THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL...
DATE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH 2016.
THEME: FORGIVE FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY TIMES.
TEXT: Matthew 6:12-15
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
MEMORY VERSE: "21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? :22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven." (Matthew 18:21-22)
One of the pre-requisites for deliverance is forgiveness. This is often neglected. No wonder, people go for deliverance prayers with hatred and malice in their hearts and yet shouting, “Holy Ghost Fire.” The issue of unforgiveness is something that had bothered Peter quite a lot prompting him to ask the required number of times that a person could be offended before he can decide to lay it to heart. Jesus answered and said,” seventy times seven”.
Seventy times seven is equal to four hundred and ninety times. Is it possible for a single person to offend another for four hundred and ninety times? The answer is NO. Impliedly, no amount of offence must generate unforgiveness. I do not know who has offended you so many times and for that reason you have not forgiven him, but yet you are seeking for deliverance. If indeed you inneed want deliverance, you must heed to Jesus’ instruction and forgive.
Sing praise/worship with one or two warfare songs. Pray and thank God and then ask for forgiveness of sins and take the following prayer points.
1. Any spirit of the ancestors working in my life, catch fire, in Jesus' name.
2. You spirit of unbelief causing me hardness of heart, receive rebuke, in Jesus' name.
3. Any spirit of unforgiveness working in my life; be terminated, in Jesus' name.
4. I forgive all those that offended me, in Jesus' name.
5. Holy Ghost, sanctify my heart and make it pure, in Jesus' name.
6. Father, give me a broken spirit and a contrite heart, in Jesus' name.
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA