IMAGINE NEVER BEING ABLE TO WALK IN THE DESTINY THAT WAS PLANNED BEFORE WE WERE CONSUMED WITH REGRET, FRUSTRATION, BITTERNESS AND CONFUSION. HOW ABOUT NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH PEOPLE CARE ABOUT US. SOMETIMES WHEN WE REFUSE TO ALLOW ANY ONE TO GET CLOSE TO US AND KNOW US, WE LEAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH THE LEGACY OF NOT KNOWING WHO WE TRULY ARE. I BELIEVE WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER EACH OTHER AND WE ALL WANT TO BE LOVED.
When we are in a relationship with the the ways of the world , we become attached to our own understanding and our own feelings, we are in a relationship with what the world has to offer, we accept what the world has dictated to us, the things of the world control our mind and our destiny, through the internet, media, friends and family, because we have conformed or have attached ourselves to what others think and the way they act, we become partners with the world and its controlling forces and leave the spiritual things of God, the bible warns us of being in a relationship with the world.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
We cannot change our past decision, but the decisions we make today can change our future.
Self deception allows us to believe lies that we tell ourselves through false thoughts and we get into our own feelings and have our own ideas about different ways of life. We feel that in our mind is what we believe is true.
Our thoughts have a way of overtaking reality so we hide from our self and others through deception.
Deception brings fear and false accusation. We began to doubt things that concern our lives because we are misinformed by our own perception of life.
The heart speaks with common sense and if we are not careful the mind will rationalize our desires and reactions and sometimes cause us to make the wrong decisions, the heart and the mind battle To decide between how your mind might sound verses what your heart is saying, we battle every day with our hearts desires compared to what we think, when our heart speaks to us it takes courage to follow through on what it says. Even if our mind protests.
The word of God was written as a mirror to us, to show us who we truly are and who we are when no one in watching. It’s the same place that God speaks to us from and shows us what he will do.
Our words have power good or bad but when they go against God’s word they are aiding the demonic agenda.
The person you want to see change the most is held in bondage by your bitter words! Bitterness, anger, hatred and a broken heart causes your vision to be distorted.
You no longer see the truth of the situation because everything is filtered through a lens of pain
Let us stop wasting time and energy on past issues that led to anger, frustration, rage and bitterness it is in the past, it is dead, it died for a reason.
God has a purpose and a plan for our lives. Anger, rage, malice, filthy language and lies are a sign of bad character it creates dishonesty and treachery in our conduct and in our conversation.
These actions close the door to the future of God’s promises. Our negative words and our deceitful actions stop our blessing.
God said in his word I will go before you and I will make the crooked path straight. (Isaiah 45:2) Trust the process.
Joel 2:25 King James Version (KJV)
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
Deuteronomy 29:17-19 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
18 lest there should be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of these nations, lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood, (wormwood is bitterness)
Wormwood is only mentioned once in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 8 verse 10. “The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.” (Rev 8:10–11)
19 and it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart’—to add drunkenness to thirst.
The soil of bitterness is a heart that harbors hostility and does not deal with hurt by the grace of God.
When someone becomes bitter, the bitterness takes root in the heart and grows deeper. A bitter person is easily hurt, insincere, holds grudges, and has mood swings.
The Fruit Of Bitterness will affect us physically, emotionally, and spiritually because the fruit of bitterness is an acid that eats up everything.
Hebrews 12:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
Warning and Encouragement
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
(Deuteronomy 29:18).“Make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison”
Hebrews 12:15 Be careful that no one falls short of the grace of God, so that no root of bitterness will spring up to cause trouble and DEFILE many.
This “bitter poison” is worship in disobedience of the covenant.
(Amos 6:12 New International Version (NIV)12 Do horses run on the rocky crags?
Does one plow the sea[a] with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison
and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness—
The “bitter root” in Hebrews refers to a source of evil or wickedness within the church.
A source or root can be a minor thing and measured as slow in its growth, but, it is poison, it is evil; it is dangerous, especially when it starts brewing among the members..
This should not be tolerated, especially amoung the Elders; bitterness in the pulpit defiles the whole congregation as a result of tolerating wickedness means that many will be defiled.
The seed of bitterness is a hurt that is rooted in someone. It may be intentional or unintentional. Sometimes the hurt is only imagined, but somehow you feel that someone has said things in the wrong tone of voice or may we got offend on how it was said or presented.
There are also times when the hurt may be the very rebuke of God upon our life. That is the context of Hebrews 12:14-15.
Bitterness in the heart holds on to hostility. When someone becomes bitter, the bitterness takes root in the heart and grows deeper. A bitter person is easily hurt, insincere, and holds grudges.
#bitterness is like the lion with a thorn in his paw#
“Bitterness is like being locked up for someone elses crime”
In the bible God required Israel to remove anything leavened for the time of the Feast of Unleavened Bread This command is talking about yeast, which causes bread to rise see Exodus 12:15; 13:3-10).
In the natural most of us today use baking powder and baking soda to cook with. Some of us cannot live without soft breads, donuts, muffins, buns, bagels, cakes, and any other breadstuff that contains leavening.
Spiritualiy we are still leavened and held captive by strongholds, a stronghold is a lie which we have allowed to distort or confuse our thinking; a lie can crab a hold to our mind/emotions and then our behavior. If we allow a lie to reside within, then that lie, like a seed, will produce its fruit which will distort the way we see and think.
Thank God Leavening is a biblical symbol of corruption and sin. So, in this festival, God is saying to us that, in the same way that He brought the children of Israel out of Egyptian slavery, He brought us out of our bondage to sin, and we are now to live an unleavened life “of sincerity and truth” (I Corinthians 5:8).