“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.” Mark 11:25-26.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Jesus told you, “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have ANYTHING against ANYONE, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.” Mark 11:25-26.
This is VERY SERIOUS. You are going to have to deal with this. Being close to Me and entering the Kingdom is all about that your sins are forgiven and gone in Jesus. But if you block that in your life, you cannot enter. You have to deal with this NOW and deal with it severely.
Unforgiveness is of the flesh. It is not of the spirit. It is selfish, it is seeing yourself as more important than others. It is of pride and that is of the devil. Pride goes before a fall.
This is a battle of the spiritual realm, not the flesh realm. You will never win it in the flesh realm, you will only escalate it. Too much talking in the heat of offense will enforce unforgiveness, which comes from festering resentment. That is one reason I advise you to say “Yes,” when you mean yes and “No” when you mean no, anything beyond that is from the evil one. Sometimes this would save a lot of extra mean ugly accusations, lies, criticism, gossip, and rude remarks.
You must forgive others as I have forgiven you in Christ. And how do I forgive you in Christ? By the Blood of Jesus shed for you. And it is more than sufficient to atone for and wipe your sins out as if they had never been. He paid the ransom for all, whether you receive it is up to you, but all sins are paid for. And He did not just pay Me, He paid you too with His Blood for anything done to you. I will take care of justice, but He has paid you. But it is a spiritual law that the standard with which you judge I must use back on you. I want to apply the Blood of Jesus to you and forgive you, but when you do not forgive others, I have to use that same standard back on you, which is that the Blood was not enough. And if it is not enough for you to forgive another, it cannot be enough for Me to forgive you. The measure with which you measure is measured back to you. By your words you are made righteous and acquitted and by your words you are condemned and destroyed.
But, even knowing this, many of you cannot seem to get rid of that hate in your heart, especially if it is a family member, co-worker, or friend that you have to see all the time, and who continues their offensive behavior no matter how much you try to overcome it. So, let Me help you out. I am not mad at you about this, but I have the solution.
Let us start with My servant Paul. He had a lot to forgive his own countrymen and former friends of when he followed My Son. They tried to kill him and finally succeeded when Paul had finished his full race and the work he was to do. But he understood who he was battling and he went after it with full spiritual force. You would do well to begin with him in the battle.
For though you walk in the flesh, you do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of your warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
Unforgiveness is a fortress that is hard to break down if you have harbored it for a long time.
You are going after your thoughts, because even when you are not telling a person how offended you are by them you are conversing in your mind with yourself about it. You must destroy speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of Me and My Son. And it has to be DESTROYED. You cannot tolerate it, cover it over, or keep it burning in your heart. You cannot permit it to lurk and irk you. You must destroy it once and for all time, just as I told Joshua when he was about to enter the Promised Land. He was not to tolerate leaving any of the enemy. He had to wipe them and their evil practices out of the land or they would become a snare for them. Which those they left did.
So what should you be doing? Taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Christ, the anointing, Saul lost the anointing in his resentment toward and unforgiveness of David. It all began when his pride was offended when the women rejoiced in the victories of the army of Israel and sang, “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” Saul never forgave David that, and yet it was not even David’s fault.
You must be ready to punish all disobedience (unforgiveness is pure disobedience), whenever your obedience is complete.
So take up and put on the full armor that I give you and take a stand against the unforgiving thoughts you are entertaining and speaking in your heart. Stop being angry. Stop being ugly with your teeth bared inside.
But you may be thinking that you have tried to forgive. That you have told yourself all this. That you may have covered it over and then the person got after you again and it all rushed back in because you never actually pulled out the bitter root. You may look at Me and feel you are a failure and that I am displeased and am waiting for you to perform.
But that is not the case. You should know better.
You do not have to do this alone while I watch. My grace can do it for you. I will help you by My grace. Paul understood. My grace was sufficient for him because in his weakness My power reached perfection.
You are not on your own. I am with you. If you are willing and obey I will give you the best of land. If you refuse and rebel you will devour yourself and others to destruction.
I can help you do this. I am present as your helper. And I really mean it. Lean on Me. Without Me you can do nothing about this but with the help of My grace you can do all things. You can do all things in Christ (the anointing) who strengthens you. His yoke is easy and his burden light. Your burdens are too heavy for you alone, let Me come beside you and carry the load. Let Me carry you through this in My everlasting arms. Jesus took your burdens and carries your load on His strong shoulders. On His shoulders dominion rests.
I am not watching to see if you will forgive. I am within you forgiving.
The same One who hung on the cross—beaten, bloody, wounded, and disfigured—saying “Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing,” lives in you, Christ in you, your hope of Glory, to do in you what He did on the cross, forgive those who beat, betrayed, and lied about Him.
You can live your life through Him. The one who receives the ABUNDANCE of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through Christ Jesus. Not just in forgiveness but over everything in your life.
I will forgive for you and turn your heart into a garden of delight if you will let Me in. I knock at the door, if you open it, I will come in and dine with you. I will tell you great and mighty things you could not know. I will show you how to forgive, and not only forgive, but change the ones against whom you have a grievance. And I always provide you a way out if they will not listen to Me. And I vindicate you. Vengeance is Mine, but you do not let Me take care of it for you if you will not cast it over to Me.
I am your friend, not your foe. I never let go. My mouth is all sweetness, I am altogether lovely, let Me be your beloved, let Me be your friend. Song of Songs 5:16.
Think of this. Let us say you ask someone if you can borrow their car for the afternoon. And they say “Yes.” Well, then you use it as your own, even though it is their car. But then let us say instead of just saying “yes,” they say, “I give it to you forever.” Well then you can use it all the time as your own. I gave you My Son, will I not give you everything with Him? And I give you His ability to forgive and you can use it as your own.
But what if when the owner of the car offered to give it to you instead of you just borrowing it and you replied, “Oh, no, that is too much, I will continue to take the bus on my own.” Don’t ever say that to Me and try to do things on your own. Those who RECEIVE the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through Christ Jesus. If you won’t believe and receive you cannot use My forgiveness to forgive others with.
In Christ, you can do all things. I gave Him to you so you could live your life through Him. In Him, I give you everything you need for life and godliness and an abundance for every good work. Let Me help you with this. My grace is sufficient for you, in fact, it is huperperisseuó. Overflowing measure.
I love you. Take comfort all you who hope in Me. I will complete the good work I began in you so many years ago in every area of your life. Just partner with Me and let Me help you in everything. Let Christ in you show you how to and empower you to forgive. This is the most serious fortress in your life. Let Me demolish it with My grace. Where sin abounds, grace super abounds (huperperisseuó). Nothing is too wonderful for Me to do. Remember that and smile inside next time someone (or the same one) offends you and call on My grace. And just respond “Yes” or “No,” anything beyond that is from the evil one.
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. 1 John 4:9.