SERMON DETAILS

Leaving the Pain Behind

Have you ever tried to forgive someone and found you simply couldn’t do it, you’ve cried about it and prayed about it and asked \god to help you, but those old feelings of resentment just failed to go away.

Put and end to those kinds of failures in the future by basing your forgiveness on faith rather than feelings. True forgiveness doesn’t have anything at all to do with how you feel. It’s an act of the will. It is based on obedience to God and on faith in Him. That means once you’ve forgiven a person, you need to consider him permanently forgiven when old feelings rise up within you and satan tries to convince you that you haven’t really forgiven, resist him. Say “No, I’ve already forgiven that person by faith. I refuse to dwell on those old feelings.

Then, according to1 john 1:9, believe that you receive forgiveness and cleansing from the sin of in forgiveness and from al unrighteousness associated with it including any remembrance of having been wronged.

Have you ever heard anyone say, “I may forgive, but I’ll never forget” that’s a second-rate kind of forgiveness that you, as a believer, are never supposed to settle for. You’re to forgive supernaturally “even as God for Christs sake hath forgiven you” (Eph. 4:32

You’re to forgive as God forgives. To release that person from guilt permanently and unconditionally and to operate as if nothing bad ever happened between you. You’re to purposely forget as well as forgive.

Don’t become an emotional bookkeeper, keeping careful accounts of the wrongs you have suffered. Learn to forgive and forget. It will open a whole new world of blessing for you