I had a youth pastor working for me in the beginning of our ministry, he was straight out of Bible College and didn’t have his own transportation. Rhonda and I were newly married and working at our first church together, we were very excited and filled with vision and passion for the Kingdom. He came to us and asked us if he could borrow $1500 to buy the car of his dreams. We did not have $1500 cash, but (foolish youth) had a credit card that we could take a cash advance out on. We made a deal that he would pay us back $200 a week till it was paid off, plus he would pay the interest.
I think we got 2 payments and then……..NOTHING!
He not too long afterwards he moved on to his next adventure…..IN THE CAR WE PAID FOR!!!!!
He stole our money! He stole from my babies’ table! I was starting to feel that bubbling up of hatred every time I heard his name.
A few months later I went to the Bible College graduation for a reunion. We were in service and turned and THERE HE WAS!
Inside I began to bubble. My thoughts began to race. I wanted to walk up and punch him right in the face.
THEN I HEARD IT….
IS HE WORTH GOING TO HELL OVER? I tried to use my excuses with the Holy Spirit, but He kept asking me the question. IS HE WORTH GOING TO HELL OVER? I fought the voice of God. I debated the voice of God, but I knew it was Him.
I MADE THE DECISION AT THAT MOMENT – NOBODY AND NOTHING IS WORTH GOING TO HELL FOR!
I walked up to him and looked him in the eyes and told him that his debt was forgiven and to never contact me again (you have to love them, but you do not have to like them).
I WAS FREE! FORGIVING SET ME FREE!!
HE WAS NOT, BEING RIGHT WAS NOT, GETTING EVEN WAS NOT, NOTHING WOULD BE WORTH GOING TO HELL OVER.
Matt. 18:35, “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” (read Matt. 18:21-35).
Matt. 6:14-15, “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
SET YOURSELF FREE TODAY AND FORGIVE!
DON’T GO TO HELL FOR ANYONE, OR ANYTHING!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy