01 Jun Kingdom Dynamics Weekly (KDW) May 31, 2021 by Tunde Olugboji Vol 21:21
Have you noticed how destructive and disruptive that spirit of anger can be? We hear of acts of rage almost every day in the news. Someone would not stop texting in a movie theater and rage got the best of a fellow movie goer and he shot the man. A man shot 10 rounds into a car full of boys at a petrol station because their music was too loud. A pastor strangled his wife. A woman started arguing with her husband and ended up fatally stabbing him. Many people are living with life-long consequences for the choices they made in a moment of foolishness, as they are being afflicted by the spirit of anger.
To put this in perspective, we’ll examine the 5 levels of the intensity of anger, to see where you are on the anger spectrum:
These levels of anger demonstrate the need for self-control, which can be very complicated to attain without a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to regulate our life. His power helps us put harmful feelings of anger under control. Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit that defines who a believer is in Christ. (Gal 5:22)