All of a sudden the man neatly dressed takes off his tie and shirt, ready to fight! All of a sudden the beautiful lady buys an axe and shatters the windscreen of her husband’s car. All of a sudden two lovely couples choose weapons to destroy one another! Why? The beast is released! The oppression of ignorance is on display!

Life requires maturity but Maturity takes spirituality! Life is beastly with unmanaged emotions. Emotion is an expression of content value. Value is an expression of worth. Ignorance has no worth but fury to living.

The inability to contain ones emotions is the manifestation of ignorance. Emotions can become beastly. When you see seduction, you see the real manifestations of a beast. When you see anger in action you see the true color of a ruthless beast. Many relationships and marriages have lost their value and bliss to the cruel release of the beast of anger. Anger is nothing but mismanaged emotions.

Solomon said quietly in Proverbs 25:28 that He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.

Inside every emotion is a spirit and when control is lacking, a beast is released. Beasts are ruthless in display, so is anger. Have you seen an angry person? He or she demonstrates foolishness. An angry wife will slap and stab her husband; an angry husband will always beat his wife with words, attitude and act like a child. Anger between the two people will manifest in a fight because beasts attack. Anger harbors a killer within it. Anger will always kill something valuable. Now you understand better why the good book of all knowledge admonishes us that people perish for lack of knowledge. Anger is the release of the beast of ignorance. In marriages that beast (anger) kills the bliss.

Many homes that ought to be Garden of Eden have been turned into a wilderness of unhappiness and horror. Bishop Oyedepo once made a powerful illustration that “when you keep a lion as a pet, you must ensure you watch its claws as it’s grow or else someday the lion would manifest the beast in it and then you will become the prey”. The ability to manage one’s emotions is also considered a priceless quality in the workplace, business and ministry.

Anger is a beast you must tame and make lame permanently or it will thwart your destiny. Anger is revealed to be the description of the content of a fool. Foolishness is the offspring of ignorance. This makes us understand that the inability to control your emotions qualifies you as a fool and a beast in action.

The preacher announced in Ecclesiastes chapter seven and in verse nine that be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Anger is the expression of the oppression of ignorance. A beast is an unpleasant personality! Anger is a wild and uncontrolled animal prowling gregariously towards the merchandise of evil! When a person is angry, he loses his personality. All of a sudden, the man corporately dressed takes off his tie and shirt and ready to fight! All of a sudden a father drives away and disowns his son or daughter. The Beast of ignorance is released in anger! Had God disowned you with your libels of iniquity, would you still be around. If God marks iniquity, who can stand! God is not a man and that is why we must be like God to secure peaceful and happy living!  In one of my emotional intelligence trainings A woman made the home so uncomfortable for her husband in anger that he chose to live in the garage of his office. She made life unbearable for him because she misinterpreted a past invitation she found in his suitcase. My summation was that she was immature to tame the beast of ignorance expressed in unmanaged emotional reaction.

A wise man said anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die! How foolish? Mark Twain rightly puts it this way anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than anything to which it is poured! For me I think anger is presenting a harmer to a carpenter when you have the nail in the middle of your head! You know everything is a nail to the harmer!

Emotional intelligence is nothing but the way we respond to reactions. Reaction against reactions is only a volcanic eruption of ignorance. A soft answer turns away wrath! Emotional intelligence is using your response to control other people’s reaction. Every living being has emotions but our control valves differ!

When your anger is rising, think of consequences but that is when you still have your reasoning! Best is to quit it before it begins! No one will punish you for your anger but you will be punished by your anger. You released the beast without guard!

We must tame and wipe out the beast, we must mind our response to the beast of anger! However, only a regenerated soul can handle emotions because a regenerated soul is controlled by the indwelling of the Almighty God by his word. Praise God! Mark in his gospel writes no one can enter into a strong man’s house without first of all binding him if he must dispossess him of his possession. Ignorance make your mind the habitation of the beast of anger. Why house a beast? 

Mark 3:27 “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house”

Do you lose your temper freely? You are becoming if not already a beast, but then If the beast of anger is a strong man, who can bind it?

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Mattew 16:19!

Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Mattew 18:18!

On the two occasions Jesus spoke to his disciples that they can and have the authority to bind the strong man. This then means only disciples can bind the beast of anger because they have the knowledge of the keys to do so. Like I have learnt No door is as big as the key but if you don’t have the key no matter how small, you will always be stranded and left out in the doldrums of captivity.

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32!

Until you are a disciple of Jesus, you will always release the beast! 

You need to wipe away your ignorance by the renewal of your mind. Go for the knowledge of the truth so that you can be free from manifesting the oppression of the beast of anger ignorantly. 

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Julius Afolabi….




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