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The enemy’s weapons: Anger – part 2

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:08

In the last part we said that there are those who argue that it is important that we do not repress our anger, in order to feel good, and those who argue that we should not let loose our anger against the environment. Both are right. In this part we will take a closer look at the two opinions. But, before we do that, let us first state that anger is very destructive. Our anger can cause great harm to other people when we let it loose against them, and it can also cause great harm to ourselves if we repress it.

Why is it important for us not to repress anger?

Many have been trained not to show anger. The result is, we are trying to hold back the anger. However, if the anger remains within us, we run the risk of being injured.

Repressed anger can harm us physically. Many doctors agree that suppressed anger is a contributor to, among other things, ulcers, high blood pressure, and migraine.

Repressed anger can also have spiritual implications. At the deliverance of a person, it was found that a spirit had entered him because of suppressed anger. When the man chose to hold back his anger, instead of letting it out, there became an opening for an evil spirit to enter.

Why is it important not to release anger against people?

There are several reasons why we should not release our anger against people around us.

First, we have already found out that anger is destructive. Anger that is released against other people can hurt them down deep. Therefore we need to contain the anger out of pure concern for others.

Second, anger is not focused on a solution. When we let loose of our anger, it is not because we want a solution, but because we have a need to show the other party that we do not accept what he said, or did. This way one thing can lead to the next until there is a serious conflict. If we want to avoid conflict, we need to hold back our anger at the onset.

The third and biggest reason why we should not release our anger against any human being is, Jesus has called us to love people.

Matt. 5:43-45
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven …

So then, should we release our anger or not?

It could seem paradoxical when we state that it is not good for us to keep the anger within us, and that we, at the same time, should not release it against people. However, there is an explanation, and we will talk about that in the next part.


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