Glorious Resurrection to you all Beloved in Christ!
As I worshipped the LORD for such greater Victory He gave unto us in Christ Jesus, He placed a Word in my heart, which calls for deeper and serious meditation: TRUE FORGIVENESS. Our LORD Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Yes, for death could not hold Him captive: He is LORD. Alleluia!
John 20:19-23 says,
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, RECEIVE YE THE HOLY GHOST:
23 WHOSE SOEVER SINS YE REMIT (forgive), THEY ARE REMITTED [forgiven] UNTO THEM; AND WHOSE SOEVER SINS YE RETAIN [whosoever sins you don’t forgive], THEY ARE RETAINED [they are not forgiven]” (emphasis added)
The Holy Spirit ministered to me EMPHATICALLY on forgiveness. Today, many are rejoicing merely for the religious sake of celebration. However, this day brings to mind an aspect we mostly overlook and, thus, trample!
I haven’t much to write, but that which I received from the LORD, this day, I give unto you. Your heart condition reflects the true level of your relationship and intimacy with God: do you live FOR, UNTO, IN and BY Agape (Love)? Selah!
When Jesus appeared to his fear-paralyzed disciples, He authorized them to continue the work of the Kingdom (the Great Commission) He had begun. Then, He prepared them for the fullness of the Promise of the Father (the Holy Spirit) that they shall receive soon for the great task ahead of them, and said those sacred words:” If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.’
Brethren in Christ, true Love says,” I forgive ‘cause, I am eternally forgiven in Christ Jesus!”. The greatest Gift we received by the Father is the forgiveness of our sins by the blood of Jesus Christ and the crucifixion of our sinful nature, and, thus, reconciliation unto the Godhead and the gift of Righteousness (II Cor. 5:21).
Secondly, I Corinthians 13:5d says, ”Love […] is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].”
The true yardstick of maturity springs forth from how much of the Reality of the Lord Jesus Christ reflects thru you by how EASILY and QUICK you are to forgive any wrong wrought against you.
Do you want to experience the eternal Lord Jesus Christ in your life, beloved? Then, choose to forgive and you’ll be revived consequently. Take those blocks of grudges out of the way, hindering your communion with the Father!
The Nature we received in Christ Jesus is a Nature of Love. Let’s walk therein. Love is the Blood, the Substance and the Glory of the Kingdom of our Father. It is the divine DNA that we are talking about! Love always gives and forgives.
This is my prayer for you this day: that ye forgive those that trespass against you, if ye be Children of light and live therein.
Our Lord is risen and He liveth unto the Father, and He’s coming back. Love you all!