Daily Read – Joshua 9:3-10:43; Luke 16:19-17:10; Psalm 83:1-18; Proverbs 13:4
If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he sins against you seven times in a day,
and seven times in a day returns to you, saying,
'I repent,' you shall forgive him.
My entire Kingdom stands established on the powerful spiritual principle of forgiveness. Forgiveness is the blood flowing from the broken and bruised body of My Son on Calvary for the redemption of all people. Forgiveness is the language of heaven spoken as prayers of repentance reach My Throne of grace. It is the ultimate price paid by Jesus for your salvation and for our reconciled relationship as Father and child.
Forgiveness destroys walls of bitterness and causes life to flow into dead areas of your heart. Forgiveness brings light into the deep pits of despair and carries you out from the dungeons of hopelessness.
Forgiveness is blind to yesterday's offense and chooses to release tomorrows before it even happens. It doesn't count the many times it's been used, but continues to give whenever needed.
Forgiveness dwells within your inner most being because I dwell there. You not only have the grace and ability to forgive, but you have the responsibility as My child to forgive.
When you extend My forgiveness to those who have hurt, offended, or wounded you, My Kingdom comes to earth in that moment. Ground is taken and ripped from the hands of darkness and bought into My glorious light. The more you forgive, the more ground you take for Me.
Forgiveness is a powerful weapon of warfare against the strategies of hell.
Each time you ask Me to forgive you, I do so without hesitation.
Lord Jesus, You extravagantly love me and continually extend Your kindness and forgiveness to me. Here I am again, bowing before Your glorious grace asking You to forgive me. I confess I harbor unforgiveness toward those who have hurt and offended me. I know this hinders my walk with You because it opens doors to the enemy and gives him legal access into areas of my life. Lord Jesus, I repent and I choose to release each person who brought pain into my life. I ask You to wash those wounded areas of my heart with Your healing balm. As an act of my will, I choose to bless each one who knowingly or unknowingly hurt me. I ask for their salvation, if they don't know You and to bring them closer to Your heart if they do. I declare Your Kingdom come and Your will be done. Amen!
Now it is your turn to extend this same forgiveness to others.