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Bitterness – the root that kills.

Hebrews 12:14-15  Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that

consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.

Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it--

So many people suffer from the poison of bitterness within them and they do not understand why they struggle to hear YHVH’s voice?

My dear friend, bitterness towards someone else, will make ‘you’ die! Although it stems from the negative emotions you have towards others Yeshua clearly said ‘forgive 70 x 7’.

Bitterness defiles the soul and has a very deep root. Sometimes the bitterness becomes visible and sticks its head out in our deeds or words towards others. The root itself is dormant or unconscious in your spirit heart. This cycle of blaming others will continue until you pray the fire of YHVH to reveal your unconscious mind so that the root is exposed and the truth is revealed.

Bitterness arises in us when bad things or trauma happen to us. Often the reason for our pain is someone else’s fault. But, in some circumstances we are blind to our share. This is when Satan veils us with hatred. The moment we allow anger and resentment, then the poison from our thoughts and words are released in us. This poison will kill you. First your spirit will die and then your destiny.

The only way to get the poison out of your system is to forgive.

 I hear you saying that you did not deserve what happened to you. How do you think someone that is a victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse through their own family members feel? They still need to forgive to be set free, because those people don’t even know what they are doing! Did they deserve that? Do a person that has a brain injury deserve the spiritual attacks coming his way just because he is weaker? How do you think a child feels when her father or an uncle abuses her? Is that fair? How do you think you will feel when your child suffers sickness and pain and nothing of his sufferings is his own fault? Or what if your child dies not because of his own faults?  And what about Africa? If you could only come with me to the poorest places in Africa and see how they don’t even have anyone to blame for starving.   The world is not a fair place my friend, Satan is at work on planet earth – nothing is fair.

 And that is why Yeshua gave us the example with arms wide open – ‘Father forgive them’, and even Stephan when they stoned him – ‘Please forgive them because they do not know what they are doing!’  It takes a mature heart to forgive. You see life is not about ‘self’.

There are often parts of our emotions who do not want to surrender and die to self. This part would rather take revenge. This is just the voice of Satan who wants to kill you. But, you have a say – choose forgiveness.  

Bitterness is caused by unhealthy thoughts and feelings. Take your thoughts captive in obedience to Christ. Pray the fire of YHVH in your wounds, work through your pain and allow Yeshua to take your hand and show you what happened in the spirit. Then choose to forgive, or choose to take responsibility and start by forgiving yourself and then repent if you caused the pain. I had to do this so many times, when we dealt with Aldo’s wounds. Much of his pain was caused by my DNA, my self-centred life that kept doors open.   

You have to understand this – demons don’t enter a person’s soul because of the abuse they suffered. They enter because of bitterness and unwillingness to forgive. You can be abused and still keep on forgiving them! You can be thrown with stones and keep on forgiving them. So many people make the mistake of believing that if they can just have revenge, if they could just ‘get back’ at the one that hurt them; THEN they would feel better. It never works that way, no you will get sick and everything bad will be drawn towards you. But, if you forgive, the kindness and mercy of YHVH will be poured out on you.

You see, the real deep truth that I have learned through my journey with Aldo and his wounds was this. The trauma was very real and we had to address it, but the main problem was not the trauma. It was the bitterness in his heart that the enemy wanted him to harbour. It was only when we started forgiving everyone who did those things to him – (rejection, pain, hurt, evil words, wichcraft in the spirit etc) that he was set free! With bitterness in his heart, the enemy wanted to steal his destiny.

I look at Yeshua and how he died for our sins on the Cross. That does not make sense until you realize what motivated Him. His love for His Father and his love for us as sinners was his motivation.

Letter Translation: "In Stellenbosch we received life from Abba. I carried masses of bitterness about the accident, where I landed on the tar road. Wisdom says- "Aldo, you cannot enter into your destiny with bitterness in your wounds. You have to forgive Aldo." 

So why should we forgive? Just because we love the One who paid the price to enable us to be delivered and be set free from hate and bitterness.

Luke 11:4  And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is

indebted to us [who has offended us or done us wrong]. And bring us not into

temptation but rescue us from evil.

Letter Translation:  "Jesus Christ I thank You so much that you took hate out of my heart. For years I carried masses of crying in my heart."

Deliverance from bitterness is as simple as forgiving those who use us and who sin against us. You don’t need to walk the same path as them, but we forgive and release them from any debt, surrendering them into Yeshua’s hands. That is forgiveness and nothing else will save you from the poison of bitterness.

Letter Translation:  "Thank you for your love. Thank you for a house filled with love. Love Retah, love helped me to forgive." 

Letter Translation: 

"Mom, you are living now a life of abundance." 

I bless you with a heart filled with love and forgiveness.

Love to you

Retah and family

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