Mighty woman of God, I speak blessings of peace and joy upon your life today, and that as you walk in unity with Christ Jesus, that you are blessed with abundant favor.
(John 19:30), When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar he said, "It is finished": and He bowed His head and gave up the ghost. (Col.3:13), Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another; If any man have a quarrel against any even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye forgive. (1Peter 3:18), For Christ also hat once suffered for sin, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
Jesus' final words, "It is finished", are very important to all of us. What was Jesus talking speaking about? What did He mean by speaking, "It is finished". Jesus died for all of our sins, that was His reason for coming down from heaven and living in the flesh. He took on the sins of the world, those born in His time and forevermore. By bridging the gap between us and God the Father, we are therefore blessed to be able to have a relationship with God the Father. Everything that we have done and everything that we are ever going to do in our lifetime has been forgiven. "It is finish", (meaning, "Father, I have taken on the sins of the entire world, now I'm LETTING GO, and ready to come home").
We often hear that Christ died for our sins and prayerfully you do believe that with all of your heart. We have also heard that we must forgive others that we feel have unjustly wronged us. Also, if you want the Lord to forgive you of your sins, then you must also forgive others that have sinned against you.
Woman of God, I know how hard it is to began the LETTING GO process. Some things can take longer that others when it comes to forgiving people that have wronged us. Depending on what we had to endure by that person, it can some times take years. However, you can never be free from that person until you honestly and fully forgive them. I know that a lot of situations and circumstances will have you put in your heart that that particular person or incident does not deserve your forgiveness. You will continue to remind yourself of the past behavior of that person to keep your heart from forgiving that person. You keep hatching up the same thing day after day or year after year, thus keeping you bitter. You may not think that you are bitter over whatever was done to you, but as long as you don't forgive in that person in your heart, you are leaving the doorway open for Satan to continue torturing your mind with that thing.
Satan knows the Words of God. He knows every word written in the bible. He also knows that as long as he can keep you in the spirit of un-forgiveness, then he has victory over you. He knows that the Word of God says, "If you do not forgive your trespasser, then God will not forgive you". He is banking on you being content living with the spirit of un-forgiveness. That person will continue to have control over you as long as you are bitter towards them. There are times where we might say with our mouth that we forgive that person, but as soon as their name comes up, we cringe or let people know just how we feel about them. If you say you forgive, but still can't stand hearing their name or seeing them, maybe, just maybe, you have a little more forgiving to do.
After so many years of being released from my abuser, I learned that I had to pray for him. I had to pray for the man that made my life miserable for ten years. I had to pray for the man physically abused me. I had to pray for the man that cheated on me and made me feel humiliated. My LETTING GO process took years rather than months. As I prayed to God, I admitted exactly how I felt about that person, "Father, I hate him", (which God already knew), but He needed for me to admit it. As long as I didn't admit it, I could continuously get away with carrying around that bitterness, thinking that I had a good enough excuse for how I felt.
LETTING GO, starts with prayer. The first thing that you need to do is to acknowledge to the Lord that you have been carrying un-forgiveness in your heart towards that person. (God already knows, He just want you to come clean), ask for God to have mercy upon you, and forgive you. Next, ask for God's forgiveness because you have not forgiven that person. Then, you begin to pray for that person. To me, that is one of the hardest things to do. Praying for that person is not for them, it is for you.
God's desire for you is to live free from any type of un-forgiveness, bitterness or hatred. He also knows and understands what you have been through and how you are feeling right now. I know people tend to say, "but you don't know what he/she did, you don't know how much he/she hurt me. You're right, I don't. But God does and because of God's compassion and love towards you, He will move you into a place within you, to start your LETTING GO process. If you have been harboring and pacifying the spirit of un-forgiveness, it's time for you to pray, until God's says, "It is finished". Then you will feel such a release and lost of weight on your heart.
If Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, died for all of our sins and say to us, "You are forgiven". How much harder should it be for us to forgive someone that has done us wrong? AMEN!