Unforgiveness is a barrier to deliverance.
Mark 11:26 King James Version (KJV)
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
We have to forgive everyone to receive forgiveness but the problem is how to forgive when we have been hurt so badly. The key is transferring our hurt, pain, rejection, shame and guilt to the cross.
Hebrews 9:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Before Jesus came to the Earth, He was God. We know this from John 1.
John 1:1 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
God the Father, who is the King of Heaven, asked Jesus, the Lord of Host, to go to the Earth to die for us humans to pay for our sins with his blood. Jesus agreed, took upon himself the form of a man and submitted his will to God the Father, even death on the cross.
So Jesus came to the Earth as a servant and not a king. He had twelve close friends and one of those friends betrayed him with a kiss – Judas Iscariot. The Romans arrested Jesus and presented him to the Jews, who rejected him and condemned him to crucifixion on the cross.
Before Jesus was crucified he was slapped, spat on and had his beard ripped out. He was then stripped completely naked to humiliate and to make him feel vulnerable. They then put a crown of thorns on his head and a purple robe and mocked him by calling King of the Jews and the son of God before beating his face in with a baton. After that they flogged all the skin from his back before hanging him on the cross naked by piercing his hands and feet.
While on the cross, God the Father took the sins of humanity and put it on Jesus before cutting Jesus off completely. Jesus then cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani”, meaning My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Just as Jesus was about to die, he said, “It is finished”.
Jesus was betrayed by one of his closest friends, rejected by his own people, stripped naked, humiliated, mocked, and abandoned by his own Father when he bore the sins of the world. Jesus did all this so because we could not get rid of our own sins. Jesus was not a selfish person, he obeyed God. He could have destroyed the world and started again but he did not. The first rule of being a Christian is to forget self and to obey God instead. All the pain we have been through in life, Jesus understands. God came from heaven to suffer pain, humiliation and death because he loved us. If we believe Jesus bore our sins, then pray this prayer to transfer all our burdens to the cross of Jesus Christ:
Dear Father, I believe that Jesus Christ died on that cross to take away all of my hurt and sins. God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day. In the name of Jesus I transfer all of my hurt and sins to you Jesus because you understand my pain from all the times I have been betrayed, rejected, physically and verbally abused, mocked, humiliated and abandoned. I hand to you Jesus all the people who hurt me because they know not what they do. I also release all the anger, hatred, bitterness and resentments that are inside of me. All the debts that they owe me I give it to you Lord. These evildoers owe me nothing because I forgive them totally, and as I forgive them Lord please forgive me for all of the things I have done.
I know that pride is an abomination to you, I renounce pride, rebellion, disobedience, stubbornness, selfishness, doing things my way, relying on my logic and strength, not admitting when I’m wrong, blaming you God for things that happened to me and complaining. I humble myself just like a little child, as a four year old version of me and ask for your forgiveness, deliverance and protection in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Cease from anger. Carefully consider the fact that the person who hurt us will be no more and could end up in Hell if they don’t repent (what hell is like):
Psalm 37:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
Secondly, do not avenge ourselves for God will be our avenger. There is nothing we can do on Earth that will exceed the anger and vengeance of God:
Romans 12:19 King James Version (KJV)
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Hebrews 10:31 King James Version (KJV)
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Ask God to show you who else you need to forgive:
1) Ask God to show you who you need to forgive. Pray: “Dear Father, in Jesus name, please show me who I need to forgive.”
2) Ask God to show you all the things that person did. Pray: “Dear Father, in Jesus name please show me all the things this person did that hurt me.”
3) Forgive what they did and ask God to heal you. Pray: “Dear Father, I forgive what they did to me. In Jesus name, please wash the wound away with the blood of Jesus and heal me. Thank-you for healing me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Keep asking God if there’s anyone else you need to forgive.
Once we’ve forgiven everyone then God can release us from our trespasses against him for none of us are perfect and we have all sinned. You are now ready to break curses and expel spirits from yourself.
One lustful thought or one hateful thought means we have already broken the law:
James 2:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Derek Prince video on transferring guilt, shame and rejection: