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Forgiving An Abuser
Dr. Charles Stanley
When I tell abuse victims that full healing requires forgiving their abuser, many will argue. Their message is generally the same: "You don't understand the hurt I've endured." They're right. But I do know that a bitter spirit penetrates every part of our life like a cancer. Anger and resentment are symptoms that cannot be pushed away and ignored. They spill out, harming relationships and leading to risky decisions.
Withholding mercy feels as if we are punishing someone who inflicted harm. But people cannot take revenge on one another without destroying themselves. That's why the Lord calls us to follow His example of extending grace to all (Eph. 4:32). No one can justify holding back forgiveness when God has given His so generously. An abuser does not deserve pardon, but neither are we worthy of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.
The cross was a torture device. Death was slow and excruciating, but at least the physical pain was temporary. Jesus' worst torment began when, because He'd taken our sin upon Himself, He was rejected by God and severed from perfect love and companionship. I may not know your pain, but I assure you that Jesus does. He'll help you overcome hurt, anger, and bitterness if you'll simply give up your unforgiving spirit.
Forgiveness is a choice—an act of service to the Lord and a witness to the person who inflicted our pain. No matter how terrible the acts committed against us were, God demands that we show mercy. For our good and His glory, He wants us to give up the "right" to punish an abuser.
For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.
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Staying Focused on God's Plan for Your Life
Pastor Adrian Rogers
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
The devil would love to get you distracted and get you off the course on which God has placed you. God has something He wants you to do and you had better not substitute the good for the best.
Find out what God wants you to do and refuse to be distracted by the devil. You need to say as the apostle Paul said, "This one thing I do!" Know what it is that God wants you to do and do it with all your strength for His glory!
Take a few minutes to write out a mission statement about your life focusing on "that one thing" (TOT) that you think God has called you to do. Then, post the letters TOT everywhere to remind yourself to stay focused on the calling of God in your life.
For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers, please visit www.lwf.org
We all know what caffeine can do for our moods in the morning, but caffeine is also increasingly popular in the dermatological community for its impact on the skin. Caffeine has the ability to quickly and effectively constrict blood vessels. For that reason, caffeine can be a tremendous boon to those who suffer from facial flushing, rosacea in particular, which is essentially caused by frequently dialated blood vessels that lose their ability to contract.
MANY HAVE LOST SIGHT OF THE "DIVINE" VISION
Glenn H. Jackson
Words of prophecy:
* It is a time of great fruit-bearing. Hold fast to My Word [Will]. Guard your heart with ALL diligence - for from it flow the springs of life. Surely the Evil One will attempt, in desperation, to remove the seed [of vision and revelation]. But behold My Word has taken root in your heart and you will not by moved by anything but My Word, and great shall be the ruin of the Evil One!
* What tremendous blessing and "delight" I have for My godly ones in this last hour, for they shall see Me as they have never been "able" to see Me before, and truly I say to you, all sin and all fear shall be "expelled" from the midst of My "true" Church. From these things I speak of, alone, one can see that things will be different from what most people have "mentally ascended" to concerning the outpouring of My Spirit and the raising up of the glorious Church. So hold fast My beloved ones and let your faithfulness be your guide; for in maintaining an abiding faithfulness and obedience to My Word [Will] and the voice of My Spirit, you shall behold a most glorious sight!
* I am about to unleash the fullness of My power through all those of My children who have given themselves wholly to Me, and they shall "enter fully" into the realm of the miraculous. For they will have transcended both time and space [spiritually speaking] and shall no longer be held in any way by the temporal realm - thus enabling them to carry out My Will, and allowing Me to cause great signs and wonders and miracles to come to pass through them. Hold fast, My beloved ones, for even though at first these things I have said to you, as they manifest themselves in the physical realm, may "seem" like a dream they are not, and you shall surely turn the world upside down wherever you walk in this last of the last hour!
...."When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, 'The LORD has done great things for them.' The LORD has done great things for us; We are glad".... Psalms 126:1-3 NASB
...."Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit".... Psalms 51:10-12 NASB
...."For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith".... Habakkuk 2:3-4 NASB
...."Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands] [Ps. 6:8.]".... Matthew 7:21-23 The Amplified Translation
Many have stood by over a period of many years and watched prophecy after prophecy after prophecy come forth and pass them by because of a lack of understanding - a "lack" due to an improper heart-position before God. They have watched season after season after season pass them by without them truly understanding and recognizing the significance of that which the Father was seeking to carry out in that hour - for them individually and, also, concerning their part in His corporate plan. As simply as I can explain it, this season that all those who are truly seeking God are about to enter into is much, much different than the seasons of the past. In this season before us shall come the call to an absolute accountability for ALL that which the Father has revealed to the individual believer's heart. Many have lost sight of the divine "vision", and many have let go of the wondrous revelation that at one time consumed their heart - and, thus, consumed their EVERY thought and desire. Because of these things, it is very important for every last Christian to seek the Holy Spirit daily in this hour - asking Him to refresh their heart and restore the vision [if necessary] and also for accurate direction for the very day they have entered into.
EVERY CHILD OF GOD SHALL BE CALLED TO A PERFECT AND ABSOLUTE ACCOUNTABILITY BEFORE THE FATHER
Only those who are rooted and grounded in the love [character] of God shall be found seeking [and, thus, receive] the necessary empowerment [Grace] to take the next step in the course that the Father has set out for them in these days. The day has come wherein EVERY child of God will be called to a perfect and absolute accountability before the Father [divine judgement], and the very first thing that they shall be called to accountability for is: are they walking in divine faith [love] or are they not? All those who have laid down EVERY element of self-desire [self-agenda] - and, thus, have continually allowed the desires of the Father's heart to "flood" their heart - shall be literally "catapulted" [launched] spiritually into a place where they shall begin to walk non-stop supernaturally until the catching away of the Church. BUT, if in these days one chooses to "affix" themselves to their "own" understanding [having forsaken the glorious revelation[s] that had once consumed their heart - and, thus, their every motivation] THEN they shall surely enter into the "outer darkness" [a place outside the the sphere of Kingdom-living], totally justified in their own thinking that that which they are doing and saying is somehow glorifying God when, in reality, the root desire within them remains to hold that glory for themselves. This is a most serious hour, and it is certain that all those who are truly seeking to both enter into and fulfil the fullness of their destiny[in Christ] must be found in the place of right fellowship with the Father and His Word - for it is ONLY in this place that they will be in "sync" with the Holy Spirit - Who is the Spirit of Christ.
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