Hey welcome to my blog!. Today I want to talk about getting free from past bitter roots of judgement.
1. Bitter Root Expediencies (psychological) A girl grows up with a Father who pays her very little attention, maybe he’s cold, aloof, she can never draw his attention to herself, and she doesn’t get any affection. She may build into her being a expectancy that the man of her life will treat her that way. Because this has been a practice in her old nature even though she’s born again, that’s still operating, until its brought to death on the cross. So, when she marries, she broadcasts to her husband just like a radio that your going to treat me that way. "That’s the way all men treat women, your going to treat me that way." "Your going to neglect me, you’re not going to give me affection." When he does give affection, it’s built in her not to receive it, and not to believe she’s getting it, because that would upset her bitter root expectancy. This is built into her until her husband finally obeys it. That’s bitter root expectancy. Bitter root expectancy does not have the power that bitter root judgement has because bitter root judgement is on the basis of law. (John Sanford, Transformation of the Inner Man)
2. Bitter Root Judgement: “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. (Mat. 7:1-2) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (Gal 6:7) There are laws of science or natural laws. We know we must be obedient to the natural laws (Airplane flying, gravity, attraction and repulsion, etc.) but we have completely broken the moral laws and we reap its consequences. In the 10 commandments: (Honor thy father and Mother and it will be well with you.) The Laws of God are absolute. Most problems of life not being well can be traced to not honoring father and mother. “For every action there is in equal and opposite reaction. “God is not mocked whatever a man sows, he reaps. Natural law and moral law are in a sense the same. So when we judge our parents even when we are very young, we reap something negative, We must ask forgiveness for the bitter root of judgement we had and release them to God. Then the fact that Jesus fulfilled the law and all its ordinances will apply, and the judgement and effects are broken. I know this works first hand. When i grew up my Father was not around. I judged him as being uncaring. I developed an eating disorder. Whenever I felt love I needed to eat even if I was full. Then The Lord showed me that I had judged my father. I asked forgiveness for the bitter root of judgement and I repented for idolatry to food. My belly expanded and i was set free. Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;(Heb. 12:15) Lets seek after god for everything He has for us. Lets deal with bitterness and anger and grow in the grace of God. You will be blessed!