Freedom thru Forgiveness 7

From BobHamp.com

Judgment is when our soul is shaped by another person’s shortcomings rather than  the nature of God.  It is the sin we are most likely to fall into when someone else has sinned against us.

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Freedom thru Forgiveness 6

From BobHamp.com

Forgiving those who hurt you is for your restoration, not the restoration of the offender.  Two particular persons you need to include on your forgiveness list.  You and God

Forgiving yourself is very difficult for many people.  They may have held resentment against themselves for years.  Based on yesterday’s post, forgiveness is how you finally become released from the power of the pain of sins committed against you.  This is especially true if you are the one who commiteed sins against yourself.  Step back, agree with God about your past. God’s opinion is not that your behavior was acceptable, but that your behavior is covered and finishedand you are now acceptable..

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Freedom thru Forgiveness 5

From BobHamp.com

Forgiveness:  God’s Gift to allow you to be who He made you to be, in the face of real evil and real pain.  What is it?  What is our part?  What is God’s part.  The answers to these questions may open the door to your freedom.  Forgiveness is a two part process, the first part, is yours.  You do your part, and it connects you to the work that God already performed through Jesus on the cross.  Let’s examine.

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Freedom thru Forgiveness 4

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In order to understand how forgiveness sets us free, we must recognize the trap that we are in.  Forgiving another is not a rigid expectation of anger management; it is a divine healing.

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Freedom thru Forgiveness 2

From BobHamp.com

So it happens. The fallen-ness of our world does its work, and someone, somewhere hurts you. The assault begins to try to prevent you from allowing the Nature of your Creator and Redeemer to flow through you. Then you go to a pastor or christian counselor and they say the dreaded words. “You have to forgive…”

So we either begin to resist, or try to comply. Resistance comes from a variety of misunderstandings, and if compliance comes without understanding we may try to forgive and wonder why we still start to twitch when we see “that woman” at the grocery store.

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