Hebrews 12:15

"See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many."

I understand a bitter-root judgement to be one that when I made this judgement in the past it was against myself. The other judgement I mention in this blog was against my father. Both these judgements have had a very negative impact on other relationships.

I have written about this experience I had years ago in my book "In Full Flight". I didn't realise that I had believed a lie that I know now was from the devil. I allowed unforgiveness to enter my heart which became a bitter-root judgement against my self.

This was following an accident where a young man was killed. I believed a lie that I thought this happened because it was my fault. The lie that was whispered in my ear - "this happened because you are so evil" - came from Satan. At the time I was very young and didn't realise that it was demonic. We are so easily tricked by the devil, that's what happened with Eve in the garden of Eden.

I was unaware I had unforgiveness in my heart or that God wanted to remove it. One night I was dreaming and I felt what was like a pulling in my chest. I heard the Lord say, "this is heart surgery I am doing. This bitter root must come out so you can experience my goodness and know that I love you. I do not want you to believe you are evil."

As I was waking up I knew that something very profound had taken place. I felt an inward freedom and a much deeper love for the Lord. In Ps 139 it says that we were fearfully and wonderfully made by God and that He formed us in our mother's womb. I realised that everything God made was good, even me.

Another bitter-root judgement the Lord set me free from was with my relationship toward my own earthly father. I had hatred and unforgiveness toward him and the Lord healed me from it. After a dream I woke up crying and knew that in my heart I had completely forgiven my Dad. More heart surgery from my Lord and Saviour.

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19.

Often we are unaware that there is unforgiveness, we know something is wrong but are not sure of the source. I have heard of healing miracles that when a person was able to be set free from unforgiveness that their conditoin of arthritis was completely healed.

"Hallelujah! I want to express publicly before his people my heartfelt thanks to God for his mighty miracles. All who are thankful should ponder them with me. For his miracles demonstrate his honor, majesty, and eternal goodness." Psalm 111: 1-3.