first posted jan. 02

a time to reflect

“God is love; I am the God of love, not of hate and destruction. This destruction comes from the very heart of man, a selfish nation that in many respects has forgotten God.

This is not My doing as some would think, it is due to the sins of the heart. The fires that are destroying your country and the things that you hold above Me; your properties, your flora and your fauna are simply a physical manifestation of an inward spiritual burning.  Search your hearts, listen to those whom I have sent to warn you, beware for they are as My prophets, they are not sent as a punishment but out of love, for I would that not one should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

These sins that started in the heart are now manifesting in the physical for the entire world to see; a people who have forgotten God. I love the sinner, I died for the sinner, but I loathe the sin and sin cannot go unrewarded. Yes I have allowed this travesty, but not out of a willing heart, you have brought this fire from hell upon yourselves.

It is a small thing for Me to change the winds or bring the rains you so desperately need, but first Australia put out the fires of sin in your hearts; as Nineveh of old repented and was spared; you too will feel the cool winds and rains of forgiveness. “

australia burning…

you need to forgive

“The most important thing to understand is that this isn’t about the other person or party; this is about you. The reason Jesus asks you to forgive, no matter what the hurt, is not only because the other person needs your forgiveness, but because you need to forgive.”


“To allow these sins to flourish in your heart because harm has been done to you is to allow this negative event to harm your spirit and eventually ruin your life, if it is not stopped.”

forgive and renew

“Though you might feel justified for how you feel, and though you might have every “right” to feel as you feel, it doesn’t change the fact that anger, resentment, and hate are works of the Devil and, no matter how justified they may seem, they will cause sin and evil in your heart if allowed to continue there”


“Forgiveness is a vital antidote to the spread of poison in your spirit as a result of some wrong or evil that is done to you. Only forgiveness stops the advance of sorrow, sin and negativity through your life.”

Kingdom keys are many and varied, you just need to look into the spirit

positive change

“Forgiveness immediately begins to work as an agent of positive change–one which can, in time, reverse all the damage and set everything right again. “        ( Forgive and Renew )


“Forgiveness is the key that helps the wrong of another not to become your wrong as well, and that saves your heart and spirit from damage, regardless of what other damage you have sustained.”

ALL QUOTES TAKEN FROM POSITIVELY POSITIVE PART 4

 

it may be the hardest thing you have ever done

“This is an act of superhuman proportions. It is one of the hardest things you will ever do. But once you make this decision to forgive, even in the quietness of your own heart, the liberating power of this act will immediately become apparent to you. You will be free, you will be right with God. Although you will still be in pain, the evil of the action will no longer have a hold on you. You will have risen above and opened the door to restoration.” ( Forgiveness…a magic potion )

it’s about you and Jesus

“When you see it this way, it doesn’t matter whether the other person is sorry, or whether they meant to do it or not, or whether they have made appropriate reparations or not. It’s not about them. It’s about you and Jesus.” (  Forgiveness…a magic potion )

02

let the past die

Love lets the past die. It moves people to a new beginning without settling the past. Love does not have to clear up all past misunderstandings. The details of the past become irrelevant; only its new beginning matters. (Lewis B. Smedes, “Love Within Limits)

 

go beyond the pain

Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do. It is not only bearing the pain, but going beyond that to say that you won’t harbor ill feelings toward those who caused the pain in your life. But no matter how hard it seems at the moment, I promise that you will feel better and your situation will improve after you take this step.”

 

04

forgiveness…a magic potion

“You  need to understand that forgiveness isn’t a comment on the past; it’s a preparation for the future. It’s true that “sorry doesn’t fix it” if you’re talking about the hurt that happened to you, and neither does forgiveness undo what was done. Forgiveness won’t change the past, but if you can extend forgiveness, it does fix the future.”

harboring the fruit of unforgiveness is sin

“Two wrongs can never make a right. Although evil or wrong has been done to you, you have no part in that evil unless you refuse to forgive, and thus allow the negative event, whatever it may be, to make you an accomplice of sin by harboring hate, bitterness, anger, or revenge in your heart.”

 
All quotes in Forgiveness…a magic potion are taken from the article Forgiveness…a magic potion for healing and renewal Part 1, see link below for more on this fascinating subject

choose forgiveness

“Forgiveness is one of those beautiful spiritual principles that works no matter who is preaching or practicing it. Even people who don’t know the Lord, or who are atheists, find that forgiveness is the right choice–that if they choose to forgive, it brings blessings into their lives–happiness, relief, healing, peace.”


“Choosing to forgive is not something you have to feel like doing. You don’t have to feel that the person deserves forgiveness. They don’t even have to be sorry or acknowledge that they’ve done anything wrong.” ( Forgiveness …a magic potion )

do it for yourself do it for Jesus

“Forgiveness is something you do for yourself, and you do it for Jesus. You do it because it’s the only way to heal. You do it because it will help you to be happier; it will set you free from the chains of resentment, bitterness and misery. And you do it for Jesus because He gave everything for you so that you could be forgiven, so how can you do any less?”


Forgiveness …a magic potion

must you still forgive?

“You ask if, when you forgive, you’re saying that you’re okay with what happened, even though with all your heart and soul you disagree with what took place, you hate it, you can’t stand it, and you would get even with the one who caused it if it was in your power. And what if the individual is not repentant? What if they’re not sorry or haven’t shown any signs of remorse or wanting to make things right? What if they are continuing to hurt others? Must you still forgive?”         ( Forgiveness …a magic potion )


“The first step to take is to forget about the other person, to try to forget about the loss, and look to Jesus. Remember that He reign in your life, that He loves you, that He died for you, and that you are in His care. No matter what has happened to you or hurt you, you are His, and He can make things right again. Remember that this life is only a vapor, only for a little while, and that the suffering of this present time isn’t worthy to be compared with the glories of the world beyond (James 4:14; Romans 8:18).”

ALL QUOTES TAKEN FROM POSITIVELY POSITIVE PART 4