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Forgiveness Is a Position Of Victory and Leadership  - Part One

To forgive is often seen as putting yourself into a position of defeat.

Unforgiveness is often seen as the payback for an offence committed.

God says that we are to be the head and not the tail - Deut 28:13 Head and not the tail, above and not beneath.

If we forgive then are we positioning ourselves above and at the head of our circumstances during conflict?

  • Jesus was scourged beyond recognition. Offence – we are offended which brings pain.
  • Jesus does not defend Himself. We turn the other cheek.
  • This looks like a defeat as the offender has the upper hand?
  • Jesus remains in command as He is able to save Himself from man’s offence but chooses not to...
  • He also does not retaliate.
  • He has a greater enemy… the power of the sin of man.
  • Satan tries to beat Him into submission but Jesus responds by allowing all this to continue.
  • We may experience the pain of the offence however we have been given the power withstand the offence ( 'For we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power love and sound mind.' 2 Tim 1:7)
  • So we have no need to retaliate by offending in return.

Part 2