Everyday again we should remember that some 2000 years ago a man was willing to do that what his Father in heaven wanted to be done, and offered himself as a lamb to wash the world of the gravity of sin by his blood.
Still every day we may have to face many struggles, pain, sorrow and many minor and big problems. Often we may see things around us which can annoy us, sometimes people may work on our nerves, but then we see that Light of the Lamb of God that showed us the way to treat others and to step over our boundaries of limitations.
Though living in this world we have decided not to be part ‘of this world’. From our inner soul the light of Christ Jesus, who died for us, is able to transpose us and to bring us to greater waters where we can swim forwards to to ‘isle of rescue’.
In the land prepared by Christ we are to be the example for others, so that they could see how we can be united in peace and show each-other brotherly love. We do have to show those around us that we are not the ones to judge. But we are the ones who are willing to forgive and to reach out our hand of loving-kindness and helpfulness, so that we with many can go together on the way to the opened gate of the Kingdom of God.
Find additional reading:
- Poetry of Peace
- Your struggles develop your strengths
- Pain and Suffering is inevitable but Misery is optional
- From pain to purpose
- Compassion and Discipline
- Man’s plans prevailed by God’s purpose
- A Great Gift commemorated
- An unblemished and spotless lamb foreknown
- Servant of his Father
- The Seed Of The Woman Bruised
- The day Jesus died
- The Song of The Lamb #1 Visions, symbols and suggested meanings
- The Song of The Lamb #2 Sevens
- Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
- Kingdom Visions of Rainbowed angel, Lamb in Mount Zion
- Kingdom Visions of God’s judgements and Marriage of the Lamb
- 14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast
- Ransom for all
- In the death of Christ, the son of God, is glorification
- Ember and light the ransomed of Jehovah
- The Song of The Lamb #5 Revelation 5
- The Song of The Lamb #7 Revelation 15
- The Song of The Lamb #8 Revelation 15 Lessons for us today
- God’s Comfort
- Promise of a Comforter
- Give your tears to God
- Everything that is done in the world is done by hope
- Growth in character
- Breathing to teach
- Prayer has comforted us in sorrow
- A Living Faith #7 Prayer
- A New Jerusalem
- Judge not according to appearance
- Belonging to or being judged by
- Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #15 Exposition before the Creator
- Doest thou well to be Angry?
- Forgiveness always possible
- A man who cannot forgive others
- He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass
- Love is like playing the piano
- Forgiveness is a blessing for the one who forgives
- The Greatest of These is Love
- Forgive? You’re Kidding Me, Right? (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
The concept of forgiveness can be a hard thing to digest. If someone wronged us, granting forgiveness can feel almost as if we’ve been hit twice. The first time when we were so generously issued the wrong-doing; the second when we struggled to set-aside our ill-feelings and extended the gift of forgiveness. After all, he/she may have deserved anything but a gift.
- A new identity (poetryjoy.com)
God already sees us as perfected, beautiful and whole in Christ. The hard part is seeing, accepting and believing it for ourselves.
- Un-forgiveness is the means by which we securely bind ourselves to that which we hate most. (lisconnect.wordpress.com)
Free yourself, ask God for a forgiving heart.
- How to Overcome a Bitter Spirit (familyencouragement.wordpress.com)
There are devastating consequences in the personal life and relationships of a bitter person. The Bible speaks about the development of bitterness in Ephesians 4:31 and the following verse deals with it’s consequences and solution.
God tells us we are to be “forgiving one another”. This is the key to dealing with being resentful over past hurts. Our bitterness and disappointment in people can only be resolved through forgiveness. Period. A bitter person refuses to forgive the offender.
- Forgiveness (po11ycheck.wordpress.com) Reposted from Courageous Christian FatherForgiveness it can be easier said then done. Do you easily forgive others when they do wrong to you? Have you ever had anyone not forgive you and you wished they did? What does it mean to forgive?
Christ casted our sins into the sea of forgetfulness. Our sins were cast as far as the East is from the West. Our sins to be remembered no more. So where is the sea of forgetfulness? Well, it is a place that I wouldn’t want to know where it is. Because all is forgotten there. How far exactly is the East from the West? Well just think the Earth is round so, you can keep going and going. Just the same, God’s forgiveness keeps going and is everlasting. If God can forgive our sins, shouldn’t we? See Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13
- Bible Verses to Comfort – It Hurts Me to Forgive – Forgiveness (darrellcreswell.wordpress.com)
When we have been wronged by someone, a barrier is formed in our hearts. We put up a wall to the offense that hinders us from forgetting, letting go, and moving on.
Jesus said we should forgive unconditionally. In contrast, humans put conditions on forgiveness.
- The first to apologize is the bravest, the first to forgive is the strongest, the first to forget is the happiest. (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)
Actually, forgiveness is not only about others, but also about our own spiritual growth. Love and forgiveness cannot be separated. If we choose to live out the love of God as the purpose of our life, then forgiving is an option that cannot be avoided.
- Forgive Us Our Sins…… (coarpk.wordpress.com)
Some sins are more easily forgiven than others. We can forgive a lie, depending on how big it is. We can forgive a false word, as long as it’s not said against us. We can forgive a little anger, as long as we weren’t embarrassed by it. But what happens when the sin that we’re called to forgive is more significant. What if someone steals from us? Breaks into our house? Hits our car? What happens if someone takes the life of someone we love? How do we forgive them?
- Does the Bible say that you should forgive someone who does not repent? (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
“It is a common human assumption that the violator of the rights of others must ask for forgiveness before the wronged party can be expected to accept the apology and grant forgiveness…But Jesus here asks the person wronged to forgive the one responsible for the wrongdoing when when there is no confession of guilt… There is a voice from the cross that echoes across history to all saying ‘Father forgive them for they know not what they do.’ Neither Pilate nor the high priest nor the centurion offered any apology to Jesus, yet he prayed for divine forgiveness…(p.125)”
I think it is a helpful tool for people to insist on seeing some sort of repentance and restitution from someone who wrongs you before you trust them again. If they are not even sorry for what they’ve done, and they refuse to explain why what they did is wrong, then they can’t be forgiven, and you can’t trust them again.
When I raise that with the unconditional forgiveness crowd, they want to insist that there is a difference, that the word “forgive” means different things. I’m not convinced.
- pure and light (madelineranda.wordpress.com)
I let the enemy convince me my sins are trivial and he lulls me into complacency. he whispers that I’m fine and dandy, that we all live in darkness together and that is a-okay. But this morning as light flooded through my window, over a warm cup of coffee, my lonely and impure heart was brought a beautiful reminder speaking to both lies.
Sunlight slits open the dark clouds,
Crushing down my sins and bondage alike.
With Him we too were crucified that day –
Not as mere slaves or rebels but as Sons.
Forgiveness like a Balm to to my bruises,
My heart and soul now rejuvenated –
Speak – “Let the inner voice choose –
Forgiveness over vengeance !”
Harsh neighbors unite,
Arch rivals dialogue,
Nations come together –
As citizens of Humankind.
Judge Not ,nor be judged.
Condemn Not,nor be condemned,
But forgive and be Forgiven,
For Love is the only Balm for my pains.