Today's Devotion |Wednesday| [THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS (II)]

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL



THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS (II)


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Luke 23:23-34


MEMORY VERSE:

Luke 23:34 "Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots."


PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit


THE MESSAGE:

Yesterday, we stressed the necessity for every believer to obey God on the issue of loving and forgiving others as He has loved and forgiven us. Also, as we noted yesterday, the one who forgives others does more good to himself than anyone else because he frees himself from a self-imposed prison.


In spite of the wrong accusation and punishment meted to Jesus, who was sinless and guiltless, He said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). Stephen, the first martyr, prayed to God on behalf of his persecutors and murderers that He should not count the wrong against them. If he hadn't done that, heaven would have wasted Saul of Tarsus before he became a great apostle. Similarly, Joseph, in the Old Testament, was a type of Jesus. He freely forgave his brothers who sold him into slavery. All these are written for our learning.


However, if you are offended or aggrieved and are finding it difficult to forgive and forget as you are commanded by the Lord, you can get healing for your emotions. God heals the broken hearted! Pray healing and deliverance prayers to free your emotions of the roots of bitterness and liberate yourself from the self-imposed prison of hate and unforgiving spirit.


Someone said that God forgave our sins, cast them into the ocean of forgetfulness and put a sign there. NO FISHING! That is the same thing we should do for those who offend us.


The weight and burden of unforgiveness, bitterness and hatred is capable of making those who carry them about unable to take the spiritual flight at the time of rapture. Therefore, it is advisable to invite the blood of Jesus and the fire of the Holy Ghost to get rid of such weights and burden now. God's grace is still available and at work. The Father, in His infinite mercy, will give you the grace to obey Him unquestioningly, completely and promptly on this all-important issue, in the name of Jesus.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

Forgiveness is the hallmark of Christian maturity. Forgiven greatly; forgive greatly.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

THE STRONGHOLD OF UNFORGIVENESS IS DESTROYED IN YOUR LIFE TODAY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


MORNING

1. Every arrow of unforgiveness in my heart, backfire, in the name of Jesus.

2. Blood of Jesus, deliver me from the grip of unforgiveness, in the name of Jesus.

3. The grace to forgive and move on, fall upon my life, in the name of Jesus.


EVENING

4. Lord, give me the grace to release every prisoner of unforgiveness from my heart, in the name of Jesus.

5. Father, help me to love others as You love me, in the name of Jesus.

6. Power to forgive others as Christ forgives me, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.

7. My Father, make me an apostle of love, peace and unity, in the name of Jesus.


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SOURCE: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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