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About forgiving of sins –

Discussion in 'Hamartiology' started by altya, May 2, 2002.

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  1. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    Do I have to forgive people no matter what they do to me?
    Or, how much they hurt me?
    Or, if they continue to hurt me daily?

    YES, I have to forgive the same way that God has forgiven me my sins.

    God forgive me no matter what I have done:
    Isaiah 1:18
    Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

    Jesus forgive those who crucified Him
    Luke 23:34
    Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

    We need to forgive those who help us to crucify our own ‘flesh’ God allow people to hurt us in order for us to learn how to react according to the word of God and NOT by our own emotions. Many years ago a certain pastor telling lies about me and this cause my marriage to fall apart. I felt at that time to go to the news papers and expose this pastor but God spoke to me through Isaiah 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. After a time I realize that God allowed this person to speak badly of me because through this incident I left my home and move in a place for destitute people.
    When someone is under pressure you will see what is inside of that person and with me it was pride. Oh, I was so proud, too proud to see my own mistakes and failures. In short, God created a ‘new man’ for me and I went home after one year to restore my relationship with my husband. I forgave this pastor all he did against me because I had the knowledge about die to self.

    How many times do I have to forgive my brother?
    Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

    Yes, we have to forgive again and again. Forgiveness is a favor we do to ourselves. I say so, because forgiveness is the very first step to get healed. I will continue my life walking in peace and its easy now for I have named my one foot love and the other one forgiveness. Now I cannot walk in forgiveness or love alone because I won’t move forward. I need both feet to walk.

    :pray: Again I prayed Father in the Name of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit I forgive and set free anyone who hurt, harm or abused me. I bind any words that I have spoken against these people and I ask You Father to bless them. Bless them with happiness, peace and love in You. May only good things manifest in their lives and their family’s. I ask that You saturate them in Your love and glory - Amen
     
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  2. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    I appreciate this post because this is a lesson we all must understand and practice. It is essential to our Spiritual well being. Awesome Prayer and I add an Amen. May this be the prayer of all God's children.
     
  3. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    To walk in FORGIVENESS is a choice we make, and people who made this choice reveal a bid of the character of Christ in them – Christ in me, the hope of glory.
     
  4. allieisme

    allieisme I am ME

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    I agree..I had a really great sermon about humility at a church I went to with one of my friends, and it showed me that I always had to show some humility, even if some one hurt my feelings, or really made me mad, I have to step up to the plate and be a bigger person..

    Allison :pink:
     
  5. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Ya know, when you think about it, this is back to basics. Forgiveness is really what Christianity is all about. It all began with Christ forgiving us, and doing it in DEED and not just word. If we cannot unconditionally forgive and love one another, and restore and renew broken friendships, we cannot be a follower of Christ, and thereby have no claim to the title of Christian.
     
  6. altya

    altya Servant of God

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    Amen - You must have forgive to know how it works
     
  7. seebs

    seebs God Made Me A Skeptic

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    But the 491st time, you can be as angry as you want! :)
     
  8. Auntie

    Auntie THANK YOU JESUS!!

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    See...the gospel is simple after all. I believe people sometimes make it so complicated, I don't think God wants it to be complicated. I think He wants the gospel to be easy to understand, so that a child can understand it, and so that we can easily tell the lost about Jesus.

    I pray my Father, in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for forgiveness of my sins and debts against you and people. And help me to always forgive those who have sinned against me, and those indebted to me. In Jesus name, thank you Father for forgiveness, thank you for Jesus. Amen.
     
  9. seebs

    seebs God Made Me A Skeptic

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    Amen!
     
  10. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Amen and Amen and Amen!!! Praise Jesus!
     
  11. Droobie

    Droobie Rebmem Raluger

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    I believe Jesus summed it up in two commandments... "Love God... love your neighbour" Nuff need be said! :D
     
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