Topic: Can He be forgiven?
Bible Reading: Genesis 33
Memory Verse: Genesis 33: 4
But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? I am blessed and highly favoured. Are you ready for another dose of Biblical medicine? I am; I hope you are too. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s message, this week we are exploring some values and character traits we must possess as Christians. Let us get on with the message.
In Genesis 33 verse 4, we see that Esau embraced his brother and wept when he saw his brother. His actions were a sign of forgiveness and regret. He had forgiven his brother, Jacob, for stealing his (Esau’s) blessings. Esau wept because he regretted driving his brother away from his home.
There are many people I know who are not willing to forgive others. They believe that they have been hurt or betrayed and what the person has done to them is unforgiveable. Is this true? Can anyone hurt us to the extent that we cannot forgive them? Then what would God say? He gave up His only Son to come to earth to die on the cross to forgive our sins. Do we still have the right to say we would not forgive? No! We must always forgive others; no matter the magnitude of your hurt and pain. What do you think God will say?
Another aspect of forgiveness is the timeline. Today, I am here to tell you that it is never too late to forgive anyone. I hear many people say that it’s too late to forgive a person, after many years. This is not true. God is able to forgive a person no matter their age. In the same realm, we must learn to forgive no matter the amount of time that has gone by.
Look at Jacob and Esau! Esau was able to forgive his brother for taking his blessings from him. It took many years after the incident, but he did. This is an example to each of us that no matter the depth of the hurt and the pain; forgiveness is a possibility.
Today’s message is a very simple and straight forward message about forgiveness. I’m here to encourage you to forgive others and to let you know that it is never too late to forgive others; no matter the circumstance.
This is not an easy thing to do. It is a difficult journey. With the Holy Spirit’s help, he will heal you of that pain and void and fill you with so much love that you may be able to forgive others. If not, the issue would be eating you up daily which not the best.
To end this message, I would like to leave you with Ephesians 4:31- 32, which says, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Hallelujah!
The prayer below is for anyone who has been living their lives with heaviness. God is ready to help you lift that weight off. Make that decision and say this prayer with sincerity in heart.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board. You can now be exempted from the wrath of the enemy and of God. Not only do you experience this, but your whole family as well. Wow! Isn’t the God you serve so cool? He is. Not only do you enjoy this, but you enjoy other blessings God has in store for His children.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out. Hallelujah!
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
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Always remember to show love to everyone, as this is one of the most important commandments God left for us – “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In every situation, before you take a decision, remember WWJD (What Would Jesus Do). Shalom.
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