“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
[2 Chronicles 7:14
Brothers and Sisters there are many things that can Separate Us From Jesus in What We Say, in What We Do, and what I mean of Separate is that Grace and Mercy have been Stopped. The next few Scriptures are of Grace and Mercy, Power and Strength, but there is One Thing that can make the Scriptures to Not Abide in One’s Life…
“34 Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
From the Outside of One’s Self nothing can change Your Relationship with Jesus, but, from the Inside of a person YOU have The Will to change the Relationship between You and Jesus. The Above Scriptures are dealing with Outward Forces that have No Power or Authority to be able to Separate You From Jesus, but again there is the One Thing, Your Will. We find this in the following Scriptures where Jesus says that if you have Ought Against Thee…STOP what you are doing and go and try to Reconcile your Differences with Your Brother of Sister, then Your Sacrament, Your Gifts, Your Prayers, Your Works will be Excepted. If you do not do this, then Your Walk With Jesus will be in a State Of Separation or In Judgment With Jesus.
“14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
There are Three Paths that Unforgiveness Travels that We ALL Must pay attention to. 1)Forgiveness Of Your Sin Against Jesus; 2)Forgiveness Of Sin For Mankind; 3)Forgiveness Of Your Sin Against Mankind, all three lead to the Same Result, all three Require the same Action Of Repentance. All Three Require a Verbal Recognition and an Outward Manifestation.
If we Sin, that is, if we do something that is Against The Word or Against The Holy Spirit we Must Run to Jesus and ask for forgiveness and we Must Do It immediately! There are those who think that in the day they Accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior that it is a “One and Done Deal”, that nothing else is required, but this is a lie. As long as you Live On Planet Earth, you will need to Repent, most every day. If there is any part of Your Life that does not Meet God’s Word, then Repentance is Required, we are to Conform To Jesus Will not our own.
If a person has done something Against You, then we MUST Forgive Them NO MATTER WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. For most this a very hard thing to do, most will feel that it is Their Justification Not To, but Jesus said that if you Do Not Forgiven Them, then YOU WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN! There is No Justification, there will be No Arguments, or Pleading, if you Do Not Forgive Them, You Will NOT BE FORGIVEN!
Now the hardest one is going to someone you have Offended and Asking For Forgiveness. There are a lot of you that Refuse to do this one action, you may feel Justified Not To, but what it really is, is Arrogance and Pride at The Root. Jesus tells us that this is a MUST to go and Ask For Forgiveness…
“23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Understand this my Brothers and Sisters, it is a Requirement for us to make Peace with those whom we have Offended IN THE FLESH, else a Judgment will be made Against Us. Now I am not talking about if someone is Offended By The Word, or Your Beliefs, that is, Walking As God Would Have You. I am talking about those times where you have done something or said something In Your Flesh that has brought a Division between you and another person. Too many of you take the above Scripture thinking from verse 25 to 26 is dealing with someone of authority, but it deals with the fact that a Judgment Is Against YOU from Another Person in which YOU HAVE DONE SOME OFFENSE TO CREATE A DIVISION!!!
“Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.”
“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.”
“I the LORD have spoken [it]: it shall come to pass, and I will do [it]; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.”
This does not mean just those outside your house, but even the more so to those within your house. This means Husbands if you have done something to Offend Your Wife go to her and ask for Forgiveness, saying you are Sorry for The Offense and Wives likewise, if you have done something to Offend Your Husband then go to him and ask for Forgiveness, saying you are Sorry for The Offense. Parents if you have Offended Your Children by some action that is beyond Acts Of Disobedience with Punishment, then you need to go to them asking for Forgiveness, as one being an Example Always to Their Future with Jesus and the World.
Now, also Understand this about all three acts of Repentance. That is if you do not Repent, if you do not Ask Verbally for Forgiveness then what happens in the Spirit and the Manifestations that opens doors for Satan to use and can Close Doors that Jesus wanted to open. Unforgiveness or a Lack Of Repentance is a very deadly event that the Manifestations from these can change Your Life. Pride and Arrogance are at the very Root of these two actions, that is, having Unforgiveness and Not Repenting
Now for the Hardest part of these dealing with a Brother or Sister, including Husbands, Wives and Children that is different from the above Repenting and Forgiving. If a Brother or Sister Creates an Offense against you by ways of The Word or by The Holy Spirit we Must Rebuke them, telling them …again I say TELLING THEM that they have Sin against Jesus and You by The Word as a Testimony, they are to be treated as a Heathen Not Knowing The Truth, but and again I say but, if they should Repent of such things that has brought division, then YOU MUST FORGIVE THEM and RECONCILE THEM BACK INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST!
So what does this mean? If a Brother or Sister was once carrying out Sin in some fashion as a Drunk, Adultery, Thief, Porn or WHAT EVER and has Accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, then falls back into such a place, then they are treated as a Heathen, BUT, if they Truly Repent then WE MUST FORGIVE THEM, they are not to be treated as a Heathen any more, nor be held any longer by their past, but also making sure Their Past does not creep back in.
“Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”
“15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear [thee, then] take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell [it] unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”
We, Brothers and Sisters have a Mandate on How To Do Things dealing with Repentance and The Word and Holy Spirit are our Guide in doing them, but the Problem within The Church is No One is Willing To Do Them. Those who Do Not are Ignorant of The Word and Do Not Understand that it is The Word that will Judge every one of us and there will be No Excuses that will be accepted. We need to Walk and Breathe The Word Of God ALL THE TIME and not only when it is convenient or for show.
Judgment Is Hard
Repentance Is Harder
Forgiveness Is The Hardest
All Three Are Needed!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!