A person hardly ever commits the same offense against us four hundred and ninety times; however, we easily can replay an offense four hundred and ninety times in our minds. This spiritual truth is why with complete forgiveness (seven times seventy or four hundred and ninety times), the Holy Spirit in us can help us keep our minds from rerunning an offense over and over again. The point here is that Christ’s seven times seventy forgiveness command teaches and reminds us that forgiven people also have to forgive people.
God not only promises us that He will love us unconditionally, but also He promises us that He will love us forever. His Love never is cold, never is preferential, never rejects us, and never leaves us. God’s Love never changes! We are to love one another in like manner.
This New Year, as we turn over a new leaf and hope to do better, I pray that our Lord’s presence and guidance will be with us all, as we face the future. With every uncertainty of life that lies ahead of us, I pray that our Lord will continue to assure us of His unchanging love while kindling within us our faith in His hope and plan for our future.
The goal of every evangelist or “church” spiritual leader has never been to get lost souls to pray any prayer. The goal ALWAYS has been to be a witness for Jesus the Christ—to lead the unsaved world to the Lord by demonstrating to lost souls how to live for Him.
Without a doubt, people hurting from painful past memories need inner healing, and this inner healing is a God-given miracle. However, God heals when He wants, the way He wants, and at the speed He wants. So, if someone isn’t healed instantaneously or according to some believers’ timetables, then Christian wanna be advisers should take their lack of healing issue up with God and stop trying to dictate to hurting people when, in what manner, and how quickly they should get healed—and stop trying to blame hurting people’s hurts and pain on their lack of faith, and so forth!
For believers to know whether or not they lovingly, mercifully, compassionately, and righteously are correcting (admonishing) and/or teaching others about the need to have their sinful and evil seeds uprooted, and for believers to know whether or not they concurrently are uplifting and encouraging spiritually immature and/or mature believers to invest their holy, righteous, and good seeds in the Kingdom of God, these believers need to revisit the Good Samaritan Parable.