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Return to Book Page. But these are gifts of the Spirit, not fruits. We will be judged according to fruit, not gifting.

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A gift is given. Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense. Tests either make you bitter toward God and your peers or stronger. If you pass the test, your roots will shoot down deeper, stabilizing you and your future. If you fail, you become offended, which can lead to defilement with bitterness. Unconditional love gives others the right to hurt us.

Holy Spirit, empower me to be a spiritual th or mother to those who need me to disciple, love, support, and encourage them. Father, raise up spiritual leaders in our land who can lead others with justice, mercy, integrity, and love. Allow me to be one of these leaders.

When I am cut off from my father [physical or spiritual] through his insecurity, jealousy, or pride, cause me to recognize that as Saatan did with David, You want to complete Your work in my life. Holy Spirit, release me from tormenting thoughts or self-blame and striving thd acceptance. Cause me to seek only Your acceptance and restoration. I refuse to allow the enemy to cause me to seek revenge against those who have wronged me. I will leave justice to You. Through Your power, O Lord, I will refuse to attack my enemies with my te, for I will never forget that both death and life are in the power of the tongue Prov.

I will never seek to sow discord or separation between myself and my Christian brothers and sisters, for it is an abomination to my Lord. I will remain loyal to my spiritual leaders even tge they have rejected me or wronged me. I choose to be a man [or woman] after the heart of God, not one who seeks to avenge myself.

Holy Spirit, like David I will lead my Christian brother and bqit to honor our spiritual leaders even in the face of betrayal. I refuse to sow discord among brethren.

I will show kindness to others who are in relationship with the ones who have wronged me. Like David I will find ways to honor them and will not allow offense to cause me to disrespect them. Father, only You are worthy to judge the intents and actions of myself or baitt those around me. I praise You for Your wisdom, and I submit to Your leading.


Lord, I choose to remain loyal to those in a position of authority over me. I choose to focus on satn calling You have placed on my life and to refuse to be diverted by the actions of others, even when they have treated me wrongly. Father, may You be able to examine my life and know and see that there is neither evil nor rebellion in my heart toward others 1 Sam. No two-year-old child has ever been six feet tall. Intellectual growth is a function of learning.

Spiritual growth is neither a function of time or learning, but it is a function of obedience. They are handicapped and hindered from fulfilling their full potential. Most baut it is a fellow believer thf has hurt them.

We become selective, denying entry to all we fear will hurt us. We filter out anyone we think owes us something. We withhold access until these people have paid their debts in full.

We open our lives only to those we believe are on our side. Only those you care about can hurt you. The higher the expectations, the greater the fall. Judas betrayed Me, Peter denied Me, and the rest fled for their lives.

Only Sata followed from afar. I had cared for them for over three years, feeding them and teaching them. Yet as I died for the sins of the world, I forgave. I released all of them—from My friends who had deserted Me to the Roman guard who had crucified Me. It is possible to intend one thing while communicating something totally different. Sometimes our true motives are cleverly bakt even from us. If we do not deal with an offense, it will produce more fruit of sin, such as bitterness, anger, and resentment.

This added substance hardens our hearts just as alloys harden gold. This reduces or removes tenderness, creating a loss of sensitivity. Our accuracy to see is darkened. This is a perfect setting for deception.

If roots are nursed—watered, protected, fed, and given attention—they increase in depth and strength. If not dealt with quickly, roots are hard bit pull up. The strength of the offense will continue to grow.

We are therefore exhorted not to let the sun go down on our wrath. Now instead of the fruit of righteousness being produced, we will see a harvest of anger, resentment, jealousy, hatred, strife, and discord. Jesus called these evil fruits.

This causes us to justify ourselves rather than repent of the unforgiveness. It distorts your vision. You never change when you think everything is fine. Pride hardens your heart and dims the eyes of your understanding. It keeps you hte the change of heart—repentance—that will set you free.


See 2 Timothy 2: Pride causes you to view yourself as a victim. Though your true heart condition is hidden from you, it is not hidden from God. satzn

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Just because you were mistreated, you do not have permission to hold on to an offense. Two wrongs do not make a right! He deliberately places us in situations where the standards of religion and society would appear to justify our actions.

He allows others, especially those close to us, to encourage us to protect ourselves. We may even think we would be noble and protect others by avenging ourselves.

It is earthly and fleshly. So, instead of helping, we stack additional stones on our existing walls. Without our knowing when it happens, these walls of protection become a prison. At that point, we are not only cautious about who jihn in, but in terror we cannot venture outside our fortress.

The longer you hide it, the stronger it will become and the harder your heart will grow. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. When you realize that Jesus delivered you from eternal death and torment, beere will release others unconditionally. There is nothing worse than eternity in a lake of fire. There is no relief, the worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

If you have a hard time forgiving, think of the reality of hell and the love of God that saved you from it.

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The adversity they face is eventually the source of great stability. The harshness of the elements surrounding them causes them to seek another source of life.

They will one day come to the place that even the greatest of windstorms cannot affect their ability to produce fruit. It is not a question of opportunity to be offended, but what your response will be. It is an unfortunate fact that, not some, but many are offended and held captive. We resist the devil by not becoming offended.

The dream or vision will probably happen differently than how you think it will, but His Word and His promises will not fail. We only risk aborting them by our disobedience. No one but God holds your destiny. As a result, you will suffer in the flesh. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.