#168 Forgiving in Full from the Heart
Posted: Monday, April 9th, 2018Print
About Let Series
LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.
Matthew 18:33-35 NKJV
“‘Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’
And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
Just as in Mark 11, God calls for a forgiveness so genuine that it is formed in the deepest core of the human heart, your entire self: your thinking, your will (choice), and your emotions… ALL of you must forgive. No hidden part can be held back.
Forgiveness is a demand so absolute that your very life, peace, prosperity, freedom and even your eternity rests on this issue. And the direst of all issues is that your forgiveness is determined not by the total grace Christ achieved, but by how deeply and truly you forgive others.
There is a strange indifference in Christianity to the stern call of God to forgive. Today there is so much presumptive delusion that claims full forgiveness without complete forgiving.
The failure to forgive results in terrible consequences that are real and unbearable. Jesus made this so clear as to be unmistakable: ‘delivered to the torturers.’ Great numbers of believers suffer from the consequences of unforgiveness. And it IS torment: unending agony that cannot be solved. You cannot pray it out or rebuke the enemy away.
That torment is entrenched until forgiveness reigns.