Offended

 

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Get over it !!!!!!

Psalm 119:165 King James Version (KJV)

165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Matthew 24:10-12  King James Version (KJV)

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Proverbs 18:19 ESV

A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back

Many feel they have a right to be offended today.

The root of the spirit of offense, which is demonic, is selfishness, self righteousness, and entitlement.

Truth is not based on feelings.

It is based on the Word of YHVH God, which means not any god, but the only One.

There is no God but Yahweh.

The bible speaks against this as a sin.

In this world, evil is good and good is evil to most.

…. and it is those who stand for what is truly evil and against God’s law that claim the most offense,

….and demand that they be satisfied by having their way, at the expense of others.

Too bad.

Whether the offended win or not in this life, they will lose in the next one.

Hell is full of offended people.

This is a warning to people, both believers and unbelievers, that think they can hold on to an offended attitude, which is a REFUSAL to forgive those they have issues with.

The bible says

Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, [or you have something against him (implied)]

leave your gift there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24)

Because

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:15)

AS Matthew 24 indicates above, offenses lead to betrayal, revenge and hate.

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Are you guilty of being offended?

Repent now, and forgive others, so you can be forgiven.

If you don’t repent, you will be with the person you hate in hell.

Is that what you want?

Get over your pride, and humble yourself before YHVH God, and stop this evil behavior.

 

 

 


12 Responses to “Offended”

  1. Forgiveness is for the repentant not for the repeat offender.

  2. How many times if they repeat the offence do we well to forgive? Seventy times seven (and no counting!). I reckon the cycle of offence, forgiveness, offence, forgiveness is endless just like it must be that God is offended then forgives and is offended and then forgives. Like Hosea prophesied. We just have to learn to go with it and not get into a rut with being offended and refusing to forgive. Sometimes I say “God I don’t forgive them this time” but then I know hours later I’ll be praying the Lord’s prayer knowing if I do not release them in forgiveness God will not release me so I have to consciously forgive the ones who earlier I said I did not forgive, just to be able to ask God for His forgiveness.

  3. Whow! What a powerful word.
    What if the other party won’t forgive you and you have forgiven them, then what?

  4. Good reminder, Maryanne. I’m having a lot of difficulty forgiving my mother and siblings. I have always been the designated “scapegoat” of the family, the one who manifested the problems in our family, and this role was forced upon me by my mother. And although I know they didn’t mean to, my two sisters and my brother were complicit in this. I know they were instinctively protecting themselves. I have just recently faced this, although I was in denial for years. I was convinced I was worthless, and lived as if I was for many years. I know this is a lie now. It’s just so hard to get past it, and my mother died in 2001. It just hurt so badly, and my whole life was thrown off-course for many years. I don’t know how to get past this. I always loved my mother, and I do love my siblings. I have my daughter who I know loves me, and 2 beautiful grandchildren. I want to let this go but it seems they will always see me as defective. My dad is still living, and I am confident he loves me and always has. Facing the fact that my mother withheld love and approval while blaming and criticizing me is just a hard pill to swallow after so many years of denial. It seems weak to me to have such difficulty with this. I’ve never been able to care enough about myself even though I know the Lord does love me. Wondering what to do in order to move past this, if anyone has any wisdom to share?

    • Hi Leigh, I have a similar situation … forgiveness does not give a person a license to abuse you! You’ve forgiven and sometimes a person has to choose no contact for those who remain unrepentant. Remember when Jesus was talking about those who do the will of the father are my mother my brother and my sister. And those of your own household will be your enemy

    • leigh

      some injuries last a lifetime. I know I have some. 20 years later, I still dream about them, sometimes as often as 3 x a week.

      there is a difference between the injury that has lasting effects, and our attitude toward the event or situation.

      we can control our attitude but not what other people do.

      we can remember the pain, and still feel the injury, but decide NOT to be hateful or revengeful about it, having the willingness to forgive if they ever repent. if they don’t, then our willingness to forgive is what is important.

      remembering is not the offense, feeling pain is not the offense, but being unforgiving is offensive. we poison ourselves that way.

      you are not defective. god did not make you that way. because someone accuses you of being defective does not make it true. in fact, THEY are defective for being so unkind.

      pray for the salvation of others and put it in god’s hands. god gave you a brain and a memory so that you could learn from past events, see warning signs, and avoid future injuries. so your memory is a defense mechanism designed to protect you and teach you.

      we all have our limits. we do as much as we can, then that is all we can do. then it is god’s turn to finish things up. healing takes time….be kind to yourself, and do not beat yourself up or assume the guilt and blame for others. love yourself. god does…

  5. The thing about offense is it is what you feel because of what someone did…they offended you.

    Offended
    causing someone to feel hurt, angry, or upset : rude or insulting. : very unpleasant.

    Holding onto that continues to cause you to feel hurt, angry, upset and unpleasant. It does nothing to them.

    That’s the big lie about forgiveness…why should I forgive them after what they did?!

    Because it’s not for them.

  6. Lions Path on self-forgiveness
    If one cant forgive self then its hard to forgive others.
    Pretty powerful message

    The Lion’s Path 11.29.2017 –
    How the Adversary Uses Our Pasts for His Purposes

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