Forgiveness allows you to give mercy, grace and peace; unforgiveness takes your peace of mind, darkens your heart, puts you in bondage to the wound, enslaved by the harm of trauma. For GIVE ness. We don’t forgive those who hurt us to let them off the hook, but take us off the hook of satan. God alone is the Righteous Just Judge, and those who do unrepentant-harm will get double for the troubles they caused, while those harmed will get double portions for the trouble the thief caused. We forgive those who wound us to be free to love God and love one another as ourselves, for apart from the Love of Christ is a wasteland desert wilderness where demons dwell and unclean spirits haunt people with pain, suffering, night terrors, flashbacks, hyper-vigilance, mind on repeat of the trauma, heart so hurt it shuts down, broken-heart syndrome, depression, suicidal ideation, death-wishes, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, helplessness, giving up, led astray, vulnerability to stress, disease, lust, pride, greed, sloth, anger, unbelief, doubt, jealousy, envy, covetness, resentment, bitterness, lashing out, hurting others before they can hurt you: all spirits sent to torment or terrorize you by satan. But God! in Christ you can cast them out and cut off the fruits of satan’s tree. Remove past hurts, wounds, offenses, scars, traumas, and take the fruit — twisted thoughts, dark feelings and distorted desires — captive to obey Christ; replace demonic manifestations of satan’s thoughts feelings and desires with Christ’s Mind of God’s higher thoughts and ways. Receive the new tree of life, Christ in you, with resurrected new life, a new heart and right spirit — Christ in your soul — with new godly thoughts, feelings and desires.
“They have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood, and took power for themselves; made fallen stars their kings and star-god their images. They made gods for themselves” (Amos 5:26). They will bring the great and terrible day of the Lord to come to pass, while those in Christ receive the daily dawn of new Light renewed. “Because you have kept My Word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth” (Revelation 3:10). In Christ you have Peace; in the world you have tribulation (John 16:33). Take the Plumb Line of Christ, righteousness, the True Vine of the Bride joined to the Bridegroom, and the gates of hell cannot prevail over you, neither those who conspire under the influence of anti-Christ spirits against the Goodness of God in those of Christ, and America the Beautiful under Christ governance under God, a constitutional republic indivisible from God with liberty and justice for all. Those who conspire are dealing deceitfully (Amos 7:7-10, 8:5). We come out of their kingdoms of sin, delivered from the dominion of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of the beloved Son of God (Amos 7:13; Colossians 1:12-13) becoming new body temples of God where Holy Spirit dwells, holy, righteous, perfect (lacking nothing), complete; glorifying God in our body, worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19-20; John 4:24).
Right seeing is from the sound eyes of Christ — eyes full of light that make your whole body full of light. Be careful lest your light be darkness; seeing wrongly makes your body full of darkness (Luke 11:33-36). Right thinking is from the sound mind of Christ in you; twisted thinking is from satan who alters your perception of reality so you believe the lie. Only Jesus can deliver you from the lies and replace with the Truth. God our Father sends the Spirit of Truth to guide into all the Truth (John 16:13). Unfortunately, the world doesn’t see, cannot receive, and doesn’t know the Spirit of God (John 14:17). Satan’s agenda doesn’t have to present what is real, just the perception of reality, a ruse, theater, where actors pretend to act for your common good, but are masking evil to put you into fear, despair, hopelessness, helplessness to get you to give up instead of coming to Jesus and taking up Christ’s spiritual weapons of Righteousness, Truth, Gospel of Peace, Faith, Salvation, and the Word of God: the sharp Sword of the Spirit.
The pride of lions roaming in the world seek prey to devour, reveling in their lawlessness. God abhors pride and hates their strongholds (Amos 6:6-8, 8:7). The rebellious and disobedient are in a famine of hearing the Word of God (Amos 8:11). They faint from lack of righteousness, thirst but are never satisfied because they refuse to come to Jesus and drink of Christ. Their empire will fall and never rise again, “The eyes of the Lord are upon the sinful kingdom and will destroy it” (Amos 9:8). God will shake the nations like a sieve and the evil will fall to the ground but the righteous will stay in the hand of God. “All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword [Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit]; those who say “there is no devil/evil” shall not take over or meet us” (Amos 9:10). “He who rejects Jesus and does not receive his Sayings has a judge; the Words he has spoken will be their judge on the last day” (John 12:48). The Beast is the great deception trying to give you a new normal of altered reality. The False Prophet is the lies of the enemy that if you believe and take to heart, will be your downfall. The Harlot invites the unclean spirits of this world system to live in her; the elemental spirits of the universe (Colossians 2:8) that keep her in bondage to sin, enslaved to the world system of the Beast. “If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belong to the world? Why do you submit to their regulations…according to human precepts and [scientism] doctrines? These have an APPEARANCE of wisdom…but are of NO VALUE” Colossians 2:20-23
Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life of God. Jesus delivers you from the lies and restores your fortunes, so bestir yourselves, rouse yourselves. “Let the weak say, I am a warrior” (Joel 3:10). The Lord ROARS and the heavens and earth are shaken (Hebrews 12:25-29; Joel 3:16) but the Lord God Almighty is a refuge to his people, and a strong tower for those in Christ. When we know God through abiding in Christ, the Holy One, nothing accursed or dark or evil can enter you. Cast off their word curses and receive the Words of Life and Spirit; the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead and the same resurrection life of Christ to make all things new in your spirit and soul and body and life. “Cast all anxiety upon Jesus for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of double-mind…Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you” (James 4:6-10). “Purify your soul by obedience to the Truth; in sincere love of the brethren; love one another from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of the imperishable Seed (the Word), through the living and abiding Word of God…the Word abides forever. That Word is the good news” (1 Peter 1:22-25). Let God manifest the Word and the Spirit and the Bride and the Life of resurrected Christ in your mortal flesh (2 Cor 4:10-11; Revelation 22:17). “In Christ you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of Christ Jesus who calls you out of darkness into his marvelous Light. Once you were no people, but now in Christ you are God’s People…Live as free, without using your freedom as a pretext for evil…Honor all. Love sincerely. Fear God and you will have nothing to fear…Follow Jesus’ example: when he was hated he did not hate in return; when he suffered he did not threaten; but he trusted God who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cursed tree, so we can die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed…Return to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls” 1 Peter 2:9-25
Ask for Wisdom and God gives generously and without reproach (James 1:5-8). Ask for the Gift of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 7:7-12); even human father’s give good gifts to their children; God gives the Ultimate Gift when we ask for His Spirit: fire to remove the past, Spirit to form the new in you. When the Goodness and Lovingkindness of God our Savior appears to you, you are saved from your unforgiveness, resentment, root of bitterness, hatred and malice, by washing, regenerating and renewing in the Holy Spirit which God pours out upon us richly through Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. We are justified by his Grace so we no longer need to try and justify ourselves, defend, make excuses, etc., because we know we are co-heirs with Christ of all the inheritance (Titus 3:4-8). The new Gate into God is Jesus, who opens your gates to let the King of glory come in, to do mighty battle with all your spots of sin and darkness (Psalm 24). We enter the Bridegroom through the broken, pierced body of Jesus, into the perfect one Body flowing with the one holy, righteous, pure Spirit; the Body of Christ, purified, refined and made white as snow in the Blood, Water, and Spirit of God our Father and his Lamb. Dry bones put on the garment of Christ, a white wedding garment of pure Light, true Love, and holy Spirit when they hear the Word of the Lord; the soul yokes with Christ and learns Christ as we learn to abide in him, resting in God as Holy Spirit works with and in you. “I restore health to you, and your wounds I heal, says the Lord” Jeremiah 30:17
Jesus takes me just as I am, so God can change me just as he is.
- Receive Salvation of God through Jesus
- Receive Redemption
- Receive Righteousness in Relationship to Christ
- Reborn of God, of his Spirit
- Receive Regeneration in Relationship to Holy Spirit
- Renewing, Refreshing, Reforming, Reviving daily in continued Relationship to God and his Christ
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, keep me safe” (Psalm 4:8). “For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One, “In returning and rest you are saved; in quietness and in trust would be your strength, and you would not come” (Isaiah 30:15). “The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:11-12). “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” (Proverbs 21:2-3). “Justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like an overflowing stream” (Amos 5:24). “Righteousness exalts a nation” (Proverbs 14:34). “The righteous have enough to satisfy their appetite” (Proverbs 13:25). “The righteous will flourish like a green leaf” (Proverbs 11:28b). “The sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous” (Proverbs 13:22). “Mercy and truth meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other” (Psalm 85:10).
Righteousness is right positioning of your heart, under the power and authority of Christ, under the dominion of God our Father. Righteousness is right relationship with God, right standing with God; not bowing to anything else. We get to the place of being in right standing with God by doing His Will, not ours. “Thy kingdom come into you; Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven in you.” As Jesus said, “Take this cup from me if you can, but nevertheless, Thy Will be done.”