Day 3 of the Fast of Daniel

Spirit of forgiveness

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Forgiveness. Therefore, it is impossible to receive Him with a heart full of hate, hurt and resentment.

Forgive, and you will be forgiven… (Luke 6.37), Jesus orders His followers.

To disobey this order is as sinful as the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit.

The Lord also said,

 …But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6.15
How can a heart receive the Spirit of Forgiveness when it is being dominated by the spirit of grief?

How can a heart receive the Spirit of Love when it is being dominated by the spirit of hatred?

How can a heart receive the Spirit of Mercy when it is being dominated by the spirit of revenge?

How can a heart receive the Spirit of Humbleness when it is being dominated by the spirit of pride?

This is impossible. Those who are willing to receive the Spirit of God have to reject the spirit of the devil.

Today, at noon on Rede Aleluia (a Brazilian radio program), I will teach you how to forgive, even when your heart is resentful, bitter or troubled by feelings of hatred, revenge or death against those who hurt you.

It is not impossible to have faith to forgive, because the Spirit of Faith makes this perfectly possible. Besides, Jesus would never ask us for something that we could not do. It would be unfair for Him to do so, right?

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