November 25, 2019
Don’t take it as normal anger, hatred, various raging negative emotions that are in our hearts. Because indeed it is a NATURE OF DEATH which we have to remove out of our lives. If we keep holding it, then we will be used by the devil to UNDERMINE AND DESTROY THE LIFE GIVEN.
That’s why Apostle John gave a confirmation:
1 John 3:15 (NKJV) Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
Proverbs 14:30 (ERV) Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer.
Proverbs 14:30 (TLB) A relaxed attitude lengthens a man’s life; jealousy rots it away.
When we keep holding the inner conflict, actually our lives are declining. Our body, soul, spirit are being deteriorated by the hatred and anger. We cannot be someone who demonstrates the power of truth, love and peace. We are deviating from God’s destiny that will use us as His tabernacle on this earth.
The problem is, there are many people realizing that hating, holding, grudges, keeping resentment and living in conflicts are so torturing and making them live in grief and full of tears. They want to be free from all those things, but they are captivated and not able to escape from the PRISON OF INNER WOUNDS!
If we want to look for the root of the problems, we will find many causes. Whether they had ever been abused physically and verbally, got rejected in the womb, raised in an un happy family, got a sexual abuse, left by their beloved (either because of death or conflict) and various events that take effect on deep and traumatic wounds.
I am wondering, how to uproot th problem? Eventually only by the TOUCH OF GOD’S LOVE the restoration can happen. Remember, that we have been reedemed by the blood of the Christ. OUR SINS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY FORGIVEN BY GOD. Even HE HAS FORGOTTEN. He never recalls our faults. By His blood we have the right standing before His throne of grace. That is the manifestation of GOD’S LOVE to us. He wants us to receive/ build until it becomes OUR NEW NATURE. So no matter what has happened in our past which brings many wounds and traumas, we are able to cut off the root of the problems by FORGIVING AND FORGETTING (manifesting FATHER’S LOVE)
However this world keeps molding us: if we are hurt, it’s normal we get offended, it’s normal to pay off with hate. If we experience a lot of terrible events, it’s normal to feel disappointed. If we are harmed, it’s normal to revenge. When we receive that molding, we are rejecting Father’s nature, and we are putting on the nature of death! As a consequence, we ourselves will be TORMENTED. No man can change it ONLY FATHER’S LOVE and GOD’S TOUCH.
This parable keeps ringing in my heart:
Matthew 18:29,32-35 (NKJV)
29) So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 32) Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33) Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34) And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. 35) “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
I feel, the parable which Jesus explained above should we use as the Word that change our mind. And remove all the world’s pattern!! Use the above Word to speak to ourselves: “That my sins have been forgiven and forgotten by Father, it’s not right to keep resentment and others’ mistake! I reject the world’s pattern. I replace it by thinking the things of God. No longer remembering others’ mistake, bad events, etc, but forgiving and forgetting”.
Without we follow up the God’s touch by renewing our minds, will not give significant impacts. We are only be touched in the service and experience God’s visit but the bitterness (the world’s pattern) is still kept! This is our time to follow up the touch of Father’s love by renewing our minds with His word. Thus we are opening ourselves up to the work of the Spirit and Word that will make us the same as our Father in heaven!
Matthew 5:43-48 (NKJV) 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
One of the main characteristics of God’s children is to be like the Father who is perfect in FORGIVING AND FORGETTING!! It is the time to our lives are filled by Father’s love. Because LOVE restores everything!! We will become God’s tabernacle which connects many people to FATHER’S LOVE so that they will be able to walk in God’s ways.
Proverbs 10:12 (NKJV) Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.
James 5:20 (NKJV) let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
Ourselves will flow GOD’S LIFE to swallow death in victory – Revelation 21 !!! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus