Why is shame classified as rebellion?
2 Corinthians 10:5-6 (TPT)
5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy[e] that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought[f] and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. 6 Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish[g] any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.[h]
Shame is a stronghold that directly contradicts what Abba Father says about you. If you allow it to control your life, you are actually saying that shame has MORE say about you, then the Living God that breathes out stars. WOW!
John 14:27 (TPT)
Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]
Shame suggests that you still are what happened to you, that your being is faulty and bad, and that you are unworthy of His love. If this is the case, then we need to throw out the fact that Jesus Christ became flesh, destroyed the ultimate punishment for sin and ignore that Jesus Christ came to make you a new creation. Which we know, is a lie from the pit of hell!
Jesus came as our Saviour to ensure we are children of the Living God when we choose HIM.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (TPT)
Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.
You believe that you are a new creation, right? Then you should discipline your mind and allow Yeshua to turn it into the mind of Christ.
What does shame cause in your life?
– Steals your joy and your value
– Runaway from God instead of running to Him
– Stimulate and enhance WORKS, pride and entitlement.
– Constant condemnation, guilt and self-hatred
– Brings unforgiveness
– Troubles your heart
– Hijacks your thoughts and your mind
Shame is in rebellion towards God because it suggests that you should be worthy on your own – which is impossible. We are only worthy because of JESUS who lives inside of us.
Shame proposes that you are good enough based on what you do and what the world thinks of you. One of the most slyest ways it does this is by saying that you ought to be the light of the world. That makes us constantly TRY to be the light of the world through our human efforts.
WE WILL NEVER BE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD – WHY?
Matthew 5:16 (TPT)
So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 6:22 (TPT)
“The eyes of your spirit allow revelation-light to enter into your being. If your heart is unclouded, the light floods in!
HE IS THE LIGHT in us. How can we allow it to shine?
LIVE… in collaboration with HIM – allow HIM to be your life in all aspects.
How can you completely allow God our Father to be your life?
Remove shame! It is super important to identify every single thought pattern, belief and emotion connected to shame and destroy it while bringing your mind, body and spirit in line with the Holy Spirit.