As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are to live our life by His
example and living by example means that we are to be loving and forgiving
towards others just as the Lord is loving and forgiving towards us. We
should never allow the cancer of unforgiveness to rule in our hearts, but
rather we are to release that bitterness so that we may be free to receive
all that God wishes to commune to us. We must keep in mind that God's love
is perfect and as His children, God calls us to show that same level of
Love. The Lord Jesus Christ declares in John 13:34-35, "A new commandment
I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye
also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples,
if ye have Love one to another."
I hope today's message ministers to your heart to have a forgiving heart
because the benefits go to not only the recipient, but to you as well.
FIRST CLASS APOLOGY
A pastor and his wife needed to fly to several cities, so to make the
itinerary easy, they chose to fly with the same airline. This turned
several 50 minute flights into 4 hour flights because of the layovers due
to infrequent connecting flights.
In the midst of one of these layovers, the wife went up to the counter to
get their boarding passes. After reaching the counter, she turned to her
husband and said, "Honey, they need to see our ID's."
"Why," he responded "they checked them when we entered the terminal."
When she called back to him that it was the regulations, he barked, "Well,
Right then he heard the Lord say to him, "Now, that was dumb."
After this, the pastor argued with God about apologizing for about 15
minutes. Finally he went up to the counter and asked for forgiveness
before boarding the airplane. "We get yelled at a lot, but no one's ever
come up and asked for forgiveness before," said the surprised woman behind
After boarding the plane and taking their seats toward the rear of the
plane, a stewardess came up to the pastor and his wife and informed them
that they were in the wrong seats. She brought them up and seated them in
First Class. The woman behind the counter had moved their seats because of
the heartfelt apology.
By Fred Rabinovitz
We must have forgiving hearts because none of us are in a position higher
than the Authority of God. We have all fallen short and if we expect the
Lord to forgive us, we also have to forgive those that have done something
wrong against us. The Lord declares in Mark 11:25-26, "And when ye stand
praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which
is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive,
neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses." I
encourage you to let your light shine brightly by showing that forgiveness
flows freely through your heart. You will not only receive the peace of
God for having forgiven, but you will also be an example of His love and
forgiveness here on this earth.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Matthew 5:43-45 Jesus says, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love
your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye
may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His
sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and
on the unjust."
Matthew 6:14-15 Jesus says, "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their
trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
Romans 12:17-21 "Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest
in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live
peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather
give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay,
saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst,
give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: TIME TO GET SERIOUS
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Today's Selected Testimony: WITH OR WITHOUT GOD
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry