Thursday, October 22, 2020

Why We Need To Forgive?


Many ministers of God struggle with unforgiveness despite knowing what the Word of God says about it. Consequently, it affects their ministry effectiveness.


“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” Matthew 6:14-15


When I was in California in 2004 for a spiritual conference, a prophet shared that he bore severe bitterness against his parents for disowning and evicting him from their home when he renounced his faith as a Catholic priest to become a Protestant pastor. He had such an unforgiveness against his parents that the anointing of the office of prophet, which he was called, departed from him.


He cried to the Lord to restore his calling. Finally, the Lord told him to go to South Korea to seek Rev Yonggi Cho to lay his hand on his head to restore his anointing. He obeyed and went to Seoul, but he did not have the opportunity to meet Rev Cho. He ran out of funds after staying in Seoul for almost 3 weeks. In a desperate last attempt, he tried to meet Rev Cho who was scheduled to speak at a conference in a hotel. On the way to the hotel, he saw a man walked out from his limousine which was caught in a traffic jam. He recognised the man was Rev Cho making his way to the hotel so he chased after Rev Cho, kneeled down and took Rev Cho’s hand to place on his head. The anointing was restored instantly.


I believe this prophet knew that he needed to forgive his parents and he had repented before God. He knew the spiritual consequence of having an unforgiving heart. He chose to forgive his parents and released them into the freedom of his forgiveness and in return, he was delivered from the spirit of rejection and restored.


When I was at the conference in California in 2004, for almost 18 days, I was watching pastors and leaders being blessed with fire and spiritual gifts impartations. However, the Lord did not touch me at all.


Finally, the Lord visited me in my bedroom, told me that I had four unforgiveness. Instantly, I fell face down to the floor, repented on my unforgiveness as well as surrendering my life to the Lord.


Thereon, blessing after blessing fell upon me and I received an unusual gift from the Lord to impart fire and spiritual gifts, especially to ministers of God, to raise them to a higher level of spiritual zeal to work with God through fire cleansing, refining and purification. Praise God!


Like to share this with you about my unforgiveness ...


After I was born, I was sold to a businessman (my adopted grandfather) who was a well-known wealthy physician. He bought me to be given as an adopted son to one of his sons whose wife was unable to conceive. My adopted grandfather had many grandchildren from the other sons and I grew up in a large family with many “cousins” of my age. I was his only adopted grandchild and many members of the extended family viewed me as an “outsider”. I was very rejected and this affected my behaviour. Even as a baby there was animosity between me and my cousins living under the same roof. My adopted father would side with my cousins and I was not treated fairly. My adopted mother questioned him and he answered that I was adopted and that blood was thicker than water.


For the harmony of my adopted family, my adopted grandfather decided to send me to my maternal grandmother.  My adopted grandfather paid my grandmother to look after me. My grandmother was poor and she had to work hard to make ends meet and at times, she would carry me to her workplace accompanied by her 10-year-old daughter who is my auntie. I was raised in a very poor depraved environment. The house that we lived in didn’t have electricity. During the day, when my grandmother was at work, my 10-year-old auntie would babysit me and cooked for both of us. She had to stand on stool to cook and do house chores. In those days, fire woods were used for cooking and my poor 10-year-old auntie had to work very hard like an adult.


Curious to know what was like to have parental love, I found my biological parents when I was 15 years old and stayed with my biological brother for two months. However, my adopted mother discovered it, confronted my biological mother to honour the adopted sale contract. As I was in my teen, I was devastated and grew up with bitterness and unforgiveness.


The unforgiveness blocked the blessing of Lord until I repented.


Today, in the presence of God, let us search our hearts to see if we need to forgive someone who have wronged us. Unforgiveness is like a poison which eats us up from the inside. Unforgiveness is difficult to master and we need to ask our Father in Heaven to give us the strength to overcome this stronghold of the evil one.


In the Lord’s prayer, we ask our Heavenly Father to forgive our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us. Matthew 6:15 says, “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  Forgiveness isn't just kindness to others, it's kindness to ourselves. It is for our own good that we choose to forgive someone and release him and ourselves into the freedom of forgiveness. It is a decision we have to make to forgive someone willingly so that the evil one will not hold us in bondage. This means that we must love our enemies and bless them.


May this sharing bless you. Hallelujah!


To God be the power and glory for ever and ever. Amen!


God bless you!


Paul K P Ang 洪 光 炳

Ordained Minister (California)

Arsenal of Fire Global


October 22, 2020




The ebook ‘The Arsenal of Fire’ and 烈火军火库 is available vide the link below:-


I pray that this sharing will strengthen your faith and stir you to spread the Fire of God. If you have been blessed by the sharing of our blog articles and testimonies and desire to partner with us to spread this Fire, please consider sowing into this ministry. You may do so through the link below. We thank you for your support and prayers. God bless you!”

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.