Pastor Dewey Note: I have said for a long time if Trump would have had his twitter account ran by Pence and if Trump would have used his ‘GOD FILTER’ on many of the words he spoke, things may have turned out differently.
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.
When we are attacked we are not to answer fools. So many do not know when to shut up! I am verbally attacked many days as FGGAM has a very high social media platform. I will not debate people that are foolish and certainly not on twitter or Facebook or by other means. My Daddy taught me, Son, do not stoop to their level.” Proverbs 26:4-5 – Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. … “Do not answer him according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself,” that is, do not engage him on his own terms.
I had a anger problem years ago…..I look back on that as a bad time in my life. I thank the Lord He healed me of that. Several years ago I called the people I knew I had hurt from my anger and asked them to forgive me. Anger can consume us, anger can destroy a persons life and the life of those around him or her. I weep at the anger I see in our Country from all sides its like a ‘war’. Nothing is accomplished for God in all this anger, it only pounds people into the ground, it leaves ‘anger bullets’ in the hearts and souls of people and into the walls of homes. Look around and see what we are showing our children.
What’s wrong in God’s eyes is wrong any day
John MacArthur Says Trump’s Narcissism Was Deadly in His Leadership –An Example for All Leaders
Recently, Pastor John MacArthur said a leader’s life should match the teaching and that is integrity. MacArthur spoke about what he perceived as President Trump’s narcissism and failure related to that. Watching the former President Donald Trump’s exit from the White House prompted some “profound-HD” lessons in leadership that MacArthur wanted to share.
On Wednesday, Grace Community Church held The State of the Church address that took the place of their postponed annual Shepherds’ Conference. Pastor John MacArthur and OnePassion Ministries‘ President Steve Lawson took on the speaking duties for the one-day livestream event.
I love this message on anger from Billy Graham:
Mar 6, 2021
|From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: There’s been a display of terrible hatred in our country. How does God look on anger? — P.A.
A: When the Bible tells us that God “is slow to anger” (Nahum 1:3), it means that He is patient beyond man’s capability. But there are many instances when God’s anger is revealed. The prophet Nahum preached that God would take revenge on evil. “[He] will not leave the guilty unpunished” (v. 3, NIV). History often reflects that the wicked stay wicked. Who are the wicked? Those who break the law of God, and we have all broken God’s law.
While God’s anger is always perfect, man’s anger is sinful. It leads to bitterness and hurt. Man’s anger is a destructive power. Can we overcome our anger, instead of constantly being overcome by it? Yes! With God’s help. Peter’s anger was channeled into boldness for Christ. Paul’s anger against Christians was replaced with a burning passion to spread the Gospel.
Man may think he gets away with unrighteousness, but nothing escapes God’s knowledge, nor does man get away with anything. Sin leads to repentance or retribution. When God’s anger is stirred, He often uses the power of nature to demonstrate His pending doom. “The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.… The earth heaves at His presence” (Nahum 1:3-5) So the storm clouds are swift, as holy feet stir up the dust of anger against man’s sin and disobedience, because God’s plan is to have fellowship with the human race, not conflict.
Anger makes us lash out at others, destroying relationships and revealing our true nature. The history of the human race is largely the history of its anger. But anger flees when the Spirit of God fills our hearts.