This course focusses on the introduction to the Benefits of Forgiveness. You will learn the Hebrew definition of forgiveness. You will learn one of the many major benefits of forgiveness, and you will learn firsthand the testimony of the author about forgiving the young drunk man who killed her entire family and how she forgave by the grace of God.
The overview of the course will be presented. This is a foundation class for the topic of understanding the Biblical view of forgiveness and how it relates from God and how it is extended to our fellow man.
This is the author’s personal story of forgiveness. She was involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver that took the lives of her husband and children. In this account, she shared how she struggled with her forgiveness and how eventually she was able to let go and experience the benefits forgiveness brings. You will end up shouting in victory after reading this account.
When we are offended, we say we are hurt. The only viable way of getting rid of the hurt, as unlikely or illogical as it may seem, is to release the offender of the offense. In this lesson, you will learn that emotional healing and forgiveness are bound together. Forgiveness is God’s tool for healing those who have been wounded. The student will not only learn the correlation but also the dynamics of releasing pain when forgiveness is offered. Forgive to be healed of the pain.
Someone with psychological victim mentality is one who tends to blame others for the bad things that happen to him or her. In this lesson, you will learn how forgiveness plays a part in the joyful tale of someone who was once a victim of injustice and has now reclaimed his freedom through forgiveness. You will move from being a victim to being a conqueror.
Exploring the negative element of victim mentality
Understanding the definition of forgiveness is a great help to our journey of forgiveness
For the past 18 years, Dr. Tai Ikomi has been sharing her testimony of how she forgave the drunk who killed her husband and three children on an interstate highway Platte city, in Missouri. She travels all over the world sharing the grace of God on her shattered emotions over her tremendous loss and the power to forgive the drunk. Three years after her loss, she published her best seller and first book, His Beauty For My Ashes, an account of how the grace of God healed her wounded spirit and gave her a new lease in life. The book has become a classic book to help people who lose their loved ones.
After years of sharing her testimony of forgiveness, she released her first book on Forgiveness in 1998, titled, The Virtue of Forgiveness. In 2009, she released another book on the same subject, titled, Effective Forgiveness. The book takes a practical at forgiveness and how to weave it into daily living with practical insights and suggestions from Scriptures. A great reading.
Dr. Ikomi holds a B.A. degree in French from Universite du Benin, Lome Togo in 1976 an M.A. degree in Theology from Oral Roberts University in 1991. She also holds a doctorate degree in Theology. She has written over 30 books covering various issues of victorious Christian living.
Dr. Ikomi speaks in conferences, churches, universities on Effective Forgiveness and other practical issues of the Christian life. She presents the God, who is not only about to comfort us in our affliction but who also can turn any situation around.