving does not mean that they are “getting away with something.”  They are not getting off God’s hook, but it releases them from our hook that is pulling us down, and into God’s care so that His Spirit can work in them.  They are accountable to God for their actions.
-Forgiveness “is the #1 Ticket to Freedom!” (Neil Anderson)  It is for us, for our freedom from the bondage of bitterness so that we are able to love instead of hate, and to experience God’s blessings in our lives. 
-Forgiveness is a choice of the will, not the emotions.  We will never feel like forgiving, so we must make the decision to do it and then follow through regardless of the feelings.
-Forgiveness happens as we choose to believe (adhere to, trust in, rely on) Jesus and His Word.
-Forgiveness is based on God’s love, undeserved grace (receiving what is not deserved) and mercy (not receiving what is deserved).  It is not based on what someone deserves or on a feeling.  See 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
-Forgiveness is choosing not to hold someone’s sin against them anymore.
Forgiveness is choosing to stop the video recorder in our minds from continuing to play the event over and over.  Ex:  Corrie Ten Boom…every time she reread the hateful letter, it was like pulling the rope on a hanging bell.  When she chose to forgive and to destroy the letter, the bell continued to resonate, but as she continued to forgive and not allow thoughts of the offense to stay in her mind, the bell slowed, then stopped making noise, and eventually stopped.
-Forgiveness is agreeing to live with the consequences of another person’s sin.  We will live with them either in the bondage of bitterness or the freedom of forgiveness.
-Forgiveness doesn’t change history or undo what has actually happened, but it changes the present so that our future is undamaged by what has happened in the past.  We can be healed of the past so that we can start living again in the future.  Living “ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven.”  As we forgive others, God’s forgiveness becomes ours.
-Forgiveness affects others for God’s Kingdom.
“Father forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.”  This is life transforming.  When we have forgiven people we have released them then we can pray blessings on them.  We can pray that the blessing of God might be to bring something or someone into their life that would bring restoration, bring them to relationship with Him.


☛☛Dictionary of Bible Themes:

❎ 5765 attitudes to other people:

Scripture illustrates a range of attitudes towards other people, some of which are commended, while others are condemned.

Love

Forgiveness

Helpfulness

Hospitality

Generosity

Kindness

Humility

Patience

Submission

Eph 5:21 Submission to governing authorities: Ro 13:1,51Pe 2:13 Submission of wives to husbands:Eph 5:22-24Col 3:181Ti 2:111Pe 3:1,5-6
Jas 3:171Pe 2:18 submission of slaves to masters; 1Pe 5:5

Gentleness

Unselfishness

Pride

Jealousy

Judgment

Lk 6:37 pp Mt 7:1 See also Jn 8:3-7

Anger

Hatred

1Jn 3:15 See also 1Jn 2:9,111Jn 4:20

Partiality

See also

5789anger
5813conceit
5875hatred
5876helpfulness
5897judging others
5959submission
6655forgiveness, application
8260generosity
8291kindness
8298love for one another
8356unselfishness
8445hospitality

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