By the way, closing the door on the past means you have to forgive all of those that said “you must of been a sinner to have gone through so much!” BUT LOOK AT THE RESULTS!! ” AND NOW THE REST OF THE STORY” AS PAUL HARVEY USE TO SAY
Job 42:10 “When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before!”
Job 42:11 “Then all his brothers, sisters, and former friends came and feasted with him in his home. And they consoled him and comforted him because of all the trials the LORD had brought against him. And each of them brought him a gift of money and a gold ring.”
Job 42:12 “So the LORD blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning. For now he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.”
Job 42:13 “He also gave Job seven more sons and three more daughters.”
Job 42:14 “He named his first daughter Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.”
Job 42:15 “In all the land no women were as lovely as the daughters of Job. And their father put them into his will along with their brothers.”
Job 42:16 “Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren.”
Job 42:17 “Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, full life.”
WHEN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR ON YOUR PAST YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE ALL THAT WRONGED YOU IN YOUR WILDERNESS SEASON. THAT IS SHUTTING THE DOOR ON THE PAST!
Word of the Lord for you:
~GOD IS GETTING READY TO GIVE MANY IN THIS NEW SEASON DOUBLE FOR THEIR TROUBLE IF THEY WILL SHUT THE DOOR BEHIND THEM COMPLETELY!
LOOSE THEMSELVES OF THE BONDAGE OF UNFORGIVENESS AND GO FORWARD!!~
When I went through my wilderness experience a person that I new tried to ruin my reputation everyday,and I would pray and say I forgive them, but was still thinking everyday about what I would say if he said this or what I would do if he did that and all at once the Lord said “You can never truly forgive until you STOP REHEARSING IT!”
You see the bondage is what is going on in your mind! It is the thing that keeps you from going forward! Sometimes you just have to speak to your mind and say “STOP IT!!!” Some people are never going to let this thing die,but we must let it go and go forward and do our best to just tell them we forgive them and if they do not respond go forward anyway and just pray that God will fix this. Go forward in what God is calling you to do!!
So today if there is a battle going on in your head with someone that has and even is still hurting you. Drop it and let it go and go forward!! He wants to pour out blessings on you in your latter end even greater than in the beginning. He wants you to come out of that mental prison that you are in and be free to go into your next season! God is waiting on you to stop rehearsing the past so that He can take you into your future!! Don’t let the Devil keep you from your next level!! Begin to think on good things and on your future and you are going to be amazed at what happens next! So close the door on your past and God will begin to open a new door of ministry, favor, abundance, and peace to you!! Arise Shine!!
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.