If you hold on to your pain and hurt, it will imprison you to your emotions and hinder you from making the forward progress that Jesus wants you to make in life.”
We must allow healing to happen from Jesus in our pain and hurt.
Have you ever held on to an inward offense instead of dealing with it quickly? If so, you know that it has a way of eating away at your soul — spoiling your outlook on life, adversely affecting your view of others, and, of course, negatively impacting your spiritual life. Furthermore, when you allow offense to fester in your soul, you become less and less guarded with your own words about your offender. It’s not long until you start talking about the other person who offended you rather than praying for him or her, because as the bible teaches, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
Jesus expects us to take the mature role and to forgive others, regardless of how they behave. The word “forgive” is the Greek word aphiemi, which means in modern terms to let it go. Rather than be held hostage by what someone has done to you, or by what you may think that person has done to you, Jesus says, “Aphiemi — let it go.”
But often the only way you can truly dismiss, release, and let go of an offense is to get into the presence of the Lord and let Him help you. Just go to Him and say, “Father, I’m not willing to be bound by this offense. I refuse to be imprisoned by these feelings of hurt, rejection, or humiliation. Right now before You, I choose to let it go in the name of Jesus.”
You are the only one who has the authority to rip the root of bitterness and offense out of your own heart. If you’re ever going to be free, move forward, and live fully in the power of God, you’re going to have to release the offenses that you’ve allowed to build a stronghold in your heart.
Also, please be aware that bitterness doesn’t just hinder your walk with God. It will also impede your fellowship with others. The fact is, if you’re bound by offense against one person, that bondage will affect your other relationships as well, because the poisonous attitudes you carry in your heart against one person will affect how you respond to everyone else.
Mark 11:23-24 Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will]. 24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you.The next two verses state the main point of this entire book.
Mark 11:25-26 Amplified Bible (AMP)
25 Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you of your transgressions and wrong doings [against Him and others]. 26 [But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions.”]The bottom line is this. Unforgiveness or keeping a grudge will keep faith from working. The words of Jesus make this truth abundantly clear.
Grudges can . . .
1. Cut us off from the flow of the life of blessing and favor of God.
2. Cause us to lose our peace.
3. Can cause confused thinking
.4. We will cease to walk in the light of God. Ps. 36:9 If we are not walking in light, we are walking in the darkness of Satan’s world.
5. May cause us to embrace strange teachings that cause us to err taking us farther from righteousness.
6. Keep us from walking in love.
7. Hinder our creativity,
8. Hamper our ability to perform our job or ministry
9. Shut doors of opportunity for promotion.
10. Hinders our spiritual progress.
11. Keep you from receiving from God.
12. Can spiritually bankrupt you.
13. People become fighters, look out for #1, antagonistic, looks for a fight.Become easily offended and offends others
14. Broken relationships.
15. No peace, no presence of God.
16. Don’t hear the Holy Spirit who tries to guide you
.17. Cause you to miss the plans and purposes of God for your life.
18. Offense will steal your spiritual stability, your ability to endure in tough times.
Satan's goal is to turn a warm heart into a cold one. (Gregory Dickow)
Matthew 24: 10-12. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will bound, the love of many will grow cold.
When you are offended you betray one another, then you hate one another, then you quit one another. Then many false prophets will rise up. Then you listen to teachings that make you feel better, makes you listen to false teachings, that justifies your offense. Oppose to confronting your attitude of offense. Not willing to talk it out. You are deceived - because you don't want to deal with you or your attitude.
The love of many will grow cold. Are you one of those - you have a choice. How did your love grow cold, you got offended, then you betrayed, then you hate, then you get deceived, then your heart grows cold.
Because of where we walk in all of this, we do not represent Jesus well. We will not draw people to Jesus. They will see our coldness.
Cold in the bible/verse comes from the word = psycho = to become cold by blowing. There is a wind blowing in the world today (spiritual) that is chilled by poisonous wind.
You want to know why you were making progress and then stopped = cause you got offended. Heart of cold that makes you go psycho = cold heart is a psycho heart!
Deb Miller Robinson - Eagle Warrior
Pleya Gi - Go With Blessings