The Holy Spirit is saying to me, 'Forgiveness is at the very centre and heart of God's love. I encourage you to step into my forgiveness and live and walk in this powerful aspect of my love. Learn to forgive as I forgive. Learn from me that your forgiveness must be at the very being of your love. Without forgiveness you do not have my love.'
'Walk in my love and you will learn how to forgive as I have shown forgiveness to you. For the measure that you forgive will be the measure that I will forgive you and show my glory to you. Learn from me that you must quickly forgive those that hurt you, even those that torment you. Not only to forgive those who have despised you but to repent from the spirit of unforgiveness. Remember I see into your heart and I am sorrowed when I see this root of bitterness and unforgiveness growing there.'
'A lack of forgiveness in my eyes is very close to idolatry for you are beginning to worship and place that spirit of bitterness in the centre of your heart. Repent for I am coming swiftly and I will repay. Do you wish to crawl on your belly for the rest of your life? If not wake up and turn from your sin of unforgiveness and drink from my ever flowing cup of love.'
'Forgiveness is a weapon that the demonic cannot stand against, use forgiveness as a spiritual weapon, for the enemy has no answer to forgiveness. Do you wish to pull down spiritual strong holds in your heart? Then do so with the weapon of forgiveness. Bitterness is the doorway for the demonic where as forgiveness is the doorway into the Fathers love. Praying for those who hurt you will act as a balm of Gilead that will purify your heart from the spirit of unforgiveness.'
'Forgiveness was born in the precious blood of Jesus who now dwells within you; allow his forgives to flood your heart and soul for it will be His forgiveness that you will share with those who have hurt you. Have I not written that you are to put away all bitterness, rage and anger and to be kind, compassionate and forgiving to all? Then why do you disobey my word?
'To those who overcome this sin of unforgiveness I will give you a tree of life that will produce my fruit in season that will be given to those around you as offerings of peace and love.'
'Without forgiveness there is no love.'
Scriptures to soak into your heart~
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13
When they came to a place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals ~ one on his right, the other on his left, Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. Luke 23:33-34
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As a young woman, God taught me the importance of forgiveness in a way that I can never forget and which I have written about here before. Forgiveness is a powerful weapon against the enemy but unforgiveness is a powerful weapon against ourselves. Oh that we would come to fully understand that unforgiveness in our heart will destroy us if we let it take root and grow!
Sometimes there are things which indeed, seem impossible to forgive but we must take that which is too hard for us to do to our Heavenly Father who will help do the impossible...if only we ask.
"Forgiveness is a weapon that the demonic cannot stand against, use forgiveness as a spiritual weapon, for the enemy has no answer to forgiveness."
Such great insight and advice for us to follow, wmj; your entire blog is just a wonderfully informative lesson on the power and weaponry of forgiveness. Praise the Lord for inspiring you to share what He has shown you about this topic.
Again, excellent used to allow the Holy Spirit to speak. As with enje above this also stands out:
'Forgiveness is a weapon that the demonic cannot stand against, use forgiveness as a spiritual weapon, for the enemy has no answer to forgiveness. Do you wish to pull down spiritual strong holds in your heart? Then do so with the weapon of forgiveness. Bitterness is the doorway for the demonic where as forgiveness is the doorway into the Fathers love.