After you have taken My advantageous advice and forgiven a person who wronged you, you have enjoyed the freedom from refusing to carry that person on your back as a burden. You were free and you walked in the joy of that freedom from slavery to hatred, anger or even merely hurt feelings. You were able to love the person and love everyone to a higher degree because of My forgiveness which was explained to you. That was the good news that I promised. (Matthew 6:14-15; John 20:21-23)
The devil, your spiritual enemy who instigated the wrong in the first place, cannot stand for you to be free, so he brings back to your thoughts the remembrance of the physical, emotional or spiritual injury in an effort to get you to capitalize your thoughts on the past so that he can again curse your present life and your future. You defeated his work when you forgave the person so he wants to resurrect the past in your mind so that he can continue to bring bad events into your life by your binding yourself to the events of the past. (Matthew 16:18-19)
The devil hates forgiveness because it erases his work in the earth and your forgiveness of others glorifies the work of Jesus on the cross when He died for the sins of the whole world. When you buy into the devil's thoughts to relive the abuse or injury, you are saying that you deserve the freedom that was bought by the works of Jesus but the other person does not deserve it. That is hypocrisy in its truest form and the devil is the father of it. (John 8:43-45)
If you do not stop, by an act of your will, reliving the past event in your mind you are glorifying the works of the devil who fathered the event and is still tempting you to join with him to resurrect his works. Your glorifying of the works of Jesus who died for the sins of the person who injured you as well as your own sins ceases and you begin to glorify the works of evil. The way you do that is you keep your thoughts on the offense and then you begin to talk about it when the occasion arises to crucify the person again. The devil dances with joy because you have glorified him. That is not being My child. My children resist the devil and walk in their being a new creation. (II Corinthians 5:17-19)
This insight and understanding is the truth behind what Jesus said when He said that you will be forgiven as you forgive others. In other words, when you allow the devil to resurrect the poisonous situation in your mind, you bring the offense back into being by falling for the poisonous recall. You participate with the devil in bombarding your life with the same evil that happened in the past.
It is even more insidious than that. You give permission for the same demons who caused the original offense to repeat their work in your life and the lives of your family. You resurrect the evil works by dwelling on the image of them, giving life to them again which releases their ability to amplify the same evil in your life, in the lives of your children and your grandchildren to the third and fourth generation if you continue to entertain the thoughts of the past offense. (Exodus 34:6-7)
Remember that I gave you free will and I gave you dominion over the earth, that means dominion over the temptations of the devil. Jesus said what you bind on earth is bound in heaven and what you loose on earth is loosed in heaven. So when you bind yourself to the images of past abuse you bind yourself and your family to the evil that caused it. But, when you forgive a person and refuse to entertain thoughts of the offense against you, you loose yourself and your family from the evil works.
This truth is why I admonished My children over and over again in My Instruction Book and in personal to forgive and forget. Every offense is blotted out in My mind and you must refuse to let the father of the evil resurrect them in your mind. Remind the devil that you forgave the person and they are white as snow. Remind the devil that he is lying about the image of the offense because it never happened in your mind and in My mind. (Isaiah 1:18-20) Then release it.
When you can do what I advise you to do in this instruction you will only attract My blessing into your life and all of your prayers will be answered better than you can dream, think or imagine because My love will flow from you like a river. That river is the river of living waters upon which My glorious inheritance flows from Me to you.(John 7:37-39) You must refuse to dam up My river of blessings by negative thoughts, attitudes and actions in order to keep My blessings flowing to you.
Heed My words. You choose either blessings or curses. Choose My ways and live the abundant life in the earth.
Your Loving, Teaching Father