Bitter prophets are rising, and some of it is the fault of a church who rejected them. But regardless of the reason why we're seeing more bitterness polluting the prophetic, it's each individual's responsibility to keep their heart clean.
The Holy Spirit is issuing a serious warning about bitter prophets. The Lord impressed these words on my heart:
"Beware of the bitter prophets releasing bitter curses out of their bitter hearts. Pray for them, because their end will be bitter if they don't repent. They are bringing great harm to my body with manipulative maneuvers that seduce, deceive and derail.
"Don't come into agreement with the bitterness, lest you be defiled also. God shall not be mocked; whatever a man sows he will reap. Bless and do not curse."
A Deadly Trio
Resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness are related—and the Bible has plenty to say about this trio of tormenters. First, let's distinguish these three emotions that open the door to slaughtering spirits and wreck your walk with God. These definitions com from Merriam-Webster:
Resentment is a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as wrong, insult or injury.
The residue of resentment builds up over time if we are not quick to forgive. Once in prayer the Lord showed me three people I had resentment against and I didn't even consciously know it. You can also be resentful at places and things.
Bitterness is associated with being angry or unhappy because of unfair treatment that causes painful emotions felt or experienced in a strong and unpleasant way.
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Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at email@example.com.
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