Kenneth Hagin – Forgiveness leads to healing
What is the meaning of life?
Well, according to the Bible and to what this main says, the answer is easy: love, forgiveness and understanding
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Love and Understanding
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor asyourself. I am the Lord.
In order for our sins to be forgiven we must forgive ourselves the ones who wrong us, even if they do it on a daily basis. Why?
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Because if we live like this then we live in to the light.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
Why should we live honoring these three simple principles?
Because one must be prepared for death and judgement. No one knows when the hour comes. It doesn’t matter if we just bought that big house, nice car, just got married or had our first child. Death will not take into considerations what our aspirations or dreams are. It just comes, sooner or later.
But we have to know that if we live by what The Bible is teaching us, especially the New Testament, then through prayer and true repentance our sins are forgiven. We also must understand that we have to be careful not to repeat the same mistakes over and over again, because God is just and He might not take too kindly on us making the same mistakes. As one man once said: God is not a gene which grants us our wishes and then disappears. No he is our Father and our Judge, but he is also our salvation and guide through the turbulent waters of what we call life.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25 Brethren, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.