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Forgiveness - Part 1

Author Stephen Pidgeon - Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Today I heard in my spirit that YAH was placing a crown of thorns on my head – the thorns of forgiveness.  I was asked to consider each thorn as the pain inflicted on me, from the most grievous, and to forgive each person who had inflicted such pain.

I considered this in anguish and in fear at first, particularly when I heard that a crown of thorns would be placed on my head.  By I understood that I must forgive, even the most painful things – things that still hurt, like thorns in the scalp.

So I considered this, and as I did, it brought to mind a verse of scripture: that you shall love your neighbor as yourself  (Marcus 12:31). The command speaks of equal treatment, doesn’t it?  Love your neighbor in exact proportion to how you love yourself.  If so, then it is equally true that you should love yourself as you love your neighbor.

And so it occurred to me, that you should forgive your neighbor as you forgive yourself, or in my case, forgive yourself as you forgive your neighbor, for of all the people who have harmed, I am the one least likely to receive forgiveness from me.  Yet, we are forgiven, are we not, in the blood of HaMashiach?

So we sing this song:

Qadosh, qadosh, echad, Yisra’el; baroch shemo Adonai

(Holy is the holy one of Yisra’el; blessed be He, our Adonai)

Shema kole’enu YAHUAH TSEVA’OTH, baroch shemo Adonai

(Hear us, YAHUAH TSEVA’OTH! Blessed be He, our Adonai)

Nasa, nasa, peshai, YAHUSHA; baroch shemo Adonai

(Forgive, forgive my sin, YAHUSHA; blessed be He, our Adonai)

Shema kole’enu YAHUAH TSEVA’OTH, baroch shemo Adonai

(Hear us, YAHUAH TSEVA’OTH! Blessed be He, our Adonai)

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