As we forgive
As We Forgive
(#326 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
“And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12)
It’s because you’re stuck in the physical realm that these and other scriptures remain unfulfilled. But Yahweh said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. Yahweh does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart [mind].” (1 Samuel 16:7) It is what is on the inside that is most important. With this, again, brought to the forefront of your mind, let’s re-examine what Yahshua was teaching in Matthew 6:12.
“And forgive us [minds meant for redemption and salvation] our debts [obligations owed due to carnal thoughts; acknowledgement of idols in thought processes] as we [the mind being renewed] forgive [move past, press on] our debtors [former thought processes that bring back memories of pain, fear, anger, sadness, etc.].” Our minds were meant to be redeemed and then preserved whole with full release from any current obligations. The renewed mind can then also move beyond any memories of the past that threaten to drag us back into old mindsets.
When Yahshua’s words are considered from the Holy mind perspective (a circumcised heart), their intent is to demonstrate that the obligation of both the debt and the debtor were yours; each is one side of a sharp double-edged sword. It is not about what others may owe us in the physical world, but obligations of ego centered thinking that have been forgiven once they are confessed, yet which still linger because of the residues of sin. That is why you are called to forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead (Philippians 3:13).
Listen loved one; it’s never about anyone else. It has always been, and always will be about every thought you think, and whether or not those thoughts are obedient to the Holy mind patterns. Forgiving EVERYTHING is a byproduct of believing in Yahweh! Press on toward the goal to win the prize for which the Mighty One has called [you] heavenward in the Messiah Yahshua. All who are mature [perfect] should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too the Mighty One will make clear to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same [Holy] mind. (Philippians 3:14-16)