Forgive As… November 9 Notes from Papa via Paul Gray
To My child, who is completely and totally forgiven by Me,
I forgave you for your benefit, not Mine. I have always loved you unconditionally and always included you in My family. But you, and all My children, believed the lie that I had to forgive you before you could be right with Me.
So, for your benefit, Jesus took all the sin of the world away from you all and onto Himself. Then We exchanged Jesus’s right standing with Me for your sin, forgave it all and choose to not hold it against you, bring it up to you, or even remember it!
We really want you to live with that understanding and belief… choosing to trust Us when We tell you that your sin is not an issue with Us and neither is anyone else’s!
Then, as you realize how freeing, wonderful, good and peaceful that is, We want you to do what We have done to and for you: Forgive others as We forgave you!
You can’t do that by your own physical, human ability. The only way you, or anyone, can forgive as We forgave you, is to let Us (living in you) live and forgive as you!
Forgiving means releasing the other person from anything you have felt they owed you as a result of their wrongdoing. It means lifting that up and letting it go. Only with Jesus doing that in you and as you, can you have the ability to do that.
Evil will then occasionally remind you of those hurts and lie to you that you haven’t forgiven them. Evil will accuse you of not forgiving. Don’t listen to evil! Listen to Us!
As you lift up and let go of the consequences of those hurts, you will find yourself loving and being at peace with the one who offended you. They may not reciprocate, but that will have no effect on your forgiving them. As far as it depends on you, you can live at peace with everyone!
You’ll be experiencing “heaven on earth.” That’s a win-win-win situation for you, Us and everyone!
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