"When a person is unforgiving," writes charismatic priest Father Robert DeGrandis.
"There are spiritual chains around him, and they are also around the person who is not forgiven.
Both people involved are in bondage."
Think about that: when we hold on to unforgiveness -- when we maintain a grudge -- we're in an unhealthy bond with the person who has hurt us.
We're actually tied to the person.
"You must forgive, otherwise your heavenly Father cannot forgive you because you are holding back the Spirit
," says Father DeGrandis
"You are blocking the flow of the Spirit
, closing the door.
You are willingly staying in the dark and not entering into the Light."
That blocks healing, says Father Degrandis
( in a booklet called To Forgive Is Divine--visit our bookstore), and its message is life-changing.
According to Father DeGrandis
, we all should go deeply into prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal all the people we need to forgive.
"When we harbor bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness, we are in effect inviting the devil to become involved in our lives," notes Father DeGrandis
(a world-traveling evangelist).
cites the case of a woman who prayed the "forgiveness prayer" for seven days and saw a lump in her
Another recovered from facial paralysis.
"Following the guidance that the Lord had revealed to us, we began to enter into a prayer for forgiveness at the beginning of each healing session, and we saw tremendous breakthroughs," says Father DeGrandis
(who will be on the Spirit Daily webcast soon).