Overcoming shame and disgrace!

Archbishop (Dr.) Olanrewaju OBEMBE

Romans 10:11 “For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED.” Joel 2:27 “And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and MY PEOPLE SHALL NEVER BE ASHAMED.”

There is un-announced warfare going on against the believer. The enemy is employing every strategy to bring the believer into shame and disgrace. God has promised repeatedly in His Holy Word that, those who trust in Him would not be put to shame. No matter who you are and the level of your walk with God, the enemy wants to cause shame and disgrace. The plot of the enemy is the very antithesis of God’s promise. Joel 2:26 “And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God that hath dealt wondrously with you: and MY PEOPLE SHALL NEVER BE ASHAMED”. Once, we were with a family that seemed to own or have everything going for them, but they have A SON, whose lifestyle and exuberances were bringing shame to the family. In another family, it was the husband (the Head of the Family) that was misbehaving and causing shame. Another family had huge debts piling up and could not meet their obligations and commitments. What the enemy does is to bring the comma of shame to a beautiful, grammatical expression.

The enemy has a network of “shame producers,” who generate high profile shame for those who belong to God. The Word of God is against the enemy’s operation and in your life, they will never succeed. The Devil, who is the Accuser of the brethren, employs our human mistakes, shortcomings, errors and personal challenges to amplify the opportunity for shame and disgrace. We live in a world of deadlines, targets, goals, expectations and aspirations. And when these deadlines are not met, the devil starts rejoicing and celebrating. But thanks be unto God. 2 Corinthians 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God, which ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place”. Shame or disgrace is a spiritual force, which must be dealt with spiritually. JESUS CHRIST our Redeemer was publicly disgraced.

He was despised, rejected, assaulted and went into public ridicule on behalf of every believer. They spat on Him. He was naked, beaten and scourged for our freedom from shame. THE CROSS OF JESUS is the balancing equation for nullifying the force of disgrace in our lives. We are to constantly point the enemy to the Old Rugged Cross, where our shame, reproach and disgrace were completely dealt with. THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS ON THE CROSS redeems and delivers us from the spirit of shame and disgrace.

Every time we apply the Blood of Passover, the Power of the Kingdom of God goes out to work for us. It is instructive to note that, for the Israelites to enter the Promised Land, God had to remove the recurring age-long reproach of Egypt from their lives. To leave Egypt, they were commanded to “OBSERVE PASSOVER”, where the Blood of the Lamb of God, set them free from centuries of slavery and bondage. After wandering in the wilderness for forty years, the qualification for entering the Promised Land was for them to “OBSERVE PASSOVER”. The Blood of the Lamb must be applied. They got to a spiritual place called “GILGAL,” where the reproach of Egypt, was taken off their lives. Joshua 5: 9-10 “And the LORD said unto Joshua, THIS DAY HAVE I ROLLED AWAY THE REPROACH OF EGYPT FROM OFF YOU.

Wherefore the name of the place is called GILGAL unto this day; and the children of Israel ENCAMPED IN GILGAL, and KEPT THE PASSOVER on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.” The Cross of Jesus is our GILGAL today, where the reproach of Egypt and daily challenges of disgrace are completely obliterated. The Power of the Cross of Jesus is stronger and greater than the plot of the enemy’s attempt to bring us into shame and disgrace. The Power of the Blood of the Cross silences the enemy and the avenger. No matter who you are, do not forget 2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He hath MADE HIM TO BE SIN FOR US, WHO KNEW NO SIN; that we might be made THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM”. You as the righteousness of God in Christ will never enter into condemnation. 1 Peter 2:6 “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief Corner stone, elect, Precious: and he THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM shall not be CONFOUNDED”. Psalm 34:22 “The LORD redeemeth the soul of His servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. Isaiah 50:7 “For the LORD GOD will HELP ME; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I KNOW THAT I SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED.”

PRAYER: Father GOD, thank You for the Cross of Calvary, where JESUS carried and dealt with every reproach in my life. The Blood of JESUS has redeemed me from shame and disgrace. I trust in the Holy Sacrifice of JESUS, the Lamb of God. I will not be put to shame.

Zephaniah 3:19 “Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them PRAISE AND FAME in every land where they have BEEN PUT TO SHAME. Stand on the Authority of the Word of God, Put your trust in the LORD, Plead the Blood of JESUS DAILY, you will not be put to shame.

PRAYER: Father GOD, thank You for the Cross of Calvary, where JESUS carried and dealt with every reproach in my life. The Blood of JESUS has redeemed me from shame and disgrace. I trust in the Holy Sacrifice of JESUS, the Lamb of God. I will not be put to shame.

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