Summary: Part 5 of our series examines how fear can grow into anger, and anger into hate and how if we do not deal with our behaviors, they can destroy us.
They Must be Giants
5 – Hate
Pastor Bruce A. Shields
House of Faith Ministries
Most of us are all familiar with the story of David & Goliath.
We are continuing our series entitled “They Must be Giants!”
We have spoken on;
† David & Goliath
Un-forgiveness can hold us captive to ourselves.
These Giants can literally make us a slave to it.
Fear can cause us to make irrational decisions, or even do nothing at all.
We have but two emotions. Love & fear, All of our behavior stems from one of those two emotions.
Remember these points from David & Goliath;
The battle between the Palestinians and the Israelites was a spiritual one.
† David had the Holy Spirit just as all of those who belong to God have access to.
† David recognized the battle was spiritual even though everyone around him could not. He was walking in the spirit, not by sight, but by faith.
† When David faced the giant, he knew the battle was not a man against a giant, but a giant against a man of God.
† The battle was the Lord’s!
We must remember these points in our lives as well when we face things.
1. It’s a spiritual battle
2. We have the Holy Spirit
3. The battle is the Lord’s
Today we are talking about Hate.
Hate usually comes from anger.
Anger usually comes from Unforgiveness.
And we discussed how every negative behavior comes from fear.
As with anger, you are going to see that there is righteous hate, and unrighteous hate.
And we will see the difference.
Also, when you have unrighteous hate, just as unrighteous anger, you are living in a state of unrighteousness.
When you live in unrighteousness, you are living in sin.
When you live in this state, you cut yourself off from relationship with the Lord.
You miss out on God’s blessings, protection and all other benefits of living in the Kingdom of God.
The scriptures say that God does not hear the prayers of the unrighteous.
WE cut ourselves off from relationship with the Lord.
Galatians 5:19 – 21
“19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
The act of our sinful nature, living in sin and unrighteousness, cuts us off from the Kingdom of God.
We are told we will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
How do you inherit the Kingdom of God?
You inherit the Kingdom of God through the adoption into the Body of Christ.
If you are living in sin, you can not be part of the Body of Christ.
Those who claim to be part of the Body of Christ and are living in unrighteousness or sin, are seriously mistaken and deceiving themselves.
When you live in sin, you are stepping out of the Kingdom of God and into darkness.
Unrighteous hate will cause you to step out of the Kingdom of God.
So what is righteous hate?
What does God hate?
Is it as the PowerPoint slide suggests?