Unforgiveness imprisons us in a world outside of Gods compassion and mercy not because he is not giving it to us, but because we do not see it. Only the spiritual mind sees this mercy and forgiveness – our natural mind is blinded to it, because unforgiveness is a world of darkness. It is the greatest enemy to sharing life with God. Unforgiveness and the guilt that comes with it is the underpinning fabric of the veil of separation between us and God and one another.

That veil over Adam’s mind and heart, that was Adam’s guilt and shame, separating him from God (and from Eve when he blamed her), was undone by Jesus on the cross. Jesus’ body was torn when he gave up his life for us on the cross. At that same moment the veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom.

The veil is our inheritance from Adam. The torn veil is our inheritance from Christ.

Hebrews 10:19 And so, dear brothers, now we may walk right into the very Holy place, where God is, because of the blood of Jesus. This is the fresh, new, life-giving way that Christ has opened up for us by tearing the veil - his flesh - to let us into the holy presence of God.

We can fail to choose the real world of God’s will in the mind of the spirit and choose instead the unreal world of the natural mind of the world of darkness and confusion, where peoples’ unforgiving egos collide with each other. That is a prison and prison life is not pleasant. We are here to let people out of prison, not place them in there. And we have to let ourselves out first!

Colossians 3:12 forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

Just as in the parable, where the King teaches forgiveness by forgiving totally and the unkind servant teaches unforgiveness by sending his debtor to prison, so we too teach unforgiveness when we make another person feel guilty instead of alive and free. We can separate ourselves from God and his salvation and make a prison for ourselves as well as our brother or sister. We can fail to understand what a real relationship is because we seek punishment instead of being set free. By not accepting fully the atonement for our own guilt we are compelled to pass it on to others.

A beautiful holy truth that God gives to our spiritual mind gets undone and our soul gets undone with it. Pain and sorrow rush in and peace and power disappear. Jesus died so that humanity could have his inheritance of forgiveness. How can we even think of stealing that inheritance from anybody at all? The cost of giving is receiving – if you give guilt you will get guilt, and go to gaol and do not pass go.

So if this happens to you do not ask God for forgiveness because that has already been given. Instead ask God to teach you his mercy and forgiveness for yourself and others and plunge yourself into the presence of God. That is the Holy Spirits work. Don’t delve into the deep past and look for people to forgive. Holy Spirit is in command of that too. It is the every day-all day forgiveness of the imperfection of humanity that we attend our heart to, and that is everywhere, including most of all in ourselves.

This is not only about personal holiness or healing. It is about releasing the power of resurrection that was not released until the cross had torn the veil.

Miracles can now begin. We don’t have to seek the anointing because it will flow from within. If we want to see people changed we must become part of this power that brings real change – in ourselves first then in others. 

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