The Root of Anger

If anger seems to control you, go to the place where it first got a hold on your life! Then shut the door to it. If anger comes generationally, then allow the wounding and bruising of Christ to cover those transgressions and iniquities.
1)  James 1:20 (TPT) says, “For human anger is never a legitimate tool to promote God’s righteous purpose.” Your anger can be rooted in putting unrealistic expectations on someone or something else to bring fulfillment to your life that only God can!
2) Proverbs 15:18 says, “A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.” *Never surround yourself or socialize with people that only stir up strife in criticism, slander or condemnation. If their words are saturated with negativity, you will only be pulled into frustration, but if you choose to be seated and live in a place of rest before God, strife will be appeased (quiet, rest or settled).
3) Proverbs 17:14 (TPT) says, “Don’t be one who is quick to quarrel, for an argument is hard to stop, and you never know how it will end, so don’t even start down that road!” There is no way to know how an argument will end, and so unless you provide a valuable solution, do not criticize or condemn.
4) Proverbs 22:10 says, “Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach (confusion, shame, dishonor) shall cease.” Do not fellowship with the scorners. *Scorners are demonic intercessors. They go between man and the devil and bridge the gap, spreading lies from the enemy. They are quick to shoot at the mouth, speaking negative of people as much as possible. When you refuse to fellowship with people who operate in this spirit, then you remove strife, confusion, shame and dishonor. You still love them and speak to them when you cross paths, but you do not waste your energy and time on what will bring a reproach to your name and the name of Christ!
5) Proverbs 26:20-28 (TPT) says, “20It takes fuel to have a fire—a fire dies down when you run out of fuel. So quarrels disappear when the gossip ends. 21Add fuel to the fire and the blaze goes on. So add an argumentative man to the mix and you’ll keep strife alive. 22Gossip is so delicious, and how we love to swallow it! For slander is easily absorbed into our innermost being. 23Smooth talk can hide a corrupt heart just like a pretty glaze covers a cheap clay pot. 24Kind words can be a cover to conceal hatred of others, for hypocrisy loves to hide behind flattery. 25So don’t be drawn in by the hypocrite, for his gracious speech is a charade, nothing but a masquerade covering his hatred and evil on parade. 26Don’t worry—he can’t keep the mask on for long. One day his hypocrisy will be exposed before all the world. 27Go ahead, set a trap for others—and then watch as it snaps back on you! Start a landslide and you’ll be the one who gets crushed. 28Hatred is the root of slander and insecurity the root of flattery.” Your words can fuel anger. Pray as David prayed and set a watch over your mouth (Psalm 141:3). When you speak out of anger, you will say things you will later regret. A contentious person is someone who is quick to shoot at the mouth when they do not get their way. They are easily offended, which happens when you really do not grasp how much you are loved by God and your identity in Christ. They are truly insecure. The KJV says that they engage in, “The seven sins of contentiousness and uncontrollable anger”, which is a figure of speech meaning the fulness of evil.
6) Proverbs 29:22 says, “An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.” You become abundant in transgression when we are furious. Transgression means “rebellion”, which is the sin of witchcraft. It becomes a curse, and so remove the curse by walking in the favor of the LORD. Remove the word curses by speaking blessings upon others and yourself. Be a cheerful giver and seek for opportunities to help and bless other people. Overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).
7) Isaiah 58:4 says, “Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.” *When you fast so someone’s sin can be exposed in their life, you are only opening the door for yourself to be attacked with those sins or entertain those temptations. When the purpose of fasting is to win an argument, to fight the devil’s way or for ambition to be seen, heard or noticed, it is wrong! Fasting should be for repentance and to encounter a new dimension of His glory that should be expressed in us to others so they can encounter Him!
8) 1 Corinthians 3:3-4 says, “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?” A flesh-centered anger follows a man rather than Jesus. They put them on pedestals and take everything they say and do as divinely orchestrated from God. They treat pastors as popes, never realizing they have straight access to the throne of God themselves. When they fall, they fall with them. When they split off, they follow after them. We do not follow men. We follow Jesus!
9) Ecclesiastes 7:9 says, “Be not hasty (tremble inwardly in fear and anxiety) in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth (comforts) in the bosom of fools.” A fear and anxious spirit will lead you to anger. Instead of finding comfort in the Holy Spirit, anger rests in their belly. Never find comfort in anger because its end game is nothing but damage!
Philippians 2:3 says, “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” Never seek to promote yourself in strife and vainglory, but prefer others over you!
10) Matthew 5:22 (TPT) says, “But I’m telling you, if you hold anger in your heart toward a fellow believer, you are subject to judgment. And whoever demeans and insults a fellow believer is answerable to the congregation. And whoever calls down curses upon a fellow believer is in danger of being sent to a fiery hell.” Holding anger in your heart towards someone will always bring the judgment of God against you.