2 Thessalonians 2:12
Being happy and grateful in the midst of persecution and tribulations is something many have no connection to on any day ending in D-A-Y. Whether it’s on the first of the week or the middle of week. But I come to tell you that before the foundation of the earth was formed that GOD WAS and even at this hour of suffering and sickness that He is still on the throne. The essence of His Son’s death is just as relevant now as it was over 2k years ago. To have the capability to tap into his goodness is a blessing and it because of Jesus’ suffering on that old rugged cross that I come to tell you to praise and give glory and honor to the Most High.
When we think of forgiveness we must always be mindful of why we should focus on Christ and His suffering when we do forgive ourselves and others. You see there was a time when individuals focused more on the hurt or slander from others when making attempts to forgive. And to know that Jesus forgives and has the power to never bring up again the transgressions we have been forgiven for is a Blessing indeed. I know there is often an adjustment period we must follow in order to get to the place of peace while yet also being mindful of those which have caused us harm. And if you focus on that anger too long you will find yourself missing a very important step to being healed. That is like the focal point of this writing. If you focus on Jesus and His suffering for all mankind, I’d like to think this path allows forgiveness to intervene with a quickness eradicating all of those angry thoughts. Your anger and bitterness has a way of keeping you unfortunate and uniformed about the connections to releasing a powerful healing force connected with the spiritual love of Jesus. And who wants to go around rehashing old thoughts of hurt every single day? I know I don’t. You see that inner turmoil can and will lead us to all types of strife and sicknesses while in the land of the living. This is why the scriptural readings today teaches us that there is someone greater that can take care of it all. Even in this season of lack it is important to remain thankful and committed to the act of forgiveness. In the name of Jesus, I forgive you as well as myself knowing that there is something much greater in store once this action is spoken and released in the spiritual realm. To hold back and to constantly remember what someone has done to you can and will keep you from the eternal Blessing and a manifold harvest. Speak it into existence and operate on the same Faith that Jesus and his disciples had many years ago is just as relevant now. Forgive others and apply it to your life now can cause a healing process just like the tears and the blood and spirit has done for so many others. Forgive and BE forgiven.