Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.The word forgive means to make whatever is forgiven of no effect. To forgive a thing is to make it of no effect, to nullify or neutralize it. And, in order to do that, one must use the opposite of the thing to neutralize it, just as in chemistry to neutralize an acid, one must use an alkalizer. Therefore, to make a wrong of “no effect”, one must use a right, i.e., for enmity—love, for a curse—a blessing, for hate—goodness, for meanness—prayer.

Our Lord Jesus Christ explained it very clearly:            

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44)

Love is the strongest, most all encompassing neutralizer there is, and more. True love can neutralize all negatives and more. When one “takes no offense” or refuses to receive and accept a wrong or evil by sending it back to the sender with love, or as it has been said, “wrapped in love”, it not only frees that person it was sent to, but can free and help heal the person who sent it, if they will receive the love. The healing is so important because when that person sent out that negative thing; it did its damage and established itself in that person first, leaving a wound that needs to be healed.

Not only does love neutralize, nullify, and free you from and stop hurt or evil from harming you, and blesses the offender if they will receive the love, but it blesses you double in a very special way, because whatever a person sends out is established in the person first as it goes out, then it makes its journey of multiplying and increasing itself and returns to the sender bearing its hurts or gifts. These hurts or gifts either wound and destroy or heal and enhance the sender. Therefore, when negatives are put in our paths, we can be truly thankful for them because they give us the opportunity to use them to glorify God by using them to establish love and light within ourselves as we return to the senders or sources of those opportunities love and light for their healing and upliftment which also helps heal and lift the world.

“But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:15)

When one does not forgive, God will not forgive them because their will-factor rejects the use of forgiveness in their life and God will not supersede man’s freewill.

One of the greatest, most loving, all powerful statements that Christ made here on earth was:

“Then said Jesus,Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34a)

Christ not only forgave those who crucified Him, but He also asked God the Father to forgive them. This action from Christ opened the way for the removal of their guilt and the healing of their terrible self-inflicted wound from what they did to Jesus. It also freed Christ from any negative ties to their actions. It also gave Him the great blessing and power of victory over all sin and darkness.


The following example of Joseph’s forgiveness of his brothers is a wonderful example of true and great forgiveness:

So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.”’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants. Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them. (Genesis 50:16-21)

Again, the Law of Forgiveness says:

Forgiveness must be given in order for forgiveness to be received.

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12)

Again, when one does not forgive an hurt or an evil done unto him or her, one binds that thing to oneself and it becomes a part of one’s life and world and it continues to operate in that person’s life. By not forgiving and being willing to let go of the offense, it has been accepted and by that person’s will factor closes the door to The Law of Forgiveness operating in his life.

The Law of Forgiveness simply says: Forgive and you shall be Forgiven.





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