God's Truth In Love

Forgiveness

In Forgiveness on May 19, 2019 at 8:30 am

God has led me to deviate from the regular postings on Proverbs and put forth these three posting to remain for two weeks, at which time we will return to our study of Proverbs.

Please feel free to contact regarding these posts, as the subject matters are very serious.

Forgiveness comes in stages

Forgiveness comes in stages. With the first stage being the choice to forgive, regardless of how we feel about the overall situation, the person, or what happened to us. The last stage would be complete reconciliation with the person we needed to forgive. Getting from stage one to the final stage can take years or perhaps only minutes.

Let me give you a three-point example – beginning, middle, and end.

Re: The man who molested me as a pre-teen and teen then kidnapped me in my mid teens.

Beginning stage – I chose to forgive him, to feel the pain of what he had done to me, to come to terms with the affects and having done that I chose with insight to forgive him.

Middle stage – I had forgiven him to such a degree that I had become concerned for his spiritual wellbeing and wrote him a letter, not writing about the past or what he had done, but sharing the love of Christ and urging him to seek Jesus for salvation and inner healing aka restoration.

Last stage – The forgiveness was so complete that I could go see him when God prompted me to do so and talk with him about our past and God. He had already come to Christ and been saved although I did not know that until I arrived at his home unannounced. He would pass away within a month or so. I also did not know that he would die. All I knew when I went to see him was I had to go see him and that it was God.

Spiritual/Political Disclaimer:

This blog will not be for the faint of heart or the easily offended. It will not be in any way politically correct. It will make every effort to share the truth in love, [Ephesians 4:11-16], to a decaying and dying society and church. I share what I share not to hurt, harm, or offend any person[s] or group; I do it because Christ’s Standard and Truth is not being represented by enough of His Followers, and I do it out of love. I love enough to tell His Truth.

Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV

11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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