We are providing people with the tools to help them to forgive others & forgive themselves by removing bitterness, & anger in order to restore joy, love, freedom & peace back into their lives.
Apostasy is running rampant in many nations including America. During this week, we are providing people with the tools to help them to forgive others & forgive themselves by removing bitterness, anger, resentment, & hatred in order to restore joy, love, freedom & peace back into their lives and in their nations. We want people to reconcile their broken relationships with family, friends, neighbors, people in their community, church leaders, church members and for many, it will be a time to restore their fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua.
National Leaders should promote national healing & reconciliation. In order to do this, there should be confession, repentance, & forgiveness in order for reconciliation to take place in America & in all nations, like Ugandan President Museveni recently did. President Museveni is a role model for all Christian Leaders. National leaders may want to investigate past & present injustices/atrocities, i.e. human rights violations or crime against humanity, by conducting public hearings, forgiveness ceremonies, tribunals, & investigations. Reconciliation cannot happen unless TRUTH is revealed. National Leaders & Other Nations should forgive themselves.
Today, we will examine the Church Leaders. We will discuss the role that the church should play in forgiveness and the process of forgiveness for forgiving the church.
Forgiving the Church
What happens to believers when the people that they thought they could trust have betrayed them or their loved ones? Some examples of betrayal include child sexual abuse, assault, physical abuse, emotional abuse, breaching confidentiality, fraud, and defamation of character. When trust is betrayed because of wrongdoings by church leaders or church members, anger set in. The victims are shocked because they cannot believe what has happened to them or their loved ones. They feel alone. They may stop attending that particular church and/or start attending another church. They may have lost his/her faith in God and switches to another faith or becomes an atheist because of the abuse. They feel confuse. Should they file lawsuits against the church? Is it biblically correct? The church abandons the victim. Many church leaders and church members possess the sins of pride and arrogance. Many church leaders are not teaching on the subject of forgiveness or even the forgiveness process. Now the victim is torn about how to recover and heal from the abuse because he/she was never taught by the church leader. Although it is the victim's responsibility to forgive, the church should take a greater possibility to ensure that the victim can begin the forgiveness process. With forgiveness, there will be freedom and healing for all parties involved: the victim, the church leaders, and/or the church members.
In the November 24, 2012 Michael Carl's article, Ugandan President Repents of Personal, National Sins 'We Confess Idolatry, Witchcraft, Political Hypocrisy, Dishonesty, Intrigue' states,
œWhile Museveni is being held as a model for Christian leaders, Dave Daubenmire, PT Salt Ministries' president and founder and social commentator, said the problem for Western nations goes deeper than the political leaders.
The problem in the United States, he said, is the pastors.
œSadly, I think our lack of repentance is the fault of the pulpit. Individual Christians are so awash in sin that they think politicians are merely better at sin than they are, Daubenmire said.
œThere is no fear of the Lord and we are getting essentially a two-kingdom message. We hear that the devil is the god of this world and that Jesus will even the score later, Daubenmire said. œThe problem is that most Christians are convinced that this world is in control of Satan and therefore are not interested in applying the kingdom principles for which Christ died.
Daubenmire quoted Matthew 28:18, in which Jesus said, œAll power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Christians, Daubenmire said, are exhorted later in the same chapter to go and make disciples of all nations.
œWe are to teach them and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, he said. œAll power in heaven and in earth belongs to Jesus. Unfortunately, most Christians don't have the foggiest idea that He rules and reigns here and now, and that the kingdom principles that He taught us bring victory over evil wherever they are applied.
He added that Christians too often play with sin.
œSince we do not hate sin anymore, we don't demand repentance, Daubenmire said.
He quoted British 17th century statesman Edmund Burke, who said, œThe only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
Daubenmire said that in America, œgood men have yielded power to evil men.
œEvil rules when evil men make the rules, he said.
The entire article is at http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/ugandan-president-repents-of-personal-national-sins/#j6RZ7TuYFdLTW3jq.99
On February 15, 2013, we invite church/synagogue leaders, former churchgoers, unbelievers and believers to join us on the 8:00 p.m. EST I.S.A.M Blog Talk Radio Show by calling 347-677-1955 or logging on at www.blogtalkradio.com/isam as we discuss the subject of forgiving the church and we will pray for and encourage the church leaders to become the œBride of Yeshua. It is time for the church to stop entertaining believers and start teaching the full Gospel of God's Kingdom, including Yeshua's Great Commission. Is there a group of church leaders, Jews and Gentiles, who want to break the curse of discord in the Christian Church so that they can unite because they worship the Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua and put everything else aside? America and many other nations need a spiritual awakening, but in order to do it, it requires the church leaders to confess and repent of their sins. Then the Church Leaders should start teaching on sins and unforgiveness.
Here is the Residual Schedule for International Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation (I.R.F.R.) Week:
February 15, 2013- Forgive the church- Forgive church/synagogue leaders and church members for abuse in the church. The church should take an active role in teaching about forgiveness and the forgiveness process.
February 16, 2013 -Forgive People in the Community & Community Leaders- Community leaders should help communities with forgiveness, healing, and reconciling broken relationships, as well as, to help people to overcome their bitterness & resentment.
February 17, 2013 - Children's &Teens' Forgiveness Day- Parents/Guardians should teach children and teens about forgiveness. Children & Teens should forgive others, as well as, themselves.
February 18, 2013- Everyone is invited to attend the Worship/Praise/Prayer, share your testimonies and we invite the International community to join us as well.
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About International Spiritual Awakening Ministries
International Spiritual Awakening Ministries (I.S.A.M.) is a new ministry, which is dedicated to teaching œbiblical truths according to the Holy Scriptures in order to help people develop a personal relationship with the Creator/Yahweh in the name of Jesus Christ/Yeshua in every aspect of people's lives nationally & internationally. We have two causes: Heal Our Nations by W.R.A.P.P.I.N.G.TM and International Coalition Against Non-consensual Human Subject Research (I.C.A.N.H.S.R.). You can follow I.S.A.M. at http//www.LetitiaPeters.weebly.com. You can reach I.S.A.M. at 347-568-3537.
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