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Energy Shifters Week 5: Avenging Anger
August 29, 2021
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James 1:19-20 NIV

Energy Shifters Week 5: Avenging Anger

August 29, 2021 / James 1:19-20 NIV

Energy Shifters Series

Week 5: Avenging Anger

James 1:19-20 NIV

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

“Men have two ears, and but one tongue, that they should hear more than they speak.”

“The ears are always open, ever ready to receive instruction; but the tongue is surrounded with a double row of teeth, to hedge it in, and to keep it within proper bounds.”

When we allow anger to occupy the chair, we oftentimes allow the anger to get the best of us and consequently we miss the best for us!

Anger does not produce the quality of life we are to live by.

James 1:19 NIV

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 

The speed of your can be the of your character!

The speed of your can be the of your character!

There will be people and things in your life that will attempt to assassinate your state of peace, the question I want you to meditate on always is:

Is it worth my peace?

What are emotions?

Energy in motion.

If you allow the energy of anger to put you in a motion to sin, your quality of life will deteriorate within.

When people and things provoke you to anger, we should ask ourselves:

Am I emotionally healthy?

Why does that person/thing make me angry?

Why does me choosing anger in this moment mean more than my state of peace?

James 1:19 NIV

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 

 

Ephesians 4:26-27 TPT

26 But don’t let the passion of your emotions lead you to sin! Don’t let anger control you or be fuel for revenge, not for even a day. 27 Don’t give the slanderous accuser, the Devil, an opportunity to manipulate you!

Numbers 20:1-12 NIV

 In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried.

Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. They quarreled with Moses and said, “If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the Lord! Why did you bring the Lord’s community into this wilderness, that we and our livestock should die here? Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates. And there is no water to drink!”

Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the Lord appeared to them. The Lord said to Moses, “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”

So Moses took the staff from the Lord’s presence, just as he commanded him. 10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”

Let’s Get Shifty!

How Do We Avenge Anger?

Romans 12:17 NIV

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

Romans 12:18 NIV

18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:19 NIV

19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a] says the Lord. 

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