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International Repentance, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation Week Begins Today
“Event Kick-off Begins with Self-forgiveness”
Trenton, NJ, February 11, 2013 -- Millions of people worldwide are invited to participate in the International, Repentance, Forgiveness & Reconciliation Week: February 11-17, 2013. During this week, we are asking people to forgive others & forgive themselves by removing bitterness, anger, resentment, & hatred in order to restore joy, love, freedom & peace back into their lives and in their nations. People can reconcile their broken relationships with family, friends, neighbors, people in their community, and others. For others, it is a time to restore your fellowship with the Lord.
Why “International Repentance, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation Week”?
Apostasy is running rampant in America and in many nations. The spiritual and moral conditions of our nations and the Christian Church are spiraling downward quickly. If we don’t turn away from our wicked ways, then the Creator will lift the hedge of protection off of America. We welcome all nations to join us as we follow the commandment “if we do not forgive others, then God will not forgive us”.
Many people are hurting around the world. These hurting people hurt other people. We don’t want people to hurt others because they have been hurt themselves. Someone said, “Forgiveness is giving up the right to hate those who have hurt us.” Mark 11:25-26 (NKJV) states, “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” It is a commandment that we must forgive others in order for God to forgive us. Many people do not realize that they are blocking their own blessings in their lives, because they failed to forgive those who have hurt them, persecute them or are adversaries to their soul. Do you want to be FREE? Let go and let God!
In Michael L. Galiga’s book, “Win Every Battle Conquering Fear & Claiming Victory for Success in Life” he states, “Unforgiveness opens spiritual pathways for dark, demonic spirits to wreak havoc in your life. Forgiveness is mandatory to win every battle. Forgiveness means surrendering your rights to hold anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, judgments, or offenses. It means surrendering the situation to the Living God. There is no government or nation so evil that God will not forgive and save it. If we do our part, God will do His part. The only way to get free is to forgive. When we humble ourselves, repent and turn from our wicked ways, we will win every battle.”
In the Dr. Ed Murphy’s book, “The Handbook of Spiritual Warfare” it states, “Those who hurt you have their own guilt, but it is guilt before God, not before you. You are not responsible for their actions. You are only responsible for your reactions to their actions. People are always held responsible for their sins, even sins provoked by the unjust actions of others. Some people have become so accustomed to their self-pity, anger, feelings of inferiority, rejection; they really don’t want to change. For many, it has become an excuse for other sins, which they do not want to abandon. When you forgive and can really pray for the salvation and transformation of those who have hurt you most, you are on the way to healing. God moves in answer to the prayers of His saints.” We want people to start enjoying the best life that God has for them. It is never too late to forgive. You can start right now by confessing and repenting of your sin to the Lord Jesus Christ and asking Him to come into your heart and baptize you with the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Life. In addition, you can pray for those who have hurt you that they may come into the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are 2 ways that you can forgive others: (1) by praying & releasing that person to God or (2) by confronting the offender/perpetuator and ask for forgiveness as stated in Luke 17:3, “if he repents. “So watch yourselves. “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”
Satan is attacking the next generations. They have turned away from God. They are taking out their hurt and pain by seeking revenge, instead of forgiving.
We want to see families restored, relationships restored and nations restored. Don’t you? It begins with Forgiveness.
Here is the Schedule for International Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation (I.R.F.R.) Week:
February 11, 2013- Forgive yourself or self-forgiveness-You should forgive yourself for decisions that you made or for things that you did.
February 12, 2013- Forgive your family. You should forgive your family members for things done to you or said in the past and present.
February 13, 2013 Forgive National Leaders & Other Nations- National Leaders should promote national healing & reconciliation. In order to do this, there should be confession, repentance, & forgiveness in order for reconciliation to take place in America & in all nations. National leaders may want to investigate past & present injustices/atrocities, i.e. human rights violations or crime against humanity, by conducting public hearings, forgiveness ceremonies, & investigations. Reconciliation cannot happen unless TRUTH is revealed. National Leaders & Other Nations should forgive themselves.
February 14, 2013- Forgive Others From Your Past & Present- friends, ex-spouses, classmates, co-workers, enemies and/or forgive people of different ethnic & racial backgrounds.
February 15, 2013- Forgive church/synagogue Leaders- church/synagogue Leaders- should help communities with forgiveness, healing, reconciling broken relationships & help people to overcome their bitterness & resentment.
February 16, 2013 -Forgive People in the Community & Community Leaders- Community leaders should help communities with forgiveness, healing, reconciling broken relationships & help people to overcome their bitterness & resentment.
February 17, 2013 - Children’s &Teens’ Forgiveness Day- Parents/Guardians should teach children and teens about forgiveness. Children & Teens should forgive others, as well as, themselves.
I.S.A.M. Blog Talk Radio Show:
February 11-12, 14-16, 2013, we will host the 3 hrs. show starting at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST
February 13 and 17, 2013, we will host the 3 hrs. show starting at 12:00 PM EST/9:00 AM PST
Listen to the show by calling the I.S.A.M. Blog Talk Radio Show Call-In Number: 1-347-677-1955 or log on at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isam.
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A complete list of the 34 countries is also posted on the website under the section “Join us on Blog Talk Radio” at LetitiaPeters.weebly.com.
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Here is the Complete List of the 34 Country Conference Nos. Followed by Access Code 155737#
Australia* +61 1300 051 796
*This number is not accessible when calling from outside of Australia.
Italy +39 (0) 011 092 0915
Austria +43 (0) 1 2650551
Japan +81 (0) 3-5050-5100
Belgium +32 (0) 4 244 10 75
Korea +82 (0) 70-7917-6590
Brazil +55 21 2391-7690
Malaysia +60 (0) 11-1146 0060
Bulgaria +359 (0) 2 437 2631
Mexico +52 (0) 899 274 8400
Canada*** +1 559-670-1000 *** This is a U.S. dial in number.
Netherlands +31 (0) 20 322 3050
Croatia +385 (0) 1 8000 060
Norway +47 21 93 06 41
Czech Republic +420 225 989 155
Poland +48 22 116 85 40
Denmark +45 78 77 25 20
Portugal +351 210 051 182
Finland +358 (0) 9 74790024
Romania +40 (0) 31 780 7050
France +33 (0) 1 80 14 00 05
Slovenia +386 (0) 1 828 02 40
GCC/Arabian Peninsula**** +973 1656 8350
****This dial-in number is located in Bahrain.
South Africa +27 (0) 87 825 0150
Germany +49 (0) 9772/316000
Spain +34 911 19 67 50
Hungary +36 1 987 6880
Sweden +46 (0) 8 124 107 00
Ireland +353 (0) 90 646 4160
Switzerland +41 (0) 44 595 90 80
Israel +972 (0) 76-599-0060
Turkey +90 (0) 212 988 1710
United Kingdom** +44 (0) 7848 432913
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United States +1 209-255-1000
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