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THE CONDITION FOR FORGIVENESS

Jesus The Mystery Man – Episode 8

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In our previous post on “Jesus The Mystery Man,” we discussed how Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. While the lesson shouldn’t be applied as a vain repetition, every Christian supposed to consider it as a guide and source of motivation for forming their how own prayer pattern.

Readers also learned in the previous episode that one of the requirements of getting God to answer our prayers is by forgiving other people. Yes, this important statement has become the topic of discussion in this episode – Forgiveness!

Join us as we examine “Forgiveness” in the eighth chapter of the book Who Was Jesus, Really? – Book One.

Do you think you’re perfect? I won’t imagine that. Are you looking for a perfect person, you’re likely not going to find one either! No one is hundred percent righteous. We’ve wronged God, and we have wronged each other.

If you dare to check, you will find out you have wronged God more than once or times in the past. In the same train of thought, you have likely wronged your fellow human being; someone else must have wronged you too. So, forgiveness plays a vital role in solving the problem.

How can we handle the subject of forgiveness? To properly handle this, let’s consider the question that Peter asked his Master Jesus.

Peter, the most outspoken disciple, asked Jesus:  “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” (Matthew 18:21).

Jesus shocked Peter (and other disciples) with his response, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:22).

Of course, we know it is not possible for someone to offend a friend (or an enemy) for 490 times – That’s just a long time for any individual to repeat the same offense to his neighbor!

Jesus was telling his disciples, including you and me, to forgive those who have offended us no matter how frequent it is or how painful it is.

Why would someone forgive others?

Jesus Christ gave an answer to that. He taught us in the Lord’s Prayer,

“(God please) Forgive us our debts (offenses) as we forgive others of their debts (offenses).

Again, Jesus taught his disciples, “If you want God, whom you sin against often, to forgive your sins, then think about it – You must forgive your brother or sister who has offended you.

Jesus made the topic of forgiveness so easy for us to understand. He clarified that prayer alone is not enough to earn anyone forgiveness, you must also forgive others if you want God to forgive your offenses to him.

The book Who Was Jesus, Really – Book One? is indeed an invaluable book with many treasures of truth to understand about Jesus Christ. While chapter eight of book one that we discussed here is the last part, the next episode will unveil the beginning of series two – Who Was Jesus, Really – Book Two.

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EARLY CHRISTIANS DEVIATED FROM TRUE DEVOTION – James

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Services of Devotion, A Must for Christians

(Passage: James 4)

The early believers deviated from serving God with true devotion, and God’s miracle stopped happening in their midst also. Apostle James explained the main cause of God’s retrogressive miracles that existed among the brethren. James stated,

“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:1-3).

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God’s Miracles Accompany True Devotion

A devotion service means so much to God; Christians should give the best of it to him. Any Christian who expects to witness the power of God in his or her life must keep a consistent relationship with God. A Christian cannot demonstrate the works of the flesh and expect God’s miracles to happen in his or her life.

Some activities that are categorized as the works of the flesh that inhibit true devotion are listed in Galatians 5:19. All the activities listed (and the related ones) only satisfy the cravings of the flesh. Believers must shun ungodly behaviors and allow the Holy Spirit to rule them to adequately fit God’s plan and enjoy his benefits. The scripture emphasized that God requires his worshipers to worship him in Spirit and in truth.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24 NIV).

Many rewards await the believers that prioritize serving God with faithfulness. Jehovah will reward them with some imperishable crowns in his kingdom.

 

 

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Prayer for God’s Grace to be Devoted to Him

Dear God, please give me the ability to serve you with full devotion so that I can befit your benefits. Help me to faithfully serve you, and let me yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit and serve you with faithfulness. Empower me to desist from the works of the flesh. Rule me by the Holy Spirit to satisfy your holiness desires so that it can be well with me every day of my life. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have made my requests. Amen.

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