Sunday Oct 19th, 2014 – Matthew 6:12, 14-15 – Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors… 14″For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Believe for your forgiveness in prayer. Establish new boundaries through accountability. Trust Conditionally & Unconditionally. This is the process. Forgiveness does not equal trust. Forgiveness is for you. Forgiveness is to shut the door of the enemy.- Dwayne Terry
Open Doors, Part 04
Genesis 4:7 – If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
Open doors are what allow sins and wrong attitudes to remain in our lives.
Matthew 18:15, 21-32 – “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over… 21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23″Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. 26″The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. 28″But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. 29″His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ 30″But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. 32″Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said,
Ponēros [po-nā-ro’s] – Evil, wicked, twisted
Matthew 18:32b-35 – ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35″This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”
Matthew 6:12, 14-15 – Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors… 14″For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
- Believe for your forgiveness in prayer.
- Establish new boundaries through accountability.
- Trust conditionally.
- Trust unconditionally.