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Tonight, can we talk about offense?
Remember the person I mentioned I'd fallen on the ground begging GOD to ease their suffering due to divine judgement for persecuting my conversion to CHRIST? Well, GOD heard and answered my prayer. I learned someone provided them with a medication that eased their pain. That small ease led to them denying the things they'd done.
I was furious. I prayed for GOD to go ahead with every kind of punishment HE wanted to give them. GOD did. They did not live past a few weeks after that.
I had thought GOD had gone overboard with HIS judgement. Their swift denial at a small easing of pain was enough proof that GOD never goes beyond. Which is why vengeance must be left to GOD. The person who told us was livid because they knew they heard a lie this time. I wasn't there at all. i was only updated by a third party. I learned they were shouting 'JESUS, have mercy on me, or forgive me' something like that. I realized they knew who was at the other end of the judgement they were going through.
But you know what? Forgiveness does not make Christians a walk over. Instant as you can imagine, when their persecution began, GOD issued divine judgement on them, and assigned an angel to carry it out. I saw the angel. I tried to chat him up the day judgement was declared. He is not the kind of angel you chat with. He is not wicked but GOD warned me to get out of the way.
Twenty years later, the judgement began.
What am I saying? Don't dare touch a child of GOD. Ever. You will regret it. GOD says when you hurt a child of GOD you are touching the apple of HIS eye. You don't want to enter GOD's anger. At all. If you have offended a Christian, please be wise, do what I did. Go, find them, confess, ask for forgiveness until you get it. Then you can go.
Because when GOD says that whatsoever a Christian forgives is forgiven, and whatsoever they retain is retained, GOD means it. Stop stressing how they created the circumstances that led to this or that, go and confess. Right now.
Right this hour.
Because if you die, you will have things to answer for and risk hell when all you had to do was to confess and ask for forgiveness.
It is not easy confessing. It is the hardest thing to do. It will humble you. But at the end, your soul will be saved.
Someone who got me real good for years with their negative words and had me in tears constantly, each time they said something negative, GOD would do a miracle about that insult, and in such a way they'd know. They stopped talking. Furious, but silent. They learned I'm not alone. I have a GOD, the GOD, who does not sleep or slumber, and answers every insult! Not just for me but for you when you let HIM.
If your parent offended you, and you bantered words, please go and ask for forgiveness. GOD will handle them and their fault. If your spouse, ex, co-habitant, child, employee, boss, whoever says you hurt them, go and tell them THIS VERY HOUR that you are sorry. "I am sorry for offending you. I was wrong when I xxxx. Please forgive me." Say this and whether they forgive you or not, it is now between them and GOD.
We always shine the light on where others failed us and hide where we failed others. If you think you could have done better with your child, tell them so. Advise them the better way to go. Even better, show them the way to CHRIST when they see HIM in you.
The road to heaven is narrow, satan plants plenty of offenses along the way. Avoid the ones you can. If you fall, ask GOD and receive the courage to admit to GOD and those concerned, verbally and humbly, that you fell. Then GET BACK UP. Self pity, and languishing in guilt does not look good on you!
Get back on track but not until you have done the above.
It is scary how good Heaven keeps records in video form. You do not want your time on earth to be replayed in heaven for all to see and you failed because you tried to sweep something under the carpet.
In the spirit realm, NOTHING is hidden. Both hell and heaven are watching. Because a war is going on. And, it will never be said that Heaven won the wrong way.
Who is heaven?
Every saved Christian living in a state of holiness.
Live like you know you have more to gain now and in the life to come.
If you see me groveling for forgiveness at the feet of someone tomorrow, I'm not stupid. I know exactly what is at stake. And my pride will not stand in the way. I will burn pride to get to the cross everyday, crying,
"Forgive me LORD, for I know not what I do!"
What about you? Choose wisely. No one knows their last day on earth. Don't dare hurt a Christian. Their LORD will visit you with vengeance and you will be sorry. If you are a Christian, please live like a pilgrim. Watch, pray, watch harder.
I love you, but JESUS loves you the most!