Mar 25, 2009
HEALING THROUGH RELEASE
I want to talk to you today about healing through release, or healing through forgiveness.
Notice, forgiveness is associated with being tenderhearted. Forgiveness will also keep you tenderhearted. It prevents your heart (your emotions and spirit) from being hardened. If G-d has forgiven us for ALL the things we have done, how can we NOT forgive someone for what they have done, no matter how insidious or pernicious it may have been … especially in the LIGHT of eternity.
One time I was going to the post office to post a ministry mail out. While I was on my way, I was having a hard time forgiving someone. As I entered the parking lot at the post office, the LORD said to me: “Why are you letting that person rob you out of blessings? Why are you letting them bind you? Why are you letting them keep your prayers from being answered? Why are you letting them hinder you by your not forgiving them? Release them so I can bless you!”
All of a sudden, the LIGHT came on in both my spirit and my mind. I said, “G-d, I am NOT going to let them rob me out of blessings any more. They have already caused me enough grief and trouble. I forgive them right now in the name of Yeshua. I release them into your hands.”
Immediately the LORD flooded my soul with joy. The Bible tells us: “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”
One trick of the devil is to cause people to do things wrong to you, or to lie about you, or to wound you emotionally. (Listen to – or read the Show Notes of - the previous podcast titled: “Healing of Emotional Wounds.”) There is a strategy behind the attacks of Satan. One reason for his attacks as he uses other people (sometimes a child of G-d) is to get you angry and emotionally disturbed. Even if you are not manifesting external responses, the devil knows that if you are disturbed internally, and harbor a spirit of unforgiveness, it will keep you from the blessings of G-d. That is just ONE of the reasons he likes to cause you trouble.
The scripture admonishes us to “Be angry, and do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your wrath, neither give place to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:27) The original Greek word for place here used is the word topos, which means: a place to occupy, (or, as a military term, a place from which to attack you). Do NOT give the devil an opportunity to cause you to hate those who injure you, or to cause you to take revenge, or to silently harbor ill feelings and unforgiveness.
When I was a little boy, my sister and I shared the same bedroom. One day we had an argument (probably many days!). But that particular night as I was in my bed I was angry at my sister for some reason. Before I could go to sleep, she spoke to me from her bed on the other side of the room and said, “Daddy always taught us never to go to bed mad.” So we made up. That is very good advice, and even though I did not realize it them, was scriptural: “Do not let the sun go down on your wrath.”
My friend, G-d loves you so much, and He wants to BLESS you. Do not let the enemy of G-d, and your enemy (the devil), trick you into being bound by another person or people. If you have been wronged, or maybe lied about with absolutely no merit to the accusation, forgive. Why would you let them bother you anymore? Why would you let them bind you? Why would you let them rob you out of blessings? Release them so G-d can bless you.
Picture yourself with a chain or rope tied to that person or those people who have wronged you. Forgive them and the chains and ropes - your chains and ropes - will drop off. Give NO place - no location for military operations against you – to the devil.
You will not only experience release for yourself, but a freedom in your spirit, and the the dove of the Spirit of G-d, the Ruach Elohim, will flood your soul. Blessings will begin to abound.
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Messiah forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
I trust this teaching will help you,
Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai.
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