Forgiveness – Part 17

You CAN forget!


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.


Regardless of what some folks, including some people in the field of psychiatry and psychology, you CAN forget.  And I mean REALLY forget.  I personally believe that truly forgetting like God falls into the realm of the miraculous, because it violates the course of the natural in the human mind and soul.  Just as Holy Spirit’s work in our life includes the function of bringing to our remembrance the things of the Lord Jesus Christ, He also works in our life to help remove from our remembrance those things that hinder our walk with the Lord, cause us to stumble due to Satan’s devices, and anything that is not honest, true, lovely, pure, of good report, virtuous, or praiseworthy.  And he does that by helping us to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Again today, I remind you that forgiveness at this level is a strong act of faith and an absolute choice by making a quality decision to please Father.  A quality decision on the part of a Christian is much like a commandment from God.  A commandment from God is an order from which there is no turning, and about which there is no choice.  By the same token, a quality decision on your part carries that same weight.  It is a decision you make in the Name of Jesus from which there is no turning, and about which there is no choice.  Just as a commandment is to be obeyed, the quality decision is to be carried out.  It is commitment to the Lord.  One might say, it is a vow.  If you make a vow to the Lord, keep it.

When such a decision is made to forgive, no matter what tries to bring that thought or memory back to you is to be resisted, denied, entry, and overcome.  When the enemy, in any form he takes, or through any person or situation he may use, tries to remind you of an offense done to you, your response must be, “I choose to NOT recall that incident.  In the Name of Jesus, I take that thought into obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ, and WILL NOT hold on to it.  I have forgiven JUST AS Father through Christ has forgiven me.”  To take a thought, you must say it.  That’s what Jesus said.  So, instead of taking a thought that is brought to you by the enemy of your soul, take a thought that flows directly from the mind of Christ.  Through this repetitive action of faith, you build into yourself the mind of Christ that has been given to you.  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