Faith For Forgiveness


 

“Cheer up, for your sins are forgiven!”

 

We are in an appointed season…a critical and urgent time in ministry.

Our expectations are established by the Word; we are releasing faith, and are declaring that our supernatural God is ready to do the supernatural in our personal lives, and in the Church.

As He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17)–destroying the works of the devil. We are set free from the works of the enemy, darkness has no authority over us, we are not living under the curse, and it is an exciting time that we are on a co-mission, through the leading of the Holy Spirit to release the same Gospel into the lives of everyone around us.

Follow closely, as I am about to share an undeniable key to experiencing this reality: Scripture after Scripture in the Word directly reveals that walking in (both receiving and releasing) forgiveness is the entry of the Kingdom of God’s release into your life.

Mark 2:2-4

While Jesus was preaching God’s word to them, four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”

Why was the forgiveness of sins delt with before the expected miracle for the body was preformed? Because there was guilt and shame in his life, and it was limiting the mans faith to receive from the Lord and was ultimately an affect on receiving from Gods love.

Condemnation would have kept him from releasing his faith for a miracle in his body. He first had to receive forgiveness.

 Look at the example of the Roman Centurion! A Roman Centurion came and pleaded with Jesus, saying “Lord, my young servant lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.”  Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. 

Jesus marveled at this man faith! He obviously had inside of him the faith, (which is currency) for the supernatural! Here, the man’s feeling of “unworthiness” may have not have kept him from releasing faith for the miracle, (as so with the man lowered through the roof) and didn’t hinder his faith in the Authority and deity of Christ, but he could have met the Lord in person, and had a personal encounter if he would have had faith for his own relationship with the Lord. Condemnation blocked what he could have had released in his life by the master paying a personal visit to his dwelling place…bringing the blessing with him.

The dynamic force to forgive and the

dynamic force to heal are the same thing.

When the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus’ garment by faith, virtue went out of him and transferred to her so powerfully that he felt it leave him and she felt it hit her.

The word VIRTUE in the Greek is dunamis- we derive our word dynamite from it. It literally means: self-energized, explosive power. A Tangible force of miracle- forgiving power that destroys the works of the enemy—the curse that was caused by sin. This is a manifested release of forgiveness. Her faith made her whole! Nothing missing, nothing broken…including her finances… Because the Word said she had spent all she had. Jesus didn’t energize or release that force. She did, by faith.

My point is a tangible, dynamic miracle-force or, in other words, the anointing.

It was a changing force.

A force that had the creative ability of Almighty God.

It is the anointing of God that removes the yoke.

Annihilates the burden, and destroys it as if to cease to exist.

That anointing recreated her physical organs in a moments time.

According to Jesus, in our passage from Mark 2, forgiveness is the same force. The same force that made her physical body whole is the same virtue as forgiveness from the throne of Heaven.

The same power that released forgiveness in the lame mans life, is the same power that broke the infirmity off his body.

Mark 2:10-12

So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!”

 

When Jesus said “your sins are forgiven”, there’s something that happened in that mans body, that whatever that sin/the curse was doing to his physical body was driven out!

The sin-effects were gone. No, I didn’t mean to say “side-effects”. Forget about side-effects. I’m talking about sin-effects.

 

What does unforgiveness cause?

Sin brought the curse, the conduit by which every dis-ease, addiction, chain, attack, loss, sickness, hurt, famine, anxiety and fear comes through. Everything wretched we experience came through the curse. The forgiveness of our sin that entered our live by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus, cleansed us of those iniquities, and we were forgiven. Our debt to the law of God was paid in full, plunging us into blessing, flushing out darkness, cleaning us of all iniquities making us whole, and breaking the chains of sin’s dominion over our lives.

But as our Pastor teaches us, the opposite holds true: if we place ourselves again under the yoke of bondage, give place to the spirit of condemnation, and our faith is not reaching out and laying hold of our forgiveness though the blood, then we believe the lies of the enemy. First our feelings align with the lies, and if we give in to them, our faith will consider that condemnation to be truth.

 

Condemnation and unforgiveness,

whether we are not receiving or releasing,

suffocates power.

Suffocates anointing.

Suffocates Christ in us.

Suffocates our boldness.

Suffocates our faith, which is our currency,

Suffocates our joy, which is our strength.

Suffocates our power to get wealth (Deut 8:18)

Suffocates our ability to perceive spiritually and hear the voice of the Holy Ghost.

That suffocation from unforgiveness

causes spiritual famine.

Which causes you to enter into a spiritual coma.

 

The man sick with the palsy acted on that virtue of forgiveness first, then acted on his healing by faith(a manifestation of that forgiveness), and got up and went home.

The dynamic force to forgive, and the dynamic force to heal are the same thing. They are both a manifestation of one another. It is the package of the Kingdom of God.

Cheer up! Your sins are forgiven!

Walk in that faith, and be made whole, knowing that Jesus bore your shame, your iniquity, your poverty, your infirmity, your lack, and hurt!

But also brother and sister, “as He is, so are we in this world.” As He came to destroy the works of Satan in our life, so are we co-missioned to do the same. As the Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus for ministry (Luke 4:18), so is the same Spirit in and on us. The same anointing. The same dunamis. The same power. The same virtue.

Jesus’ ministry was and is to forgive. All the good gifts He releases to us is because of that virtue of forgiveness flowing from him through the blood. As He has commissioned us to pray for the sick to see them recover, to cast out devils, speak with new tongues, and preach the good news…we also have the commission to forgive. We are commissioned to forgive, as we have been forgiven. Without it, the power to demonstrate the gospel in you–to show love–is blocked. It is all the same power at work in you.

 

Forgiveness is not POWERFUL.

It IS power. It’s the power of God. It is virtue.

 

The scripture says, “when you stand praying, forgive!”

It’s a part of everything. It releases everything.

 

Forgiveness is just as much a part of your prayer life as making your requests known unto God, as much as your expectation, building up yourselves in your most holy faith, revelation knowledge, creative miracles, and praise. Don’t go anywhere in prayer without that, without possessing the faith that you’re forgiven, and without releasing forgiveness. Don’t go anywhere in ministry without it. Don’t walk away from it, refuse to receive it, or refuse to release it to people.

 

Rely on the same power at work within you, that you rely on to pray for the sick and see them recovered, delivered, saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, encouraged; the same power you rely on to remain in the faith, to resist temptation and to not give up–the grace of God, which is not only unmerited and covering favor, but that which is also power for you do to all that is required of you.

 You’re still trying to forgive people, forgive yourself, and to stay out from under condemnation with YOUR OWN WILL POWER!

He commanded you to “Forgive one another as he has forgiven you!”

SO THERES ANOINTING AND POWER TO forgive!

 

 I am an explicit dreamer. I dream every night. I dream during naps. I remember almost every detail, and can tie up an hour of your time by telling you the whole story. One morning after I awoke from a disturbing dream, an unction came upon me to lay hands on my head and say, “in the Name of Jesus, I will never remember that dream again.”

 

To this day I don’t remember what I dreamt that disturbed me so much. But there was a power to forget, and move forward. By the power of God, I was able to do something contrary to my mind’s nature.

 

Be obedient to God, and your emotions and feelings will eventually line up with your spirit.

 

Stop walking in condemnation, and releasing it on others! When you refuse forgiveness by faith, you are rejecting and denying the blessing, the Gospel, the Savior, your healing, your miracle, your anointing for ministry, your call, your peace, your sound mind, grace, provision, protection, promotion…that all entered into your life through forgiveness by the blood of Jesus, by your acceptance of it in your heart, the confession of your mouth, by grace though faith!

Many people reject forgiveness of sin and being born again, yet the power to reverse that curse, that which causes sin to have dominion over you, which releases sin-effects in your finances, physical bodies, minds, your hearts, your emotions, your atmosphere…is present, yet rejected, denied, and taken in vanity.

Now what if the man sick of the palsy rejected that forgiving power of God. Argued with him, denied that forgiveness was possible, said “no wait, I can do better, let me go and be a better person, prove that I can make better choices, use better wisdom, be a better prayer warrior, love my family more, and then, Lord, it’s possible for you to forgive me, and for me to accept and feel forgiven.” He would have left that place without physical healing in his body, and without salvation.

It’s the same force, the same virtue, the same package.

 

James 5:14 

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Unwisely, even those of us who are saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost-filled, tongue talkin’, devil stomping, new creatures still choose condemnation for our out-of-alignment actions before God, before men, and baptize ourselves in it whenever we don’t meet our own standards. We walk around feeling “blah”, defeated, depressed, annoyed, grumpy, unqualified, unworthy.

Because of forgiveness you can change something in 5 minutes that you could not change by 50 years of condemnation. All that those 50 years of condemnation did to you was make it worse–make your condition worse.

 Condemnation and forgiveness don’t live in the same house.

 There is power to forgive, grace to forgive, anointing to forgive, because it’s a commandment that we are expected to obey;

because God has not left us comfortless, but has sent a Helper;

because we are made in the image and likeness of God;

because Ephesians 3:20: Now unto Him that is Able…to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or thing according to what? The power the worketh within us.

Philip 2:14

For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

 

Christ in us, the hope of glory!!

 

Receive your forgiveness,

receive your healing,

receive your miracle,

receive the ability to know and hear the voice of God.

receive the gifts of the Spirit,

receive your assignment from Heaven,

receive love,

receive the promises of God, which are yes and amen!

receive all that was finished on the cross.

 

Romans 8:1

Now, there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ!

 

And in return, love your neighbor as yourself! If you’re walking in condemnation, you will not truly forgive your neighbor. If you’re walking in forgiveness, release that love. for “He who has been forgiven much, loves much”.

He finds no fault in you, your sins are forgiven!

and there-in that reality lies your healing,

your deliverance,

your freedom,

provision,

your joy!

your strength to endure through this life!

you are forgiven!

and as you have been forgiven,

Forgive one another, and release that miracle working exploding love and power–bless everyone else’s life around you.

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Pastor Drouin is preaching on the supernatural power of a supernatural God who wants to do supernatural things your life, in this ministry, in this city, cities abroad and nations. We cannot expect to experience the release of the supernatural in totality, if we do not receive the totality by faith. We are expected to release the totality as well. As He is, so are we in this world.

You are now no longer the woman with the issue of blood, but the one with the anointed garment, with the ability to release virtue as the body of Christ. As He is, so are we in this world. The spirit of the Lord is upon you, and He has anointed you.

It is not conditional on our feelings or emotions. He said it and we believe it.

Receive your forgiveness today through the blood of Jesus shed for you, that and release that same virtue in the lives of everyone. For it is the Gospel, and is expected to be present as you demonstrate that good news! #remnantsroar

 

 

Be Blessed!

Samantha Garman

Worship Leader