Matthew 6:14 - For if you forgive men for their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Holding on to unforgiveness caused by anger, painful emotional words or offense?
The call today is to "let it go." God commands it of us on today. He declares that if we forgive others, He will forgive us.
How often shall we forgive? When Peter asked Jesus this questions, Jesus responded with this:Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
We offended God with our lifestyle of willful sin prior to salvation, but when we repented and turned away from it, God through His grace and mercy forgave us and set us free. Therefore, we must do the same for those who have offended us.
Scripture declares that all have sinned and fall short of God's glory.
When God forgave us of our sins, He remembers them no more, for He declares that they are in the sea of forgetfulness. Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
We must let go of unforgiveness because it is a trap of the enemy to keep us captive in the prison of our past hurts and pains. Let it go!!!
Forgiveness frees you to enjoy all relationships and to live with peace and tranquility in our own heart. Forgiveness is freedom from the unnecessary weight of a burden that you do not have to carry.
Holding on to unforgiveness is like picking at an open sore that is unable to heal. When a wound does not heal, sometimes, it enlarges itself, it begins to get a bad odor and it leaves you feeling worse than when it first happen.
Forgiveness allows you to break free from the past. it also opens the door of "unforgivness" on the inside of you and sets the prisoner called "self" to be set free to enjoy peace not only with God but with self and others.
Many people today are living in a prison called "unforgiveness" because they refuse to forgive those that have offended, hurt or trespass against them. Even in the model pray that Jesus gave us, we are commanded to forgive those who have trespass against us for if we don’t, it will lead us to temptation.
When you forgive someone, it does not mean that they have gotten away with what they have done to you, but that you have made the decision to give it to God and set yourself free.
When we have truly forgiven, the person that offended us is no longer at the forefront of our every thought, we no longer have the desire to seek revenge, but pray for that person.
Today is the day to come to God and ask him to help you forgive those who have caused you to live for weeks, months or even years with unforgiveness.
Today is the day of new beginnings for you. Why not take advantage of the opportunity that the Lord has laid before you on today to be set free.
Today is the day that you MUST make the decision to be set free from bitterness and revenge. If not, the prison door on the inside of you remain lock and you remain behind that locked cell holding the keys to your freedom in your hands.
When God forgave us, truly we who were once guilty and condemned criminals was granted a full pardon by God through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ by faith through grace.
Will you forgive your offenders on today and let the shackles of "unforgiveness" be loosed from you this day in the name of Jesus. God commands it, therefore we must do it!!
Which will you choose to dominate your life from this day forward? Unforgiveness, hate, anger or love?
Unforgiveness in your heart? Let it go!!!! God commands it of you.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a God of mercy and grace who daily showers us with His love through His continual forgiveness of our willful wrong doings.
I love you all.