He dreamed of greatness.
Sold into slavery at 17yrs old; twenty shekels of silver given for his life.
Accused of the unthinkable, he was thrown into prison, unhopeful to see the light of day.
Until one day, God’s plan became evident to Joseph, son of Jacob.
An ultimate forgiveness is what he gave his brothers, releasing himself of any resentment towards them. Only happy they had changed their ways. (Genesis 37-45)
Josephs brothers, however, were not liberated from the memory of how they had treated him. Worried his forgiveness wasn’t legit, they sent servants to him requesting forgiveness. (Gen 50:16-18)
Joseph had completely forgiven his brothers, yet they had not been able to forgive themselves. Being tormented in their minds, not understanding true forgiveness; because of how they HAD lived.
“Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God to judge and punish you? God turned into good what you meant for evil…No, don’t be afraid. Indeed, I myself will take care of you and your families.” Said Joseph, speaking very kindly and reassuring to them. (Gen 50:19-21)
Let It Go!
Are you hanging on to past failures and sins? If so, then it’s time to LET IT GO!
Holding onto our past will hinder our spiritual growth in Christ, our relationships and our self-growth.
Sometimes its easier to accept the fact that Christ has forgiven us, but we can’t forgive ourselves. Maybe you hurt someone, people you care about, or you hurt yourself, did the unthinkable.
Regardless of what it was, Christ HAS forgiven you when you call upon His name: Jesus, I ask for Your FORGIVENESS!
For He is FAITHFUL and JUST to forgive us of ALL our sins and to cleanse us of ALL unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Don’t stay stuck in what Christ has called you out of. For whom the Lord sets free, is free indeed! (John 8:36)
In Christ ALONE, we are a new creation. He has forgiven us and we did not earn it or deserve it. We accept Him into our lives to live for Him now.
A God of 2nd chances, He is patient where we cannot understand patience. Jesus sacrifice was so great, that ALL creation WILL be made new; reconciled to God. Take your place and accept His grace and mercy which is promised to us who ARE His. (Rom 8:18-23)
If you are carrying a load of burdens from your past, let it go. Allow Christ to forgive you by accepting Him into your life, so that you WILL have a peace that surpasses ALL understanding.
Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:
God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!
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