Releasing Others from their Trespasses
– Abraham Isac
Hebrews 12:15: See to it that that anyone comes short of the grace of God having a root of bitterness and many will be defiled.
Know the seriousness of bitterness. It is harmful to me more than others. We defile others as well. Holy Spirit is willing to help us in forgiving.
Reaction of Jesus when others treated him badly: Forgive them for they know not what they do. Jesus had a Spirit of forgiveness, not of revenge.
Matthew 18:21. Forgive others as God has forgiven us, any number of times.
Compassion towards others helps us to release and forgive others. When we do not forgive others, we are torturing ourselves. Forgiveness should be in the heart and not just saying with our mouth. Our forgiveness depends also on our forgiving others.
Colossians 3:12,13: Forgiving others just as the Lord forgave me if I have any complaint against anyone.
Overflowing attitude of forgiveness, not a legalistic type.
Genesis 50:19: As for you meant for evil, but God meant it for good.
Genesis 50:21: Joseph: Take care of them, comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
2 Cor 2:6-8: reaffirming our love to others who have hurt us badly.
Forgiving others after seeing how much God has forgiven me.
Experience of forgiving everyone through meeting a believer. Everything was restored after forgiving others.
Matthew 6:12: forgive us as we forgive others their debts. This needs to be done everyday. God gives us grace to forgive others.
Knowing how much God has forgiven me, it becomes easy to forgive others.
Galations: Comparison of sons of Hagar and Sarah. Am I living per the law or by Jesus.
1 John 5:11: God has given us eternal life. He who has the Son has life.
Forgiving those above me, like my boss. Praying about it and release experienced by God so able to forgiving others. Asking God for strength for forgiving others.
1 Peter 2:20: Jesus gave you an example by not threatening in return but forgiving, you should follow in His footsteps.
John 5: Man who was not well for 38 years. When God gives me the strength, I will be able to walk.
Jesus said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”
Seeing what Jesus has done on cross of Calvary and experiencing freedom and doing the same to others.
When others ask for forgiveness, we find it difficult to forgive from the heart.
2 Cor 2:6-8: Comfort and reaffirm our love after forgiving others.
Son was sick but trusted God for his healing. Through prayers and patience, my son is healed. Those who spoke evil of my son saw what God had done.