“I CAN NEVER FORGIVE HIM”
Years back before ministry started, I walked out of my room after some moments of prayer and I had a word from the Lord for the first person I saw. I said to her: “The Lord said to say to you, “Your Life is just about to begin but there is someone you are refusing to forgive”.
She said to me, “I say yes to the fact that my life is about to begin but forgive that person, I can never forgive him”. I asked her to speak to me and she poured out her heart.
She dated a young man with who she ended up doing all sorts and for quite unimaginable things. After the worst happened, the boyfriend dumped her and called her a rag. Just a few days before I saw her, he called to tell her he was getting married. She felt used. She cursed him, his marriage and his unborn children.
One of the things that will give the devil a perpetual grip on your life is an unforgiving spirit. If you realise that you keep struggling as a believer and you stay in the cycle of your past, you need to check if you are not keeping the property of the devil.
An unforgiving spirit is a fertile ground for sickness to thrive. A bitter spirit cannot produce the fruit of the spirit. If the devil succeeds in leaving the seed of an unforgiving attitude, he will return to check for the fruit that it will bear- bitterness and if not careful, diseases can sprout also.
The devil will always return to check if he has a stake in your life. Jesus said so:
I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
John 14:30 NKJV
The devil will always hang around anyone who has his package. Make sure that he has nothing in your life.
One of the major hindrances to answered prayers is an unforgiving spirit.
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Mark 11:25 – 26 NKJV
Make sure you discard the devil’s baggage. An unforgiving attitude is not a load the human spirit can carry, it is too heavy- you will break down eventually. There is a lot of wisdom in these three words- Let it Go!