We Won’t Go Without Your Presence

“The Lord works in mysterious ways!”……..

I remember hearing that religiously growing up in the church! The truth is that God’s ways are infinite. His knowledge excels far beyond the capacity of the human intellect. God’s mind holds endless time because He remains a perpetual reality. This is why there are many depths to God. God tells us outright that He gives His secrets to those who He can trust. 

“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” -Psalm 25:14

You see, God does not have to remain an enigma to humanity. The mysticism that humanity ignorantly places on His pure nature should no longer make it laborious for others to receive and trust in Him. GOD WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO US IN WAYS WE UNDERSTAND! …….but will we allow Him, or are we afraid? God is hidden in gross darkness from our hindered perspective because our reality in Him is unsure until we grow in the grace and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”  -Isaiah 60:2

We insist on controlling what we don’t understand because we fear the unknown.  God is light and there is no darkness in Him, but until we receive His Son as our Lord and follow after Him, the true love of the Father remains a mystery. Truth be told, humanity needs a daddy! WE NEED ABBA LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Our existence and the key to unlocking our destiny is in the bosom of El Shaddai! He is more than enough in this life, and He holds the key to why we are here.

The difficulties we face as believers is that we don’t understand our distinction amongst others in the world. Let’s ask ourselves this question: “Have I been moving with the cloud and the fire?”

“And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence”.- Exodus 33:15

True believers are distinguished by His presence. You can tell a true believer because they have that special something about them. They have that….”Hey something is different about you”  look, ….or that,  “I don’t know what it is about you, but I want what you have.”

God’s glory is with that person! It is time for us to be like Moses who asked God to show him His glory!  To know something is to become acquainted with it. You must be intimate with its details. To know something is for it to be exposed to you. You have the imprint of God and your imprint is with Him! You know God’s touch! When you know the ridges of His finger print then you know the mysteries, the coding, the trigger words that reveal His secrets! You begin to decode hidden phenomena in the earth!

His presence always being there secures you as the one who has the advantage above all enemies. His sovereignty abides with you! This is how Moses was able to know that God’s favor was with him and the people. The glory is God literally revealing Himself to humanity. You won’t leave His presence without His secrets. His word will stand not only as the final authority, but the pre-eminent guide that will direct your path.

Manifesting the Kingdom reveals God’s glory!

God is His kingdom, and the Kingdom is God’s!

 

“………… For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” -Matthew 16:13

And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. -Luke 1:33

 

Exodus 33

13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

 

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Letting God’s Love Trigger the Soul!

Good Morning! God just gave me a few words to motivate your day into something more liberating.  You’ve been down in the dumps, wondering why you can’t stay focused on the things of God.  Condemnation and a sense of failure has hit your mind, but the Lord wants to resurrect you from this horrible death. How? He wants you to learn to love Him from your soul. Religious fanatics would say, “the soul is bad”! This is true only in a sense that the soul under goes so much attack. The soul is good because after God created it, He deemed it as, GOOD!  God understands the inward battle of man. Satan vies for the allegance of ones soul unto himself. If he can get your soul, then he has claim to your entire life. That is why God COMMANDED us to LOVE HIM…. WITH ALL OF OUR SOUL! God actually loves the soul. He loves to connect Himself with our emotions.   He needs our emotions to express Him in prayer, worship, and even to the world.  Flat emotions rarely draw, but effectual and fervent emotions will convince! All hope is not lost. It’s time for you to get some fire in your heart and expectation in your soul for something brand new! The problem with emotions is that we refuse to allow them to go through times of sanctification. Instead of allowing the fruit of the Spirit to operate in us, we allow Satan to influence our decision-making because of bad emotions.  The truth is that because you are a vessel full of life, power, and creativity, YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL! You can say no to anxiety and frustration and YES TO PEACE! The common problem that we face in Christianity is that we refuse FAITH! We must learn to believe God even with our souls. Is there a wild party happening in your soul? Are you always feeling angry, hurt, regretful, and confused? More than likely your soul has refused the love of God. Our desires, deep passions, emotions, will, mind, and heart make up our soul, so YES! THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

It is not impossible for your soul to be liberated from these horrible feelings. God wants to heal you!

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”

Ephesians 3:17-20

You can do this!

  • Humble yourself in such a posture where you allow your current belief system of doubt to be denied in His presence.
  • Allow the love of God to fill the expanse of your soul so that every time Jesus comes to speak with you, your soul is triggered by His voice! Your soul must identify with its Shepherd!
  • Believe God for a miracle in your soul!
  • Let the fullness of God fill you with strength in the inner man so that His love weakens the enemies of your soul! MIGHT IS STRENGTH!…..STRENGTH  IS POWER!….LOVE PRODUCES ALL OF THE ABOVE BY HIS SPIRIT IN THE INNER MAN!

GOD LOVES THE SOUL! If He didn’t, He would not have created it for Himself! All He wants us to do is allow Him to be completely bonded to it! He has your spirit, but He wants to win the love and affection of your soul through His Son!  God sacrificed  His only begotten Son just to restore your soul back to His love! Give yourself permission to fall madly in love with Jesus as you forsake all lovers!

 

HEU:  “Can your soul love Him back?”

 

SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE (KJV)

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

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Don’t Base Your Worth on Their Approval!

The title of this blog is very straightforward and intentional. Know that we spend years looking for cues and references to be who God has called us to be. We rehearse a false way of being, molding and shaping ourselves into something that people want us to be in order to make them feel comfortable. People who live in lies are never truly comfortable! Have you ever tried to keep up with a lie? IT’S STRESSFUL! As a matter of fact, releasing truth to an image driven society can sometimes put us in position for possible rejection. We as Kingdom believers have been placed in these positions to disrupt livelihoods! People will kill over their livelihoods because it is an output of their belief system and some people have accepted lies as a way of life. How they operate in business or make money to feed their families might be an output of the lies they have accepted. We are counted as sheep sent to the slaughter. OUR LIVES ARE NOT OUR OWN! If they rejected Jesus, how much more will they reject us? Related image

Kingdom assignments can be scary because it requires not only your passion, but faith and longsuffering. We try to figure out ways to hide our light under a bushel in hopes that no one sees us. Why is that? Well, we hate rejection. Everyone has that basic need for acceptance and love because God designed us to be that way.  When we perform for the applause or we base our worthiness on mans response to what we birth through our identities, we become unhealthy and ungodly. When we face rejection, we naturally feel offended because unapproval has us to believe that our entire existence has been cut off from society. We feel inadequate, irrelevant, and horribly insecure. As a result, fear rises in us as we anxiously contemplate our next possible trial of rejection. From there we are slaves to paranoia, suspicion, and distrust! We become creatures yoked to the demon of control as we allow people to have power over our emotions and the way we feel about ourselves. We also become controlling when we choose to alter who we are in order to be accepted. We would rather hide our true selves in the midst of people, like sitting in the back of the classroom or not speaking up when injustice is present because we fear the possible rejection that comes with it.

Persecution is a big one!  This could mean experiencing pain through becoming slandered and betrayed. Persecution may even result in losing the love and acceptance of family and friends. It could even mean losing your life! As harsh as it may seem, we should not feel this way. I remember trying my hardest to alter myself for mans approval and guess what? I WAS STILL REJECTED! The same demons that came after me when I was obedient to God and being who He designed me to be were the same demons that ran after me when I was faking the funk! Look at there! These demons know exactly what you are called to be. The question is: Do You???  Me not being who I was gave me no authority in the midst of adversity because I allowed demon powers to back me into a corner of fear. Be the light! Be the standard! Walk in the authority of God!

So the next time you walk into a room feeling like the most insignificant, small, and inferior being that ever walked the planet….THINK AGAIN! Uncertainty, insecurity, shame, fear, and rejection must die in the Kingdom! Being exactly who God created you to be gives life to your purpose. A slave master without slaves is powerless and becomes a slave to himself. You in and of yourself are FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE! YOU ARE MIGHTY AND CHOSEN OF GOD! How will we ever fulfill the call of God on our lives and win souls if we fear the response of people. You are the key! You are the answer! Don’t wait on their approval!

 

Our Greatest Fear

“it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
 It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.”

—Marianne Williamson

HEU: “Walk in distinction”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Psalm 139:14- I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

1 Peter 2:9 -But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Matthew 16:25 -For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

1 Corinthians 12:27 -Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

SOVEREIGN GOD!

As I was putting together a daily devotional, I was matched with the idea of God’s sovereignty! We absolutely do limit His power, and as a result, the work of the Holy Spirit remains inactive in how we possess health, wealth, abundance, and fruitfulness.  The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth and reveals the depths of God’s heart to humanity. No matter how many times we come up with reasons for why it is impossible for something to happen, we are constantly out-matched by God’s sovereignty.  The sovereignty of God says that He is the ultimate source of power and authority in the Earth. He has sovereign rule over and throughout the Earth. When we consider God’s sovereignty, we must capture the thought of Him being superior to our human thoughts and limitations.  He knows all, sees all, and has a solution for ALL! Believer or unbeliever, we are all under the governing of His sovereign rule.

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“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Matthew 5:45

THAT’S RIGHT! Matthew 5:25 says that none can escape Him! Our testimonies are designed to empower our faith for the next test and trial.  Sometimes you must say, “Lord, I feel so uncertain, but I know that YOU ARE CERTAIN!” This is telling God that in the moment of doubt and uncertainty, I am putting my entire existence in the hands of my Savior so that the manifestation of His wonders will point directly to His sovereign rule over my life.  With each test, your faith should become stronger and stronger, just as if you were building your faith muscle to acquire more of God’s power to move mountains in future situations. Will future occurences look like the last obstacle? Maybe! It just may look a little different from the last outcome, but we must trust that His gavel serves as the final ruling and that nothing and no one sits on the throne but Him!

His sovereign rule should motivate us to run to Him. We should be compelled to humble ourselves before Him as we acknowledge that His way and thoughts are not like ours and everything about Him is so much greater! The trust that we must have for God should be greater than the trust we have in ourselves. God loves us and only has good things in store for us. The winds of life may seem harsh, but God has command over the winds. 

“When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:”

Proverbs 8:27-29

 

So the next time you are feeling overwhelmed, STOP!  Change your thinking!  Let this be the day where your worry comes to an end! The king’s heart is in His hands. What you ask God to do in faith and assurance will manifest right before your eyes. Your words give life and power. Whose report will you believe? It is time for you to believe the report of the Lord and allow the Word to captivate you into another reality!

Because of His sovereign rule: death is defeated, lack is defeated, and sickness is defeated! You can partner with the sovereign King and decree what He already had in mind to establish!

 

HEU: “JUST SPEAK THE WORD!”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”

Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely

Psalm 103:19  The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”

 

When the Heart Becomes Exhausted

What happens when you are about to go into  SPIRITUAL HEART FAILURE? There are so many people who want to give up on their lives because of this spiritual disease. THE ENEMY WANTS TO DESTROY US THROUGH THE STATE OF A BROKEN HEART! Wikipedia defines heart failure as: “the inability to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body’s needs.”  This is also called congestive heart failure. Are you lacking joy? You may be dying of spiritual heart complications. I remember having sensations in my chest that were very uncomfortable. It was almost like someone was turning a pale over and allowing the collection of pain, tension, and frustration to fill my heart. My physiological heart became attacked by the manifestation of this spiritual dumping because I would immediately experience the onset of a panic attack.  The continuous tightening of my chest, rapid heart beat, and random dumping sensations were all signs that I was about to go into spiritual heart failure!Image result for grief

At this point I was becoming exhausted, unable to do the will of God because I was lacking the proper amount of blood flow to meet my bodily needs. I’ve become tired! I have no motivation and now lacking momentum naturally and spiritually. I EVEN HATE PEOPLE AT THIS POINT! …….and I acknowledge that love just don’t live here anymore because I refuse to be recognizable to the world around me! This is sign that I have completely disconnected from God and my call to humanity.  The Word of God says that we would be persecuted for Christ’s sake, but where is the recovery? How do I break free from what has decayed my heart for so many years, and will I every be the same?

1. Heaven does have a recovery plan designed specifically just for you.

2. You WILL NEVER be the same!

The answer to question number two is a bit bothersome to many, but the hard-core truth is that God wanted you to die. Yes! He allowed the details of your demise to divinely orchestrate a plan that would lead you back to Him. As a matter of fact, He wanted to destroy that bad heart of yours that was eroded by your past. When He said that “old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”, He also gave you a new heart with the complete package. This new heart was designed to beat in syncopation with Father God’s heart! This new heart would dispense the proper amount of blood to the rest of the body without congestion and restriction.  Tests and trials are designed for your growth!  “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26). God knows that there is only so much that the heart can take, but there is a divine plan set in motion just for you!

So what is going to happen after you receive this divine heart transplant?

The bible informs us that the demons who attack our lives leave us only for a time (Luke 4:14).  I’m sure you can further relate to this story. So here I was after receiving my breakthrough moment. I got home from church to discover that I still have unwanted visitors in my house who love to sit in my living room, bedroom, and bathroom while having conversations about how they plan to ruin my day! So that I am clear, these unwanted visitors who live in my house rent free are the demons that once upon a time tormented my soul! Well, the noise continues to get louder, and I am ready to serve these unwanted guests their eviction papers. I see a box of memories sitting at my front door! This box of memories is very tempting to sort through, BUT NOW I HAVE TO WEIGH THE COSTS. Shall I go back down memory lane or have a bond fire? Doubt over my deliverance is creeping in, but I know I must fight! My words have power and so now I use the power of my words to destroy the bad memories that want to re-establish their arguments in my mind. I bind and rebuke every high place erected by the enemy, and then I command the fire of God to consume and destroy IT ALL! Now all I have left is the ashes of my memories-  unrecognizable and unidentifiable! I then loose the proper mindset and heart attitude according to the Word of God about those old memories! HALLELUJAH! Destroy the destroyer!

The blood of Jesus is going to filter through your body from that brand new heart! Speak words that are life-giving! Change your mind! You do not have to die spiritually because of pain and regret. God wants to make you brand new! You are not so broken that you are unmendable. The dreams that were shattered right before you are being given back to you in full measure along with increase. When we want to give up on life, people, and ourselves, allowing God to be our heart’s strength means that He is our heart’s advantage point. God has a plan for your life, and if you seek Him, those plans will be revealed to you.

 

“My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”

Psalm 73:26

Let God be the strength of your heart! As you eat from the infinite portion He has given you, know that you will live a life of love, peace, and joy. You will live a life that is FREE FROM HEART FAILURE!

 

HEU: “DONT GIVE UP! YOU ARE ON THE BRINK OF SOMETHING NEW.”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways

Philippians 4:7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Clean Eating With the Word of God: It’s Good for the Soul!

It’s almost evening time and you’ve had a hard day. You are looking forward to dinner and a moment to just wind down. Take out the time to make a hot cup of tea! Recline yourself in your BEST seat! Oh and don’t forget your BIBLE! There are some things that God wants to reveal to you!

I think a lot about the Word of God, prayer, and fasting.  The bible says according to Matthew 4:4: “….., It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”  Now that is powerful in and of itself! We look to food or the world to gratify, but all we truly need is the Word of God. You see, the Word of God is bread and water. All we have to do is partake of all that it has so that we will live.  John 11:26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”  WE MUST BELIEVE THIS! The beautiful thing about Jesus is that He represents Heaven and Earth because He was man and God. This is why He was the perfect sacrifice to atone the sins of humanity. When we lift Him up above our personal interests, circumstances, and offenses, we as partakers invite Him in to invade our deepest areas of affliction. You wanted to curse that guy out on the job for taking your promotion or that vehicle that side swiped you on your way home from the job! You need the Word of God to revive you again, and to wash you clean from the insults of life.  Isn’t that amazing? The Word of God can do all these things! Tired of sickness, poverty, depression, pain, and cycles of defeat? THE ANSWER IS JESUS!  I hear the old mothers say, “BABY, ALL YOU NEED IS KING JESUS”!  Now that may sound cliché to those that have heard it so many times without revelation of what that truly means. You see, religion and tradition has made us so numb to the joy of our salvation that gives us power, strength, and victory over the vices of the enemy!  The truth is that joy is an eternal bliss that is never ending because the Word of God NEVER ENDS. It is perpetual and continuous, never ending or changing. The Word of God should revolve around your day as IT REVOLVES AROUND THE WORLD. All things must under subjection to the Word of God! You can command everything to come into alignment with the Word of God! So that depression…. is OVER, MY FRIENDS! The joy that we have as saints is supernatural, but your thoughts will cause you to miss that. We call on the name of Jesus because it sounds holy, but we take the power from it when we fail to remove our prideful armour in His presence. Can those who come before Him in Spirit and in truth come before Him in doubt? God can change what seems to be humanly impossible. Our doubt is our pride, but we must take off doubt and pride, and put on FAITH as we read the Word of God!

I had an awesome time studying and teaching about the spirit of pride. Job 41:15 “His scales are his pride shut up together as with a close seal”. This scripture is talking about the Spirit of Leviathan,  “a king over all the children of pride”. As crazy as it sounds, we as humans have scales.  These scales are so tight that it is absolutely hard for the Spirit of God to breath into us after we’ve been beaten to death by life.  The scales we have represent the armour that we have put in the places of pain. Our pride prevents us from allowing Christ to penetrate those areas of offense. As a result, we walk around scaly and bumpy, rubbing up against others who are innocent in most matters. We live life abrasively and inhumane, all while dissociating from the human condition.  The saying, “She rubs me the wrong way” stands correct. Sometimes we give off a hardened embrace. The WORD OF GOD can heal that! You do not have to be overtaken by the rejection that was experience on the job, neither do you have to walk in offense because of the crazy drivers that refuse to stay in their lane! THE WORD CAN HUG ON YOU and make you well! Yes, let it hug you!

If we would just take the walls down and allow the Holy Spirit to breath into us, we can come alive again. Hope is not lost. You can have joy. You can have peace. You can have life! Let us experience the sweetness of His Word! The sweet fragrance of His presence! The sweet touch of His hand in that wounded place! Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him”. In order to experience this touch, we must open up our hearts while trusting in the Word of God! Lay down the frustrations! Put down the offense! Song of Solomon 1:2 says, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine”. All you need is a spiritual detox as you experience the effects of clean eating with the Word of God! It’s Good For the SOUL!

 

HEU: “Be Healed in Jesus Name!”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Psalm 63:8 – My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 7:37-38In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 4:14 -But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life

John 6:54– Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Proverbs 17:22A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

 

 

 

 

Are You Murdering People With Your Unforgiveness?

Recall a moment in your life when you asked for someone’s forgiveness, but they refused to free you of the offense. Do you remember feeling offended, hurt, frustrated, and much worse, REJECTED? Around that time, did you always feel like everyone was watching you and trying to target that specific area of your life that seemed irreconcilable? Perhaps it even made you paranoid! It was almost like people were waiting for you to commit the offense all over again because everything about you reminded them of what happened back in the day. You just couldn’t seem to move beyond your sour moment! It’s almost like everything you put your hands to after that time was hindered by where you failed! YOU WERE AFRAID TO OFFEND AGAIN! This is all condemnation. Here is the real deal! God forgave all of us to remove the trauma of rejection. Yes! Rejection can be traumatic, depending on where it comes from and how it targets our lives. Unforgiveness says, “I REJECT YOU COMPLETELY, and nothing that comes from you after this point is worthy of my acceptance. You have been discredited, and now it is too late!”

We should be joyous that God is not like us. Why? Because unforgiveness is a ruthless spirit! If I know anything worse than a machete, it is the cruel arsenal of UNFORGIVENESS! Whether or not we like to admit it, our unforgiving, unrelenting, and broken hearts carry a hidden resolve of what we feel should happen to a person. We want to be the one who gives the final verdict! I believe no one is exempt when I say we’ve held our offenders captive to our own depraved desires instead of God’s will. This is called a spirit of domination and control. We want our offender to suffer, whether it be withholding love and affection from the person, giving them the cold shoulder, or just flat out telling them, “I HOPE YOU SUFFER!”:-) We love to hold people in contempt because inwardly we are crying out for vindication. If we can control that person and their outcome then we feel soothed, satisfied, and above all things POWERFUL! Yes, we all want the power!… but in essence, unforgiveness carries the hidden motives of witchcraft as it projects ones desired imprisonment upon the offender. It negates the compassion that we should have for others. If it wasn’t for spiritual amnesia, many of us would quickly recall our past struggles when we were being held captive to lust, pornography, greed, lying, cheating, and drinking. You name it! We were doing it!

Image result for unforgivenessMatthew chapter 18 talks about the merciless servant who was forgiven by his lord but then arrogantly refused to forgive someone who was indebted to him. The servant became displeasing to his lord because he did not bestow mercy upon his own servants. Can you just imagine having to forgive someone who took all your money, stole your car, and then eventually brought ruin to your entire home. We laugh at our response behind the travesty, but the truth still speaks: “WE MUST FORGIVE THEM!” We do this religious thing as well —judging another mans sin as being greater than our own. According to Acts 10:34″……God is not a respecter of persons” -AND-  Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death…….”. The expense of Christ’s death was too awesome of a price for us to continually hold one another in contempt.

“Oh, I forgive, but I will never forget what you did to me,” only says that I want to hold on to your sin so that I can use it against you at the opportune time. I can use it as POWER to control you. Isn’t that something? Does not the devil use the habits of our sin nature to control us???? “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?…” (Jeremiah 17:9).   God forgives and He forgets from the moment He throws our sins into the sea of forgetfulness. If God can humble himself and forgive us for His Sons sake, then who are we not to forgive? Are we greater than God? The lustful desire to maintain control will separate you from the protection of a loving God. “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). Iniquities are the hidden sins of the heart that manifests outwardly. For one that is bitter and unforgiving, like in Isaiah 59:2, your iniquities have separated you from God, and as a result, you are subject to the oppression of tormenting spirits.

Matthew 18:34-35 says:

“34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”

It is time for us to be released from our prisons of embitterment! Let us pay off that unforgiving debt by making a love transaction to  Jesus Christ. If you forward the offense, burden, emotional affliction, as well as the offender into the hands of Jesus, all things will be made fruitful for you! The offender might even be convicted by the Holy Ghost into a humbled place of repentance and radical deliverance. Let Jesus bring Kingdom resolve as He is the God of justice and vindication.

HEU: “Harboring  unforgiveness says that I am not worthy to receive what’s on the other side of this offense.  Let It Go! God has so much in store for you!”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Ephesians 4:32– And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Mark 11:25- 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.

Matthew 6:15 – But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Psalm 103:10 – He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded is according to our iniquities.

Isaiah 1:18 -Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Luke 7:47-48 “…Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Jesus speaking to the accusers and the woman caught in adultery)