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Forgiving Yourself! pt. 2


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Luke 22:31-32, And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me,strengthen your brethren.

WE MUST FORGIVE OURSELVES!  PETER WAS JUST GETTING READY TO HAVE TO DO THIS IN HIS LIFE.

Jesus pulled Peter aside and told him that Satan had an assignment to destroy him, BUT JESUS……

Jesus told Peter that He was praying for him, and that WHEN HE GOT UP, to encourage the others.

WHAT?

Jesus just told Peter that He was going to FALL, but that He was praying for his faith not to fail.

Jesus knew before he denied Him 3 times that Peter would deny Him, but Jesus didn’t beat him, throw him away.  Jesus told Peter, “I am praying for you.”

JESUS IS PRAYING FOR YOU TODAY, AND EVERY CHOICE OF SIN WE MAKE HE KNEW WE WOULD MAKE IT BEFORE WE EVER DID IT.  This is not a license to sin.  This is not the , “it must be alright with Him because He already knew”, no, this is a condition of the heart.

PETER NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD EVER DENY JESUS (He just got done cutting off an ear in the garden to protect Jesus).

Luke 22:60-62, But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!”Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” 62So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

JESUS DIDN’T LOOK WITH EYES OF CONDEMNATION, BUT WITH EYES OF “REMEMBER, I AM PRAYING FOR YOU PETER”.

Get up Peter!  Get up Peter!  Get up Peter!  Get up Peter!  Failure isn’t falling, failure is not getting back up!!!  Get up Peter! Get up Peter!

GET UP SAINT OF GOD!  DO NOT LOSE FAITH SAINT OF GOD!

We will finish this tomorrow.

Come visit us on the web at http://www.histabernacle.com, or watch http://www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 7:30am., and CBS at 8:00am.  We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com.

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

 

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