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Lost at Sea May 30

Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy.

He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

I for one, am glad that we serve a forgiving God. Have you ever had someone you loved do you wrong? I have, and it hurts deeply. I struggle with the spirit of unforgiveness. The enemy takes delight in reminding me daily what they did to me, like a hammer that bangs into your conscience, trying to drive the nail of unforgiveness deep into your heart.

When we sin, the accuser is quick to rush to God and point out your sins, banging at Jesus too, to provoke Him to anger. Father God is like this, He wrote His Word for people, but He governs by His Words. This scripture reminds God of His willingness to forgive. The Word reminds Him of who He is, a merciful God.

Since the garden of Eden, people have tried to attain god-like status. If you want to be more like Jesus (I heard these words), "Suffer the grief no more."

...and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Jewish tradition calls this the 'Sea of Forgetfulness.' If God can forget our sins, we need to learn how to forget the sins of others and forget the worst sin of all; the sin we have done to others. I say this because it is what Satan uses to torment believer's day & night.

If you are having trouble forgiving someone or forgiving yourself, ask Jesus for help to cast the sin into the Sea of Forgetfulness before you cast the sin into your heart.

I've been very far out in the 'Deep Blue,' and believe me; the ocean is a big place; once you lose something out there, it's gone forever.

He is: El Nahsah

The Forgiving God



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