I attended a prophetic workshop this evening and was blessed to hear very clearly from the Lord about an issue that I had to deal with.
I want to share this tonight, as my experience as a leader has shown me that many people suffer from the same issue.
The issue is to do with forgiveness; I heard that there were people that I had to forgive, but I also heard that I had to forgive myself.
I meet believer after believer who are living in condemnation and grief over events and sins from their past, and this is what the Lord pointed out to me.
Every since my Dad died recently I have had doubts about myself as a son, thinking that I had not loved and esteemed my Dad enough; I was telling myself that I was not a good son (and this in my eyes was sin).
I had the enormous privilege to talk about this with my Dad just before he died and he said “you are a great son” and through ministry the Lord Himself has assured me that I was a good son.
Now even if I was a bad son, and had been living in sin concerning my attitude and behavior towards my Dad, I know that the Lord would have forgiven me for that as He has forgiven me for EVERYTHING through the shed blood and finished work of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14)
The Lord tells us in His Word that our sins and iniquities He remembers no more (Hebrews 10 v 17).
So, even if I was a bad son, I have been forgiven for that.
Is there something that you are beating yourself up for that God has already forgiven you for?
Is there something that you need to forgive yourself for?
Let me tell you that forgiving yourself is a wonderful feeling!
This will set you free!
The Lord does not want you living in guilt and condemnation, He wants you to live free from guilt and free from condemnation, and you can help in this by forgiving yourself.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have forgiven me for EVERYTHING through the shed blood of Jesus Christ”.
Hebrews 10 v 17…..And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more