Sunday, September 15, 2013


Forgiveness is a powerful and necessary thing to do as a Christian. The devil knows firsthand because he sees what God has done for us continually yet he did not experience what we have the privilege of experiencing. God says he sent His son to die for the world, a people who would praise Him and turn around and crucify Him, because it was necessary. God says in Psalm 103:12 “as far as the east is from the west, so far he has removed our transgressions from us”, because it was necessary. You may say Jesus responded to Peter to forgive 70x7 and you may be good at math and come up with the mathematical answer but Christ says love covers a multitude of sins (1Peter4:8-9) and love keeps no count of wrong (1 Corinthians 13:5). Your answer to the following question will help you get started on the right path of forgiveness. Think about this question and be honest with yourself. Who does forgiveness benefit, you or for the person who offended you? You may take it a step further by asking God to help you with forgiveness and He will by showing you those who you have not forgiven. Many of us have been taught to pray the model prayer in Matthew 6:9-15 but do you believe it. God wants to manifest so much but could it be our unforgiveness that has delayed our manifestations? Mark 11:25 addresses forgiveness clearly. Look at how awesome God is; as you approach him for manifestation He leads us to the area of forgiveness. God say you go and forgive those who have done wrong to you (parent, spouse, child, leader, friend) and God would not tell us to do something that we cannot do. Look at the urgency God places on forgiveness in Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift” We should forgive quickly because unforgiveness hinder us from fully receiving all God has for us. Forgiveness is necessary and the right thing to do. You don’t have to wait until an apology is offered to offer forgiveness because forgiveness is a choice you have already committed to do once an offence has taken place. Hope you will meditate on these scriptures and allow God to minister to your spirit in the area of forgiveness. Continue to experience God’s best

Dean Brown

1 comment:

  1. This is coming up so often an I know there was a purpose in writing this, even for me.