Heavens Pardon

Zephaniah 3:15 The Lord has taken away your judgments, (judicial sentence or punishment), He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall see disaster no more.  

The word FORGIVE means to cease to feel angry or resentful, and no longer hold it against the person. The word PARDON has an added meaning, which can include a remission or removal of the legal consequences of a crime, conviction, error or offence. 

Legal consequences may be removed, but natural or physical consequences may still remain. An illustration could be that in a fit of anger one mate threw something which broke an expensive item in the home, or worse yet, destroyed an eye of one of the family members. Forgiveness may be given, but the effect of the outburst of anger could last the rest of their lives. God is able to overcome the consequences when you come to Him in prayer, asking for forgiveness and guidance.