The strong man of jealousy.
Numbers 5:14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of jealousy;
Jealousy– resentment, fear of rivalry, suspicious, coveting. Psalm 37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
Murder– Genesis 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
Anger– Genesis 4:5-6 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
Rage, wrath, revenge, spite– Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
Hate– Genesis 37:3-4, 8 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. … And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Cruelty– Song of Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Competition, emulation, selfishness, variance, disagreement– Genesis 4:4-5 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. Numbers 5:12-14 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner; And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: The woman was only suspected of infidelity. There were no witnesses. But the spirit of jealousy came upon her husband. Jealousy destroys relationships and Christian unity. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Break ties with the strong spirit of jealousy. Bind him and send him out of your life. Be honest, confess, forgive, and love. John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. THE LOVE CHAPTER- 1 Corinthians 13. Read and meditate on theses scriptures every day and ask God to help you live it. PTL!
Taught by a man of God years ago. PTL