Holding onto grudges and the past transgressions of others is like balling up a fist around a thistle of thorns. The fist is a symbol of defiance and a sign of war within, but the pain from the thorns only affects you.
Man condemns, I inspire. Man limits, I liberate. Man imposes, I request. Man fears, I love. Man intimidates, I encourage. Man hurts, I heal. Man lies, I AM truth. Man offends, I anoint. Man hides, I reveal. Man demotes, I exalt.
The sins of the heart outweigh, the sins of the flesh, these are the lost. Those who refused to forgive and those that refused to obey have chosen to live eternity without ME. The pain has become their god and the anger their comforter.
MY will is that all receive MY love and reside with ME forever, but I have given every man a will and a choice. That choice is life or death, faith or fear and repentance or self righteousness. The enemy has caused many to choose wrongly.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’