Good morning, Mighty Woman of God! I pray that you are blessed and highly favored of the Lord, Jesus Christ!
(Psalms 34:8, 17, 18), Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him, (17) The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. (18) The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
I want you all to know that I truly have love for each of you in my heart. It is not because I want or need something from you and did not start this ministry because I want to gain favor from anyone. This ministry is for you because God told me to start a women's ministry for HIM and YOU! There has been times that I wanted to quit but I think about even the few that may be blessed by the Lord's messages.
God has given me today's message because it is weighing heavy on my heart. When things weigh heavy on my heart, it is because I have been where you are or I just plain on love you and want what God wants for you and that is to be free from anything that the devil is trying to kill your spirit with.
Bitterness: When you taste something that is bitter, you can recognize the taste right away. Usually you will make an ugly frown or just keep wetting your tongue to quickly get that bitter taste out of your mouth. If someone ask you how does something taste, and you say, "bitter", that usually means that whatever it is does not taste good, unless you just like bitter things. People don't usually go out and buy something that taste bitter because they like the taste of bitter food. So, the term "bitter", is never really a good term when describing something. A bitter taste is never something that will make you smile, even if you like the taste of bitterness, your initial reaction will not be a smile.
Now let's go to bitterness when it comes to things or issues of our spirit. I have spoken to someone that is about 55 years old and whenever she spoke to me, she spoke about an incident that happened to her as a child that she had to endure. Even though I have spoken with her about three times, I still do not know her. The first time we spoke, it was more or less an introduction and she spoke about the incident. The second and third time, the same thing. I realized that I had to open up my spiritual ears because I noticed that she was bitter about the situation. Then I began to pray and ask God, to tell me what to do to help her. She is a strong woman of God so I don't know what to do but because my spiritual antennas where up, my spirit began to cry out for her. Each time that I had spoken with her, she made it a point to tell me that she had forgiven those men that treated her so badly.
The first thing that I want you to know is that having a spirit of bitterness does not mean that you are a bad person. We are human and sometimes the issues of our childhood taste so bad that we don't have enough love to swallow it, we don't know how. We are Godly women, but that one thing has become a thorn in our side. What the devil does with that thorn is keep reminding us of that situation over and over again. And if the devil can keep us talking about it over and over again, we then become very bitter. Each time that we taste that unforgiven pill we get a bitter taste in our mouth and frown. When that thought or name passes through our heart or mouth, we will ultimately frown then we might try to smile a little bit. We may even go to classes and seminars to break free from that bitterness but to no avail, we are still bitter. Because we love Christ so much and we have other aspects of our lives down-packed, we don't want to admit that we are still bitter about being mistreated, beat up, raped and abused.
Just to let you know that although this ministry has been birthed by God, through me. Let me just say that again, BY GOD, through me, I still have some growing and learning to do and after several years, I just swallow my bitter pill, even though I thought that I had already done that. I went to a women's breakfast, and I had no idea what I was really getting in to. I thought that we were going to talk about a book on "Forgiveness", but for some reason the Holy Spirit set us all up. It was not until about 5 months ago that I realized that although, I may have said that I forgave someone, I had not, because every time that persons name would hit the atmosphere, my spirit cringed. No one can see your spirit cringe but God. That is why I am giving this message today. God knows that your spirit still cringes, and He wants you to taste and see that He is good. He wants to remind you that He hears your unspoken cries and He knows that you are brokenhearted and He wants you free. The only way that we can truly be free, is to admit our true feelings. Not the feelings that we show on the outside, the ones that are hidden in our heart. My prayer is that you are not 55 years old and still bitter. I love you and I hope this is a blessed message for those of you that need to be free.
Heavenly Father, I thank and praise you for your grace and mercy towards me. Father, I thank you for your word that I have hidden in my heart and that you are a loving Father towards me. Lord Jesus, I cannot do this one on my own, I am asking that your Spirit comfort me and get me through the bitterness that I am still feeling towards ____________, Holy Spirit, I am asking you to do what I cannot do for myself. I have tried Lord Jesus and I know that you love me unconditionally and your desire is for me to be free from the spirit of bitterness. I love you Lord with all of my heart and I want what is best for me and I know that you want what is best for me, in Jesus name, Amen.