Forgiving by Faith – Part 2

Matthew 18:21-22
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
 
Jesus talks about forgiving people, the first thing the apostles said was that the Word was too difficult to practise and asked Jesus to give them more faith. What God asked them to do cannot be done in the natural but it has to be done in the spiritual that is why the only way they can do it is through faith.

Some people never forgive because they have not realised they have to draw from their faith to do it. You have to do something’s by faith because the Bible says the just shall live by faith. The whole kingdom operates by faith and most people here on earth want to do things by feeling.

Forgiving should not be based on your feelings or on your emotional evidence but on the evidence from the Word of God. That evidence in God’s word is unseen, the faith that we have is unseen.

Faith is the substance of the things we hope for, the things we desire. Forgiveness cannot be done by emotion but it is a decision, now the question may arise, how can I forgive by faith when I do not feel like it? You may be absolutely disgusted by the person who you have a grudge against; you may want to see their lives destroyed, so how will you be able to forgive by faith?

Firstly, tell the Lord that you have made a decision to forgive them.

Heavenly father I have made a decision to forgive them, because you O God have made the decision to forgive me. In the name I will no longer hold any grudges against them; I forgive them in Jesus name. I do it supernaturally, not based on my feelings, not based on my emotions not when they apologise but by my own decision. 

If you keep speaking those words faith will come and you will forgive them. When you practise and keep on speaking those words, it will active faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God and when you speak those words repeatedly, faith gest activated and you will find that you have a supernatural experience and forigve them.

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