FORGIVENESS OF AN OPPRESSOR ALWAYS PRECEDES DELIVERANCE FROM THE EFFECTS OF THE OPPRESSION .
In my books, The Table of Brotherhood and Religion, Racism and Reconciliation, I address the notion that many unbelievers in the African-American community have about Jesus’ teaching on Love and forgiveness of an oppressors oppressive behavior, or of one who has transgressed against you.
Within many unbelieving African-Americans Love & Forgiveness of a former oppressor, i.e bless those who despite fully use you, or even Love your enemies, is presented as weak, as giving the offender an out, or letting them off the hook, or even enabling the offender.
However, Love & Forgiveness are not weak, anemic acts given from the place of passivity or weakness, letting the transgressors off the hook, but a powerful, aggressive act that releases deliverance to the transgressor.
What many non-believers fail to see about Gods forgiveness is that; FORGIVENESS RELEASES DELIVERANCE TO THE ONE THAT RECEIVES IT AS WELL AS TO THE ONE WHO RELEASES IT. IT NOT ONLY RELEASES HEALING AND DELIVERANCE TO THE ONE WHO GIVES IT, BUT TO THE ONE IT IS GIVEN TO.
IF YOU WILL NOT RELEASE FORGIVENESS TO THOSE THAT SIN AGAINST YOU THEY CAN NEVER RECEIVE DELIVERANCE FROM THE SINS THEY COMMIT AGAINST YOU. THUS, THAT BEHAVIOR OR CYCLE REPEATS ITSELF TO, IN AND THROUGH THE OFFENDED, AND ITS NEGATIVE EFFECTS CONTINUES LONG AFTER THE SINFUL BEHAVIOR OF THE OPPRESSOR CEASES. JUST LIKE IF YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE GOD’S FORGIVENESS FOR YOUR SINS YOU CANNOT RECEIVE GODS DELIVERANCE FROM THAT SIN, WE MUST RELEASE GOD’S FORGIVENESS FOR RACISM, TO RELEASE GOD’S DELIVERANCE FROM RACISM AND SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION ASSOCIATED WITH RACISM IN OUR NATION.
If this nation is going to be delivered from racism the African-American church is going to have to Arise in the Spirit of Jesus Christ and representative identificational intercession and lead the Black community in our nation in forgiving those who have offended us and transgressed against us in the Caucasian community, both past and present to release a deliverance of racism and systemic oppression from American society.
Mat.6.12-13.(esv) and FORGIVE US our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, BUT DELIVER US from evil.
Mark 13 Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
Psalm 130: 4 Lord, there is Forgiveness with you that you may be feared (revered, worshiped)
Jesus forgave us of our sins to deliver us from sin.
God So loved and gave forgiveness to the world to redeem the world.
WHEN WE LOVE WITH GOD’S LOVE AND FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRANSGRESS AGAINST US, WE RELEASE GOD TO DEAL WITH THEM, AND HE KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE ALL OF US LIKE NO HUMAN BEING CAN.
YES, LOVE AND FORGIVENESS ARE POWERFUL FORCES OF DELIVERANCE AND RECONCILIATION WITHOUT WHICH WE WILL NEVER SEE THE SCOURGE OF RACISM END AND WE WILL NEVER PARTAKE OF THE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH ARE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE THAT HAVE TRANSGRESSED AND OFFENDED US.