In other words, by refusing to forgive someone you bind that person in your mind to a sin or trespass or transgression. The problem in that is that you also bind yourself to the evil activities that were the cause of the lack of forgiveness because you continually play it over and over again in your mind. Jesus taught about that when he showed the followers how to pray and He said, "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Simply put, forgive and you will be forgiven, or release someone from the guilt of an action against you and you will also be loosed or released from the consequences of their activity.
For further explanation, when you continue through unforgiveness to bind a person to the demonic activity that caused the offense, you also bind yourself to the demonic activity of the offense, bringing judgment upon yourself. Jesus said, "Judge not that you will not be judged. Condemn not so that you will not be condemned."
You can loose yourself and other people from the consequences of an evil act toward you by forgiving the person, which releases them from the guilt and consequences of the action. When you do that, you are also released (loosed) from the consequences of your judgment of the person.
The truth of this important teaching is that you are the authority in the earth because Jesus gave it back to you when He sent the Holy Spirit into you. Therefore, you have My authority, just like Jesus did, to retain (bind) people to the consequences of their trespasses and you have My authority to remit (loose) people from the consequences of their trespasses against you. My command is that you forgive others, loosing them from the consequences. When you do forgive, you are also loosing yourself from the consequences of their trespasses against you. Then the slate is clean because it is no longer plaguing your mind. The person is forgiven and you are forgiven. To forgive means to release. So if you release (loose) someone, you also release (loose) yourself.
My children have no clue as to the power and authority that they have in the earth. Jesus said you would do greater works because He came to live with Me. The greatest works that you can do is to forgive the sins, trespasses, iniquities and transgressions of others, absolving them of the consequences of their action. In doing that, you also blot out any consequences that would come upon you because of your judgment of the person. Everyone comes out with a clean slate.
Forgive and you will be forgiven; do not judge and you will not judge. Sow forgiveness and you will reap forgiveness.
"Forgive them, Father, for they don't now that they are doing," was the ultimate act of forgiveness. Jesus knew the ones who killed him were acting under direction of the devil. He knew they did not know who the motivator of the actions were. He asked Me to forgive them. I did.
You need to think and speak those words, "I forgive them. They don't know what they are doing," in relation to an evil done to you. You have loosed the person and you have loosed yourself from the judgment of the situation.
Matthew 6:12-15; Matthew 7:1-5; Matthew 16:19; Matthew 18:18-22; Isaiah 43:21; Isaiah 44:22; I Corinthians 2:13-15; John 20:22; John 14:12-14.