Read: Ephesians 4:30-32
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger… be put away from you, with all malice (Ephesians 4:31).
Delivered From Unholy Anger
Dr. D. I. Vanderpool testifies: “I had been converted only a few days when a fellow with whom I had had trouble insulted me. My first impulse was to fight. For a full minute the war was on in my heart. I was filled with fear when I considered how near I came to doing something which I would have always regretted.
“An elderly lady who heard of my conversion spoke to me one day and inquired how I was getting along spiritually. I said, ‘Oh, fine! I only wish I could get victory over my quick temper.’
“Then she said, ‘Well, Son, you do not have all the Lord has for you.’ My next question was, ‘Do you mean I can get rid of that inward uprising?’ She quickly replied, ‘Yes, and you ought not to put it off.’
“A few days afterwards I sent word to a man who was having a cottage prayer meeting that I wanted him to make an altar call the next Tuesday night, for I wanted to be sanctified. The man gave a little talk at the prayer meeting and finally set out a chair and said, ‘I understand there is a fellow here that wants special prayer.’ I quickly knelt at the chair and began to pray for God to sanctify me. A fellow who knew the way came and knelt by me and began to probe my consecration. He further instructed me that the same Christ that gave me pardon also purchased my cleansing. My faith reached up; I trusted Him to sanctify. A quiet assurance came into my heart that Christ was faithful and that the work of cleansing had been wrought in my heart.
“I have thanked God a thousand times that I met the little old lady who said, ‘You do not have all the Lord has for you'” (Flames of Living Fire, Beacon Hill Press).