Category Archives: forgive

God In The Flesh

And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5

Another display of Jesus deity was revealed to us in this story. When a home was so crowded because Jesus was there, these men decided to lower a paralyzed man through the roof so Jesus would heal him.  But Jesus says an interesting thing here, instead of saying you are healed he says to the man “Your sins are forgiven”  Who can forgive sins but God?

“I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25

God clearly revealed he is the only one who can forgive sin, so then Jesus must be God in the flesh to forgive sin. The religious leaders understood this as they accused Jesus of blasphemy for this (Mark 2:7) If Jesus wasn’t claiming to be God in the flesh, then why would they accuse him of blasphemy?  Jesus  not only healed this man but make him a new man!

“But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins “– He said to the paralytic, Mark 2:10

Jesus revealed to everyone that he is God in the flesh, he has authority over sin and death. Son of Man is reference to the title  Daniel described seeing Jesus in his prophecy (Daniel 7) Jesus used this reference because the Religious leaders knew exactly who Jesus was revealing himself to be.

Through Jesus your sins can be forgiven, by your faith you can be healed in Jesus Name Amen!

Law of Love

For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14

Many people falsely accuse Christians of being hateful and judgmental, but if your truly a follower of Christ then you would love your neighbor as yourself (John 13:34) You can’t fulfill the Law of God without love in your heart, for Jesus didn’t come to save the righteous but came to save the sinners (Luke 5:32)

When Jesus was asked what are the greatest commandments, he said to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37) You can’t be a Christian without Love, for even though we were sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). We are to show the same love and mercy on other sinners (Matthew 5:7)

Does that mean we accept the evil of this world? Absolutely not, for anyone who loves this world does not love God (1 John 2:15) We don’t conform to the ways of the world (Romans 12:2) For the world is ruled by Satan (1 John 5:17) However God loved us enough to send Jesus to save the world and take away their sins (John 3:16)

So if you are a Christian, love your neighbor just as Christ loves you. For the judgement of sins is not ours (Matthew 7:1) For Jesus has been given all authority over Heaven and Earth, and will be the judge (Matthew 28:18) Lead people to Christ through Love and let Jesus save them Amen

 

Forgiveness

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Romans 12:14

As Jesus was dying on the cross, he said “Father forgive them, for they do not know what there doing. “ In a world that seeks revenge, we need to forgive and allow God to be the vindicator.

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn Romans 12:15

Jesus said “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted” When people are mourning we need to be there for them during there time of need.  For those who rejoice, you should rejoice with them for this is the day The Lord has made.

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Romans 12:16

Jesus interacted with sinners, with lepers, and Samaritans. This was all forbidden by Jews back then, he showed us how to live with grace and mercy.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:17-18

Jesus said “Blessed are the Peacemakes for they will be called Children of God” One mans sin doesn’t justify another mans sin.  The blind will lead the blind into the ditch.

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19

Judgement is not ours, let go and let God take control. Usually we make a bigger mess when we try to seek revenge.

On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:20-21

“Kill them with Kindness” is a term we heard before and has some truth to it. When you are kind to your enemies, it’s a response they don’t want.  Never allow someone to bully you into a fight, as it says in Proverbs “A fool is quick to quarrel” be slow to anger and quick to forgive.

Forgiveness is not weakness, it empowers you to release the control your enemy has over you. When you forgive them, you are moving on and letting God take over. Don’t imprison yourself with hatred, break the chains in Jesus Name Amen