Bitterness & Unforgiveness: 2016 February Fast (Day 15) | INFEMI Devotion By Rev. Geoffrey Muchai

Bitterness & Unforgiveness – 2016 February Fast (Day 15): Devotion By Rev. Geoffrey Muchai

I have been reflecting on the prophetic words we received yesterday (Rhema 14th February, 2016) and my heart breaks in light of God’s concern that we are holding on to burdens of anger and bitterness that are hindering His move in our lives.

The implication of God’s statement is that He has tested our hearts in the area of forgiveness and we have failed.

When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do–with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs. Again He said to him the second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Shepherd (tend) My sheep. He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep. 

John 21:15-17 (AMP)

If you love Jesus, you will let go of anger, bitterness and company that is not profitable. If you love God, you will call up the people who you have not released and ask for forgiveness or give forgiveness depending on what is applicable to you.

In this season of fasting, we need to break such chains of bitterness by playing the role of the Good Samaritan.

Ostracized by the very person whom you need to minister to, you need to go beyond religion and like Peter, pray for, feed and nurse your enemy on your own tab as a manifestation and extension of God’s love to him/her.

God is very keen on preparing our hearts for divine exchange so let us comply and surrender everything to Him today. Let this be our spiritual act of worship.

Shalom.

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