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Summary: benefits of forgivness

Power of Forgiveness

Victory Temple A/G

PO Box 911

Waco, Tx 76703

Pastor Danny Williams

Matt. 18:21-35

The First thing I want to say, is that Jesus is not teaching us that believers earn God’s Forgiveness by forgiving others.

That would be contrary to God’s Grace.

But if we have truly experienced God’s Forgiveness, then we will have a readiness to forgive others.

Col. 3:13

Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another if any one has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

Understand this Morning: You can never receive any think you are not willing to give first. And vice versa. It’s called sowing and reaping…

See; this is a Family thing….

Remember in our past studies we talked about Our Father?

You cannot have a right relationship with the father if you are not getting along with your brothers and sisters…

Unmerciful servant…. Mat 18:21-35

When we forgive others-

We are not earning prayer.

Prayer comes from sonship.

But forgiveness brings Fellowship-

And if I am not in fellowship with my brothers and sisters I cannot pray effectively.

I John 4 (quickview) -says if you cannot love a brother you can see how can you love a God you cannot see?

Question?

How many of you know unforgiveness and unconfused sin will hinder the power of God in your life?

God Will never forgive you with unforgiveness in your heart.

Why?

Because he would dishonor his name and his word.

And that would encourage sin.

So what do we do? About sin?

In your bible the word Debt comes from the Greek word

“ Opheilema” that word is used only four other times in the new test.

But lets look at other’s.

Hamarita – is the most common-and it carries the root Idea of missing the Mark. (Sin)

Paraptoma- means the sin of slipping or falling, as a result of carelessness more than from intentional disobedience. (Trespass)-Backsliding

Parabasis- refers to stepping across the line, going beyond the limits prescribed by God. (Transgression)-Robbing a bank

Opheliema- refers to a moral or spiritual debt.

But understand all sin is a moral and spiritual debt and must be paid to God.

How do we know He isn’t referring to money?

In Luke 11:4 (quickview) -clearly indicates the reference to sin.

But understand there is a three-fold effect.

1. The problem-

Sin- is that which separates us from God

And is mans

Greatest enemy. (Not Satan)

Sin will dominate the heart and mind of men and women

Why do people not forgive? (Past)

1. Pride

2. Stubbiness

3. Fear-venerability

4. Repetition of being hurt.

What does unforgiveness bring? (Present)

1. torment

2. anger

3. misery

4. jealousy

5. dissatisfaction

6. strife

7. guilt

What is the final effect of unforgiveness?

1. disease

2. death

3. damnation

UNFORGIVENESS is nothing to be playing around with…

Not only do we recognize the problem but #2 we look to God’s

2. PROVISION-

We need continual forgiveness-

If mans greatest enemy is sin.

Then his greatest need is forgiveness

Form God and each other…

And Hallelujah

That is what God provides

Everything leads to the issue forgiveness

Not only do we see understand the problem and seek the provision but 3rdly


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