KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:35 (KJV). “So likewise, shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses.”
Please Read Matt 18:23-36
The above story is one that the Lord Jesus told. The story is about the man who was forgiven all his debt, which was very. much, yet when he met another man, who owed him something little, he could not forgive him, but threw him into jail. The Lord said, the king gave this wicked man to the tormentors. The Lord is reminding us that, there is none who has offended us that we can’t forgive. No one can owe us more than we owed the lord. Our debts demanded our death and eternal damnation in hell fire. Our debt was eternal slavery to Satan and his demons, yet Jesus paid the price to set us free.
There may be someone reading this piece of material, and fuming with rage over what someone has done to him. There are even some who have vowed never to forgive some people for what they have done to them. Dear one no matter how grave one might have erred against you; it can never be compared to how much we owed the Lord. If that person is pleading for pardon, don’t be too rigid and difficult, forgive him or her. Even if he has not asked for pardon, do not hold the offence, let it go.
The Lord says, you have been forgiven much. If you fail to forgive those or the one whose offence is far lesser than what you owe the Lord, then you may be handed over to the tormentors. Anyone who fails to forgive is under the power of these tormentors.
A lady had a grudge against her husband. She was so bitter that, somehow, she started bloating up. Her whole body became very big. A pastor visited her and told her, God says you must forgive and you would be free from all these torments. She hesitated for some time, yet she ultimately gave in and forgave the husband. She instantly started shrinking up to her normal size. The tormentors took over her, but had to leave, the moment she forgave. Why suffers this way.? Leave that offence and be free.
I was supposed to die yet he died for me, I owed the debt, but he paid it all, why would I keep the debt of those who owe me.
Matthew 6: (KJV). “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
Matthew 6:14-15 (KJV) For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive year trespasses.