On This Mother’s Day: The Necrotic Womb

Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Bitterness is rooted in the “me”, in the “I’.

As long as there is an “I” in you to protect, the propensity for bitterness is there.

Bitterness wells up in the wounded heart.

God created Adam and Eve with sweetened spirits.

At the moment of Adam’s disobedience the seeds of bitterness were disseminated.

What if Adam felt remorse for how he blew it and blamed Eve for proposing the eating of the forbidden fruit?

If he felt slighted and betrayed by his wife, his heart was wounded.

What were once the sweet waters in his spirit were now polluted with the dregs of hate and anger towards his wife.

Ex 15:23  And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

A wrathful heart, anger, evil speaking, and ill intent are the external outflows of internal bitterness.

As long as there is a “ME” to protect and vindicate, there is bitterness.

As long as there is a “ME” that has been hurt and must take vengeance there is bitterness.

Jesus Christ was brilliant in how he dealt with sin. Well, of course, He is God.

But for a believer who is not a Christian believer, and the agnostic and atheist who do not believe, they must acknowledge that Christ’s cure for bitterness is ingenious.

The solution is death.

The only one who is not susceptible to bitterness is a corpse.

A cadaver cannot be bitter, because she no pain.

 Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Jesus Christ is the one historical figure who dealt a fatal blow to bitterness by condemning it to death.

Death is the only answer to obliterating the old so that the new can arise.

 Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead (  nekroo – corpse ) by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

As long as something is not completely dead, the completely new cannot emerge.

Resurrection is the privilege of the dead.

As long as something lives, resurrection cannot come.

This is why God, through Christ, performs His greatest works through corpses and corpse like circumstances.

Ro 4:19  And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness ( nekrosis) of Sara’s womb:

Sarah bore a child at ninety-nine from a necrotic womb.

Wow!  That is amazing.

Isaac, the child of promise, Christianity’s forerunner who would receive from God by faith and not works, was conceived in a necrotic womb.

This word “nekrosis” appears once in the Bible.

If resurrection is God’s central plan for humanity, it can only come out of necrotic conditions

Moses was called by God at eighty to deliver Israel, when had surrendered to being a career sheep herder.  He had lost his vision to deliver the Jews forty years earlier.  Necrosis

David had been summoned by God as king of Israel, but only ascended to the throne after no less than ten assassination attempts by Saul. Necrosis.

Joseph dreamed of his eleven brother’s bowing down to him at sixteen. He was thrown into an Egyptian dungeon at seventeen, got out at thirty, and became the Pharaoh’s right hand man. His brothers did bow to him, but thirteen years later! Necrosis.

Humanity spends trillions to perfume, cosmeticize, pamper and exalt the one thing which God already condemned to necrosis in Christ, that is, sin.

Humanity rejects the One who condemned to destruction that which enslaves it, while embraces the very enslaving thing; sin.

Freedom from bitterness is found in death. Since bitterness is the result of a hostile assault through pain, or rejection, it’s intertwined with the “ME”, the “I”, in the individual’s identity.

A bitter person has great difficulty in separating fact from fiction because bitterness is who she is.

Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Buy praise be to God!  Christ has also dealt with the “ME”.  To the one in Christ, and who died with Him, her “I” no longer lives.

The “I” is now Christ living in her. Her “ME” is Christ, and her “I” is Christ’s identity, and not that of bitterness.

Col 3:1  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

My life is Christ. The “I” is Christ. The “ME” is Christ.

In Christ, there is no pain, no bitterness, simply an endless type of life to corruption.

Phillip 1:21  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Heb 11:11  Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age ( beyond the season of her prime), because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Remember that Sarah bore the child who was the forerunner to Christianity at ninety-nine from a necrotic womb.


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