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Cultivating Bitterness

Hebrews 12:15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of Bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;’

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence]. ‘

Bitterness is A root of poisonous (toxic, venomous, evil) fruit that defiles many. Since it is A root spirit, it is hard to recognize this on the surface. A person with Bitterness in their heart can defile many unknowingly. Bitterness is a typical door the enemy uses, unknowingly to most Bitterness is being cultivated in the hearts of many. 

Cultivate Defined: To prepare or prepare and use for the raising of crops., To foster the growth of something. 

Bitterness Defined: A deep-seated ill will (spite, grudge, the desire to see another experience pain, injury, or distress)

Cultivating Bitterness means to foster the growth of the poisonous fruit of Bitterness in the heart; this is evil fruit, and it is designed to corrupt many. Jesus warned us it’s not what goes in that defiles us, but what comes from the heart. 

  • Matthew 15:11,18-19 It is not what goes into the mouth of a man that defiles and dishonors him, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles and dishonors him.” But whatever [word] comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what defiles and dishonors the man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts and plans, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, slanders (verbal abuse, irreverent speech, blaspheming). ‘

In the scripture above (Heb 12:15), we are warned about Bitterness springing up and causing trouble. When something springs up, it grows/appears suddenly (seemingly overnight). This shows the danger of opening the door for the spirit of Bitterness. At the most unexpected time, the spirit of Bitterness (which has been cultivating/growing) in the heart will spring up and cause trouble. Along with this spirit is Resentment lets define resentment and understand how this takes root. 

Resentment Defined: a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury.

The spirit of offense and resentment – Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to win over than a fortified city, And contentions [separating families] are like the bars of a castle. ‘

There are (especially in these last days), several instances where individuals are hurt by A fellow brother or sister in Christ. Any hurt, presumption, wound, or distrust can open the door for the spirit of offense. The goal of the spirit of offense is to cause disunity. (Disharmony in the body of Christ is the plan of the enemy) remember he comes to steal kill and destroy

Jesus warned us in the last days (due to persecution) many will be offended by their association with him. Because of this, many will fall away from their faith in Jesus. As A Result, this will open the door for betrayal, persecution, and hatred against the saints. Matthew 24:10-14

If you know someone who is offended, advise them to pray, forgive, and reconcile. It is A dangerous thing to harbor an offense as it leads to Bitterness and resentment. Ultimately, the person who continues to walk in A spirit of offense will begin to operate in criticisms, scornfulness, and resentment. Be careful; you do not want to walk, stand, or sit in the scornful seat. Guard your heart against everyone operating in A spirit of offense. 

  • Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;’

 Bitterness is progressive; it starts with un-forgiveness; the spirit of un-forgiveness keeps every detail and hurt in our lives by using memory recall. When we replay past hurts or incidents in our minds, the most trivial events are neither forgiven nor forgotten. Since these incidents are continually replaying in the individual’s mind, it brings forth spirits of resentment, anger, and hatred. Bitterness is also the result of rejection, which is connected to stubbornness; most people who are bitter refuse to forgive. They feel justified to harbor resentment. 

The goal of the enemy is to get us to operate in Bitterness, when we are bitter, we automatically lose the spiritual battle against the kingdom of darkness. When we operate in Bitterness, we have given place to the devil; from this one doorway, we can be led into sin. 

  • Ephesians 4:27 AMP And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger, or harboring resentment, or cultivating Bitterness].

The flow of love: The love of God is sacrificial; God loved the world that he GAVE his only begotten son. If we are operating in A spirit of Bitterness, we no longer impart life to others; instead, we impart death. 1st Corinthians 13 implies Godly love is not resentful. We cannot have a love of God flowing out of our vessel if it is defiled by Bitterness. A bitter heart makes you give to get; it only is looking out for SELF.

Since Bitterness is A root spirit, we can imply the manifestations of the spirit of Bitterness will spring up unexpectedly, let’s look at some of the signs of the spirit of Bitterness:

  • Resentment
  • Hatred
  • Un-forgiveness
  • Violence 
  • Temper
  • Anger James 1:20 for the [resentful, deep-seated] anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God [that standard of behavior which He requires from us].
  • Retaliation (These spirits advocate returning evil for evil. Retaliation is not biblical as we know vengeance belongs to the Lord)
  • Murder 
  • Cursing

Someone who is nurturing resentment in their heart results typically in the occult/witchcraft. Because of their offenses, hurt, wounds, etc., some people will begin to operate in the flesh (in which we understand witchcraft is A work of the flesh). Operating via A spirit of control, intimidation, or manipulation to get your will accomplished is witchcraft. Many have gone down this road because of their sin of Bitterness. 

How to overcome the toxic spirit of Bitterness: 

Forgiveness is the key; when we forgive, we are to let go of the wrong that was done to us and the resentment. As we want our heavenly Father to forgive us, we should forgive others. 

When we forgive, this brings A release in our lives, and God wants us to release the person to go further into freedom. 

  • Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment]. ‘
  • Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
  • Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive others [nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God], then your Father will not forgive your trespasses.
  • Mark 11:25 Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions and wrongdoings [against Him and others].
  • Colossians 3:13 bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive.

It is time to allow Jesus to cleanse our temple and deliver us from everything that is not like him. If there is anyone you need to forgive, release them, and let it go. Bitterness is toxic and poisonous to our health, let’s destroy this evil fruit of Bitterness and begin to plant good fruit in our lives. I pray for deliverance for those who are bound by Bitterness in Jesus’ name! 

With Love, Tanicia 

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Sources:

WatchDemons of Bitterness

Books: Fasting for breakthrough and deliverance, Pigs in the Parlor

ReadRoot Of BitternessUnforgiveness Spiritual Poison A Spirit of Offense

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Beware of the strange woman

Proverbs 2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

There are several warnings in the Bible, but one warning which is repetitive in the book of Proverbs is to “beware of the strange” woman. In this context, the word Strange (H2114) means: (to turn aside, to be a foreigner, profane, to commit adultery, prostitute, harlot.)

This spirit is very dangerous, and it is ultimately assigned to take believers off the righteous path. It can cause poverty, fruitless labor, entanglement with cords of sin, which brings about death and eventually leads to hell! 

Flattery: The strange woman is A seductress who uses flattering and smooth words to gain entrance. Flattery (H2513) also means smoothness, A smooth thing. The dictionary meaning for flattery is Excessive and insincere praise, given primarily to further one’s interests. Those who flatter with their lips always offer false praise; they are used by A spirit of seduction and deception. If the motive is not pure, it can release witchcraft upon the victim and draw them unto themselves. We always notice this in church settings or via social media (“You are such A good man of GOD”) (“The leadership doesn’t give you the recognition you need”) etc. If the victim isn’t careful, this false praise/ flattery could lead to self-pride. I’ve been on both sides of this spirit of flattery and understand very well how this works. 

I’ve witnessed this false flattery in the office place as well. I worked with A coworker that praised you while you were in their face. It was excessive praise, but once you walked out, the coworker always had something wrong to say. Compliments are good, and when they are out of the right spirit, we must be able to discern between A compliment or flattery. 

Seduction: As mentioned above, through seducing flattery, the strange woman can gain entrance to your soul. A seductress is A woman who seduces someone, especially one who entices a man into sexual activity. Another name for A seductress is A sirentemptressFemme fatale, sorceress(witch). The word seduction means literally to lead astray. It is a deliberate “step-by-step” process of temptation and enticement, causing someone to do something they wouldn’t normally do. 

In Proverbs 7, the wiles of the Strange woman through her much fair speech and enticement caused A young man to yield to her. She prompted him to yield using the seduction of her flattering words; she used the “step-by-step” process of temptation and enticement to cause this young man to do something he wouldn’t normally do. 

  • Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech, she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. 

This strange woman cannot deceive you unless she seduces you first, once you are seduced and yielded to this strong spirit of seduction a soul tie is formed this makes it easier to cause(force) her victims to succumb to her flattering smooth words. Beware of the Seductress

Whoredoms: The spirit of whoredoms includes lewdness, fornication, adultery, prostitution, Idolatry, and all sexually illicit sin. The strange woman operates as A whore; she has the attire of A Harlot to show the world she is “available” always looking for the next victim. Like the daughters of Zion, they had Wanton eyes and stretched forth necks; this is how the strange woman works. Her eyes are always wondering, looking, or wondering who is paying attention to her.  

Included in her whoredoms is the fact that she is unfaithful, she is A covenant breaker, she forgets the guide of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God. If A young man gets in entangled with this spirit, she is guaranteed to be unfaithful to him, especially if she is unfaithful to God. Beware of the whoredoms in the strange woman, through A whorish woman; you will be brought to A piece of bread (poverty). 

Along with this whoredom spirit is A spirit of adultery, remember the strange woman is unfaithful and A covenant breaker, there is no surprise the Bible calls her an adulteress. Her job is to hunt for the precious life (she hunts with A hook the precious life of a man). Those who commit adultery lack common sense and sound judgment; only those who are wanting to destroy their soul will fall into this trap.  

  • Proverbs 23:27-28 “For a whore is a deep ditch, and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait for prey and increaseth the transgressors among men”. 
  • Proverbs 6:26 “For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life”.
  • Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

There are other ways this spirit operates to name A few:

  1. She doesn’t think about life; there is no thought about life, especially eternal life; she only lives for the moment. 
  2. She is unstable, and you will never know where her path leads. Blindly following this spirit will lead to death, which leads to hell. Her feet go down to death, and her steps lead to hell. (Prov 5)
  3. She operates at night, hanging at night clubs, bars, hunting for the next victim. 

Ladies, the strange woman spirit uses what is in us, Jesus warned us the prince of this world comes and has nothing in him. Jesus wants us to be the same way as well. It will search for any hurt, rejection, insecurity, abandonment, etc. it will use any door or soul wound to operate. It happens little by little until you are operating as A Jezebel unknowingly. Jezebel is the strange woman, and we are warned to beware of this spirit and not to tolerate it (Rev 2).  

Biblical Solution:

  1. Take heed to wise counsel
  2. Listen & obey the word of GOD
  3. Seek deliverance from all forms of lust (James 1: 14 & 15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.)
  4. Let your way be far from this strange woman (Remember Joseph, flee temptation)
  5. You must love instruction and discipline
  6. Make your heart attentive to instruction, understanding, and correction. 
  7. Always incline your ear to the truth of God’s word. 
  8. If you are married, drink from your own pure marriage relationship. 
  9. Most importantly, guard your eyes, heart, and mind. 

In conclusion, the Bible shows us this is A destructive spirit; its ultimate goal is to take its captives to hell, stopping its victim from pursuing God’s will & purpose for their life. Please don’t fall prey to this spirit nor allow it to use you with its flattery and seduction. BEWARE OF THE STRANGE WOMAN! 

Blessings,

Tanicia 

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