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January 22

The power of forgiveness in deliverance*

Deliverance cannot take place without forgiveness.

As long as you are holding on to anger, bitterness and grudges you will not get your deliverance.

Peter asks Jesus about the number of times one should forgive.

The response he was given will shock you.

Matthew 18:21

AKJV: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

NIV: Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

In most cases we are the ones who would have been wronged and the offender refuses even to apologize

We are left hurt and in need of counseling. The offender refuses to acknowledge that they did us wrong.

So we hold on to our anger and bitterness. It’s a natural human reaction.

Jesus says in Matthew 18:22

AKJV: Jesus said to him, I say not to you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

NIV: Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

That is a lot of times to forgive a person

In other words never stop forgiving.

People think forgiveness is done for the benefit of the offender who doesn’t get what was coming to him.

Rather it is done for the benefit of the Wronged party who learns to let go of offenses just as God forgave us.

If you refuse to forgive demons will cling on to you and the devil finds a reason to continue haunting your life.

We forgive for our own sakes. I urge therefore before going into the deliverance room to prayer the forgiveness prayer.

Let go of the ones who wronged you and ask the Holy Spirit to help you forgive.

Have a blessed day.

_Minister Mkana_

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