Spiritual Battle Skill – Forgiveness

Unforgiveness is like ‘carrying so much load not necessary as a soldier in battle’. How can you march unrestricted and fight the enemy? As a result, you end up getting injured for carrying too much weight. These injuries are the afflictions and setbacks we face – these may be related to our spiritual lives -though is 24 hrs in the day -you’re unable to read your Bible daily, pray or dedicate time to fast; or perhaps you’re not ble to do any form of charity work [Acts 20:35], setbacks in your finances relating to debts, health issues , family breakdown or conflicts, educational problems , setbacks in career and business just to name a few.

If you pray with an unforgiving heart, you’re talking to yourself- ‘Your heart is the contact point with our Almighty God’ – ‘Your heart is the prayer room’. Unforgiveness is a sin which becomes a significant barrier between your heart and our Lord God Elohim. Jesus Christ [Yeshua], gave us the skill on how to win our battles and achieve anything we want in our lives – He said, ”whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you your wrongdoing” [Mark 11:25].

Without a free-spirited heart in prayer, you cannot fight the enemy with the ‘The Word’-[John 1:1-5], the Sword in our battles – Jesus Christ. Jehovah screens our heart ‘like an X-ray’ before sending the comforter -Holy Spirit [Acts 15:8]- If you continue not to forgive others, holding grudges, anger, bitterness and pain of the past in your heart; is like allowing your weapon to get dirty in battle. You end up grieving the Holy Spirit [Ephesians 4:30-32]. How could your Prayers be powerful enough to break through all the opposition in the Heavenly places and get to the Throne of God [Daniel 10:1-21] ?

Forgiveness is one of the most difficult things to do, yet the most powerful of all skills required as a soldier of Jesus Christ. Our commander in chief said in Matthew 18, that to enter into the kingdom of God we have to be like a child. So, let’s go back to the basics brothers and sisters- the Lord’s prayer … ‘and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. So not only is this a covenant with God, but a rule in the heavens [Genesis 1:1]- if you don’t forgive you will not be forgiven by God [Matthew 6:14-15]. Yeshua has also said, …in this world there will be offence[John 16:33]. You can not live in this world and not get offended- The people most closest to you will be your worst enemy [Matthew 10:36]. Take note, these are the people the enemy uses as his instrument, so it can become very difficult to forgive.

Unforgiveness is one of the secret weapons used by the enemy to trap us and so able to throw afflictions into our lives. Unforgiveness is a sin and if you live in sin, you’re in darkness and can’t see; this makes it very easy to be attacked by the enemy. Learn to forgive and move into light- the enemy can’t fight you in light for light overcomes darkness [John 1:5]. This is why the world is full of afflictions and setbacks. The vicious cycle of unforgiveness all around us has allowed the enemy to trap so many people [Matthew 18:21-22].

When we choose to forgive, we receive peace and freedom, but also turn the person who wronged us over to our commander in chief [Yeshua] to work on them- is like passing over a prisoner of war-’leaving it for God’ -that’s when powerful miracles happen [Psalms 103:3]. At the point of death our commander in chief showed us the power of forgiveness – Jesus Christ said on the cross, ‘Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing”…[Luke 23:34]. The final ‘ticket’ to purchase before you can enter the kingdom of God is to forgive all the people that have wronged you, even if they are unaware of what they have done to you. Jesus Christ died for us and forgave us of all our transgressions – that’s why we have freedom and salvation.

Remember to watch your tongue for is a powerful weapon; it has the power of life and death and you’ll eat it’s fruit. Is this not the same tongue we use to say ‘THE WORD’, “be delivered in the name of Jesus Christ” and the kingdom of demons and evil spirits in the heavenly places tremble? Avoid saying ‘you will never forgive’ – this is a ‘dark’ pathway the enemy uses to connect you with afflictions and setbacks in your life [Proverbs 18:21]. God our heavenly father gets angry [2 Samuel 6:7]. Is okay to get angry but do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger [Ephesians 4:26].

It is not easy to forgive – Look at forgiveness as an act of peeling an onion- you need to forgive over and over again and often times with tears in your eyes [pain]. Fast and Pray if you’re struggling to forgive someone or people that have wronged you ; during that process, Jesus Christ will see your faith and provide you with the grace to completely forgive who ever has wronged you [Luke 5:20].

Prayer  

“The yoke of unforgiving spirit in my life is broken in Jesus Christ name today! “Give me the Grace My Lord God to be free from unforgiving evil spirits” Amen  

Further Reading 

Ephesians 4:26-32 Colossians 3:13 Matthew 6 Matthew 18:21-35 Matthew 10:34-39 Luke 17:3-4 2 Corinthians 12:2 Proverbs 4:23