Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times

 Wig’s Word of God Today 3-29-2011

They walked about in the flames, singing to God and blessing the Lord. Daniel 3:24
Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. Matthew 18: 21b-22
Daniel 3:25, 34-43, Psalm 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 & Matthew 18:21-35
As a nation, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered all to fall down and worship the golden statue when the sound of the trumpet, flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe, and all the other musical instruments played. Clinging steadfast to the LORD of LORD’s, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego chose not to comply and the people said, “There are certain Jews whom you have made administrators of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego; these men, O king, have paid no attention to you; they will not serve your god or worship the golden statue which you set up.” Daniel 3:12 The king became furious and ordered the furnace to be heated seven times its normal temperature thinking there will be no way they will survive but the king learned our LORD will rescue the faithful at heart and the three walked about the flames “singing to God and blessing the Lord.”
Here we witness a true surrender to the LORD’s Truth in all things. These three men believed with all their heart the LORD would save them. But their trust in the LORD went even further for they were willing to be burned up instead of worshipping a false God. So strong is one’s surrender to God we should even forgive those who sin against us seventy-seven times as Jesus would teach His disciples here in Matthew. The beautiful thing about the LORD Jesus Christ is His love and compassion for humanity and His ability to forgive even the people who nailed Him to His Cross. Yes, His Cross, for it was He Who surrendered to us by His coming to the world and giving Himself totally for the forgiveness of sins. He gave Himself freely without reservation to prove how much He loved us. In your love of loving Christ, we must give ourselves totally without leaving one doubt to freely live in a surrender no matter the consequences or circumstances because our life will be totally consumed by Him. Forgive as we have been forgiven. Amen. 4:44 AM EST
So we ask in prayer: My LORD and My God, we pray today for wisdom and strength to forgive as many times as is necessary to live in a complete surrender to Your Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”

 Your Father Will Allow You a Deeper Love to Know

 No idol statue would they worship
They chose to walk in a hot furnace
Dancing and singing praising the LORD
A dramatic rescue God did furnish

Peter asked how many times he should forgive
A brother who sins against his holy will
Seven times seemed the number to live
Seven times seventy-seven was Christ’s lid

Settle your accounts with compassion in your soul
Take not what forgiveness and honor will sow
Your Father will allow you a deeper love to know
In your heart His forgiveness rightfully must show

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 29, 2011 @ 4:54 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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