YOU MUST FORGIVE
Truth #4: You must forgive.
Because faith works by love, if we don’t obey the command to forgive, verses 22 through 24 won’t work for us. So, before we finish the prayer of faith we must forgive (not two months later after we’ve worked through our emotions, but immediately, while we stand praying). We must do it on purpose as an act of our will, not because we feel like it but because Jesus told us to do it. We don’t need any other reason than that. Then immediately receive your own forgiveness which is included in verse 25.
If you have unforgiveness in your life, deal with it! Call it what it is. Don’t tell the Lord you have a problem with some hurt feelings. Acknowledge it as the sin of unforgiveness. Then go to 1 John 1:9, confess it, repent of it, spew it out of your life and get rid of it.
Start today putting these truths into practice. Then you can step out in faith with boldness on Mark 11:22-24, say to the mountain that’s been standing in your way, “May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,” and that mountain will respond to you just like it would to Jesus.
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