I'M A CHRISTIAN...NOW WHAT?
Ask any of the great Evangelists--Steve Hill, Nathan Morris, Dennis Walker, Oral Roberts, Jesus Christ Himself--on and on--lack of forgiveness is second only to lack of faith as a hindrance to all forms of healing..spiritual, emotional or physical healing--why? He really isn’t interested in communing with us if we hold animosity in our hearts--in fact, it is very clear that He will not forgive us if we do not forgive others (Mark 11:26). Another one of my favorite Scriptures is where Jesus Himself states in Matthew 5:44-45 that forgiveness and prayer for those who "spitefully use you" and those who "hate you" is a prerequisite to being "sons" [and daughters] of the Father. Other key Scriptures on forgiveness:Mark 11:25; Col. 3:13-17; Eph. 4:31-32; Luke 6:37;