2022-07-24 09:30:00


Do not give in to be offended or give into staying in the offense. One of the tactics of the enemy is to remind you how you have been offended or the wrongs by a brother or sister and then distraction tries to overtake us from moving forward in our destiny. To take in an offense is to become angry or upset by something another person has done or said. It is to be angry. Jesus spoke the truth about the kingdom and  many were offended by him and could not enter in. Let us forgive and give up "our right" to be offended.

Proverbs 18:19 It is easier to conquer a strong city than to win back a friend whom you've offended. Their walls go up, making it nearly impossible to win them back. TPT

Matt 24:5 For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray.

6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;

8 All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish].

9 Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.

11 And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.

12 And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity,  AMP

LUKE7:23 And tell him, not to allow the idea of fate or judgment to rob him of the bliss of knowing who he is and what he has in me. Offence is a snare. MIRROR


Luke 7:23 And blessed (happy with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from outward conditions and to be envied) is he who takes no offense in Me and who is not hurt or resentful or annoyed or repelled or made to stumble [whatever may occur]. AMP

Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us [who has offended us or done us wrong]. And bring us not into temptation but rescue us from evil.  AMP


Luke 11:4 Forgive our sins as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us. And rescue us every time we face tribulations.  TPT


Luke 11:4 Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil."  MSG ↕↕↕

LUKE 11:4 Oh, that your forgiveness of our sins may be fully realized! So, everyone indebted to us may also know that we have released them from their obligations to us! MIRROR

James 1:19  Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.

20 For man's anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires]. AMP  ↕↕↕

James 1:19 My dearest brothers and sisters, take this to heart: Be quick to listen, but slow to speak. And be slow to become angry,

20for human anger is never a legitimate tool to promote God's righteous purpose. TPT

Matthew 13:56 And don't his sisters all live here in Nazareth? From where then did he get all this revelation and power?

57And the people became offended and began to turn against him.

Jesus said, There's only one place a prophet isn't honoredhis own home-town! 58And their unbelief kept him from doing many mighty miracles in Nazareth. TPT

1 COR 10:32 So live your life in freedom and wisdom. Thus the Jews, the Gentiles and the church will all witness the attraction of your life without taking any offence.

33 I am so persuaded about every persons inclusion in Christ that I desire to be everything I need to be in order to win everyones understanding of their union with Christ; my mission is to be exactly what is required of me in every possible situation to awaken every kind of person, whoever they are, to own their salvation! I have no other agenda.  MIRROR


1 Corinthians 10:32 And make sure you're not offending Jews or Greeks or any part of God's assembly over your personal preferences.

33Follow my example, for I try to please everyone in all things, rather than putting my liberty first. I sincerely attempt to do anything I can so that others may be saved.  TPT

2 Cor 6:3 We put no obstruction in anybody's way [we give no offense in anything], so that no fault may be found and [our] ministry blamed and discredited. AMP

Prov 16:32 Moderation is better than muscle, self-control better than political power.


Prov 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his [own] spirit than he who takes a city. AMP

Prov 19:11 Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. AMP


Proverbs 19:11 An understanding person demonstrates patience, for mercy means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, be quick to forgive and forget it, for you are virtuous when you overlook an offense.  TPT

Proverbs 15:1 Respond gently when you are confronted and you'll defuse the rage of another. Responding with sharp, cutting words will only make it worse. Don't you know that being angry can ruin the testimony of even the wisest of men?  TPT

Ephesians 4:31 Lay aside bitter words, temper tantrums, revenge, profanity, and insults.

32But instead be kind and affectionate toward one another. Has God graciously forgiven you? Then graciously forgive one another in the depths of Christ's love.  TPT

Col 3:8 But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!  AMP


COL 3: 8 But now, because you realize that you co-died and were co-raised together with Christ, you can flush your thoughts with truth! Permanently put these things behind you: things such as violent outbursts of rage, depression, all manner of wickedness, slander and every form of irregular conversation. MIRROR

1 Tim 2:8 I desire therefore that in every place men should pray, without anger or quarreling or resentment or doubt [in their minds], lifting up holy hands. AMP


1 Timothy 2:8 Therefore, I encourage the men to pray on every occasion with hands lifted to God in worship with clean hearts, free from frustration or strife. TPT

Matt 18:15  "If a fellow believer hurts you, go and tell him work it out between the two of you. If he listens, you've made a friend.

16 If he won't listen, take one or two others along so that the presence of witnesses will keep things honest, and try again.

17 If he still won't listen, tell the church. If he won't listen to the church, you'll have to start over from scratch, confront him with the need for repentance, and offer again God's forgiving love.  MSG

Isa 43:18 "Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history.

19 Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new. It's bursting out! Don't you see it? There it is! I'm making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. MSG

Proverbs 4:25 Set your gaze on the path before you. With fixed purpose, looking straight ahead, ignore life's distractions.

26Watch where you're going! Stick to the path of truth, and the road will be safe and smooth before you.

27Don't allow yourself to be sidetracked for even a moment or take the detour that leads to darkness.  TPT


Prov 4:25 Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.

26 Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you.

27 Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.  MSG

2 Cor 12:10 Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.  MSG


2 COR 12:10 I now enjoy a delightfully different frame of mind when I encounter things that would normally make me feel frail, whether it be from insults or when I am in situations where Im forced to do things with my arms twisted behind my back; whether I am persecuted or feel squeezed into claustrophobic spaces. Because of Christ, every time that I encounter weakness I escape into the strength of my I am-ness!  MIRROR

2 Corinthians 5:17 Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new person. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.

18And God has made all things new, and reconciled us to himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling others to God.

19In other words, it was through the Anointed One that God was shepherding the world, not even keeping records of their transgressions, and he has entrusted to us the ministry of opening the door of reconciliation to God.

20We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world, as though God were tenderly pleading with them directly through our lips. So we tenderly plead with you on Christ's behalf, Turn back to God and be reconciled to him.  TPT


2 Cor 5:17 Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!

18 All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other.

19 God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing.

20 We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you.   MSG