I am thanking You Lord for Who You Are, what You have done Dan Sakira Baba 2x// Who has the final say, Jehovah have the final say 2x. Jehovah turn my life around 2x e makes a way where there seem no way, Jehovah has the final say.

Faithful Jehovah, we Thank You we worship You we exalt Your Name forever, Glory be Your Holy Name. Faithful Father, we reverence You, we adore Thee, be thou exalted in Jesus Name.

Beloved, faithful is our God, I have seen God’s faithfulness and love. He faileth not, His love knows no end. The bible said that God is love. Is only love that can make you go an extra miles for anybody but God’s love is inexhaustible. He is love and that is my confident that concerning me and He is in charge.

We are will dwell a little while on our theme of the month- self-control.

What do you think that made Cain to kill Abel? The Bible does not say why God rejected Cain’s offering. Perhaps Cain’s attitude was improper, or perhaps his offering was not up to God’s standards. God evaluates both our motives and the quality of what we offer him. When we give to God and others, we should have a joyful heart because of what we are able to give.

How do you react when someone suggests you have done something wrong? Do you move to correct the mistake or deny that you need to correct it? After Cain’s offering was rejected, God gave him the chance to right his wrong and try again. God even encouraged him to do this! But Cain refused, and the rest of his life is a startling example of what happens to those who refuse to admit their mistakes. The next time someone suggests you are wrong, take an honest look at yourself and choose God’s way instead of Cain’s.

Another person we have to consider again is Esau. Anger is often the result of bad decisions. Esau was so angry at Jacob that he failed to see his own wrong in giving away his birthright in the first place. Jealous anger keeps us from seeing the benefits we have and makes us dwell on what we don’t have.

When Esau lost the valuable family blessing, his future suddenly changed. Reacting in anger, he decided to kill Jacob. When you lose something of great value, or if others conspire against you and succeed, anger is the first and most natural reaction. But you can control your feelings by (1) recognizing your reaction for what it is; (2) praying for strength; and (3) asking God for help to see the opportunities that even your bad situation may provide.

Having said this is important we guide against anger because you will never please God when you are cannot exercise self-control. You will not be a better instrument in God’s hand if You cannot exercise self-control.

How can we be anger and do not sin. Jesus was angry about the Pharisees’ uncaring attitudes. Anger itself is not wrong. It depends on what makes us angry and what we do with our anger. Too often we express our anger in selfish and harmful ways. By contrast, Jesus expressed his anger by correcting a problem-healing the man’s hand. Use your anger to find constructive solutions rather than tear people down.

Jesus became angry, but He did not sin. There is a place for righteous indignation. Christians are right to be upset about sin and injustice and should take a stand against them. Unfortunately, believers are often passive about these important issues and instead get angry over personal insults and petty irritations. Make sure your anger is directed toward the right issues.

We will see more as we go into the teaching of the day:

 

 

Be angry and do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger. . . —Ephesians 4:26

 

Few things are more destructive to Christians than anger. Anger causes us to lose our self-control and to say and do things we would otherwise never consider. Anger, if allowed to remain, turns into bitterness that eats away at our hearts. Scripture consistently commands believers to put away anger and lists it as one of the sins of the flesh (Eph. 4:31).

At times, we try to defend our anger by citing Ephesians 4:26. As additional proof we argue that Jesus cleansed the temple in “righteous indignation.” Ephesians refers to anger that does not lead to sin. Jesus was capable of being angry without sinning. When Jesus cleared the temple, Scripture does not indicate that He was angry (Matt. 21:12–14; Mark 11:15–18; Luke 19:45–46).

We must be careful not to justify our anger with Scripture. Ephesians 4:31 commands us to put away all anger. That does not mean that we cease to have strong convictions or lose our desire for justice. It does mean we refuse to allow the sins of others to cause us to sin. Anger does not bring about God’s redemptive work; far more often it hinders what God is working to accomplish.

If you feel that you have a righteous anger because of something that has happened, see if you are holding anger in your heart without sin. Is your anger turning into bitterness? Is your anger causing you to speak in an unchristian manner to someone or to gossip about them? Is your anger causing you to make excuses for your own ungodly behavior?

Is your anger preventing you from acting in a loving, redemptive, and Christlike way toward someone? You must examine any anger within you and allow God to remove any sinful attitudes that your anger may have produced.

Read more on how God influence you toward righteousness, it important we learn this to avoid falling into error:

 

 

Five Ways God Influences Us Toward Righteousness

 

Our loving Heavenly Father desires to affect our lives toward righteous character and godly living. Hebrews 12 indicates five ways He does it:

  1. He ENCOURAGES us: Verse 5a speaks of His “word of encouragement that addresses us as sons… ” (Greek: paraklesis)

 

The idea here is one of entreaty, or imploring; much as you would encourage a child whom you want to excel in sports or academics. (See Acts 20:2; Romans 12:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:3)

 

  1. He DISCIPLINES us: “Do not make light of the Lords disciplinebecause the Lord disciplines those He loves… ” (vs. 5a, 6a) (Greek: paidea)

The idea here is one of education: Learning that occurs through the pain of discipline. (See 1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:7, 10, 11)

  1. He REBUKES us: “Do not loose heart when He rebukes you… ” (vs. 12:5b) (Greek: elegcho)

The idea here is one of exposing our deviant behavior. Telling us of our faults. (See Matthew 16:22; Luke 17:3; 1 Timothy 5:1, 20; 2 Timothy 4:2)

  1. He PUNISHES us: “He punishes everyone He accepts as sons.” (vs. 12:6b) (Greek: mastigoo)

The idea here is one of severe penalization: Whipping a person for the purpose of inflicting suffering. (See Proverbs 22:15; 23:13, 14; 1 Corinthians 10:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; Hebrews 10:29)

  1. He TRAINS us: “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (vs. 12:11) (Greek: gumnazo)

 

The idea here is of one who is trained (disciplined) by God to live a godly life. We, in kind then, are to exercise ourselves in godly discipline. (See 1 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 5:14; 2 Timothy 3:16)

We are to respond to His discipline as follows:

  1. Don’t resist, despise, or make light of it; don’t be discouraged, or grow weary from it (vs. 5).
  2. Understand it is evidence that we are His spiritual offspring; evidence of His love (vs. 6).
  3. Don’t try to get out from under it (vs. 7-9).
  4. Understand that discipline results in holy lives, righteousness, and peace (vs. 10,11).
  5. Regain your strength and straighten your path as a result of it (vs. 12, 13).

 

May God help us that we fail not into temptation in Jesus Name. May the Spirit of God help us to live as God has designed us to live. Every Spirit of anger be destroyed in Jesus Name. May God strengthen us from above in Jesus Name.

Have a wonderful weekend!!! See you next week by God’s grace.

 

Remain blessed in the Lord

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.