In 2 Corinthians 2:11, the Apostle Paul teaches that when we don't forgive others, we give Satan an advantage over us.
I showed this powerful video, click HERE :
and used the following object lesson based on a few ideas I have seen.
This object lesson demonstrates the protection that forgiving others brings to us.
Other applications for this object lesson: Put on the whole armor of God-Arming ourselves with spiritual protection, etc.
Here are the supplies and method:
- 1) Jar of "Forgiveness" aka Liquid Dishwashing Soap (I used Dawn)
- 2) Container of "Temptation, Evil, Spiritual Danger, Wickedness" aka Ground Pepper
- 3) Clear glass bowl filled with water
The bowl of clean water represents the world
Add some Temptation, Evil, Spiritual Danger, and Wickedness to the world (ground pepper)
Dip your finger into the world filled with evil and it will come out covered with pepper, "evil"
Clean your finger completely and dip it into the jar of "Forgiveness"
Dip the finger coated with "Forgiveness" in the center of the dirty water.
The "Temptation, Evil, Spiritual Danger, and Wickedness" scatter to the edges of the bowl and will not stick to your finger that is protected with
Your finger will come out clean demonstrating that forgiving others protects us from Satan's influences. Satan will not have an advantage over us when we forgive others.