“I can’t watch the news anymore; it makes me so angry!”
“Facebook is infuriating me.”
“I am grumbling in anger all the time!”
Spirits of anger are enjoying the world events, and they are trying to infiltrate your soul. They know if they can get the sun to go down on your anger, they have won a foothold.
They are using all the media platforms to stir an “emotional” pot. Spirits of anger want to hook you into their bad soapbox opera of injustice, so you stay agitated. The rocks are flying these days and not just in Portland!
Have you fallen into their trap? Or do you consider your anger righteous?
What is Righteous Anger?
Righteous anger occurs when a significant injustice to people exists. It is always anger under control, and directed at the circumstance and not at a person. It is unselfish, wrapped in love, and does not involve revenge or vengeful thoughts.
Righteous anger is rare!
Let’s take the righteous anger test. It is a straightforward question.
Are you able to watch the news and not call people names?
If you are angry at the rioting and political posturing but call people idiots and fools, you have not passed the righteous anger test. In fact, you have just opened the door for a spirit of judgment to join in.
You may have a good reason for getting angry over a circumstance, broken boundary, or injustice, but when you aim anger at a person, you are in danger.
How to Handle Anger
What is the right way to handle anger and not cross over into sin? This scripture is an excellent place to start.
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” John 7:24 (NKJV)
In other words, do not judge the person, righteously judge the circumstance.
There is a fine line between judgment and discernment. Judging aims at people with anger with disgust, and it sounds like this:
“He is a liar, cheater, narcissist!
“She is ignorant, evil, and a crook.”
When you use terms like “He is/She is,” you are judging. You could very well be reporting the facts, but it is not the truth of who God created them to be. Somewhere along the line, these people opened doors to the enemy. The temple blueprint for their lives became shrouded in this false identity by demons. When you pay attention to them, they are glorified, not God. The person you are judging may be the person you want most to see change. Still, your words empower these demons, and you get judged because you are working with the demons.
Sobering, isn’t it?
Discernment shows you what demons are using people. The people are puppets.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [a]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph 6:12)
There is a battle intensifying in the spirit realm that wants you disabled with anger and judgment, so you will be judged with the same measure and ineffective at discerning the spiritual warfare!
Breaking the Anger Stronghold
- Repent for judging. (Matt 3:2)
- Break any word curses you have spoken over others. (Prov. 18:21)
- Ask God for His perspective of how much he loves the people you have judged. (Lev. 19;18)
- Begin to pray for those that have hurt you. (Luke 6:27-28)
- Limit your time on social media platforms and watching the news. (Prov. 3:5-6)
- Command the spirit of anger and judgment to loose you in the name of Jesus. (Matt. 10:8)
- Pray for an increase in wisdom and the discerning of spirits. (1 Cor. 12:10)
- Stir up your faith and declare the ruling spirit over this county is the Holy Spirit, and God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven! (Luke 11:2).
If that anger is still getting the best of you, then send us an intake form. We will get to the roots of what drives that spirit and place you in God’s alignment!