Spirit of Anger | Deep Seed of Anger
A testimonial teaching concerning
Satan and Evil Spirits!
Learn how Satan can visit every person on this planet in a twenty-four-hour period.
You are here at number 4 (The Deep Seed [spirit] of Anger).
The Deep Seed of Anger
I, Roy Sauzek, being of sound mind, am testifying of the spiritual forces from which I've been delivered. I use the term "a sound mind" because every time the Lord has delivered me from a spiritual force it usually, in some way, had a mind clearing effect. Ironically, if you had asked me if I had a clear mind beforehand, I would have said, "I have always had a clear mind." However, the mind clearing effect that I refer to here includes freedom of thought and freedom to see and hear correctly. There is one clear fact that the Lord was showing me as I was delivered from some spirits. That is the fact that spirits affect our ability to think correctly and can actually keep us from seeing the truth! Jesus said,
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5) Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
A spirit can affect a person in three ways: from the inside, from the outside, and through other people. No matter what the source, its purpose is to adversely affect you, your mind, and your ability to obey God, therefore your function in life. All evil spirits come against God, His plan, and His ways. They are against you, God is for you! God is for the function of your mind, the enemy wants to control it!
Anger was the first spirit from which the Lord delivered me. When it comes to spiritual influences in our lives, anger is one that we can identify readily so I have begun with it. The Bible says not to let the sun go down on your wrath (anger). Just because you got angry doesn't mean you've acquired a spirit of anger. But, how many days have you let the sun go down on your anger? That is the important question.
Anger can rise in a person from the inside or come upon a person from the outside. I have heard pastors say that you have to deal with things that rise up in you. In one sense this is true. Therefore, we should be aware that we need to control the problem until we are delivered of it. However, sometimes this is not possible because of the severity of the spirit's hold on our life.
A person told me they had been counseled to grip the steering wheel and count, either to a hundred or until the anger had passed. This was their way of controlling the anger. But understand, they were only controlling their flesh, not the anger! By their actions they simply were not letting the anger manifest outside of their own flesh. I told this person that the anger was not from (the real) him. I explained that if it was from him, he would be able to control it. Although he held onto the steering wheel, the actual anger still rose up; it was still there in his flesh.
Spirits rise up at their own will. I know this from experience. Before I was delivered from the spirit of fear, it did just that. I would be standing in front of people, ready to say what God had revealed, when fear would rise up and stop me from delivering the message. Even if I fought through it, the message was unclear or poorly presented. I could not control the fear in any way, when it decided to rise up.
Anger (or any other spirit) can arise at its will, in any situation, and at the oddest times. Haven't you ever been angry about something and looked back on the situation and thought, "Why did I get so upset over that?"
Spirits love to make life miserable by rising up in situations, functioning, and then drawing back, leaving the individual to deal with the aftermath.
Many years ago, before the Lord delivered me from the spirit of anger, He showed me two things: first, that something 'strange to me' would happen to me and second, I would need to cry out to Him for help. "God, help me," were the words.
The Lord had given a dream to a member of our prayer group and I was instructed by the group to give/get the interpretation. During the following week the Lord gave me the interpretation. I went to the next meeting to deliver it. I was giving the interpretation and as I finished, I noticed a very strange thing. The last two or three words I spoke didn't seem to be my words. It was like I saw the words for a moment right after they left my mouth! I went home wondering about this strange event.
I awoke the next morning, knowing something was really wrong because of what He had shown me in the night. I cried out, "Oh God, help me." That morning the Lord told me "You have a deep seed of anger against the body of Christ. It is a spirit." I then realized I had given the interpretation in anger. Those words that didn't seem to be mine were words given in the spirit of anger. I had given the correct interpretation but had given it in or through anger, not in love. You see, the interpretation of the message was one of correction.
Then the Lord revealed to me how the door to the spirit of anger was opened. The very root of the anger, against Christians, had started when I discovered that the people to whom I had intrusted my family, as far as salvation goes, did not know what they were doing. God had revealed to me that my wife was not saved and it was because of church traditions and doctrines. Then I was mad and rightfully so. We were talking about my family's place in eternity!
Then this seed grew because I continued to be disillusioned by Christians. I saw Christians do things they shouldn't when they knew better. I wondered, "Why are they doing this?" You see, my expectations of Christians had been too high. Are yours? Have you been disappointed by Christians? Do you harbor negative feelings toward Christians? Do you have a deep seed of anger toward a friend, or maybe a family member whose actions were not becoming to a Christian? The Lord told me the body of Christ is full of this particular deep seed of anger.
The Lord delivered me from the spirit of anger that very morning. I decided to call the people who had been at the meeting and apologize for attacking them. Then the Lord handed me a real shocker. He told me not to do it. He said, "It was a spirit that attacked them, not you. You are not to apologize to them." I thought, "This is terrible. How am I to handle this?" I finally just told them the truth. Glory, what a relief! The truth does set you free! They had no trouble accepting it because they knew more about spirits than I did.
What had happened? The Lord had given me the interpretation to the dream, but I had given the correct interpretation through the spirit of anger. It is a truth I reveal here; spirits act as filters for both incoming messages and outgoing messages. They do this without you really knowing it. I was completely unaware that I was giving the message in anger!
If you have a spirit affecting you, understand that it can filter what comes in from other people. You get the wrong impression of what someone says, in the light of the particular spirit that affects you. Spirits do this by giving you thoughts, by distorting the tone of voice you hear, and by giving you feelings. They filter (block and change) completely what was really said, or really happened!
When the Lord said I was not to apologize to those people I learned a fundamental truth. It's one that really helps in the area of forgiveness. When you understand it is a spirit operating and not the person, it actually wipes out the need for forgiveness in many situations. This is because there is suddenly nothing to forgive, as far as the person is concerned. The person didn't do it! Jesus said,
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give the light.
Notice here that Jesus said we could have light in us (our bodies) and still have a part that was dark, ...be full of light, having no part dark.... He would not have said, "having no part dark," if it were not possible to have darkness in with the light.
Yes, we as Christians can have spirits that are operating in us (our flesh) and even controlling our lives. If the anger in you rises up and causes trouble with others, it has altered your life and changed the path you were on. It changed the path, not you! Anger has landed some people into jail and cost some their jobs. Is that not controlling your life? I know some will hang on to the words "influencing your life."
But I speak as one delivered; these things that were unknown to me at the time controlled my life's destiny.
(Let me say here, one of the most important words ever given to me was given through the spirit of anger. I saw the spirit, but knew the word was from God. I knew the same thing had happened to this person that had happened to me!)
If you have a deep seed of anger, it's there for one of two reasons. Either it is there because it has been passed down from a previous generation, or it is there because of something that happened to you. I had a legitimate reason to be mad, but that was beside the point - THAT DOES NOT MATTER. If you have a legitimate reason to be angry, it doesn't matter. What matters is the fact that you have anger in you, and it is a spirit. It is influencing and changing your life, whether you believe this or not!
Is your anger unknowingly towards God because you believed for something that didn't happen? No matter what anger it is, the Lord wants to deliver you!