Forgiveness frees the Soul
By Mrs. Kimberly Eaton
In our day to day relatonships, there are many times where situations arise that causes hurt and discord. We must get pass the hurt or discontentment in order to forgive the offending party. Jesus forgave man for their sins as he bore them on the cross.If Jesus can forgive all of mankind for their sins, you too can forgive the person that has deeply wounded you. Your spirit will not be free until true forgiveness is obtained. Many people carry around the burden of hurt and ill feelings for years, because they were deeply wounded by the actions of others or words from someone’s mouth. My prayer for you today is to free yourself from the shackles of carrying a load that is difficult for you to bear. Don’t let Satan ride your back. He can only ride your back when it is bent. Have you every tried to ride the back of a horse when it was standing straight up? You can’t, it is very difficult to hang on.The Removal of OffensesIf a professed Christian is wronged by another, he ought not to complain of it to others, as is often done merely upon report, but to go to the offender privately, state the matter kindly, and show him his conduct. This would generally have all the desired effect with a true Christian and the parties would be reconciled. The principles of these rules may be practised everywhere and under all circumstances, though they are too much neglected by all. But, how few try the method which Christ has expressly enjoined to all his disciples! In all our proceedings we should seek direction in prayer; we cannot too highly prize the promises of God. Wherever and whenever we meet in the name of Christ, we should consider him as present in the midst of us. A Brother Who Sins Against You Matthew 18:15-2015″If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. 16But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.18″I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.19″Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” My prayer for you today is to let go of the burden of unforgiveness. Feel free again to soar. Bearing a heavy load is is not a requirement for a child of the king.
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