I Forgive You
Forgiveness is an assimilation of being born again. Not that we individually assume the deity of Jesus Christ, but that we submerge ourself in His Spirit.” If a brother has ought against another we are instructed to go to that one and tell them about it.’ We should removing unforgiveness from our midst. If they repent, forgive them.
1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”
Referencing ourselves in the character of Cain, and Jesus as Abel, with the shedding of blood, there is also the forgiveness of sin. Wondering about the way of the cross and the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin? Even Jesus in His humanity wondered about that. Is there another way back to God? I Imagine, in an instant, Christ searched the generations back to the first Adam, confirmed for himself that we as sinful men, have priced our salvation on His death from the very beginning. Heaven is silent in response as Christ concluded, “nevertheless not my will but thy will.” Any other way would result in mankind saving themselves without God. Like a pot saying to the potter, I don’t need you anymore, or a robot saying to a man, you are no longer necessary.
We can look around and now see our own transformation away from God, from flesh and blood to something more sustainable and immortal in the universe. Lost and without God, our technological increase in knowledge seeks to eliminate the very blood in our veins. The old ways of hunter gatherer has become a man made relic controlled by universal laws.
What is the cost of your forgiveness, to be liberated from the sin that so easily besets us? To whom forgiveness is remitted it is remitted. Whoever is forgiven much, loves much. The act of forgiveness is an act of relieving someone of the burden of their sin against you. Isn’t that more precious than money? Yes it is, even for those who have not yet come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Nicodemus was a ruler in Israel, yet he did not understand what it means to be born again, as many do not today. We dismiss the subject as if it was just an old wife’s tale. If she survived to be an old wife, she is expected to know more than a young wife. The same way Jesus expected Nicodemus to know what it means to be born again by Old Testament law.
Here we are knowing so much by the reading of books, yet have not the revelation of a born again experience.
Forgiveness is a necessary assimilation of the born again. Jesus died for the sins of the world, confessing to His Father “forgive them for they know not what they do.” God sent us Jesus, who in Himself is the Word of God made flesh. Who fulfilled the law in this commandment to love God and our neighbor as ourselves. In order to achieve this, one must be born again, not of our mothers but of God.
Each time we forgive our neighbor, even as Christ told us to do, we assimilate the born again experience even to seventy times seven, for ourselves and for each other.
The first evidence of the need of forgiveness is in the story of Cain and Abel. Not much have changed in that we are as Cain, and Jesus is as Abel. Actually, Jesus is described as the second Adam, achieving what the first Adam could not.
Let’s not put our trust in an egotistical generation hell-bent on writing the blueprint of the final generation.
Forgiveness is a far reaching assimilation of being born again; not to assume the deity of Jesus Christ, but to submerge ourselves in His Spirit. Forgiveness begins in our hearts where the word of God is written.