Characteristics of The Spirit of Anger
Like the spirit of fear, depression, hate and anxiety, anger is another spirit that negatively impacts the individual, the family and the world at large. The spirit of anger usually manifests in situations where persons believe they’ve been violated, offended, rejected or hurt generally over something that was either said or done. This is not to suggest that the spirit will manifest so long as persons are hurting but we must recognize that the context within which persons’ feelings are hurt, plays a significant role in determining whether or not they entertain the spirit of anger. In this article, we’ll examine a few scriptures in which anger manifests itself and use the same examples to identify certain key characteristics to look for in the spirit.
Israel’s Disobedience stirs up Moses’ Anger
When the men of Israel returned from war against the Midianites in Numbers Chapter 31, Moses was angry with the officers for they had disobeyed his command when they kept all the Midianite women alive. Similarly, when the children of Israel forsook the Lord to serve their foreign gods, the Lord’s anger was greatly aroused on numerous occasions like in Judges 2:12, for He had commanded the children of Israel, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them…Exodus 20:3-5”.
So where there is disobedience to a command or a given instruction, the spirit of anger will lend itself causing some individuals to yield to its powers.