Topic: The Power Of Forgiveness
Scripture: And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25-26.
Thought For The Day: Eternity is guaranteed by the action of forgiveness.
Offences are a major feature of life in this world. That is why for as long as you are in this world, offences must come; human beings must err or offend. Offence is a satanic trap for the destruction and damnation of man.
However, it is one thing for offences to come, it is another thing to have the grace to forgive the offender. Our anchor scripture says that for your sins to be forgiven by God, you must also forgive all your offenders.
In Job 1:1-3, God testified about Job that he was a perfect and upright man and even satan could not find any fault in him. But when Job was afflicted, his friends who were supposed to comfort him accused him of being a sinner (Job 34:7-8). This offended Job bitterly because he received condemnation instead of comfort and encouragement from his friends. Thus his afflictions lingered. But when Job forgave and prayed for his friends his afflictions ended (Job 42:10).
Now, what are the benefits of forgiveness?
- The release of the offender is the release of the offended. When you release your offender, your captor must release you.
- The release of your offender is the release of restoration for the offended. Your life’s restoration is at the instance of forgiveness.
- The Presence, Power and working of the Almighty are all activated by the action of forgiveness.
- The Power of prayer is amplified by the action of forgiveness (Mark 11:24).
- Eternity is guaranteed by the action of forgiveness.
Beloved, make up your mind to forgive all offenders and offences. Choose to forgive people and offences even in advance.
Remember This: Eternity is guaranteed by the action of forgiveness.
- Ask God for the heart of forgiveness
- Forgive all offenders and offences. Choose to forgive even in advance.
Prayer: O Lord, I ask for the grace to forgive anyone that may have offended me in time past. Forgive me also Lord for any sin or offence I may have committed against You, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
Quote: When you live for yourself, you live like a slave, but when you live beyond yourself, you live beyond your time. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche
Daily Reading: 2 Chronicles 4:1 to 6:11, Romans 7:1 to 13, Psalm 17:1 to 15, Proverbs 19:22 to 23.
Amazing Fact: The left side of your body is controlled by the right side of your brain while the right side of your body is controlled by the left side of your brain.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities