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Forgiveness: Why you Need to forgive Everyone Now by Apostle Gabriel-Wealth Olatuja

Forgiveness: Why you Need to forgive Everyone Now by Gabriel-Wealth Olatuja



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Matthew 6:12-15 and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

The scripture above, which is popularly known as the Lord's prayer is an instruction for us to learn to live like God. It is more than just a prayer for recitation after ending prayer sections.

Note that Jesus gave this prayer before his death. At that time, there was no remission of sins because Jesus has not died. So for sinners to be forgiven by God, such sinners had to forgive their own offenders. Read Mathew 6:14-15: If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

But after Jesus died and resurrected, there was remission of sins. All the sins of those who accept him as the Lord and saviour (including inherited sins, committed sins and the sins that may be committed in the future) have been blotted out, cleansed, deleted with no trace. So "sin" does not exist in our dictionary. Halleluiah! Jesus has been made a propitiation for our sins. 1John 2:2.

The reason why I took more time to explained the above scriptures is that the scriptures is no more applicable to new creation. Our forgiveness of sin is no longer tied to forgiving others but tied to the remission of sins that Jesus did by shedding his blood. Therefore, it is not important to always recite it after prayers. 


But is it good to still read it?

Yes, it is very important to read it to keep reminding us of the necessity of forgiving our offenders. It is no longer a prayer for us but an instruction for us to forgive as many who might have offended us.

Unfortunately, many Christians who have the life and character of Christ still keep malice. They find it difficult to forgive those who have offended them. You can't live your life that way!

Your heavenly father has forgiven you all your offenses. Therefore, you must forgive anyone who offends you. If you fail to forgive your offenders, you are yielding yourself to the temptation of satan. It means you are yielding yourself to Satan  instead of yielding yourself to God.

Love everyone as yourself. If they offend you, feel free to tell them if you can. Whether they apologize or not, forgive them and move on.

The scripture says "for God's is the 'kingdom', 'power' and 'glory' forever". Verse 13: KJV.

The kingdom of God is in you. The power of God is in you. You are the glory of God. Therefore, you can't harbour hatred, bitterness or malice in you. Let the offense go!

Matthew 18: 21-22 

21. Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?"

22. “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven! (490 times)

Now, let me ask you. Has the person that offended you done so up to 490 times? If "NO", here is the word of God to you. "Forgive and forgive!" It is possible because you have the spirit of God in you. Stop living your life like a carnal person. You are of God. 


HEALTH EFFECTS OF BITTERNESS, MALICE, UNFORGIVENESS

Anyone who constantly gets bittered because someone has offended him or her is prone to the following health risks:

1. Cancer: Bitterness and anger subject body cells and blood cells to some vibratory forces that tend to distort or deform the cells thereby resulting to cancer (research).

2. Hypertension, stroke, paralysis: Bitterness, malice or anger increases the risk of heart attacks and paralysis. 

3. Mental Trauma, Depression, Anxiety...


The above sicknesses are not God's plan for you. Forgive NOW! Call the man or the woman who offended you and show him or her love to show you have let go. Even if they are not ready to make peace with you, you have to make peace with them and free yourself from the boundage. 

Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." You have to make peace now.


THE SPIRITUAL EFFECTS OF BITTERNESS, MALICE, UNFORGIVENESS 

1. Spiritual death: You may be struggling to study God's word, to pray or even fast. If you harbor bitterness in your heart, you are not spiritually healthy and you are killing your spiritman and the end result is that you would become a powerless Christian. The devil could easily take an advantage of this to rob you of your blessings.

2. Carnality: Romans 8:6-8 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

You keep offense in your heart because you still walk in flesh. You have to please God! So stop walking in flesh!

You have to take a decision to forgive everyone who has offended you from this moment. You will begin to experience a turn around in your life in Jesus name.


How to avoid being offended: Make excuses for others.

For example, someone just shouted on you. 

Likely excuse: s/he must be having a bad day, maybe at home or at work. That could have been a mistake. Making excuses for others will calm you down and will help you to overlooking people's flaws.

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God bless you.

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