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forgive and forget? 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FORGIVE AND TO FORGET? IS IT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO FORGIVE AND FORGET? WE WILL ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FROM THE SCRIPTURES AND LIFE ITSELF.  I WILL START WITH THE WORD FORGIVE. TO FORGIVE MEANS...NOT TO HOLD ANYTHING AGAINST SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE YOU WRONG OR HAS VIOLATED YOU. IN THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW 6:12 IT STATES THAT WE SHOULD FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS. NOW WHAT IS A DEBTOR? A DEBTOR IS ONE THAT OWES SOMEONE SOMETHING. JESUS TELLS US TO FORGIVE THEM. IN OTHER WORDS DO NOT LOOK FOR PAY BACK. HOW MANY TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO PAY BACK SOMEONE FOR DOING US WRONG? JESUS TELLS US TO FORGIVE THEM!! NOW IN VERSE 14 OF MATTHEW JESUS SPEAKS ABOUT TRESPASSES. WHAT DOES TRESPASS MEAN? WE KNOW THAT TRESPASS MEAN TO TREAD ON PROPERTY THAT IS NOT YOURS. IN OTHER WORDS...DO NOT COME ON MY PROPERTY WITHOUT VERBAL CONSENT. DO NOT VIOLATE MY SPACE WITHOUT CONSENT. DO NOT MESS WITH STUFF THAT DO NOT BELONG TO YOU. LEAVE ME ALONE!! BUT WE KNOW FROM LIFE ITSELF THAT SOME WILL MEDDLE WITH SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM, AND WE HAVE MEDDLED WITH SOMETHING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH US ALSO. (ROMANS 3:23) NOW LET'S GO A LITTLE DEEPER. SAY THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR LOVE TO SOMEONE AND THEY ABUSED IT. OR THEY HAVE LIED ON YOU AND HAVE SAID SOMETHINGS ABOUT YOU THAT'S JUST NOT TRUE. THEY HAVE NOW GONE WHERE THEY WERE NOT SUPPOSE TO...IT HURTS BAD. NOW! AT THIS POINT THEY HAVE VIOLATED YOU AND THAT IS SUPPOSE TO BE UNFORGIVABLE. THEY WERE NOT SUPPOSE TO DO THAT, BUT THEY DID! SO WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE YOU BELOVED? WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT A PERSON HAS DONE TO YOU..YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO SOMEONE ELSE BUT IT JUST WAS NOT THE SAME THING. IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU BECAUSE YOU WERE ALSO IN VIOLATION AT ONE TIME. (GALATIANS 6:7-10) WE SEEM TO FORGET THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE BECAUSE IT DID NOT SEEM THAT BAD, BUT TO THE OTHER PERSON IT WAS THAT BAD. THE LORD JESUS TELLS US TO FORGIVE AND DO NOT HOLD GRUDGES AGAINST ANYONE, BECAUSE IF WE DO...WE WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN (MATTHEW 6:14,15) SO WHERE DOES THAT LEAVES US WHO SAY THAT THEY ARE BORNAGAIN AND THEY ARE CONTINUING TO HOLD GRUDGES OR RATHER WALK IN UNFORGIVENESS? IT'S SIMPLE..IF WE WALK IN UNFORGIVENESS WE ARE NOT SAVED AND OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN HINDERED (PSALM 66:18;ISAIAH 59:1,2) BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT BEEN FORGIVEN BY THE LORD, AND IF THE LORD HAS NOT FORGIVEN US WE ARE IN TROUBLE. AND WE ARE RIPE PICKINGS FOR DEMONIC FORCES TO TAKE OVER US. THAT'S SCARY ISN'T IT? BUT IT'S THE TRUTH! YOU THAT ARE HARBORING UNFORGIVENESS IN YOUR HEART/SPIRIT AGAINST SOME ONE ASK THE LORD TO HELP YOU GET RID OF IT...NOW THAT YOU  SEE THE REAL PICTURE WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?!! (ISAIAH 1:18;JEREMIAH 33:3;HEBREWS 4:12-16). UNFORGIVENESS TURNS INTO HATE. IT BLINDS YOU TOO THE TRUTH. UNFORGIVENESS ROBS YOU OF THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE KINGDOM OF THE FATHER. UNFORGIVENESS DARKENS YOUR SPIRIT...YOU NOW ARE NOT BORNAGAIN OF THE FATHER BECAUSE YOU HAVE BACKSLIDDEN IN HEART BECAUSE NOW THE FATHER IS NOT IN YOU AND HE HAS TURNED YOU OVER TO THE TORMENTORS (MATTHEW 18:21-35). UNFORGIVENESS IS A MONSTER IN THE LIFE OF A PERSON. YOU MAY SAY IT'S HARD...YES IT IS..BUT YOU CAN GO TO THE FATHER AND ASK HIM TO HELP YOU THROUGH IT. REMEMBER ISAIAH 1:18;JEREMIAH 33:3;HEBREWS 4:12-16. AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED READING THIS MESSAGE AND YOU HAVE NOT READ THE SCRIPTURES STOP NOW AND GO BACK AND READ THEM BECAUSE THEY WILL GIVE YOU THE ANSWERS THAT YOU NEED AND THEY WILL BLESS YOUR SOUL. NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT FORGETTING. IT'S EASY TO FORGIVE AND FORGET...RIGHT?!!! SO IF YOU HAVE FORGIVEN YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN...RIGHT?!! WHAT ABOUT IF YOU HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN, BUT YOU HAVE FORGIVEN? WOULDN'T THAT BE REAL FORGIVENESS? LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF FALSE/TRUE FORGIVENESS. SUPPOSE SOMEONE IN THE PASS HAS DONE YOU SO WRONG AND HAS HURT YOU TO THE CORE OF YOUR VERY SOUL AND YOU SAY THAT YOU HAVE FORGIVEN THEM AND HAVE MOVED ON, AND AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT SEE THE PERSON YOU SEEM TO BE DOING ALRIGHT, BUT WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON AGAIN YOU BEGIN TO REMEMBER THE FORMAL HURT AND IT SEEMS TO WANT TO RISE AGAIN AND YOU BECOME BITTER WITH THAT PERSON ALL OVER AGAIN AND YOU BEGAN TO SEEK REVENGE. THAT SHOWS YOU HAVEN'T FORGIVEN THEM, BECAUSE IF YOU REALLY HAD...IT WOULDN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF YOU SAW THEM TEN TIMES A DAY. YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD FORGIVEN BECAUSE YOU HAD NOT SEEN THEM. BUT NOW IT STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN. YOU DID NOT TAKE THAT HURT TO THE LORD..YOU TRIED TO GET RID OF IT ON YOUR OWN. WHAT PURPOSE DO YOU THINK THE LORD IS IN OUR LIVES FOR? AREN'T WE SUPPOSE TO GIVE EVERYTHING TO HIM IN PRAYER? (PHILIPPIANS 4:6) BECAUSE BELOVED YOU JUST CANNOT DO IT ON YOUR OWN!!!  NOW LET'S TURN THE SAME INCIDENT AROUND WHEN YOU ARE WALKING IN TRUE FORGIVENESS. DOESN'T THAT SOUND REASONABLE AND REFRESHING? REMEMBER BELOVED..THE GREATEST POWER OF FORGIVENESS IS WHEN YOU HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN WHAT A PERSON HAS DONE TO YOU, AND YOU HOLD NO GRUDGE. REMEMBER THAT SATAN WILL ALWAYS BRING BACK THE PASS TO YOU WHEN HE KNOWS THAT THE SEED OF UNFORGIVENESS IS LYING DORMANT IN YOU. UNFORGIVENESS GIVES HIM ACCESS IN YOUR LIFE. IT'S NO GAME WITH HIM. HE WANTS YOU TO LIVE A DEFEATED LIFE SIMPLY BY YOU NOT KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS IN THE KINGDOM. DO NOT LET SATAN GET AN ADVANTAGE ON YOU, AND  DO NOT BE IGNORANT OF SATAN DEVICES. (II CORINTHIANS 2:10,11) HAVE A BLESSED LIFE IN CHRIST AND REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE!!!