Forgive So You Can Be Free:
This isn’t what I was suppose to post today but I believe one soul is important and as God leaves his 99 and goes in search for 1 and The Heaven rejoice over one soul when he/she repents, equally it’s important for me that even if it’s one soul it matters.
Before I begin,
I want to say this: It is important that you forgive yourself first, It isn’t you who cause it, You are more than you think of and precious to God, He sees you & hear every whisper, He created you, The living God The Holy one of Israel, The Great I AM. You take one step and he will take 10 towards you he loves you! Accept Jesus and welcome him in your Heart! Welcome Holy Spirit.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)
As Jesus was hanging on the cross, having been betrayed by one of His disciples, falsely accused by the religious authorities, mocked by soldiers, and about to breathe His last breath, He did something significant. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” They didn’t ask for or deserve forgiveness.
But Jesus was showing us by example to release the toxin of unforgiveness so that nothing will hold us back.
When somebody does us wrong, human nature wants to hold on to the hurt and anger, to carry around a bitter grudge.
We think, I’m not going to forgive them. They don’t deserve it. But you’re not forgiving for their sake; you’re forgiving for your sake.
Unforgiveness is a toxin that will contaminate your life. When you forgive, as Jesus did, you’re not excusing their behavior. You’re simply getting the poison out of you. You have to forgive so that you can be free.
Stop Remembering What God Has Forgotten:
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.” (Isaiah 43:25)
The enemy knows that if we feel wrong on the inside, we’ll never become who we were created to be. He works overtime to try to bring guilt and shame on you, to make you feel as though you don’t deserve to be blessed. You have to turn off the accusing voices.
You may have made mistakes, but the moment you asked God to forgive you, He not only forgave you but He took it one step further and doesn’t even remember it anymore.
Those condemning thoughts try to remind you of your past mistakes. You’ve already asked for forgiveness, which means that God doesn’t remember it.
That voice is a sure sign the accuser is at work. You can either accept the shame and feel wrong on the inside or you can declare, “No, shame off me! I’ve been forgiven. I know God’s mercy is bigger than this mistake. If God doesn’t remember it, I’m not going to remember it either.”
Pray: “Father, thank You that the moment I ask You to forgive me, You not only forgive but You don’t even remember the offense. Thank You that when the accusing voices start in, I can simply turn them off. I declare that if You don’t remember my past mistakes, I won’t either. Thank you for your love toward me. Thank You that because I am freely forgiven by Jesus on the cross, I can also forgive others for anything they’ve done wrong to me. I declare that I’m letting it go and getting the poisons out of my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”