The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

08/12/2015

Spiritual weapons: Forgiveness – part 2

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:15

What does the bible say about our choice to forgive?

The bible says that our choice to forgive is linked to whether we will be forgiven or not.

Matt. 6:14-15
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Why is it dangerous not to forgive?

Unforgiveness hinders you from receiving God’s forgiveness

Your forgiveness, from God, is dependent on how you forgive others. Not to be forgiven by God is a terrible thing, far worse than anything that a person can do to you.

Unforgiveness binds you

Unforgiveness binds you to the person who treated you wrong.

Unforgiveness can open you up for tormenting spirits

In Matt 18:23-35 Jesus tells a parable about a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. One of his servants owed him an enormous sum of money (about 5 billion dollars). The king nullifies his debt which is a picture of how God forgives us our enormous debt to Him. However, the same servant refused to nullify a debt, (about 10 thousand dollars) that a fellow servant owed him. When the king heard about it, he imprisoned the servant. It actually says that the king turned the servant over to the torturers. Then Jesus said that the Father will do the same with everyone who does not forgive his brother.

What kind of blessings will we receive when we forgive?

You receive God’s forgiveness

When we forgive we are no longer hindered from receiving God’s forgiveness, (. If …) if we confess our sins, that is. The bible says we are being forgiven when we confess our sins (1 John 1:9), and that truth becomes valid when we choose to forgive.

You are set free

You are set free from being bound in a wrong way to people. When you forgive someone it doesn’t only mean that you stop holding things against the person, but, you also set yourself free.

Evil spirits will not be able to enter

Unforgiveness is one of the biggest doors for evil spirits to enter into a person’s life. When you forgive, you shut that door.

What happens to the person you have forgiven?

When you refuse to forgive a person, you bind that person by your unforgiveness, but when you forgive, you set the person free to choose, whether to confess and seek your forgiveness, or not. At that point the choice is something between that person and God.

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