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Forgiveness That Lasts Forever

Updated on November 2, 2013
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He Exists To Love You. On the Beach, Ocean City, MD USA
He Exists To Love You. On the Beach, Ocean City, MD USA | Source

WHAT I BELIEVE AND WHY

For God so loved the world that He gave us His Only Son that Whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. (John chapter 3, verse 16, New Testament)

In order to share with you my testimony, this scripture would be the reason for which I believe.

NOW Faith is the substance of all hope, the evidence of what is not seen. (from the letter to the Hebrews from St. Paul, chapter 11, verse 1.)

In order to share with you my testimony, this scripture would be reason for peace and joy in my life.

I have encountered a lot of people in my lifetime who do not know how to forgive. It is important to incorporate it into their lives, just as you show approval for an individual. Love comes from the heart. But forgiveness comes from the soul. The Lord forgives only if you ask Him for it. The Lord forgives others in one's life, but only if you pray for them and put them into His hands. To forgive is to love.

Love holds no records of wrongdoing. ( The first letter to the Corinthians from St. Paul in chapter 13, verse 8.)

Being bold to do something out of the ordinary is always what I have done when it comes to my Christian thinking. I can truly say that I desire God in my life more than anything, and if one takes away God in my life, you take away my zeal for living. I forgive because it is a commandment. Faith in God's Holy Spirit is what ushers in the cleanup of the mess that is left behind. And no one, for sure, wants to be left behind. To believe in Jesus Christ is to bring His everlasting Love and forgiveness into Life. I will continually defend my place in His Glorious Kingdom only because I believe.

THE PURPOSE OF JESUS' DEATH

Bitterness only exists because the remembrance of the effect of a wrongdoing. Harboring the negative in our passionate thinking and vocalizing negativity in our everyday speech causes the staying power of sin in our lives. By confessing the existence of sin that we do in everyday life to God the Father, and professing to believe in Jesus His Son, acknowledging that He died for us on the wooded cross, then forgiveness is ours, and the true reason for living exists. Beginning over again occurs with accepting Salvation in Jesus Christ. But the works of our new faith only reaps the Joy of obedience and the practice of God's Word in every day life.

The Duties Of A Believer In Christ

Our new role as Christians can not be complete without some basic requirements in our actions. "Actions do speak louder than words". So Love one another, Praise God the Father daily. God's forgiveness is reciprocated by our actual forgiveness of others. Jesus said before He breathed His last, "Father Forgive them, they do not know what they do". It is so true! Most of the time we believe that " I didn't do anything wrong", when in fact we may have. Unfortunately, I testify right now that I am guilty of saying that.

Fasting from Sin is impossible, but fasting from lustful desires is possible, but it is the desire to know Him more that predestines the future of our spiritual existence in God's Kingdom.

So if you wish God to Bless, 
You must then Confess. 
Love one another 
By forgiving them 
As sister and brother. 
To be free of Sin seems absurd, 
But we are forgiven 
By the Power of His Word. 

May all who reads this be blessed in Jesus' Name

It has meant a lot to me to tell these truths as my testimony. I can not hide what the Lord means the most to me.

My True Confession

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    • The Stages Of ME profile image

      The Stages Of ME 

      5 years ago

      Dear CMcastro ~

      Wonderful message forgiveness was given to us and we must learn to do the same. Peace and blessings to you. I love Toby Mac's song also one of my favorites thanks for sharing and Peace :)

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      teacherjoe52 

      5 years ago

      Good morning CMCastro

      Bitterness and being unrepentant hurts whoever does that more than the other person. Sometimes the only way to let it go is to admit it is too strong and place it at the feet of Jesus.

      A very good article.

      God bless you with a pure heart.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is such a beautiful write. Forgiveness is not always easy but yes we do have to do it and when we think of our own sins we ask God to forgive it is much easier. Bless you. Up and sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, I am so glad you have this hub highlighted on your profile! What a powerful message full of His truths on forgiveness. Thank you for glorifying our Lord God in your writings. Love Toby Mac too.

      A great message for all time.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      MaestroECMcCloud 

      6 years ago from Lexington, South Carolina

      Christina, you have outdone yourself on this one. Really helpful hub and what I like is how everything you said in it was backed up by scripture. Excellent hub. Kudos to you my love.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is wonderful God Bless you for writing this.. and so glad you post it just in time for Easter..

      Happy Easter to you

      Debbie

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      All my life, what I believe in is, forgiveness happens only when it's conducted face-to-face between the doer and the receiver of the hurt. So I ask, how do we forgive someone who hurt us but refuse to acknowledge that he did wronged us? (Thank you for your answer that led me to this hub).

      I know it, too, that whatever wrong I don't forgive, the Almighty Father in heaven, doesn't either and that makes me still a sinner. Under this circumstance I just pray for that person and ask God to intervene that he may find light. Thank you

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      Judicastro 

      7 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Hi Dear girl, sent you a friend request for FB. Great hub. Pray all is well!

      Blessings!

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      jasper 

      7 years ago

      great hub love the message very inspiering good info thanks for a great read

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Thank you, richtwf, for your attention to this hub. I let the words flow and I am so glad this turned out so well.

      Thank you, Dave Matthews That statement, "Love means never having to say I'm sorry" came from the book and movie, "Love Story" by Erich Seagal in the 1970's. It was about the love between two young people who were conflicted with infirmity and their struggle to be close to one another. Love has everything to do about being "forgiven".

      Thank you, His daughter. I just knew that you would like this hub. I have some relatives who are harboring so much anger and unforgiveness in them, that when they pass away, their eternal sleep will be more comfort than the pillow they sleep on. For this reason, those individuals are on the TOP of my prayer list. And yes I forgive them.

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      His daughter 

      7 years ago

      Good thoughts. I have just been encountering someone in my life who is so filled with anger, hatred and resentments that it has blinded her to any truth. A combination of some very harmful ingredients for eternity.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I do not remember the person who said this but,"Love is never having to say I'm Sorry." How true!

      Brother Dave.

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      richtwf 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful message Twin Sis.

      To forgive is a part of love and however difficult it is sometimes to forgive someone - we must try our best to forgive. God forgave us for our sins and in turn if He can forgive us for then we should also be able to show forgiveness too.

      Thanks for sharing and God bless you!

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