Pastor Steve Gray’s sermon on Sunday September 17th is etched on my heart, my mind, my body, and soul. It is more than etched. It seared inside my soul.
When I do not forgive G-d will not let me fulfill the calling that was given to me by HaShem on my life.
This is like my old actions. I’ll show you! I’ll drink poison so you will die.
What? are you nuts?
Thank you Yeshua for the attitude adjustment.
We are made in the image of the Divine We are not just animals. We are not just creatures with bodies. We have the divine capacity within us. That ability is not within us to do it. That reservoir of forgiveness is a reflection of our divinity. Our being made in the image of G-d.
Our expression of forgiveness is an expression of our G-dliness.
This is why forgiveness is very hard. I am filled with ego. I am filled with worldliness.
When I give forgiveness, I am revealing the G-dliness that is within me.
And this is what Yeshua i.e. HaShem is all about. Forgiveness.
The Tanya states in Chapter 11: “By the standard of G-d there is no difference between once and a thousand times. Because being forgiving is an expression of mercy. And G-d’s characteristics not bound or limited; they are infinite as it is written (Eichah 3:22) “His mercy is never-ending”. Relative to infinity there is no difference whatsoever between a small number and a large one.”