This teaching looks at the great importance of forgiving ourselves and forgiving other people. There’s more to forgiveness than just you because it affects the whole Body of Christ. Peter is given as an example of forgiving ourselves. Peter made some serious mistakes in his life, but that did not prevent him from receiving holy spirit or performing miracles. He did not let his mistakes, recent or not, hold him back from helping people. Even though we are not perfect, we still have holy spirit and are worthy of receiving revelation. Then, Joseph is given as an example of forgiving other people. Joseph was treated extremely unfairly by his own family, yet he knew that God could make it right. We forgive and expect that God is bigger than that person in your life. We don’t have the right to seek retribution, only God does. If we want to be around people, we will have to forgive a lot. We cannot expect people to be perfect. We do not wrestle against people because the cause of evil in this world is the Adversary. Everyone in life makes mistakes, and we have to get over it because people still need us. People are going to make big mistakes towards you, but you still need them. Love sees more, but it also sees less.
Teacher/Author: Joe Armstrong
Topics: The Great Mystery, Forgiveness, The One Body
Date: June 27, 2019