Overcoming Unforgivness (Notes)

Unforgiving:
1.Not willing to forgive or excuse people’s faults or wrongdoings.
2.To hold on to an offence.
3.(Earl’s Definition)- Unforgivingness is a spirit that binds you in an immoral mindset towards someone or something by making you focus on an offence.
Forgive:
1.stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offence, flaw, or mistake.
2.Greek- separate, depart, to put away from
Scriptures That Prove God Does Not Like Unforgiveness
Romans 1:31
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they arewhisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
2 Timothy 3
Perilous Times and Perilous Men
3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6
 
(The main scripture for this teaching)
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Matthew 18:21
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet[d] and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’[e] 30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. 32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.

35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”[f]
7 Things Unforgiveness Does
1.Unforgiveness keeps you bound to past events.
2.Unforgiveness makes you act out the devils assignment.
3.Unforgiveness gives you a blurred vision of someone.  Always pairing them with their mistakes.
4.Unforgiveness comes as a result of wrong reaction to offence.
5.Unfrogiveness is a wedge between you and God. It closes the heavens over you.
6.Unforgiveness gives the devil a strong hold in your life.
7.Unforgiveness is emotional self-harm. You’re in charge of forgiving someone. It does more damage to you then to anyone else.
How to forgive
1.Understand what unforgiveness is, what the word says about it and what God thinks about it.
2.Love. Your love for God and your love for yourself should lead you to forgiveness.
1 Corinthians 13
Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.
3.Prayer. Repent and ask God to give you the strength and ability to forgive.
How to stay free
Make a decision not to be offended. There will be times where someone may do something to you but have to decide to either respond in the spirit or respond in the flesh.
{Be angry and sin not}.