Sunday, June 18, 2006


Ephesians 4:26, 27 (King James Version)
King James Version (KJV)
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26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27Neither give place to the devil.

Most ministers I've heard say that this verse means if you are angry with someone make things right before you go to sleep, don't let your anger become sin. That is good advise for most of the quirky things husbands and wives, parents and children, siblings, friends, etc. get angry about and can possibly save a lot of grief or even your relationship with the person. But I'm not sure that's exactly what Paul meant. Could it be that he meant it this way: Be angry about evil and injustice and don't sin by not being angry about these things, don't let your anger against these things diminish. Don't let the devil have his way.

Paul had times in his life when he was angry and his anger certainly lasted more than a day. Galatians 2:11-21 indicates that Paul was angry with Peter for hypocricy and when Peter came to Antioch Paul confronted him about it. In Acts 15:36-41 Barnabus wanted to take John Mark along with Paul and him as they traveled from city to city to see how the converts were doing where they previously preached, Paul didn't want to take Mark because he had earlier left them in Pamphylia and didn't go to minister with them, the contention over the matter was so great that Paul and Barnabus parted company. Later, however, we learn that Paul found John Mark to be a great benefit to the work of God.

Jesus even got angry. He was so angry with the money-changers, that He threw over their tables and drove them from the Temple. He was angry with the Scribes and Pharisees and called them hypocrits and "whited sepulchres". His opinion didn't change at nightfall before He went to sleep. His anger had purpose and healing potential. His anger had the ability to make wrong things right.

There are things that we need to be angry about. We should be angry when a child is molested, or an elderly person is scammed. We should be angry when someone takes someone elses hard earned belongings, we should be angry at murder. We should be angry when an innocent person is found guilty of a crime they didn't commit, or a guilty person is found innocent. I'm still angry that a jury awarded a woman a huge sum of money because she spilled hot McDonald's coffee on herself. There are a lot of things we ought to be angry about.

Some anger can even cause positive changes. John Walsh was angry that his young son was murdered and now has a program called "America's Most Wanted" that has brought hundreds of criminals to justice. MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Drivers) was created because of a mother's anger against a drunk driver that killed her child. Rosa Parks was a tired black woman on a bus who became angry when a white man demanded her seat and she refused to give it to him, this act of defiance is said to have galvanized the civil rights movement and change this country. Many laws have been created or changed because someone was angry and did something positive about their anger.

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Sunday, June 11, 2006


This question refers to "THE RIGHT INDIGNATION"

Anonymous said...
is this tirade about God and sinners OR about that half-cracked president we elected? I canna see how One has to do with the other and why are you blaming God????????
2/20/2006 10:01 AM

Pami said...
God often does things people don't understand, I believe many of us felt an urgency that President Bush had to be elected, that's why both his elections were fought so hard by our enemy, Satan, but God's will prevailed. Although I hate the battle in Iraq and want our young men and women to come home it may be, and probably was, that that conflict also was the will of God. Many prophecy scholars believe that Jeremiah 50 and 51 are prophesies concerning what we did and are doing in Iraq and what is yet to come there, and that Isaiah 50:31-32 refer to Saddam Hussein. I haven't studied this enough myself to say whether it really is or not, but a lot of it sure sounds like what happened there, for instance Jeremiah 50:9 states "For lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows (missiles, etc.) shall be as of a mighty expert man; none of them shall return in vain." This appears to pretty well describe the initial strikes in Iraq. God may have set President Bush in office because he is the one to fulfill this prophecy. President Bush may well be the last President our country has before the Rapture, for those of you who don't like him he'll more than likely be leaving here at the Rapture, and those who are left here can vote in whoever they like, if there will even be a President here after the Rapture. I love and respect President Bush despite how the media demonizes everything he does, but I do have one thing against him, his influence in Israel's affairs. No one, not our President or anyone else should be encouraging, or more likely strong-arming, Israel to give up any of their God-given land. President Bush's favorable ratings sharply declined after his role in Israel's decision to reliquish the Gaza Strip.

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Anonymous said...
Interesting, Just makes me wonder what (GOD) is doing about his jealousy, you say that Satan is fighting everyday, what does (GOD) do in this fight?? He depends on people like you to spread his word?? Why does he do NOTHING to spread his word? Why does he allow those who defy him to do so without punishment? How can a (GOD) who (loves) ALL OF US let horrible things happen EVERYDAY?

Pami said...
God created this world and everything in it, when he created Adam he gave him dominion on the earth. Adam and Eve failed when they listened to Satan's lies and brought a curse on themselves, their offspring, and the earth itself. Since God gave dominion to men He operates in this world through men, that's why Jesus was sent into this world as a human being, so that ultimately a human without sin will regain dominion of this planet. God still does marvelous, miraculous things for us, but he requires that we pray for those things, or that we take our authority in Christ and claim those things (not necessarily material things, but material things are included). God gave us a book, the Bible, to teach us how to draw close to Him and depend on Him for help. God can avert those "horrible things that happen EVERYDAY" if we ask Him to or take our authority over them, but not unless we do. Since we have dominion on this planet God also gave those who accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord the responsibility to share with others how they can be saved from the destruction awaiting all those who reject salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan also operates here through human beings, he works through them and the curses that were brought into this world through sin, but don't be deceived, God does not allow those who defy Him to do so without punishment, that day is coming, but GOD IS LOVE and He is longsuffering toward us and He gives us every opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour so we will never have to face that day.

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