Forgiveness: The Master Key

23 Jun

Forgiveness: The Master Key 
by: Jonathan Doctor, Ph.D. 
http://www.fofmc.net  
 
The fall of Adam into sin led the human race into the universal experience of sin, sickness and death. The psalmist lists God’s blessings for His people: forgiveness of our sins, healing for our diseases, and the gifts of redemption and eternal life. Forgiveness is the first and most important gift we can receive from God. Through it we are restored to God and redeemed from destruction. To receive forgiveness from God we need to make sure that we forgive those who we feel offended us.
 
When you forgive, forgive and forget. (Psalm 103:11-12)
 
“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him, as for as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

1. People who say that they’ve forgiven someone in the past, but keep reminding them of what happened are not practicing forgiveness, they are practicing witchcraft.

2. Don’t keep a record of other people’s offenses it only reminds you of the offense.
3. If you don’t forgive, you will never receive forgiveness. (Matt. 18:35; Mark 11:26)
4. God forgets ours sin for His sake. (Isa. 43:25)

Forgiveness demands a change. (John 8:3-5)
Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do you say?”
5. The Pharisees were representative of the Law, but Jesus represented God’s grace.
6. Go and sin no more. (John 8:11)

What does that mean?
Jesus expected her to change her conduct.
7. Forgiveness is full of compassion, but it demands a change in conduct.
8. To forgive without demanding change is to make the grace of God an accomplice to evil.
9. Grace is not a license to sin; it gives you the opportunity to confess your sin before the judgment of God comes to you. 

Forgiveness is not earned. (Colossian 1:13-14)
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

10. Many people find it difficult to forgive themselves.
11. Some feel that it is impossible for God to forgive them.
12. Forgiveness is not earned, it is accepted.
13. You are cleansed from sin through the atoning sacrifice of the redemptive Lamb of God.
14. One simple prayer can make you as white as snow.
15. By grace you have been saved. Accept His gift and rejoice.
How do I forgive someone who has hurt me? (Proverbs 19:11)
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression.
16. Forgive immediately, don’t wait.
17. Get things right with your brother before you come to the altar. (Matt. 5:23)
18. Take the initiative and go to the person and make the matter right.
19. Forgive yourself, which is often the difficult thing.
20. Forgive as often as needed. (Matt. 18:21)

 Many of the issues and problems we see and deal with in life is because of past hurts and wounds that have not been healed. If you are severely wounded, it would do you no good to put a band aid on it. You must heal the wound completely so that if anyone touches that spot again that it will not be sensitive and cause the wound to be re hurt. A scar is a sign of a healed wound.
 
Many Christians are walking around with Band Aides on their Wounded souls. Yes they are Saved, forgiven and going to heaven. Yes they are New Creations with New Spirits and New Hearts. But their soul, their mind, will and emotions still need to be renewed. Many who were wounded when they were children, from abusive fathers, mothers or rejected by those they loved are walking aroundas adults who still need healing.
 
Forgiveness is the Master Key to Healing and Freedom from the baggage of the past. Forgiveness will heal your wounded soul. Forgiveness is the Master Key to unlock the Blessings of Divine Destiny. You cannot move forward unless you confront your past. Forgiveness is acknowledging the offense and hurt and confronting it and forgiving it, and not allowing it to stop God’s Great Future For us.
 
If you were hurt by your father or mother, if you were abused or rejected by those you loved when you were a child, if those hurts are affecting your present relationships with others, than you need to forgive the offense that was done against you from your childhood. Break free today and from your heart – Truly Forgive and ask the Lord to heal those hurts and be filled with the Holy Spirit where once you carried the spirit of fear, and rejection. Close the door of every demon by forgiving.
 
The Main reasons why prayers are unanswered by christians, the main reasons why sicknesses are un healed is because of this Master Key. Their past is affecting their present and it will affect their future unless they deal with it.
 
Five reasons you must forgive others. (Luke 6:27)
Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
 
21. You cannot be forgiven if you don’t forgive. (Mark 11:25)
22. Forgiveness is essential to your healing. (Luke 5:23)
23. Forgiveness brings peace of mind.
24. Forgiveness destroys your enemies.
 
25. It can heal broken families and friendships and bring people together again.
 
 

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