Mark 11:25-26 – 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. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Always remember when dealing with the work of forgiveness that the manner in which we are to forgive is the same manner in which Father forgives us in Christ Jesus. He removes the sin, forget the sin, and forgets that He had to forgive, never to bring that sin to remembrance against us again. We are to follow the same pattern. Declare the process of war on unforgiveness. Activate your faith by the blood of Jesus and the washing of the water by the Word to forget the offense. Now apply that same faith for full restoration to forget that the offense ever occurred, never to bring it up again, nor to allow the enemy to cause it to rest for a moment in your consciousness. And this last step, my dear fellow believer, will be one of the greatest faith steps you will ever take in this life. You CAN do it by faith, and Holy Ghost will help you every step of the way. Remember, against love at this level, there is no law, and the raw power of God awaits your application of the faith Jesus authored and finished in your life.
Allow me to offer you a statement of strong will exercised by faith that will aid you in this walk of forgiveness. In the English language, the strongest statement of determined will, and forgiveness, while an act of faith must still be dealt with in the will of the mind (soul), is simply, “I will,” or “I will not.” The addition of invectives or any other identifying terms will NOT strengthen either of those statements. They are either true or false. There is no middle ground. And the truth of falsehood of either statement is determined by the speaker; that’s you or me. If I say, “I will,” and I do not, I have lied. If I say, “I will not,” and I do, I have lied. Once again, there is no middle ground. You cannot almost lie, or almost tell the truth.
So, here is a statement that will help you in this arena. First, you MUST commit to being a person of your word, of absolute integrity; a Psalm 15:4 person who “swears to his own hurt and changes not.” Being such a person, when you forgive, and by faith choose to forget, make this statement; “I WILL NOT RECALL THE OFFENSE AGAINST ME!” Say it and mean it. Hold fast to it. You have the power to make that choice. If thoughts come, if memories are triggered, you know what to do. CAST THEM DOWN! Fight the good fight of faith.
Manna for Today – Mark 11:22-27; 1 John 1:9; Psalm 86:6; Matthew 6:12-34; Luke 6:37; Luke 17:1-10; Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 59:2; 1 John 5:14; Matthew 18:22; Matthew 12:34-37; Luke 1:37; Ephesians 5:26