Open Heavens Devotional: RELEASE BY FORGIVING – Wednesday, June 27, 2012

By Pastor E.A. Adeboye


Memorise: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as l had pity on thee? Matthew 18:33

Read: Matthew 18:21-35

Most things on earth respond to the principle of sowing and reaping, and mercy is not an exception. If you want to continually enjoy God’s mercy, sow mercy into the lives of those who offend or owe you. In Matthew 18:21-35, we learn that the reason a heavily-indebted servant whose debt was forgiven had to be locked up until he paid up, was because he could not forgive his fellow servant as he was forgiven. As a result, the forgiveness he had received was neutralized by his unforgiving stance and he ended up a debtor. You asked for, and received forgiveness as a sinner and you became born again. Even after your salvation, you keep asking for the blood of Jesus to cleanse you from sin no matter how weighty they are. Yet you refuse to forgive the brother who misunderstood or misinterpreted your views. If possible, you would want the Holy Ghost fire to roast him; for what? For not greeting you when he passed by or for stepping on your toes? If you cannot forgive and truly release that fellow from your heart, you have ceased from walking in love.

Many people are sick and wondering why. You will be surprised how many people are sick because of un-forgiveness, bitterness and similar character defects. A woman came to Ebute-Metta, Lagos (SW Nigeria) in the early 80’s. It was the 18th of all the places she had gone to for prayers. When she came into the church, she said she had finally found a church where nobody would kill her. One day, she rose up from her sleep and accused Baba of being among those who wanted her dead. Then l knew something was wrong so l invited her for more talk and the Holy Spirit told me she was harbouring un-forgiveness hence tormentors were tormenting her life. When l tried to probe further, she said her husband did something and she resolved never to forgive him. If you want progress, prosperity, forgiveness and mercy, forgive those who offend you. Release them from your heart. Has your pastor offended you? Forgive him. Has the choir mistress stepped hard on your toes during your rehearsals? Forgive her. Sow forgiveness and reap mercy. Un-forgiveness is holding back the blessings of many. Release your blessings today!



The level of love or hatred in the body of Christ can be measured by the type of prayers we pray for one another.


Bible in one year: Psalms 61-63


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17 thoughts on “Open Heavens Devotional: RELEASE BY FORGIVING – Wednesday, June 27, 2012

  1. Lord,help me to forgive all my offenders so I can get my blessings.
    Beautiful one.

  2. Ho! LORD GOD let the Spirit of 4givnex nd 4get. Come into me to 4giv those that offend me, so that I can see your Mercy & Blessing in everything I lay my hand on in Jesus name

  3. Lord help me to always overlook things when I am being offended so that my life can always attract your blessings.

  4. Merciful & Excellent Father, I thank u for d gift of life today. I have come to d throne of ur mercy. O’Lord! In anyway unforgiveness is holding me back, Daddy pls show me mercy. Anyone I’m holding back due to unforgiveness, by dat power that makes u GOD, father I release them now in JESUS’ name I pray amen. I degree & declare dat its well with us IJN amen

  5. Lord I thank You for the revelation of today, I thank You for Your mercy upon me through forgiveness of my weighty sins. Father I desire Your grace for the spirit of forgiveness over my neighbours and enemies so that I can obtain Your mercies for the fulfilment of my glorious destiny. Lord I thank You that You have answered my prayers in the precious name of Jesus(amen)

  6. Mercy full God,thank you for your kindness over me and my family,your love for us,God teach me your ways and forgive me off sins that are holding my blessings today.

  7. Lord Jesus help me to forgive people that really hurt me, I forgive them so that I can be forgiven and Your blessings will be mine

  8. I release anyone i’ve being holding in my heart today, i asked u lord to come and speed up my consciousness to forget all these wrongs that was done against me. I set myself loose today from power of bad memories. In Jesus name. Amen

  9. Lord al hav sin and gon shut of ur glory but ur 4givnes is ur bana ovr us papa tich us de rit pat to folow so dat we dont by any way shut de door of heaven upon our self

  10. Am highly blessed wt 2days message and I pray 4 grace for power to always 4giv and 4get weneva any1 offends me.cuz many step on our toes evrday but we need the grace of God to overlook dem.

  11. Father lord in heaven,pls hlp me to pour out evry spirit of un4gvness in ma life!In as much as I desire to 4gve pple dat ve hurt me now n in d past,grant me grace to ovacome all dis in jesus name..thank u lord

  12. This is real my brothers and sisters whatsoever a man soweth so he shall also reap.repent today and forgive completely and absolutely all those that have offended you so that you too might be able to receive your own forgiveness

  13. Sincerely, I av being longing & praying for dis spirit of forgiveness in my life. Dou been achieved gradually but it is taking a different dimension. God pls help me for complete perfection. Amen.


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