But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. – Gal 5:22-26
Pain is a response to the desires of the flesh. It gives birth to anger, envy, deceit, jealousy, strife, pride and hatred.
Guard your heart for out of it flows matters of life. But God has promised that if we lay all unto Him, the peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall guard our hearts
How can in one heart be the dwelling and outpouring of the Holy Spirit, as well as a house of pain. How can joy and anger flow from one space. How can peace, envy and jealousy flow from one space. How can kindness and hatred flow from one space.
Unforgiveness is a child birthed by a painful experience designed to eat up one’s life like a plague. It is a silent disease that manifests itself as the fruit of the flesh. Who are we not to forgive others when we continue to sin while Christ carried all our sins. When the Father forgave and washed us with the blood and does daily. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Only Christ was found to be without fault. Unforgiveness is judging others and self-exaltation.
777 times shall one forgive his brother. Col 3:22-23 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
There is no room to carry a grudge in the word of God. It only instructs us to forgive. Why carry wounds when Jesus took 39 of them so we would need not to, but instead be healed of everything. Carrying wounds is like rejecting the healing already given to us by Christ.
Pain is to be rejected for Christ has already made a mockery of it on the cross. Let it not make a mockery of you instead. Christ endured it all that we may be free from it all. He carried the cross and bore it all so that we do not have to bear anything, but through Him conquer it all.
It is a matter of lifting up all burdens unto Him and trust Him with our lives. If we fail to forgive and let go of pain and resentment, we are ignorantly giving birth to the bitterness of soul. What we carry in our souls is easily transferred to our children, so letting go doesn’t only save one, but also saves a generation after.