Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo
Saturday, January 26 , 2019
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
HAVE A SWEET SPIRIT ,
(Don’t Be Unforgiving),
TO THE BIBLE
Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
When you come across someone who’s bitter and keeps malice, you can be sure such a person is also unforgiving. The reason is that bitterness and malice are both products of unforgivingness. In 1 Corinthians 14:20, Apostle Paul advised: “Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.” He said so because babies don’t know how to be bitter or keep malice. They’re too innocent for that; they don’t have enough sense to even recognise any wrong done to them.
Know this: every time you allow bitterness and malice some space in your heart, you stop the power of God from working in your life and you immediately open the door to Satan. For instance, there was a time when Prophet Elisha was so angry and bitter against the King of Israel that he couldn’t hear what the Spirit of God was saying to him (2 Kings 3:14).
Think about this: God doesn’t keep record of your many offences and all the countless mistakes that you make. He always forgives you; so why not be like your heavenly Father and learn to forgive people no matter their offence against you. Don’t regard the wrong done to you by others to the extent that you become bitter and begin to keep malice. Say no to bitterness and malice today and enjoy your life in Christ.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Dear Father, I thank you for giving me a heart full of love that bears no record of wrongs done to me. I declare that malice and bitterness have no place in me. I forgive all those who may have wronged me, I choose to love them as you have loved me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Matthew 18:15-35, Exodus 10-12
Acts 12:20-25, Job 22-23
If you’ve held anything against anyone, it’s time to sincerely forgive them and show them the love of the Father.