The Power of Forgiveness: Releasing God's Power - eBook
There is Tremendous Power in Forgiving
The Power of Forgiveness mission could be summarized in Ephesians 6:12. It states, Ã¢ÂÂFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high placesÃ¢ÂÂ. This book alerts us to the spiritual warfare surrounding us intending for us to take our eyes off our calling, and never fulfilling our destiny. Strong emphasis is placed on making us aware that people are not our enemies. Demonic spirits manipulates people into offending and hurting others, without them being aware. Therefore, instead of holding un-forgiveness against these individuals, we need to forgive them. We should separate the actions of the person from the person. Separate the Ã¢ÂÂwhoÃ¢ÂÂ from the Ã¢ÂÂwhatÃ¢ÂÂ. In order to do this we have to learn to look past the offense and see that the person is a puppet being used by the devil. We should treat others as we would like to be treated. As the offending party, we would want forgiveness and mercy. The author used Matthew 18:21-35 to demonstrate this point. In this passage, we are reminded that if we donÃ¢ÂÂt forgive then our heavenly father will not forgive us. Again, we should forgive because in the Kingdom of God we are required to freely give as a result of us freely receiving. In distributing forgiveness we imitate our heavenly father and advance the kingdom.
If we choose to abhor un-forgiveness, we place ourselves in a position for tormenting spirits to be released in our lives. Living with un-forgiveness is walking in the flesh, which prevents us from receiving healing and our prayers being answered . Again, if we do not show love and forgiveness we are not sons but servants of God. Dr. Brian Adams states, Ã¢ÂÂmany people experiencing fear and phobias are due to tormenting spirits, brought about as a result of un-forgiveness or fear from traumatic situations Ã¢ÂÂp.110.
The problem with un-forgiveness is, it affects not only the offended party but others they influence, because hurt people hurt other people. As a member of the Body of Christ it affects other members.
As un-forgiveness is like drinking poison, forgiveness on the other hand brings healing. The same power which saves from sin provides forgiveness and healing in every area of life such as physical, spiritual, relationships etc. An example of the benefit of forgiveness can be seen in the life of Joseph (Genesis 50:16-20) when he forgave his brothers. Although his brothers meant it for evil, God turned it for good.
Dr. Brian Adams mentioned he leads people in the prayer of forgiveness before they repeat the prayer for salvation or healing, so they can be made whole in every area of their lives. As a result of doing this he has seen many healed.
Chapter 8 entitled Ã¢ÂÂA Note from KarenÃ¢ÂÂs HeartÃ¢ÂÂ where the authorÃ¢ÂÂs wife speaks, will resonate with many. She wrote about how easy it is to show compassion to people we werenÃ¢ÂÂt involved with, and we should extend this same grace to individuals who have offended us.
Reading and writing about forgiveness is easy. However, this is something we need to practice everyday, because each day will bring new opportunities to be offended.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review of this book
October 5, 2012
Take a deeper look!
Here I was thinking I didn't have an issue of forgiving people who have offended me, hurt me, and walked all over me. Dr. Brian Adams did a wonderful job writing this book on forgiveness and weaving in so many scriptures to show the biblical truth. While reading this book, the Holy Spirit went deep into my heart and brought many things to the light I had no idea were buried in my heart. In the book the author includes testimonies of numerous healing's and goes over things a few times in each chapter which really helps it sink into your spirit. What great revelation comes with this book on forgiveness! This was a free ebook given to me by the publisher. The thoughts above are my own.
August 16, 2012
A Revelation of Forgiveness as a Release of Power
Dr. Brian Adams brings a new awareness of the Scriptural teaching on forgiveness in his book Ã¢ÂÂThe Power of Forgiveness: Releasing GodÃ¢ÂÂs Power.Ã¢ÂÂ Solid Biblical teaching, dozens of testimonies of healing and deliverance, and stories illustrating the role of forgiveness in answered prayer and the release of power in ministry reinforce the theme that is woven throughout the book. Ã¢ÂÂFaith moves God, but forgiveness releases His power.Ã¢ÂÂ
This power is manifest in: Physical healing, in reconciled relationships, in deliverance, in restoration, and in reconciliation with God. Dr. Adams points out the hindrances to the release of power as: hindering our prayer life, worship, and GodÃ¢ÂÂs blessing on our lives. His anointed teaching reveals new insights into: How we are blinded by Satan, how forgiveness releases: the guilt, shame, and condemnation of sin, and the importance of horizontal forgiveness on the part forgiveness plays on the empowerment of the church body of believers.
Ã¢ÂÂHarvesting ToolsÃ¢ÂÂ and recommendations for helping the reader fulfill their commission and a call to pray for, fast, and share GodÃ¢ÂÂs Word with specific individuals are included. There is also a suggested prayer for salvation and healing and a section of scriptures on forgiveness.
Dr. Brian Adams delivers a strong message for every Christian to read and heed, Ã¢ÂÂFaith moves God, but forgiveness releases His power.Ã¢ÂÂ
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
August 10, 2012