Unfailing Love

Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others]. 1 PETER 4:8 AMP

God, Who is Love, unconditionally extended His love toward us and offered us His eternal communion.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV

God loves you so you should love Him and others (especially other believers).

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:37‭-‬40 KJV

He gave us His love so that we could love like He does.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5 KJV


Law of Love

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 KJV

This is what it means to walk in the law of Love. Treat others like you want to be treated.

After all, why in the world would you expect God to do what you are unwilling to do for others?

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: Matthew 6:14 KJV

But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:15 KJV


Love Commandment

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Galatians 5:14 KJV

What on earth is so difficult about loving people who are created in the image and likeness of God? 

Jesus came to bring forgiveness and abundant life to all people who accept Him as Lord and Savior no matter how marred by sin they are. Can we do less?

Love never fails. Love covers a multitude of sin. We are commanded to love and that demands that we forgive all who treat us badly or talk against us.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: Matthew 6:14 KJV

Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others]. 1 PETER 4:8 AMP


Forgive


Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31‭-‬32 KJV

If you don’t- He won’t. 

Now, that’s something to think about, especially for all the haters out there.
Even if you have actually been wronged, hurt, etc, the Bible demands that you forgive.

Only God has all the facts and can judge rightly. Be quick to forgive and let God handle things from there.

The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. Psalms 103:6 KJV


Not Forgive?

The call to walk in forgiveness is the call to walk in God’s Love. Let’s be love walkers and experience the joy of forgiving and being forgiven.

 

Not Forgive?

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25-26 (KJV)

How could anyone who has been touched by the love of God not forgive? Perhaps it is because they do not understand how much they have offended God by their sins nor how much they have been forgiven. If they did they would be quick to forgive others in the same way God forgave them in Christ. 

Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. Luke 7:47 (KJV)

Unforgiveness, bitterness, contaminates faith and defiles the one who refuses to forgive. Resentment, trouble and torment come as a result of holding what only God, the Righteous Judge, can deal with righteously. We are to warn one another and encourage each other so that this destructive sin has no place to gain a foothold in the believers life. 

Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it- Hebrews 12:15 (Amp)

You may say, “I can’t! You don’t know what they have done to me.” Beloved, you must! In Christ you can let go of what the devil has meant to destroy you so that God can turn it for good.

 No amount of self-satisfaction can replace the joy of being forgiven, cleansed and released from the bondage of a root of bitterness. Your release is one decision, one act of your will, away.  

 

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Forgive!

“Forgive and you shall be forgiven,” is a serious instruction from God Himself. Harboring unforgiveness will destroy you spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

 

Forgive!

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:25-26 (KJV)

Many times those in the Church ask why they are not getting an answer to their prayers. Too often it is because they have not dealt with their own flesh (carnal nature) and let go of he self-seeking, self-satisfying habit of holding grudges or, as the Bible calls it, they allow a root of bitterness to take hold in their life and become easily offended and refuse to forgive even the slightest offense (real or perceived).

 Beloved this will cut you off from the real relationships that would be your armor bearers in times of battle. Worse yet, your prayers are rendered powerless and unheard by the One who is your Defense. Offence builds a fence that separates you from the covenant promises of God.  “And when ye stand praying,” hotan steko proseuchomai, is understood to mean, When you are persistently pressing in for an answer in prayer (standing in faith, believing) and not getting the answer for which you seek; “Forgive!”  “Forgive,” is a command. The Greek word, aphiemi, is a strong word that leaves no doubt as to its meaning. It means to send away, yield up, let expire, to let go of, to never discuss, give up a debt owed, to forgive, to remit, to give up, to keep no longer, to not allow to hinder (relationship). This word tells us that we cannot go to a higher place in God until we abandon all claim to restitution or satisfaction.  Our unwillingness, or inability to forgive negates the forgiveness of the Father who originated the principle of forgiveness. He cannot break His own principles. We are expected to be obedient and not just hearing sons and daughters.  If you need to repent and forgive. Please do so now. 

 

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