LIST OF SCRIPTURE
Deut. 29:18-20......(Root of Gall " Wormwood) Break this curse.
I Sam. 1:10............(Bitterness of Soul)
I Sam. 15:32..........(Bitterness of Death)
II Sam. 2:26...........(Bitterness in the latter end)
Ps. 10:7..................(Cursing, Deceit, Oppression, Mischief, Iniquity)
Pr. 14:10................(Bitterness to Heart)
Pr. 17:25................(Bitterness of Mother)
Ezek. 27:31............(Bitter Wailing)
Zech. 12:10..............(Bitterness for only son)
Acts 8:22-24..........(Gall of Bitterness, Bond of Iniquity)
Rom. 3:13-14.........(Cursing and Bitterness)
Eph. 4:31-32..........(Bitterness, Wrath, Anger, Clamor)
Col. 3:8-9...............(Anger, Wrath, Malice, Slander, Lies)
Heb. 12:14-16........(Root of Bitterness) Break this curse.
GENERAL - Bitterness includes Resentment, Hatred, Unforgiveness, Violence, Temper, Anger, Retaliation and Murder in a common demon family.
Generally, after a person becomes rejected, they become bitter and unforgiving. The opposite of bitterness is forgiveness.
Bitterness is defined as bitterly curse, rebellious, sharp, acrid, grief, embitter, poisonous, violently, provoke, vex, grieve, sorrow, bitter herb, calamity, bile, venom, angry, chafed, most bitterly, rebel and provoke.
Have you had these feelings before? Unforgiveness, which is a form of bitterness, is very common among Christians.
Gall is defined as "poison" or "bile". Bound is defined as "control" and "uniting". Root is defined as "root" and "thought". Wormwood is defined as "cursed".
DEALING WITH BITTERNESS (EXCERPTS) - Bitterness is a hurt that will not heal, a wound in the spirit (Prov. 18:14). It comes into a life because of a failure to appropriate God's grace (Heb. 12:15); by refusing to forgive others (Matt. 6:14-15; 7:1-2; 18:21-35); or refusing to thank God for all things (Eph. 5:20; Phil. 4:6). Forgiveness is the most important thing that God has taught us about DELIVERANCE!
However, each time we remember the things which happened, we are suddenly flooded with hurt and/or anger again. This indicates unhealed bitterness.
"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord" (Heb. 10:30). It is too heavy for us to carry and besides it belongs to God .Forgive eagerly (Matt. 18:12), remembering that unforgiveness is torture (Matt. 18:34-35).
We must remember that God loves us (Rom. 8:32-34), and not look at what others say, what we think or even at the situation itself.
We must go to the God of all comfort (II Cor. 1:3) for His Holy Spirit is our Comforter (John 14:16) and He earnestly desires to comfort us (Psalm 103:13).
When we go to God, we will find peace that passes understanding which will keep (guard, garrison) our hearts and minds (emotions and thoughts) (Phil. 4:4-9).
God's peace guards our mind!
Focus on God and give Him thanks (Eph. 5:20; Rom. 8:28) rejoicing because your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Luke 10:20; Phil. 4:4) and ask for grace, comfort and peace (Matt.7:7-11).
Focusing on God and letting Him be our judge is absolutely necessary.
Proverbs 29:25 contrasts the fear of man with trust in God. Perfect love for God casts out all fear because we trust in Him!
To receive comfort and heal the bitterness in your spirit, you must die to works of righteousness (trying to earn God's love and favor) by drowning in the ocean of God's love and grace, rejoicing that He has chosen you.
REFERENCES - Dealing With Bitterness, p. 36, Conquering The Hosts Of Hell