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The Cause And Cure Of Shame - Part 2

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November 22, 2021 7:00 am

The Cause And Cure Of Shame - Part 2

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November 22, 2021 7:00 am

Is shame controlling your Life?

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Today on Fellowship in the Word pastor Bill Gebhart challenges you to become a fully functioning follower of Jesus Christ. Those unqualified to condemn you will those most unqualified to condemn will and the one most qualified condemn you the one most qualified to continue absolutely. There's more grace and God's heart is shame. Joining us today on this additional Fellowship in the Word pastor Bill Gebhart Fellowship in the Words the radio ministry of Fellowship Bible church located in Metairie, Louisiana.

Let's join Pastor Bill Gebhart now is once again he shows us how God's word meets our world's meat states this clearly this sure he said the sure skewer for the feeling of shame of being an unacceptable person is the discovery that we are accepted by the grace of the one whose acceptance matters most secure.

You see basically what it means is I see myself as God sees me.

I take a bath in the grace of God. You do that you watch shame leave and come right off of you show your passage illustrates it. Joshua chapter 5 Joshua chapter 5 now the book of Joshua tells you immediately.

It's the conquest going into the promised land.

Moses is no longer the leader, Joshua is Israel has spent 400 years of slaves and 40 years in the wilderness and now they're about to go win and you know what these people are filled with at this time. Shame, shame. By the way, don't you think 400 years of slavery would make you feel shame for hundred years, 10 generations of your family slaves. They thought shame, enormous shame.

Yeah, someone told him that they had been Abraham a covenant that they were going to be blessed and they are the people of God, but for hundred years of reality told them were ashamed of ourselves. We are owned by other people and then they get out after the deliverance by Moses into the wilderness and instead of going in and taking the land, whether they do, they ignore God. They didn't believe God. They were afraid of the enemies when you think that produced shame. These are people just filled with shame and this is what God says to them in Joshua chapter 5 verse six. They're about to enter the land the Lord said to Joshua today. I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.

So the name of that place is called Gill gal.

To this day Gill gal means rolling away. They got a town they named rolling away. Why does God want to town. They rolling away right at the end of the promised land use because that's what I want to do to your shame is that I want just rolled away some amazing thing about God. He doesn't want to keep that kind of shame. He doesn't want that stigma to be in your life. God's is on a roll your shame away. I wanted done with it because it's so debilitating to us. That's their past. What about yours, seasonally in the past you just keep holding onto you feel shame and assessment.

Someone gave you. Things were said to you how you were victimized or things you've done in your curing the shame with you Duchess Gill gal.

Mrs. rolled away she let's be done with that now. If there's one single thing you remember this morning and I always go just for one. Everything else is laying at its this. There's more grace in God's heart.

Then there is shame in your past, there's more grace in God's heart than there is shame in your past is a very important message for you and I do understand God truly understands shame. I mean, you might say, are you sure that he does yes yes I know it. I know it because of the cross in Hebrews chapter 6 the whole book of Hebrews is about a bunch of Jewish believers who decided that it's too difficult to remain a Jewish believer in the world they been saying for 20 or 30 years, but the Jewish community is rejected up the Greek and Roman communities rejected so they said maybe what we ought to do a service like back into Judaism and that's why the writer of Hebrews is don't do that. Whatever you do don't do that. And so the whole book is showing why Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of Jude of Judaism that was a shadow. He is the substance and so I guess the chapter 6 they thought maybe we could go back to the sacrificial system of the Jews and the writers is don't you dare do that. So if you do that as a Christian you know what you're going to do you get a read crucified Jesus Christ to keep read crucified was only crucified once and that's forever and it says you better read crucified him and subject him to open shame. In fact the writer of Hebrews understood something that's what the cross is all about the cross is not just about the forgiveness of sins. It's dealing with the shame and a wonderful article written by Rodney Clapp called shame crucified. He says this he said the most dreadful thing about the cross was not physical suffering. It's the shame. This form of execution reserved for those least worthy of respect. The formula for sentencing anyone to crucifixion read this executioner find his hands.

Bella's head and hang them on the tree of shame is always been done publicly, it was always the emphasized disgrace. No wonder Paul wrote Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written curse. It is everyone who hangs on a tree.

Galatians 313. See what Clapp says is the Jesus Christ understand shame that it not only crucified sin but shame. He then writes this shame bind us. Jesus was bound that shame destroy our reputation.

Jesus was despised and rejected by men.

This shame reduces the silence he was led as a lamb to slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, he did not open his mouth that shame expose our apparent weaknesses by others. They cried out to him. He saved others, but he cannot save himself.

That shame leaned leaders to abandonment Jesus cried on the cross, my God, my God, why you forsaken me that shame diminishes. Jesus was crucified naked and exposed to all. He has a sense of shame he really understands it, and that I don't think.

Often we deal with the idea very well but now they would send out was in the cross but shame turned Hebrews chapter 12 with me.

Hebrews chapter 12 wonderful chapter. Hebrews 11 is the Hall of Fame of faith. Hebrews 12 is a all those people are rooting for you. That's what that is. This is how they did it.

Now they're all cheering for you and so he gives is this metaphor of the Christian life, one that everyone can understand this run a race.

Christianity is running a race much more of a marathon than a sprint, and so he says in verse one of chapter 12.

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us whole stadium full of people and are there for one reason, he said the chair you want, he says, let us lay aside every encumbrance and every sin that so easily entangles us two things always know encumbrances or weights we carry things wrong priorities and the sin that so easily entangles us, ties her feet up and we fall. What is a crowd doing we fall. They were, they don't then left. They ran the race they fell in what they do. They cheer for you when they cheer dad up, Bill Bill as of the chair, Bill, Bill, you can do this soon. I think that is kind of overwhelming supposed notice, he says, and let us run it with endurance the race that is set before snow. Watch fixing our eyes on Jesus, who is the author and the perfecter of our faith.

That's who I'm looking at and who for the joy set before him. He endured the cross, and there is despising the shame he despised it he endured the cross, he took the beatings and the markings you see, I despise the shame. How could he do that.

He said because of the joy that was set before me. I knew I could redeem people I knew I could reconcile sinful people in a holy God.

I knew I could bear their sins. I knew I would have a people for my own possession. I knew that and that's why did it and I despise the shame and then I sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Boy you could see the so easy to take that out of the verse fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author perfecter the faith and for the joy set before him endured the cross, and has set down at the right hand of the throne of God, but he doesn't want to say that he said but he despised the shame you see what happened on the cross, sin lost its power death lost its sting. Shame lost its stranglehold on us will have to hide with the fig leaves would have to do that we not to blame others will have to believe were not good enough. We don't have to have terrible self-images will have to let the words of people who are penalized for their actions shape who we are as people will have to do any of that. All we have to do is look at the cross. We just have to bathe in the grace of God we have to allow God's assessment a bus to be our assessment of who we are. I love what Clapp wrote. He said right there on the cross.

He shamed shame is what he did not just his hours so important for us to understand. Turn with me to Isaiah 61 Isaiah 61. I want to see something because you might be saying right now but I'm not really that close the Lord and I'm not really doing that well I'm a believer. But things are going that well my life is okay when Isaiah prophesied to Judah.

He was prophesying to a group of people who would not listen to any profit, including any Luck If You Don't Listen God's Going to Take You Is Kaput in Captivity Again. This Time 70 Years in Babylon Is Good to Do It but You Get Out Of the Captivity and Everything He Said That He Would Do for You.

He's Going to Do for You Is a Wonderful Thing That He Writes and so He Says Here and in Isaiah 61 in Verse Two to Proclaim the Favorable Year of the Lord in the Day of Vengeance of Our God, to Comfort All Who Mourn, Use of Them to Comfort You with This Right Now. It Is an Amazing Thing. Here's What He Says Is Going to Happen and That Their Future and in Yours and Mine for Seven Instead of Your Shame, Instead of Your Shame You Will Have a Double Portion Instead of Humiliation They Will Shout for Joy over Their Portion Instead of Shame. Though These Are People Walking with the Lord, but They Are the Lord's People Using Them Only Give You to Spend the First Thousand Years in Heaven Telling You All the Terrible Things You Never Did for Me and the Bad Things You Did for Your Whole Life That's on the Drumming to off All Not at All Usually Do for You Nelly Saying This to Disobedient People Give You the Double Portion a Double Portion Is Amazing. Double Portion Is What the First Air Gets His Only Give You Double Portion That's a Joy but a Double Portion. The Joy Not Even Know You Could Double Joy. I Mean Joy Seems like It's Quite a Bit There. I Got Joy. He Said I Give You Double Portion of Joy That Something to Do for You Notice Instead of Your Shame. You See If You Can You Can Continue to Let Shame Define You.

Now You Can Do That but I Guarantee You Something Forever.

You Will Never Fill It Again Once You Go. The Presence of the Lord Will Never Have a Thought of Shame in Your Life Again Forever. So Why Have Them Now. In Fact, Notice What He Tells Them in the Imagery Here in Verse Three He Says I Here's One Vinaigrette You I Want to Give You Darling Instead of Ashes, You May Say Well I Think It's Better Than Ashes, but by How Much and How Many of You Think That a Good Squad I Would Intercept Some Garlic As I Love God's Imagery in Who Gets Garland, the Victors, Whenever You Win the War and to Come Back in with a Rep the Open Garland and When You Lose, You Know, You Come Back and Do You Put Ashes on Yourself. You're the Loser He Says to Them Much Longer to Give You. I'm Going to Give You the Garland Instead of the Ashes, the Oil of Gladness Instead of Mourning, the Oil of Gladness at Their Best Festivals. They Love the Put Oil on a Perfume in It Personally When Everybody They Really Love This. You Know This Is a Great Time.

If I Was Going to Say This Is a Paraphrase in English What God Said Is Going to Do You Thought You Were Going to a Funeral, but It Turned out to Be a Wedding. You See, Instead of Morning You Going to Get Noticed Human Again. Oil of Gladness You're Going to a Wedding Reception You're Not Going to a Funeral Service, He Says, and the Mantle of Praise Instead of the Spirit of Fainting.

The Mantle Is What You Cover over His Shoulders, and Here's What He Was Saying It Was Going to Cover You Not Not a Fig Leaf Praise Whose Praise Is Praise the Praise of God.

God's Gonna Praise You.

He's Going to Praise Judah He's Going to Praise You Legacy. Why Was It Really That Great Still in Operation. He's Gonna Praise You See When You Think of That You Lead Look?

You, Why Are You Ashamed You See What He Let Shame Shape You Got before You Could Possibly Be against You See That's the Whole Point That You're Saying. And This Isn't Just an Old Testament Bike Isaiah or Genesis.

The Last Passage on Look at This, Go to the End of the Bible, Revelation Chapter 3 and Let's Look to Another Group of People Were A Lot like Us a So-So Group of Believers Who Probably Want That Spiritual. In Fact, He Uses the Term about Us That We Probably Could Use. He Said You Know You Guys Are Your Luke Warm Just the Whole Luke Warm Group 314.

The Message the Laodicea He Said to the Angel of the Church in Laodicea Write This the Amen the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the Creation of God, Says This He Said I Know Your Deeds, and Neither Cold or Hot.

He Said I Wish You Were Cold or Hot and Heavy Be Colder Than Just Lukewarm.

See If You're Cold You Have To Deal with the Consequences of Being Cold Might Make You Go to God If You're Hot, You're Already Right with the Lord You What Lukewarm People Do They Just Make Nice Nice Lukewarm Christian Is a Nice Nice Chris and I, Lobby Christians There Wonderful the Great Lobby Just Talk to the Lord Bless You and the Lord Bless You.

That's a Lukewarm Christian You a Hug. Christian Is Someone Who Is A Lot Better out There Than They Are near As I Christian You See Is He Says He Says to.

He Says so Because You Lukewarm, Either Hot or Cold Spit You Out Of My Mouth Will Discipline You for This Is Because You Say I'm Rich and I Become Wealthy Not Have Any Need of Anything.

I Mean after All We Have a Nice Church.

We Have Abounding in a Workout Equipment Together.

I Can Support My Family Having Must Be Great Goddesses. Those Are All the Wrong Values Notice Than What He Says.

He Says and You Did Not Know That You He Said Are Wretched and Miserable, Poor, Blind and Naked. See You Should Be Feeling a Little Healthy Shame for the Way You Are Spiritually. But You're Not Even Know That Your Naked, He Said, I Advise You to Buy from Me Gold Refined by Fire. I Want You to Buy What I'm Selling.

That's What God Says What You Need Is What I Have.

What Does God Have His Grace Is Forgiveness. He Has Mercy. Is He Said I'm Selling It. I like It Abide. He Says Notice That You May Become Rich and White Garments Every Time You See White Garments in the Book of Revelation Always Means the Same Thing. The Righteous Acts of the Saints Doing the Right Thing for God and Living in the Right Way so That's What I Want to Sell You. I Want to Say Forgiveness and Mercy and Grace and That You Live Your Life the Right Way I like It Abide That Many Says This and That That Shame. There Is, and That the Shame of Your Nakedness Will Not Be Revealed, and I Salve to Anoint Your Eyes so That You May See I Want to Be Done with Your Shame You Still Want to Be Done with It. Don't Cover It up. Don't Mask It. Don't Hide It.

You See, Don't Do This Don't Become Lukewarm and You Have Always Shaming You but You're Hiding It from Everybody He Said I Don't Want You to Do Any of That What You Get Rid of It.

The Cure to Shame Is to Bathe Yourself in the Grace of God and What Jesus Christ Did on the Cross for You.

That's the Cure. Let Me Just Tell You This Takes Time.

You Been Conditioned to Feel Ashamed of Itself Selling for Decades and Decades You Had to Spar Your Conditioning and so Much of Our Shame Comes about Other People Say so Will Leave You with This.

These Two Thoughts. One Those Most Call Unqualified Those Most Unqualified to Condemn You Will Those Most Unqualified to Condemn You Will and the One Most Qualified to Condemn You Won't.

The One Most Qualified to Condemn You Absolutely Will Not.

There's More Grace and God's Heart and There Is Shame in Your past Spring Father. I Know This Is a Subject That This Kind of Private. For All of Us Is Not Something We Openly Talk about the Father.

I Know This for Many of Us, We Struggle with This Issue.

Shame We Have Allowed Either Our past Actions, or the past Sins of Others against Us to Shape Us to Make Us Feel Flawed to Make Us Feel Inferior to Make Us Feel like We Have Nothing to Offer Anyone, Including You, We Become Self-Loathing. Father I Pray That We Understand from the Word of God. We Need to Stop That Father I Pray That We Understand That from the Garden of the End of the Book of Revelation. You Have Decided to Deal with Our Shame, Just As You Decided to Deal with Our Sin through the Finished Work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, Father, for Someone of This Morning Was Never Come to Christ Because They Feel That They Are Pinned to Sinful on Their past. May They Understand That They Haven't Been That They Can Use That Shame to Put Their Faith and Trust in the Finished Work of Christ, and They Have the Assurance of the Word of God That Their Sins Are Forgiven and They Been Born Again into the Family of God. For Those of Us Father Who Believers Who Still Carry Elements of Shame in Our Lives. May We Understand That If It's Based on Actions We Have Done.

You Have Forgiven Those Completely and Totally and You Have Taken Our Reproach, Our Shame Away. You Have Rolled Away at Our Spiritual Good Gal and Father.

Those of Us Have Been Victimized by the Sins of Others Who Grew up in a Shame-based Home Who Always Felt That We Were Somehow Inferior Based on What People Upset about Us.

My Father Way We Understand Totally Than What They Say Has No Bearing on Us Whatsoever That the Only Assessment It's Ever Going to Count Today and Forever, Is Yours of Us Father You Love Us and You Want to Give Us All That Is Yours Father You Said You Want to Give Us a Double Portion of Joy.

I Pray Father That We Allow You to Remove the Shame from Our Lives for Our Good Pastor Broke Apart on the Radio Ministry or Fellowship nor If You Ever Miss One of Our Broadcast or Maybe You Just Listen to the Message One More Time. Remember, You Can Google a Great Website Called One Place.com That's One Place.com and You Can Listen the Fellowship and the Word Online at That Website You Will Find on with Today's Broadcast but Also Many of Our Previous Audio Program at Fellowship in the Word. We Are Thankful for Those Who Financially Support Our Ministry and Make This Broadcast Possible.

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