March 30, 2010

March 30–Spiriitual Dwarfs–Part Five–SHAMEFUL

Every Spiritual Dwarf is a LIAR. Each of them DENIES some TRUTH of GOD.

Hear SHAMEFUL as he speaks his LIES: ”God cannot possibly forgive me for what I’ve done.  It is too awful. Too evil. Too embarassing. I chose to go my own way–and what I’ve done is so against everything I know is right. I knew it was wrong when I did it. But I still did it. And I did it even after I had truly accepted, and professed, Jesus as my Savior. How could I have made such a sinful choice? I deserve to feel this pain.This guilt is mine to bear. I knew better! I knew Jesus! I will never be free fom this shame. It is the weight I must bear for my horrible sin.”

SHAMEFUL denies the UNLIMITED MERCY of GOD that accepts JESUS’ DEATH on the CROSS is the FULL ATONING SACRIFICE  for our SINS and our SHAME.

SHAMEFUL holds us prisoner to our sins which cost Jesus Christ is very life. When we continue to listen, belive and act in ways that show we are still burdened and held captive to the power of SHAMEFUL–we are denying the UNLIMITED MERCY of GOD. We are living as if the blood that Jesus shed for us through His brutal and cruel crucifixion was not enough to pay for our sins and for the subsequent SHAME that accompany them.

SHAMEFUL is basically telling God that Jesus’ death on the cross really COULD NOT be the full atoning sacrifice for sin and SHAME. At least not for what I have done. That somehow I must also pay through feeling the SHAME of the weight and the sharp pain caused by my SHAMEFUL sins.

SHAMEFUL here is actually being fed lies from PRIDEFUL, twisting our minds with the lie that if I am filled with, and hold onto, SHAME  that I will somehow help to pay for the awfulness and evil of my sins.

This is a lie from the very pit of hell! This SHAMEFUL lie leaves Jesus nailed to the cross–as if His death just wasn’t enough for us to be free from both the penalty of sin and the burden of SHAME. This SHAMEFUL lie denies resurrection of Jesus and the truth that He is the mighty conqueror over sin and SHAME.

We need to absolutely understand that we can add NOTHING to what Jesus has already done for us! Thinking and acting any other way flies in face of our Holy God who paid for our sins HIS way NOT our way!

God tells us HIS TRUTH: God does demand that we come to Him in sincere confession and repentance for our sins. But, then, it is for us to believe and receive what the UNLIMITED MERCYof GOD has completely accomplished through  JESUS’ DEATH on the CROSS as the FULL ATONING SACRIFICE  for our SINS and our SHAME.

We should have sincere sorrow for our sins–and when we come to Jesus this way, we need to accept His death and resurrection in their full power. We need to agree with God that we have been set free to live life without being held captive to SHAME and regret. Our continuing in SHAMEFUL sorrow is a death blow to accepting the full power of Jesus that releases us from the bondage of both sin and SHAME.

Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly [SHAMEEFUL] sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

But now God has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in God’s sight without blemish and free from accusation! Colossians 1:22

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free! Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

We cannot be saved, forgiven, purified, holy, without blemish and free of accusation AND, at the same time, still be burdened–and held in bondage–by SHAMEFUL! We need to take God at His full Word–and accept His full Way!

To kill SHAMEFUL (and we must!) we must trust our Sovereign LORD’s Eternal Truth:  We are offered the UNLIMITED MERCY of GOD through JESUS’ DEATH on the CROSS as the FULL ATONING SACRIFICE  for our SINS and our SHAME.

Freedom, Darlin’s, Freedom! Accept it fully as Jesus offers it fully with a heart of love and nail-scarred hands.

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane