Forgiveness, Freedom and Faith

The Word of God is astonishingly clear, and in fact, quite simple to understand. When we read it with an attitude of respect and honour, knowing it is inspired by God’s Own thoughts and holds the intents of His heart and the wisdom of His ways – it becomes a treasure – well worth our time and devoted attention. Obeying His principles always keeps us in a place of protection, power and prosperity. The principle of forgiveness is one of these invaluable principles. In Matthew 6, Jesus takes the time to teach us how to pray. In verse12, He says, “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven (left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors.” The first sobering truth to meditate on concerning this statement is that the proportion we can expect God’s forgiveness for ourselves is directly related to the forgiveness we extend to others.  The second, is the verse or statement directly after it: “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.” Harbouring unforgiveness or resentment is undoubtably a snare of the enemy to kill, steal, and destroy. It keeps us out of God’s kingdom purpose, power and glory. Unforgiveness most certainly interferes with our relationship with God, not only to the point where He cannot forgive our wrongdoings, but if we do not forgive others it opens our lives to the assault of the enemy, and keeps us from living in the purposes and promises of God.  Waste no time in searching your heart and rooting out any trace of this deadly poison called un-forgiveness, so you can live free, blessed and full of the goodness and glory of God today.