2 Corinthians 2:6-11
The Bible says that we should not be ignorant of the enemy's schemes or devices. What are some of his schemes?
Fear - the lie is that God is not with you, He's not protecting you, He is not for you. If he can get you to believe that, he will isolate you and attack.
Discouragement - the lie is you will never make it, you are a low life and always will be. He is the accuser of the brethren.
Unforgiveness - the lie is that you have blown it so bad that you can never be forgiven - OR - how can you forgive that person (you fill in the blank) after what they have done to you.
Jesus said ''the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they (meaning YOU) may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.''
The enemy wants to rob you of your salvation, your peace, your joy, your righteousness, your faith, your future, your family, your finances.
Scripture: Luke 11:1-4 1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.
Forgiveness. Forgiveness is the very message of Christianity. It is part of the greatest story every told. That all of mankind is born in sin and hopelessly lost, and that God sent His son
into the world that whosoever would believe on Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life - that by trusting in Christ as Savior, any man, woman, or child could be redeemed, reconciled, and put back in right relationship with God. We owed a debt we could not pay, and Jesus paid a debt He did not owe.
Have you Forgiven?