“Accept, Forgive, Love!”
“Accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. Above all, put on love---the perfect bond of unity.” Colossians 3:13-14
I believe that this is probably the biggest downfall of the Children of God, today, and it seems to be a great sport for the devil. If he can cause dissention among God’s Children, you better believe he will. And he is doing a pretty bang-up job.
We have more churches split over people not being able to ACCEPT each other, FORGIVE one another, if they have a complaint against that individual, and LOVE each other, for the sake of UNITY.
People come into church, grumbling and complaining about what someone else does or don’t do. Then they expect God to “bless them” with an attitude of worship. Well, I have news for them, they MUST come to Him with a REPENTANT HEART, and be willing to put their negative feelings, that they have in their heart for another, under the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and to have an attitude of ACCEPTANCE, FORGIVENESS and LOVE, before God will even acknowledge them, much less BLESS THEM.
The Word of God says that you must FORGIVE one another, “just as the Lord has forgiven you.” Are we doing that? SERIOUSLY? When we ACCEPT each other and FORGIVE each other, and “ABOVE all, put on LOVE, which is the PERFECT bond of UNITY, then we can experience TRUE UNITY in the Body of Christ, which is the will of God.
When we ACCEPT, FORGIVE and LOVE each other, like God does with us, then you just watch what He does in the Church, but even more than that, watch what He does in YOUR personal life. The ole devil wants there to be fussing and fighting in our churches, because then we will be presenting a REALLY BAD witness and may even stop someone from coming to the Lord. I don’t believe anyone, that is a TRUE CHILD of God, would want the outcome of someone’s eternity on their hands. We need to come together, as God’s Children, and ACCEPT, FORGIVE, and LOVE each other the way He expects and wants us to do.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT His Child, and you are doing the things that the devil wants you to do. You are NOT FORGIVEN by GOD until you come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be ACCEPTED into His family, FORGIVEN of your sins, and LOVED beyond measure. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!