June 30, 2020
Revelation 8:10-11 (TLB) The third angel blew, and a great flaming star fell from heaven upon a third of the rivers and springs. The star was called “Bitterness” because it poisoned a third of all the water on the earth and many people died.
Right now, we are witnessing the ever-shaking condition of this world. Fellow humans can hurt and kill each other, and life seems to have no more value. People’s hearts have been made so bitter. And truly, this is not triggered by the situation or condition, but something that happens in the spirit world. It is the work of the Devil which spreads the spirit of bitterness. It causes the hearts of man to flow death. All of this is aimed to create chaos, both in individuals, families, societies, and even nations. Such is the nature of the evil one.
The troublesome thing is, many believers ‘receive these worldly spirits’ that enemy is releasing instead. Somehow, the flow of bitterness also keeps being flown from one believer into another believer by ‘spreading the bad things about others’. That’s the way the spirit of bitterness is transmitted – through the mouth! In the end, those who hear it will slowly but surely become bitter towards others. Their firstly positive view turns negative. All of them is caused by words that flow bitterness!
Holy Spirit strongly said to me this morning: “Believers must not carry ‘two rivers’, but only one: the flow of living water! As long as we also carry bitterness, then the restoration of all things will never happen. We become part of the problem instead as those who corrupt this earth. Remember, Jesus has sacrificed Himself on the cross by forgiving all our sins and cleansing us by His blood, how come we, as the forgiven and sanctified, still want to accommodate the spirit of bitterness, and having a hard time to release love and forgiveness? It should not be so. Holy Spirit griefs over such attitude of ours!”
Ephesians 4:30-32 (NKJV) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
I realize that it is not easy to flow love and forgiveness in the midst of irritating people, moreover those filled with evil. But that’s what God wanted! Shall we fight against God’s will? No way, that’s not our nature! Because we have been given LOVE, COMPASSION, AND GRACE by God. So, we should become tools to flow LOVE and FORGIVENESS. Stop harboring bitterness, fury, anger, conflict, and slander. Dispose them all – for they are all garbage! How come we want to treasure garbage? If we keep it, we are the ones who are at loss. That garbage will make us sick, and finally die.
Just make sure that we keep everything that is good and right (the work of the Word and Spirit) and all the good memories about others (Philippians 4:8) – that’s it. Only then our life can be different in these end times. We will flow rivers of living water which will surely swallow death in victory! Many people seek life. They will come to us and experience an encounter with our Father. That’s what will heal this world from all bitterness! THE LOVE OF THE FATHER that is flown through our lives, His children who always carry peace. #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus