Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Poisonous Fruit Of the Flesh, Hatred


Contrary to popular belief, this statement...

"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

is NOT from the Bible. It is from our little green friend from a long time ago, in a Galaxy far, far, away. Yup. This is a quote from Yoda. Jedi Master. However, this does not change the fact it is true. The Word of God does put it this way..
"Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses." {Proverbs 10:12}
Nothing good comes from Hate. Hate can lead to destruction and death. Hate can tear families apart and start Wars. Nothing good can come from Hate. This is why it is listed as one of the Poisonous Fruits of the Flesh.
"Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil." {Psalm 37:8}
Yes, Anger can lead to Hate. I had, OK, have, a bit of a temper. I'm working on that. But I remember a while back when I was trying to make Breakfast for the Fam, I was using a Cast Iron Fry Pan. The Eggs are not suppose to stick to the Pan. The Eggs stuck to the Pan. I became so Angry, I went into a fury. I HATED that Pan and without thought, I destroyed the Pan. I turned it from a Cast Iron Fry Pan, to a Cast Iron Taco. Seriously. I slammed it so hard it folded. Ask my Wife. She was there. So were some very frightened kids. Like I said, I'm working on that.

But Hate does not always come from Anger. What is Hate? Hate is the opposite of Love. God is Love. Total and absolute LOVE. What is the Devil? Hate. Total and absolute HATE. This is why it is so very easy for us, in the Flesh, to Hate.

We Hate those that do not look like us. Think like us. Act like us. We Hate what we Fear. We Hate doing things we do not want to do. We Hate all sort of things. Why? Because it is Human Nature. Hate is a "Poisonous Fruit Of the Flesh."

James warns us that Hate can lead to all sorts of things. He puts it this way in James 4:1-5. If you have your Bible turn there now..
" From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
" {James 4:1-5}
When you unleash your Hate, you allow Jealousy, Greed, and Fleshly Desires to take over. Like me with the Fry Pan, you HATE, then you seek to destroy.

Why do you think the Devil is Hate? Think about this. He was the First Angel. He was loved by God. He fell into Pride and attempting to dethrone God Himself, he was cast out and cast down. God Created Man and gave Man domination over all He Created. He loves us. Mankind. He rejects the Devil. This is why Satan Hates us. When Adam gave this God Given Authority over to Satan, then we became just like him. We are born in Sin. We live in Sin. God said...
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings." {Jeremiah 17:9-10}
"But Hate is natural. It is normal. You do not understand. Sometimes Hate is a good thing" How do you mean? " Look, you ever wonder why some Blacks Hate Whites? Slavery. Wonder why some Women Hate Men. Inequality. Sometimes Hate is justified." Well, Jesus said this...
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." {Matthew 5:43-48}
"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."{Romans 12:19} {Deuteronomy 32:35}
There is NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING, that you could EVER possibly do, to anyone, that is even worthy to be compared to what God can do to them. You do not need to Hate them. You do not even need to be angry with them. The three most powerful words you can say to someone. "I forgive you."

Why? Once you do, you take them out of your hands, and you give them to God. You let go, become obedient to God, and then God becomes the one seeking vengeance against that person. You just continue to follow what God says to you. God knows them. God will still give them an opportunity to repent, just like He gave you that opportunity. However, if they fail to do so, it is God who knows their Heart. God will measure onto them, what they measured onto you.

Besides all that, think about this. It does not matter what they think of you. It does not matter who they THINK they are. Nor does it matter what they believe about their status or position in life..
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." {John 3:18-19} 
"Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." {Romans 12:20-21}
Life is too short, to live it through Hate. You do not ever have to Hate anyone. As our little Green Friend would say, "Stretch out with your feelings. The Love of God, you will feel. Release your Hate, and Anger, you must. In The Word, it does say."
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."{Matthew 6:14-15}
Remember, YOU are a Sinner. YOU are worthy of death. YOU were once a Wretch, Despicable, and Vile Person. God forgave you. Now YOU forgive them, and forget their offense. They are in the hands of God. Do not eat of the Poisonous Fruit, known as Hate..

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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