Dunamis Seeds Of Destiny 1 June 2022 Devotional By Dr. Paul Enenche: The Trap Of Bitterness
TOPIC: The Trap Of Bitterness (Seeds Of Destiny 1 June 2022)
SCRIPTURE: And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses. Matthew 18:34-35.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Unforgiveness and bitterness invite torment.
Welcome to the Month of June, 2022. We appreciate God for bringing us to the sixth month of the year. He who has begun a good work in our life shall complete it, in Jesus’ Name.
We shall begin our study this month with the subject of unforgiveness. Unforgiveness or bitterness has been identified as a trap the enemy uses to destroy many lives.
Unforgiveness is a situation where you feel so terribly offended by someone that you become bitter against the person. And you know, the worst form of offence usually comes from those who are meant to love you or those you assisted but later turned against you. They could be your parents, siblings, uncles, cousins, friends, etc.
This is why Matthew 10:36 says:
And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
The devil can purposely send people to offend you unto destruction. Please know that not every agent of the devil comes to attack you with a gun. There are many agents of the devil who come to attack you with “offence.” and after the offence comes bitterness, and bitterness invites torment (Matthew 18:34-35).
Sometime ago, a lady came to my office on two crutches. She was about to get married at that time but had an accident. Her two big thigh bones broke. As I was about to pray for her, the Holy Spirit said to me, “Tell her to go and forgive”. When I told her to forgive, she agreed and went away and I did not see her again. I did not know that she was bitter against many people.
After many years, while I was dedicating children on the Altar of our Church on a Sunday morning, I saw her on her two feet walking perfectly. She had been healed, got married and was at the Altar to dedicate her child.
When I asked her what happened, she said, “Sir, you told me to go and forgive. I went and forgave and I was healed”. She is a dedicated member of the church workforce and has three children now.
You see, unforgiveness is a trap of the enemy. Refuse to be trapped by unforgiveness. Release and forgive all those who have offended you.
REMEMBER THIS: Unforgiveness and bitterness invite torment.
- Go through today’s message again thoughtfully.
- Ask God for the grace to forgive and release all those who have offended you.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for showing me the path of life and good health. I refuse to be entrapped by bitterness. I receive the grace to forgive and release all those who have offended me, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAPS (DEVICES) OF THE ENEMY
QUOTE: One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to be gripped by bitterness. Bitterness is the source of countless spiritual and physical problems in millions of lives today. Culled from “AM I BITTER?” by Dr (Mrs) Becky Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 70-72
AMAZING FACT: On a clear night you can see as far as 19 quadrillion miles up into the sky.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Every grip of the spirit of bitterness be broken off your life in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.