Saturday, April 14, 2018

Using Alpha Power to Deal with Anger

UV 2922/10000 Using Alpha Power to Deal with Anger
Jas 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Using Alpha Power to Deal with Anger
Alpha power is God’s power. It is the power of Christ. It is the power embedded and released from the Word of God. It is the power accessed by prayer. Extreme, frequent and uncontrolled anger is a danger that we all face. We can use Alpha power to bring our anger under the control of the Lord. The above uni-verse implies that “ a man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” In many places in scripture, we find incidents of God’s anger and the anger of Jesus at the merchants turning the house of the Lord into a “ den of thieves.” The anger of God is righteous and just while man’s anger is often uncontrolled, unjust and imbalanced.

The Word or Alpha says, “ do not let the sun go down on your anger,” implying that we need to clear our anger at the end of each day, our anger against anyone whom we felt had erred against us. In the haste of rage, we often tend to sin and even grieve the Holy Spirit with whom we are anointed. When we conducted a survey of all prisons in the state, we discovered that most of the prisoners were convicted and incarcerated for crimes of passion, for murder or causing injury to people in a fit of anger or for revenge. Anger at our hurt causes us to seek to retaliate and wreak vengeance. Jesus asks us to show the other cheek and not to seek vengeance. We need to pray for our enemies and the Lord will bring about a change either in their character or in their circumstances. We should not carry anger or resentment against anyone over to the next day in any and all of our relationships. We are to be slow to become angry. We are to slow down our expression of anger. The Lord desires that we are patient and gentle and not be angry people. But the reality of all our “omega” or situations all round is that there are many things that happen to us and many persons we encounter daily who tend to make us angry, very angry. We need to use the Alpha power to channelize, subdue, sublimate our anger in creative and constructive ways, not harmful to ourselves or others.

The Word or Alpha describes an angry person as a fool and equates anger with folly. We are often angry with people who we can afford to be angry with- people who work under us who cannot reply to us. Even if we call a person a “ fool” or “ rascal” scripture states that it brings us under the judgement of the Lord. With people who hold higher positions than us, we tend to suppress our anger and express it behind their backs. When we show anger to our own children, particularly when they are very young, we are affecting their tender minds and personalities and we should refrain from saying anything that would harm their self esteem or confidence or peace. We need to learn to deal with our own anger before we can lead people. Even Moses in his anger at the rebellion of the Israelite people disobeyed God in striking the rock to obtain water instead of speaking to the rock as the Lord had commanded. Leaders and people who are patient have learnt to handle their anger. They have allowed Alpha power or God’s power embedded in His word to cut at the root of anger in their psyche and spirits.

Prateep V Philip

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