We talk about it, but we don't do much of it! FORGIVE!
Oppression from the enemy can occur in many different ways. According to scripture, not forgiving presents definite consequences in our spiritual life. In order for us to walk in complete victory, it's to our advantage that we understand how the enemy works.
We are not to be ignorant of Satan's devices, lest he gets the upper hand and advantage over us. Your adversary knows what affects your spiritual growth. Therefore he causes his agents to try place bondage in your life any way he can.
I remember casting out demons and one spirit came out identifying itself as "Hurt." I understood it's function as the person I was ministering deliverance to had experienced quite a bit of abuse in the past. Part of this spirit's job was to keep fresh the experience of hurt in that person's mind and emotions. To cause them to relive as much as possible. When they do, bitterness, anger, hate, revenge, and so many other things start to fester and grow, eventually resulting in bondage to the person who will not forgive.
When that happens, the oppressor is successful in keeping us in oppression.
Needless to say, the person I was ministering deliverance to had to address this area so that they could get completely free.
Jesus made it clear that forgiveness is required when we pray, if we want good prayer results.
Unforgiveness hinders our prayer life.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25
To forgive is NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS! Remember, while Jesus was on the cross, what did He say? Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Decide today that you are going to forgive!
I know it hurts, and I know it's tough, but it is required for us to grow and walk in VICTORY!
Forgive and be FREE!