BITTERNESS

BITTERNESS

(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”

LEAVENED AND UNLEAVENED

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).

Held Captive

As humans, we all struggle with unbelief, and God knows this. But He doesn’t want us to allow unbelief to control our lives, so He will challenge areas in our lives where we have lack. It’s not that He wants to condemn you, but through your obedient faith He can free you to be blessed.

Doubt, Fear & Anxiety are all spirits that work together to paralyze us emotionally and spiritually,.so that our lives will cease or be hindered. What does it mean to doubt? To doubt is to feel uncertain about something, or to suspect someone or something is not trustworthy. Doubt can be caused by a Lying spirit which fuel many strongholds.