Are we someone who has suffered emotionally and physically at the hands of others? Have emotion such bitterness, revenge, anger, resentment and hate entered our hearts and mind? And have we filled with an unforgiving spirit?
The Unforgiveness can be a hidden culprit. It can make us a prisoner within our self. And an unforgiving spirit lives inside us; it is not bothering those who have wronged us? They have gone on their way. But, still holding onto something that has taken control of our thoughts, words and action. It eats away at us just like a poisonous cancer, and we will find our self bound, with no peace and in the reality we are punishing our self.
Bishop Jordan believes that to forgive in our own power becomes futile, it is because our hearts must first be cleansed of all that the things that unforgiveness creates. And only God can make it happen. God laid it down His life and shed His blood to give us the gift of salvation and clean up our hearts. And through Him there is freedom and victory.
Choosing to forgive is a choice of our will, when we make that choice our hearts is then open and ready for the Lord’s cleansing. By not choosing to forgive is also a choice of our will, but the door of our hearts is then shut down and God will does not do His cleansing work.