Regardless of the fact that Mark 11:25 says if we won’t forgive God can’t forgive us, the word ‘forgive’ still gets interesting looks and comments from people as though God never thought of their case when He told us to forgive.
I’ve been listening to neuroscientist Dr Caroline Leaf this week and learned some very interesting things about forgiveness which blew my mind and when you understand this, my guess is that you will want to forgive people who have hurt you faster than you would drop a hot potato.
Quantum Physics (QP) looks at this things we can’t explain rather than what we can measure, touch and feel. In QP there is no past present or future; no time, space or dimension. There is however, a law in QP called ‘Entanglement’ and refers to ‘Relationship.’ Entanglement simply means that everything in the universe effects everything else. God made us for relationship and even science is proving that. Scientists have also proven that even a photon coming into existence a billion light years away will affect us, even though we don’t notice it.
Here’s where ‘Entanglement’ gets interesting and I hope I can explain it correctly. If you have been hurt by someone, the trauma associated with that affects your brain. The way to deal with that trauma is to forgive, but before you react, check this out. Through that trauma, the other person literally became linked to your brain, and even though they may be now on the other side of the world, their thoughts towards you still have an impact on your brain as though they were still in the room traumatising you. Remember, QP is not affected by time , space or dimension. The awesome part of this is is that by forgiving them, scientists have proven that you break that connection and then begin the process of healing. You may hate what was done to you and want the other person to suffer and pay for what they did, but you are keeping yourself connected to them through unforgiveness. If you want to be free, forgive them and cut that connection. Don’t worry, “God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you” (2 Thessalonians 1:6)
Jesus knew the impact of this because Mark 11:24-25 Verse 24 says, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. “"And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”
We are to forgive every time we pray. When we do, God can forgive us, but it will also set free your mind so that God can to do amazing things in your life. Forgiveness isn’t a dirty word, it’s something God gave us as a blessing.
Trust him in this and see what He will do. Adrian Nyhuis
Have you ever been caught out by your tongue? In James 3 we see the following verses: "Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity… But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God."
The words we speak are very powerful. Consider the fact that we have been created in God’s image and His likeness (Gen 1:27). If we are like God, then we need to behave like God. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that the words we speak can either bring life or death. How do we know that? Firstly, God’s doesn’t lie. Secondly, if we are made in the likeness of God and he spoke and the worlds were created. He gave life through His words. If He did, then we do… Now that’s a powerful thought.
The words we speak can encourage people, build people up, stir them to great things, or they can tear people down, and belittle them, not to mention damage and destroy people’s reputations, or self image. All this because of simple words.
If we go back to James 3, we see that he says, “No man can tame the tongue”. Do you know why that is? Because it’s your tongue. You are in control of it, not someone else, which means we can't blame others either for the words we speak. We can't say it's their fault. We are in control of the words we speak.
Our words will affect our destiny, they impact lives and they change lives. If we want to ensure that we are continually reflecting God in all we do, then we need to start filling our mind with His Word, because it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. If you have been caught out by your tongue, then you need to look at what you are allowing to go in to your mind. We know the old saying, “Garbage in, garbage out”. The same can be said for our words - "Life in, Life Out!"
Now that’s a great thing to be feeding on this week - His Word!
Father, I ask your forgiveness for the words that I've spoken that haven't reflected you well. I want my words to point people to You. I declare that today I will be on who chooses to speak life. In Jesus name, Amen
Ex 6:5-9 "You can be sure that I have heard the groans of the people of Israel, who are now slaves to the Egyptians. And I am well aware of my covenant with them. “Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am the Lord. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment. I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God who has freed you from your oppression in Egypt. I will bring you into the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your very own possession. I am the Lord!’” So Moses told the people of Israel what the LORD had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery.
God said, “YOU CAN BE SURE I HAVE HEARD”. We need to realise that God knows what you’re going through, but He doesn’t sit back and do nothing. He promised to rescue Israel from slavery, to redeem them powerfully and to even claim them as His own people. The problem we see in verse 9 is that they refused to listen, because they had become too discouraged by their circumstances.
It’s easy for us to focus on the problems that are in our face. Satan wants us to think we don’t matter; he wants us to think God won’t respond and that our circumstances aren’t going to get any better, and whilst we are not walking as children of God that is true, but we need to come back to the truth that God made us in His image and likeness. He crowned us with Himself. He didn’t just promise to ‘rescue us from slavery, to redeem us powerfully and to even claim them as His own people’ – He has already done that. Jesus died to redeem us and rescue us. He provide a way for us to come back into right standing with God.
Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged by your circumstances. As a child of God; as one who has relationship with Him; as one who walks in authority because the Holy Spirit is living in you, declare your place in God! Declare your breakthrough, because you don’t need to be discouraged. Romans 8:37 says, “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” So let's choose to walk out from under discouragement and walk in the victory that Jesus intended for us to live in.
Father I declare that my salvation is in Jesus Christ. I declare that you are my breakthrough. Whatever I am facing today is not greater than Jesus. He was given the name that is above every name and today I declare that breakthrough, freedom, redemption and deliverance are mine. I choose to walk out from discouragement and I choose to walk in the knowledge that I have been claimed as God’s own, In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour!! Amen!
May your week be a week of Breakthrough! God bless, Adrian Nyhuis