Release the Past


Forgiveness is the key to freedom.

(Listen to my song “God’s Love Is All You Need” by clicking HERE)


Matthew 18:21-22

Then Peter approaching Jesus asked, “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.”


In effect…Jesus tells us that the number of times we must forgive others is limitless.

It is truly the key to our salvation…and by salvation I mean completion and wholeness.

You cannot be freely engaged in the Flow of God’s Love in the present moment…if you are fixated on a past grievance.

You cannot move freely into the freedom of the kingdom of God while shackled in the chains of grudges and resentments.

Jesus showed us the importance of forgiveness in the prayer that he taught us when he instructed us to pray, “Forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

In his book, The Four Things that Matter Most, author Ira Byock writes, “It is wrong to think that people need to feel forgiveness in order to give forgiveness. Forgiveness is actually about emotional economics. It’s about a one-time cost that you pay to clear up years of compounded emotional pain.” “Refusing to forgive is a decision to remain in debt.”

God’s forgiveness is freely given to you. Accept it…then pay it forward.

Forgive…and be free!


Listen to the song of the day “God’s Love Is All You Need” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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