The LORD once again placed this verse in my spirit, that I found such beautiful jewels within.
We oftentimes overlook this scripture, pass by it, and ignore it, but it is such an important verse to our breakthrough.
When I shared this scripture with my prayer group this morning, it blessed us mightily! Strongholds were broken, lives were changed, and souls were brought into conviction, minds were transformed. Not an easy scripture to swallow, but a command of the LORD nevertheless.
Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.“
The KEY, an important concept within the scripture, and not just a concept, but a COMMAND!
SETTLE matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court
To settle is to resolve, establish, or fix a matter.
So to settle matters quickly is a command that would resolve your issues. Once you get to the bottom of your issues, you will be able to see clearly, and move forward with FOCUS.
In scriptures just before this, we come upon the Beatitudes
the wise teachings of Jesus concerning the blessing of GOD
- and a little after that the parable of the salt [verse 13]
- and the parable of light [verses 14-16]
- next the importance of commands [verses 17-20]
and finally the seriousness of spiritual murder. Not only are you subject to judgement when you kill another human being (physically speaking) you also answer to GOD when you spiritually kill another person through anger, un-forgiveness, and offense. ( spiritual murder )
WAIT A minute, so you’re telling me I can kill another person in the spirit and be held accountable? YES, that is exactly what I am saying! Jesus uses illustrations and examples of just how serious this matter is.
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister well be subject to judgement. Again, anyone who says to a brother of sister “RACA” [or in other words fool, clown, idiot] will be in danger of the fire of hell.
This is NOT A JOKE, and GOD is not playing with us. God is serious with us, so we must get serious about our walk with GOD. God so loved the world that he has send his son JESUS to redeem us, and save us, from eternal damnation. JOHN 3:16 Not to condemn the world, but to save the world from eternal punishment of sin. The wages of sin are death, but the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD Romans 6:23
I tell you un-forgiveness can grow, and bitterness is not a good feeling to have, or experience. But if we allow offenses to take root, this is what the end result will be. We must be serious, because God is not playing with us.
Just like earthly judge who sends the offender into prison, you will be thrown into spiritual prison by the heavenly judge. There are legal rights in the courts of heaven, and we must abide by those rules.
I tell you you will not get out, until you have paid the last penny. [ verse 26 ]
We must go and make it right, with our opponent, before the accuser comes to accuse us, and hand us over to the judge, who then can hand us over to the officer, and finally prison, for he is roaming about seeking whom he may devour.
The Lord is RIGHTEOUS in his verdict, and his WORD is TRUTH
So don’t go on another day about not making right with your neighbor. Settle the matters, resolve the issues, don’t carry grudges and un-forgiveness into tomorrow, settle it right here and then. Settle it as you would with someone who owes you a debt. Arrange a meeting, get to the bottom of things, and walk away with forgiveness in your spirit.
The LORD is your STRENGTH
and your FORTRESS
Do not be afraid or discouraged he is with you!
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Pray that your sins may be forgiven you. Accept the LORD JESUS as your personal savior and receive the GIFT of LIFE
For GOD so loved the WORLD that He gave his ONE and ONLY SON as a SACRIFICE for our sins, to pay the penalty of sin, and redeem humankind. FOR THE WAGES OF SIN ARE DEATH, BUT THE GIFT OF GOD ARE ETERNAL LIFE.
JOHN 3:16 [PARAPHRASED in my own words]
2000 years AGO Jesus Christ died for our sins, took up the penalty for our sins, has covered our transgressions, by his stripes we are HEALED.
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It has been FINISHED on the CROSS. But we MUST believe by FAITH
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But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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