(NAN) The Senior Pastor of Help from Above Healing and Deliverance Ministry Worldwide, Pastor Godwin Ube, has admonished Christians to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness and be willing to make amends.
Ube, at a thanksgiving service on Sunday in Abuja, said that forgiveness was key to enjoying God’s peace and prosperity.
The Thanksgiving Service was to mark the end of a Three-day International Conference.
It had the theme: “Gate of My Destiny Open Now”.The cleric described unforgiveness and bitterness as underlying factors affecting the destinies of so many people and hindering Christians from being prosperous.
According to him, Mark 11:25 shows that the devil makes people to harbour bitterness in their hearts in order to truncate their destinies.
“One of the weapons of the devil today is unforgiveness which hinders the breakthroughs of many people; we must understand that unforgiveness is dangerous and bitterness is deadly.
“The Holy Bible preaches love and forgiveness and made it clear that one of the attributes of God was his love for mankind and his ability to forgive.
“It was God’s willingness to forgive the sins of humanity that made him send his only begotten son Jesus Christ to die for the sins of men.
“So, anyone who wants to live a healthy life must strive to be forgiving and show kindness and mercy to others and not hold on to offenses,” he said.
Ude further said that unforgiveness was an unclean spirit that attracts self torture and torments that could lead to self- inflicted pains and sicknesses.”
It could also lead to a closed Heaven,” he declared.
The cleric said the spirit of unforgiveness invites troubles into one’s life, adding that it is the root of bitterness that lead people to enternal damnation.
“Bitterness can also distort one’s mental state; if you have grudges against anyone, try to reconcile with the person and maintain a healthy personal relationship with God,” he said.
The cleric appealed to Christians to always live with an open heart and be ready to forgive those who offended them in order to be at peace and to be able to pray to God without any burden.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng).