domingo, 5 de maio de 2013
SUBLIME is FORGIVENESS.
In the letter to the Hebrews 8:12, the Lord said, For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
The Lord God, creator of heaven and earth and everything in the universe is, in His infinite mercy, He forgives our sins and our iniquities and transgressions not remember more. And we, tiny creatures often have difficulties to forgive those who trespass against us. Sometimes I even think and say we forgive, but we can not forget the wrongs. While we're remembering with bitter root in the heart, because it is not yet release forgiveness.
Consider the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Matthew 6.12-15 Himself said to the Father, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors because if you forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father heaven forgive if, however, you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father vosperdoará your trespasses.
Mr. probe our hearts, He knows that prostrate themselves before the Father and pray him forgiveness, is relatively easy. But take away the hurt heart, forgive and do not remember more, is not so simple. He therefore, conditioned: If we forgive men their trespasses, receive the Father's forgiveness, but if we do not forgive neither will be forgiven.
In the Gospel of Matthew 5:43 and 46, Jesus said: Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor and thy enemy bored thanks. But I tell you: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, that you may be children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not the tax collectors do the same?
The Parable of the unforgiving CREDITOR
In this parable, the Lord Jesus, in an allegorical narrative, compares the kingdom of heaven a certain king, which would take account of his servants, and one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
And because he could not pay his lord commanded that he and his wife, and their children were sold to pay off debt. But that servant therefore fell down, and worshiped him, saying, Lord have patience with me, and I will pay thee. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
Leaving, however, is that servant, found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and laying his hand by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe me. So his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee. But he did not want, but rather was put him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
But knowing their lord all that was done, called him to his presence, said to him, You wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt because you pleaded with me, you should not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee?
And in anger his lord delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due. So you will also Heavenly Father if the hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
In the Gospel of Matthew 18:21, 22, Peter came to Jesus and said, Lord, how ever shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven? Jesus answered him, I do not tell you until seven, but seventy times seven.
The wise words of the Master teaches us that there is no limit to forgive. We need to forgive our brothers many times necessary, because we too are sinners, and Heavenly Father is infinitely merciful, is always ready to forgive us when there is repentance, when no conversion when we become a new creature, redeemed and washed in the blood of the Lamb.
CHRIST TEACHES U.S. TO FORGIVE
In the Gospel of Luke 6. 27-36, Jesus said: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, offer the other also, and he who takes away your cloak, do not refuse his tunic.
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
In Romans 12. 17-21 says: Repay no one evil for evil, seek coisashonestas the sight of all men. If possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with todosos men. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if your enemy is hungry, give him food if he is thirsty, give him drink: for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
I Peter 2:18 and 23, the word says: Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear the Lord, not only to the good and human, but also bad, because it is nice thing that someone, because of conscience toward God , endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it if you sin, you are slapped and you suffer? But if doing well you suffer and you are afflicted, it is pleasing to God.
Because for ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps, who committed no sin, nor in guile found his mouth, and when reviled, reviled not again, and when he suffered, he threatened not, but committed himself to him who judges justly.
And in John 15.12-14, Jesus said this is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved them. No one has greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
The Lord teaches us to love others as He loved us too. And as Christ loved us, but giving his life for sinners, living in sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.
The word says that a righteous man can be that someone would dare to die, but God demonstrates his own love for us by giving his own son to die for sinners, to pay the debt that man contracted with God, through disobedience in the Garden of Eden, to free us from the curse of sin.
I John 4:21, 22 the word describes it: If someone says, I love God, and hateth his brother, is a liar. For whoever does not love his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
Gospel of Luke 23:33, 34, narrates that came to the place called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right, and another left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Jesus man of sorrows, living sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins, was humiliated and several of the most terrible forms, with all power to transform the universe into tiny particles, or simply nothing at the time of his greatest affliction not vengeance asked the Father, asked them to forgive him, leaving himself, the greatest example of kindness and humility, quesublime is forgiveness.