The Power of Godly Anger

by Creflo Dollar | 13 Jan 2016


Regardless of how strange it may sound, there is a valid biblical reason for incorporating godly anger into the Believer’s authority that we have in our spiritual life. Normally when we hear about anger, it is in the context of learning how to control it, but this type of anger serves a powerful purpose. Both God and Jesus demonstrated this emotion, but unlike when we get angry, it fell within its intended purpose. When we speak the Word of God and the devil comes against us, the right kind of anger actually helps us resist him and make him flee.


  1. Expressing anger against evil, not against people, helps us put our authority into practice.  
    1. To get the devil to flee from us, we must resist him and submit ourselves to God (James 4:7).
      1. God gave us the authority to resist the devil.
    2. Jesus called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all devils, and the ability to cure diseases (Luke 9:1).
      1. Nothing in God’s Word is excluded from the reach of our authority.
      2. We do not need to pray to Him on this point. We have already been given the power.
    3. The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force (Matthew 11:12).
      1. When we resist the devil, we must do so forcefully, actively fighting against him. In this way, we take authority over him.
    4. We are told to heal the sick, cleanse the unclean, raise the dead, and cast out devils (Matthew 10:8).
      1. We must stop begging God for an outpouring of His Spirit. Instead, we must take action and command the manifestation.
    5. There are three things we must do to cooperate with God and see manifestations.
      1. We must believe, and rest from trying to get God to do something.
      2. Know His promises, which are spiritual laws. Have as much faith in these laws as you would in physical laws.
      3. When we know the spiritual laws, we must enforce them.


Scripture References

  • James 4:7
  • Luke 9:1
  • Matthew 11:12
  • Matthew 10:8