faith, Forgive, Forgiveness, Hinder, Jesus forgave, love, Torment
“And the Lord said. If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.”
After Jesus gave the parable of the rich man and Larzaus, He said to his disciples, “It is impossible but that offences will come; but woe unto him, through whom thy come!” (Luke 17:1).
Throughout our lives here on planted earth there will be someone that will offend us or that we may offend but through faith we are able to forgive.
When we hold unforgiveness in our hearts it can affect our physical bodies and cause all kinds of ailments. I know of three sisters that had been fighting amongst themselves for a period of time and because of there bitterness and anger towards one another each sister suffered terrible illness, two of them had cancer. This was not God’s plan for them, they are all believers. You can come to a point when you are offended where you don’t even remember what it was that offended you all you remember is the bitterness and hurt that you’ve been carrying in your heart. The enemy loves it when we don’t forgive one another because it’s an open door for him to hinder us in our lives.
However, the Bible teaches us that we are to forgive one another even as Christ has forgiven us (Col 3:13). I know you might be saying “but you don’t know what they’ve done to me.” Listen, if you are a believer you have Jesus’ divine faith in you to forgive those who have offended you. You can forgive them by faith. Jesus said “if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed ye might say unto this sycamine tree, be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.”
By faith by the faith of Jesus Christ in you, you can say I forgive those who have offended me and have every trace of bitterness be plucked up by the root out of you and be planted in the sea where it can no longer torment and hinder you life.