STEP 7 - PRAY for the offender. Jesus walked this earth not only to save us and restore us back to the relationship we once had with Father God but to show us how to live in the midst of a hostile environment. Let us meditate on some scriptures:
"34 And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them..........60 And falling on his knees, he cried out loudly, Lord, fix not this sin upon them [lay it not to their charge]! And when he had said this, he fell asleep [in death].…...8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us."
Please allow the aforementioned scriptures to sink deep into your inner consciousness. To forget the seven steps we have been discussing for a while now is to: Be short-sighted, blind, and to have forgotten that you were cleansed from your old sins; Be barren (useless) and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; To stumble. Saints, if we could not live a life of perpetual forgiveness then why would Jesus tell Apostle Peter to forgive seventy times seven (490) a day. To count the number of times you have been offended is to step outside of love where Satan is king.
Therefore, walk in the love that has been shed abroad in your heart (not your head) and forgive all who wrong you (dead or alive) immediately - giving no more seconds to the thought of wrong done to you. Remember, as a man thinks so is he!
CONFESSION - Christ Jesus is the standard of forgiveness; therefore just as Christ forgives my every wrong doing so I FORGIVE quickly and willingly all who wrong me (dead or alive).
Matt 5:43-48; Matt 6:12; Matt 6:14-15; Matt 18:21-35; Mk 11:25-26; Lk 11:4; Lk 23:34; Acts 7:60; Rom 5:8; Rom 12:2; Rom 12:14-21; 1 Cor 13:4-5; Eph 4:30-32; Col 3: 12-17; 2 Pet 1:5-10