Unforgiveness = Spiritual Posion
June 6, 2015 3:06am
1. God’s forgiveness; which is necessary for salvation & His favor toward you.
2. Your forgivness; of others is necessary for your own health and to release others to recive God’s favor.
3. Self forgiveness; is necessary for your own health spiritually, mentally and physically.
See the Lord’s Prayer
What Scripture Says
Psalm 103:10-12; Isaiah 43:25; Matthew6:14; 1 John 2:8,9; John 20:22,23
The greatest joy ever known and the greatest love ever experienced is when a person is forgiven and cleansed of his sin. (Luke 15:10) “If your life has no joy in it, no victory in it or no happiness in it, I know why, its because you have not repented” – Famous pastor from past name unknown. If your a Christian let Holy Spirit reveal unconfessed and unforgiven unforsaken sin. Take seriously your feelings of guilt. Sins must be repented of. There is forgiveness in Jesus (Isaiah 1:18). 1 John 3:1 Forgiveness is yours. Call on Him. Ask Him to forgive. Recive His forgivness it is yours when you repent.
Is there some reason why you don’t feel free in your spirit? Could it be that you are harboring unforgivness is to hate, And in 1 John 3:15 God likens hate to the sin of murder. No matter how you were wronged, all that holding a grudge will do for you is to bring about emontional distress, anguish, hate, bitterness, physical illness and a general feeling of unhappiness resulting in spiritual bankruptcy. It is God’s business to judge and to bring revenge. You need not labor under a burden that is not yours, nor a responsibility that belongs to God. If you can get no relief from your burden of guilt, take a fearless and bold inventory of yourself. Do you need to forgive and ask God to forgive some person? When forgiven, the other person is released from the bondage of the comdemnation you have heaped on him. (Acts 7:60) What you bind is bound. What you loose is loosed (John 20:22-23) When you let go of your bitterness and resentment, God will be free to work with the person toward whom you held these feelings. Andvyou will know release and joy. God wants you to be free. After you have forgiven you experience freedom. It is not worth your spiritual, emontial or physical health to bear the burden of unforgivness. If possible tell the person for whom you have carried a grudge that you forgive, and have asked God to forgive, him may God helo you forgive.
Forgiveness of Self
After knowing God has forgiven, and after forgiving others from whom you have experienced wrong, There should be no barrier to being able to forgive yourself. By faith, accept God’s Word in (Isaiah 43:18,19). Begin to minister honor and repect to God who is doing a new thing in you, by offering sacrifices of praise to Him (Hebrews 13:15). Satan will try to accuse you still, but resist him. Praise to God (exalting God) will cause Satan to flee from you. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. You are free (Romans 8:1,2)
As You Pray
Pray that you will receive the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, meekness, patience and self control. Thank and praise God for delivering you from any oppressive spirit which would prevent you from receiving the fruit of the Spirit. Thank God for His anointing upon you, and rejoice in praises to Him for His great love and mercy to you and others.
Read: Freedom of Forgivness by David Augsburger, Moody Press
John 20:22, 23
1 Corithians 3:1
1 Corithians 6:7
1 Corithians 13:4-8
1 Corithians 14:20
2 Corithians 2:6-7
2 Corithians 2:10-11
2 Timothy 2:24-26
1 Peter 2:17
1 Peter 2:23
1 Peter 3:8-9
1 Peter 4:8
1 John 1:9
1 John 2:1-2
1 John 3:14-15
1 John 3:18
Glynda Lomax 12-12-15
Forgive, Forgive and let go of past hurts, My children, and new hurts as well. Your future has enough for you to overcome without bringing past wounds into it. I have designed you to give forgiveness freely, but forgiveness is a choice. Just as you recieved salvation by faith so you offer forgiveness by faith as well. I will help you when the wound is too hard for you to bear, when pain seems too much to let go. Do not cling to sin and death. My beloved, for I created you for life and love.
Parts of this was taken from The CBN Ministry Handbook.