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The Duel Protection of Daily Repentance and Forgiveness Toward Others

The Holy Spirit showed me something new in the Lord’s prayer today. Well, He showed me a few new things but I feel to share this one.

Matthew 6

And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. ‘For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (vv.12-15)

Notice Jesus sandwiched not being led into temptation and being delivered from satan within the message of daily repentance and forgiveness to others? Jesus was giving us a lesson – a key – regarding temptation. Of course God does not lead us into temptation. But! If we fail to ask God to “forgive us our debts” daily and release forgiveness toward others we will be very vulnerable to the temptations of the enemy. We are delivered from satan AS we operate in daily repentance and forgiveness toward others.

Now, I want to be clear that God does not want us on our faces for hours confessing our sins. But rather, confess to God as the Holy Spirit convicts. Same goes for releasing forgiveness. There is no need to search for days who you might not have not forgiven. Simply forgive as the offense arises – and it will!

FATHER, thank you for forgiving our sin on a daily basis. Thank you for giving us the grace to forgive – release – those who sin against us. We thank you that daily repentance and forgiveness toward others work together to protect us from the many temptations of the enemy. In Jesus mighty name.

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