Matthew 18:23: “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
“The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
“But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. (Notice that the throat is the place for speaking and for release of breath/life. He choked off this man’s words as he did not want to hear what he had to say.)
“His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.
“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You WICKED servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ IN ANGER HIS MASTER TURNED HIM OVER TO THE JAILERS TO BE TORTURED, UNTIL HE SHOULD PAY BACK ALL HE OWED.
”This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you Unless You Forgive Your Brother From Your Heart.”
In this parable, which speaks for itself, Jesus said that the end result for a person who refuses to forgive is that they are turned over to the JAILERS/TORMENTORS TO BE TORTURED until they pay back all they owe. The Holy Spirit revealed to me an application of this like I had never seen before. When we do not forgive from our hearts, it tortures and torments US until we do. We choose to stay in a prison with unlocked doors. We choose to be tortured and tormented as we mistakenly think that this is comfort.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon us and “opened every prison of every person that is bound.” It is up to us to walk out of the open door. When we forgive others, we choose to release ourselves by walking out of an open prison door. All things are in God’s hands and vengeance is his.
One of the greatest releases we can experience in these 21 days is to release EVERYBODY from their debts.
Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).
Mark their accounts and your account today . . . PAID IN FULL!!!