The Forgiving God

May 15, 16 The Forgiving God

Our Lord God is a forgiving God 

He forgave Manasseh despite his evil ways of pagan worship, sorcery, witchcraft, child sacrifice and desecrating the Temple of the Lord. 

Likewise, He is able and willing to forgive you. No sins are too great even though they may be as scarlet, He is able to forgive you and unload your chains and bondages.

He forgives those who seek forgiveness, and who forgives others. 

Pray this prayer with us

“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. 

Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. 

I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. 

I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. 

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

Return to the LORD your God, 

 For He is gracious and merciful, 

 Slow to anger, and of great kindness; 

 And He relents from doing harm. 

 (Joel 2:13 NKJV)

Manasseh the “forgetful”, the wicked 

But he did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 

For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 

He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem shall My name be forever.” And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 

Also he caused his topass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. 

He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God (2 Chronicles 33:2 – 33:7 NKJV)

The Lord forgives Manasseh and restores his kingship

Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom (2 Chronicles 33:12 – 33:13 NKJV)

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