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Forgiving Others

Proverbs 18:19 says, "A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and their contentions are like the bars of a castle."

Matthew 5:44 says, "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and Pray for them which despitefully use, and persecute you;" (read verses 45-47)

Matthew 6:12 (in the model prayer) says, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." and verses 14-15 say, "For if we forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

Luke 17:3-4 says, "Take heed to yourselves; if thy brother trespass against thee rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day return again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him."

Ephesians 4:32 says, "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

Colossians 3:13 says, "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."

The Scriptures speak so plain that there is NO ROOM FOR DOUBT... THERE IS NO PLACE FOR AN UNFORGIVING SPIRIT IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH!

Here are some thoughts that you may want to consider:

  1. An unforgiving spirit is not Christ-like.
  2. It is a tool of Satan.
    1. Destroys relationships.
    2. Causes division.
    3. Causes depression and robs joy.
    4. Damages testimonies.
    5. Weakens the Gospel message.
    6. Becomes a barrier to Spirituality and power in prayer.
    7. Becomes a burden to the heart and mind.
  3. It is never too late to win the victory. Do it today! Call your offended brother, friend, or relative and enjoy life again.
Will it be easy? No! Why not? Because Satan will attempt in any way possible to keep you from this victory!

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