Heart-Based Journey

Part 1: What Is Heart-Based forgiveness?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

Part 1: What Is Heart-Based forgiveness?

Forgiveness is key to experiencing more peace and joy in our lives. The parable of the unforgiving servant helps us to more fully understand the process of forgiveness (see Matt. 18:21-35). I suggest you read this parable in its entirety. Jesus tells about a king’s slave who was forgiven his substantial debt by the king, but refused to forgive another man who owed him a small amount of money. This angered the king, who handed the slave over to torturers. Jesus warns that a similar fate can befall anyone who refuses to forgive others from the...

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Forgiveness Is Not Reconciliation!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

Forgiveness Is Not Reconciliation!

Many people have the mistaken idea that forgiveness is the same as reconciliation. This is far from the truth. Forgiveness and reconciliation are two very separate actions. Forgiveness has to do with the removal or release of a debt; reconciliation has to do with restoring friendship or harmony between two people, i.e., repairing a broken relationship. Thoughts by professional counselors Reconciliation is the offender’s responsibility and occurs when the offender recognizes his or her wrong and takes actions to correct the offending behavior...

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Ten Misbeliefs About Forgiveness

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

Christians hold many commonly held misconceptions about forgiveness. Here are ten “nots” about forgiveness: 1. Forgiveness does not depend upon the offender Forgiveness does not depend upon your offender wanting or asking for it. It does not depend upon whether they are sorry or not. It involves only our cutting off the debt (Gr. aphiemi) that their offense created. If we forgive our offender their indebtedness, whether they want it or not, we will not hold them accountable to pay for what they did. 2. Forgiveness is not something we do for...

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Definition of “Forgiveness”

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Forgiveness | 0 comments

Definition of “Forgiveness”

When someone unjustly offends us, a debt has been created, an account opened; we hold the offender as responsible. But Jesus expects us to resolve that debt created by them before we come to him and pray. He says we can do this through forgiveness! Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors (Matthew 6:12). Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone (Mark 11:26). Very few Christians really have a depth of inner reality concerning forgiveness, let alone know how to help others find healing and...

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A Vision of the Cross

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Forgiveness, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

A Vision of the Cross

When it comes to forgiveness, we need to understand the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Although everything Jesus did for us is factual, unless we have revelation of it in our heart, it will not be real to us. If we want to fully benefit from what happened on the cross, we must see it and know it in our heart as well as in our mind. A vision of the cross Here is a vivid account of a friend’s (Ralph Nault) encounter with the cross as he told it to me and I recorded it. I’m standing out in the middle of a violent storm; it’s pitch...

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Do You Reject the Blood of Jesus?

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Forgiveness | 2 comments

Do You Reject the Blood of Jesus?

You can forgive others. You can let go of that list of grievances you are holding on to—if you accept the blood of Jesus as enough for the wrongs committed against you. Or would you rather stay angry, close your heart, go after the people who hurt you, and make them pay for what they did? Unforgiveness carries a high cost. The sacrificial blood of Christ was given so we can resolve the debts created by the wrongs committed against us.  His blood alone has the power to set us free from our deep-seated resentments, smoldering anger, and...

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Blood of Jesus Heals Tormenting Pictures

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Forgiveness, Healing & Wholeness | 0 comments

Blood of Jesus Heals Tormenting Pictures

Traumas often leave negative pictures in our minds, often tormenting us for many years. Perhaps the neurons of the brain get stuck at the point of shock, and our brains won’t let us move on. Or perhaps a demonic spirit fastened itself to us in the moment of the trauma. Either way, Jesus Christ offers us His blood as a way to heal these pictures. Chalice of blood frees me Years ago I experienced the power of the blood of Jesus in a dramatic way. After discovering some porn pictures under a bed, I couldn’t erase them from my mind. I went to...

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Here’s What The Blood of Jesus Can Do For You

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Forgiveness, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

Here’s What The Blood of Jesus Can Do For You

We need to understand the power of the blood so we can fully benefit from the blessings it offers. Here’s the spiritual reality: the life is in the blood. God established this truth with Noah, and told Moses how to use it in order to resolve the sin issue between people and God. To Noah, he said: “You shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. Surely I will require your lifeblood … Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed” (Gen 9:4-6). God explained to Moses: “The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have...

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The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in Forgiveness, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

More than 2000 years ago, God provided us with the greatest tool of power ever given to humanity—forgiveness. Through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, forgiveness was made possible. The sacrificial blood of Christ was given in payment for all our failures. Forgiveness alone has the power to set you free from debilitating guilt, simmering resentments, and chronic anger. And it is a key to healing your wounds, closing doors to Satan, and freeing you from demonic oppression. The power of forgiveness If you have received forgiveness from...

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Free from Guilt and Shame

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Forgiveness, Spiritual Foundation | 0 comments

Free from Guilt and Shame

Since the earliest of time God has planned a better way for us to pay the debts we occurred when we could not fulfill the law of Moses. Paul wrote, “When the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law” (Galatians 4:4-5). Jesus fulfills legal demand of the law The full legal demand of the law was fulfilled upon the body of Jesus Christ. In His work on the cross, Jesus was made sin for us. He took on the corrupted nature of flesh and blood, the...

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