“Taking Another Look at Your Life”
Matthew 5:23-26 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”
Leviticus 6:2-7 “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord by deceiving his neighbor about something entrusted to him or left in his care or stolen, of if he cheats him, or if he finds lost property and lies about it, or if he swears falsely, or if he commits any such sin that people may do—when he thus sins and becomes guilty, he must return what he has stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to him, or the lost property he found, or whatever it was he swore falsely about. (1.) He must make restitution in full, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day he presents his guilt offering (admits his guilt and asks for forgiveness). (2.) And as a penalty he must bring to the priest (pastor, elder, prophet), that is to the Lord, his guilt offering, a ram from the flock, one without defect and of the proper value (Jesus Christ). In this way the priest will make atonement for him before the Lord, (pray for him based on Christ’s atonement for our sin) and he will be forgiven for any of these things he did that made him guilty.”
Seven Steps to Victory:
1. List the name of anyone in your lifetime you have hurt, abused, stolen from, lied about,
cheated, deceived, sworn falsely about, offended or sinned against in any manner.
2. Ask the Father God to forgive you for your attitudes, actions or sinful behavior.
3. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you can make full restitution to the persons you have wronged. (120%)
4. Go to see, call or write that person with whom you need to be reconciled.
a. Admit your responsibility in the matter without any excuses, justification or accusation.
b. Declare your intention to “make it right.”
c. Then do it. Do not let them “talk you out of it.”
d. Ask them for their forgiveness and reconciliation.
5. What was their response? ______________________________________________________
6. Go to see someone in spiritual authority, humbly confess your sin, advise them of
how you have made or intend to make restitution, and ask them to pray with you. John 20:23
7. Complete the information below and save it for future reference. Repeat this procedure for
each person you have offended.
Witnessed by: ____________________________________ Dated:______________________