Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
It takes a great understanding to forgive those who are quite literally murdering you for bringing the truth. But as you can read from what Jesus taught, the goal is righteousness of mind, and knowledge of the Father and this world and its works via Revelations.
John 2:24 -25 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
He knew it was the soul(heart) in a man that controlled man, veiling minds keeping them in ignorance of the Father and the soul (heart) within them.
Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
What Jesus taught us that there is a great obstacle blocking our understanding, and his teachings help give us that, by instructing us to turn within to the Father, and seek his Kingdom and his righteousness which reveals all things. Including the very thing which veils our mind (spirit).
He knew of Satan (The Lord God), since he was constantly tempted by him. He knew this was Satan’s world, since he was from the Father’s Kingdom in Heaven.
2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
And of course so did his disciples, since he opened their understanding so that they might understand the scriptures.
But for others who don’t
2 Corinthians 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
But again as said, when we turn to the Father and begin to receive his revelations and righteousness, understanding is revealed, and…
2 Corinthians 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
The Father’s righteousness and revelations reveal to us the nature of the heart, and cleaves apart our mind (spirit) from the soul (heart) which causes us to sin.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
When we know our own thoughts and evil intentions, we can begin with the Father’s help, to overcome our own unrighteousness, we begin to understand what is within us, and what is within others. We begin to see clearly the nature of the creature ruling us and others. We begin to be quickened in spirit, renewed and slowly transformed.
Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
So to begin with, we must work on ourself, the Father sees that work and helps us along the way, spiritually, as long as we continually ask, and do the work.. But remember mere faith without works is dead.
Ephesians 2:1-3 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (The soul)
Our minds are veiled when focused on the things of this Earth, but when our focus of spirit is on the Father, and what Jesus taught, then we can to become as Jesus, knowing ourself, and thus knowing all men, and what is within them, to the point where we can forgive all trespasses against us, and others.
Simply put, we cannot forgive without understanding, and understanding only comes via following what Jesus taught, and thus we can only understand with the Father’s help, and his revelations and righteousness, which in turns gives us knowledge and wisdom, and makes us righteous also (Added ALL things). Hating nothing, and having patience with all people. Showing loving kindness to all on this Earth. For as we forgive, so does the Father forgive us of our sins.
When you know all men, you need not judge, for there is one that judges us if we do. That is the soul (subconscious) itself. We reap what we sow. So sow righteousness, not judgement and condemnation.
Matthew 7:1-3 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
And do not be mistaken, you must get to the point where you don’t even judge people in mind, within yourself. No unrighteous thoughts at all. Jesus spent a lot of time teaching us about judgement and righteousness, so consider its importance. We don’t do it to be seen as good in the eyes of others, for that is seeking their judgement, and thus causing them to sin in turn. We do it to be seen as being fit for Heaven, righteous in front of God. If we desire it, he will help, he wants to acquaint everyone with the truth..
The Father’s righteousness is perfect, and his work that he does on us will make us perfect. It is easy to honour with the mouth, but the Father isn’t fooled, he knows all hearts. You must thirst and constantly seek after righteousness, to the point that you can forgive EVERYTHING, because with his righteousness, he transfers knowledge via revelation. Which renews our mind, converting it.
Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Little children, meaning humble, accepting and none judgemental.
John 8:50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
That would be Satan (Lord God) and the soul (heart) his child within us all. Not to mention ruling over us to seek the praise of people.
John 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Again, the soul(subconscious). The last day meaning the last day of our physical life. Because for most we live within the contents of our subconscious when we die, and we get to live amongst our own character, our own nature, those experiences of good and evil will formulate our next life here, which is the second death.
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
This is a world of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Teachings of the Old Testament, and therefore of the Lord God (Satan) The leaven of the Old Religion still ruling over all nations until this day.
Sowing evil (Buying) and reaping evil (Selling). Do not let the sun (righteousness) darken in you. Nor let the moon turn to blood (evil deeds) by holding grudges against one another. Turn to the Father always, and he’ll keep you on the straight and narrow path of righteousness, with his revelations, making known to you your errors so that you can overcome them, and in turn help others.
The Father is a God of loving, giving and understanding, so we must become the same. Without him we’d be in darkness (Damnation) forever.
He sent Jesus to shine the light of righteousness upon is all, so that we ALL might come to understanding the Kingdom of God, wherein dwells righteousness.
Fully understanding that people “Know not what they do” is what leads to forgiveness, and none judgement. Again thirst after righteousness.