Offenses—A Major Hindrance

A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle. Proverbs 18:19 NKJV.revival

Offenses, unresolved bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, in broken relationships grieve the Holy Spirit and undermine the unity and prayer vital to revival. When the Holy spirit is grieved, the flow of His power, counsel, and comfort is stymied, and the enemy is given opportunity to accuse, torment, imprison, and ultimately defeat us.

This blocks our ability to give or receive God’s mercy because our relationship with Him is compromised, and the church is prevented from presenting the glory of God to a community. If we repent of our offenses to God and make things right before others (Matt. 5:23, 24), we can live in the power of an “Ungrieved” Holy Spirit.

So then released from anger and bitterness, we can expect continual revival, abounding in the grace of His forgiveness, mercy and kindness (Mark 11:25, 26).

Tomorrow: Dwindling fires.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 00:02:04

    “So then released from anger and bitterness, we can expect continual revival, abounding in the grace of His forgiveness, mercy and kindness (Mark 11:25, 26).”

    Hi Manny and thanks for another great post on the topic of revival.

    As you have stated:

    “If we repent of our offenses to God and make things right before others (Matt. 5:23, 24), we can live in the power of an ‘Ungrieved’ Holy Spirit.”

    I am very familiar with this topic as I used to teach anger management. The course is now being taught by a pastor (His church is called the Garage Church) every Tuesday evening and Friday morning.

    He is getting quite the turnout as there are so many who are angry these days.

    The curriculum incorporates the Gospel message and more than a few have been saved after or during the class.

    To God be the Glory!!!

    God’s blessings…

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  2. Naomi Colbert
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 00:49:51

    God bless the body of Christ to forgive in JESUS name! John Bevere wrote a book called the Bait of Satan! God continue to give you insight to HIS Word, HIS will, and HIS ways in JESUS name! God bless you all!

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  3. kingintraining
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 08:11:59

    Yes great book! Offenses are a terrible thing, it binds like no other, blugh

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    • Mannyr
      Aug 13, 2013 @ 18:19:56

      yes they do for sure. In the parable of the unjust steward at the end he is still in prison because he will not forgive. An healed unforgiving person is still bound because of an offense.

      Reply

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