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Forgiveness

From PP&S Magazine  “Caspar McCloud contributes another great article on forgiveness”,…. L A Marzulli

Supernatural Faith for Forgiveness

 

If today’s church would simply meet Papa God’s conditions, as the 120 did on the day of Pentecost, how could we not experience the same sort of results? How odd is it that over 500 hundred people saw the resurrected Jesus Christ of Nazareth all at the same time and yet only 120 of them actually did as He instructed them ? See (1 Corinthians 15:6). How is it now, today, with so much more information, a completed Bible and so much research available to us, that we are still seeing so many people in churches hearing of such supernatural events, week after week, year after year, and who continue to entertain the spirits of doubt and unbelief? Clearly they are not understanding the reality that every thought they have is not their own. They are not understanding how to take each thought captive to Christ, all 30,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day. ( 2nd. Corinthians 10:5).  We see in the Bible that the resurrected Lord Jesus actually appeared 7 times to his followers. Yet we read inMatthew 28:17 “And when they saw him, they worshipped him:

but some doubted.” This means they actually saw the physical resurrected Lord Jesus/ Yeshua, they saw the wounds in his hands, feet and side, they saw him appear and  disappear and still some doubted. I suppose they must have been related or friends with “Doubting   Thomas”, perhaps sharing some  transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.

We can take great comfort because the Lord told those of us who do worship and believe and  are  doers of theWord, in   John 14: 1  “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also”.

 

When we are believing the Word of God, we need to be expecting, not just hoping, that it will work. When I pray for someone for a healing miracle, I must pray with my whole heart, believing it will happen in Jesus/Yeshua’s name. As I have done this, I have seen the Lord  supernaturally  heal and do creative cures in Jesus name.

The  difference between hoping and expecting may indeed determine whether or not you achieve your goals in life as well as getting your prayers answered. For example , the woman in Mathew 15 came expecting to receive a healing miracle for her daughter and she was not going to stop asking the Lord Jesus until she got what she came for. It is also interesting to note she understood her daughter was grievously sick because of demons.If only  more  people  and  the  medical community today understood this.

At first Jesus did not even answer her, but she persisted to press in to a point where his disciples actually tried to convince him to send her away. Instead Jesus explains to the woman that at this particular time he has just been sent to the Jews. At this, the woman begins to worship the Lord, always a good place to start, (nudge,  nudge, say no more). As she is worshipping the Lord, Jesus tells her clearly that it’s not appropriate for him to extend his miracle healing power to her

as stated in Matthew 15:26 “But he answered and said, It is not meet to take  the  children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be

it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”

This is a wonderful example  of what  happens when you stay in faith. Because Jesus was sent  to the Jews first, then after his Resurrection, the Gospel was available for everyone. But here this woman would not stop pressing in until she got what she needed from Jesus. What about you and your needs today? When

she said ,” …even the dogs get to eat crumbs from their master’s table”. Jesus

said , “ your great faith has just healed your daughter”. Ask yourself this question, what kind of faith do you have right now, and where is your faith level right now? Many people think that hope and expectation are the same thing but they are not. For example if a woman hopes to get pregnant, that is not the same as a woman who is expecting. Many people may hope to get healed but, in the Bible, we see the ones who came to Jesus expecting to be healed were the  ones who were always healed. In fact he healed everyone who came to him and there is nowhere in the Bible where he turned someone away. Hope may give you a motive, whilst expectation takes action. We need to put our faith into action, especially as we are living in these end times, and are having to deal with the great deceptions ,that are manifesting today. We read in Hebrews 4:2″For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”

 

We read in Mark 11:23 “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith“.

The Word of God is a certainty, but  hope is something that you just desire to happen. You might hope that something might happen, or you can mix your faith with the Word of God and expect that something good will happen.

Now is a good time to make your peace with the Lord and forgive everyone who has hurt or offended you, in anyway, including yourself. Hebrews 12:14 “Follow peace with all men, and  holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”  Do not entertain the spirit of fear which wants to show you a frightful future, rather trust the Lord Jesus to take care of every detail of your life.The Lord will protect His own as He has constantly proven throughout the Holy Bible. Just as the Lord saved,Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace and certain death, in Daniel 3, He may save those of you who stay in faith and refuse to entertain that spirit of fear that certainly did not come from God (2 Timothy 1:7).

There is a great deal of evidence that the devil is preparing for his final attack on mankind  today,  just as we see that UFOs continue to manifest all around this world, along with all the other lying signs and wonders.

May I remind you of Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord;  and  whether  we  die, we  die  unto  the  Lord:  whether  we  live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

Let us stay in faith and keep sharing the Gospel, healing the sick and casting out unclean spirits in Jesus/Yeshua’s name, helping to win souls and making disciples, whilst there is still time. Jesus commanded blessings to come, if you will just do what he said to do.

John 14:12    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not,

neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

 

 

I pray blessings on you in Jesus / Yeshua’s name .

 

 

 

Pastor Caspar McCloud (c) 2013