Shame ~ How do we Cope with its Increase in the Latter Days

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Shame ~ How do we Cope with its Increase in the Latter Days

[Study Aired May 22, 2022]

Luk 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

I no doubt speak for everyone on the strange irony that our flesh earnestly desires to be adored by everyone, approved by the world’s unwitting unrighteous mammon. The hidden spirit of that desire is that when we are approved of men, we are equally yoked with their ideologies and thus incompatible with Christ. You will love one and hate the other.

Deu 22:10 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.

For this example, it means not to become unequally yoked with unbelievers.

Of course, almost all of God’s word to unbelievers sounds like hate speech. It will be used against us, hopefully soon, to facilitate the destruction of man’s government pictured by the smashing and grinding to powder of Nebuchadnezzar’s image.

Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 

Psa 40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me. 
Psa 40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil. 
Psa 40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha. 

Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 
Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 
Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 
Rom 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. 

Pro 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. 

Mat 5:39 but I—I say to you, not to resist the evil, but whoever shall slap thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other; 

Heb 10:30 for we have known Him who is saying, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will recompense, saith the Lord;’ and again, ‘The Lord shall judge His people;’

One of the most outstanding hallmarks of Christ’s Elect in the latter days is being hated for the truth of Christ; and standing firm and sometimes mute in the face of shaming accusers and expected humiliating allegations while counting it all joy.

Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Vengeance is Christ’s and, ultimately, his Christ’s. Vengeance will be ours to give our accusers the equivalent humiliation and shame in the love Christ has given us to drink ~ even a double portion. To them, a seeming hopelessness they shall surely drink!

Jer 25:28 And it shall be, if they [those in the Great White Throne Judgement] refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

Rev 6:10 And they [Christ’s elect] cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Rev 6:11  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Remaining mute at times, as Christ did before his prosecutors, or not planning what to rebuff them with pre-planned speech is recommended. Instead, waiting on the Lord for His words will be the best witness against them. We know that in the end times, and exponentially, our Lord will permit the Devil to ramp up his putrid allegations against the Christs. The mere mention that God calls His small group Christs is despicable and worthy of death by these cryptos (fifth columnists) Jews who don’t know they are old school Jews since they attempt to keep a contorted version of the Old Covenant ~ they are unwitting anti-Christs with a bit of scripture ringing in their ears, “salvation is of the Jews”.

When we must account for our Christ-given faith within, we speak wisely and openly by Christ’s power and conviction and not be afraid of the Jews within and within our very families.

Joh 7:13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

Sometimes it is best to hold our peace and not say anything by not answering a fool according to his folly.

Pro 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. 

Rom 3:17 And the way of peace have they not known: 

Rom 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 
Rom 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 
Rom 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

They have no wit of how they shed blood since spiritually shedding blood is contorting God’s word and they only see it physically and are blind to what the Lord is doing within each of us ~ it is not their fault, for the Lord takes responsibility for blinding them.

Rom 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 
Rom 3:17 And the way of peace have they not known: 
Rom 3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Pro 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. 
Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Mat 27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 
Mat 27:12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 
Mat 27:13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

Our Babylonian brothers and sisters will increasingly accuse us of our many actual sins, mainly historically. As with Christ’s accusers, they were a host of witless trumped-up charges primarily based on their God-given self-righteousness.

Mat 27:14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

Overwhelmingly, someone facing assured death will verbally fight his innocence to the last gasp; no wonder the governor marvelled greatly at Christ’s silence ~ as if Christ wanted to die, and he did! Likewise, and spiritually, as He is, so are we. We die for the truth and quietly die within from the snarling humiliations of our sometimes nearest and dearest husbands, wives, children, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law who delight in our scandals and downfall.

Of course, the more spiritually despicable Jew is within us when we break the least of these commandments. The unwitting ‘Jews’ outwardly of our time are our Babylonian Christian brothers and sisters and sometimes former Babylonian Christians who have sided with the mixed multitude outside of the Camp of the Lord. They have returned to carousing a more vile “vomit” than they had in Christendom and take pleasure in being particularly repulsive in their verbal attacks. They mindlessly likewise blame us for doing the same to them.

Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 

We can’t help it that it sounds ostentatious, yet, they are not given to understand in this age.

The verses following are part of what happened after Jesus had healed the man crippled from birth at the sheep market pool called Bethesda.

Joh 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. 
Joh 5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. 
Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. 
Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

Likewise, we can expect our Babylonian Christian brothers and sisters to verbally “kill” us through their God-given ignorance, precisely as the Jews in Christ’s time literally killed him by their God-given ignorance because He rightly claimed to be equal with God as we are with Christ.

Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

1Co 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Heresies within the Body are the most damnable version of hate.

To our earthly adversary’s dismay, we commonly echo the apostle Timothy’s expression that we, and currently of all people, are the chief of sinners! ~ and our archrivals rarely see that decreasing condition mostly hidden within, and since they love to remember our sinful history of weeks and even decades ago.

1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

And again:

Luk 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

We never wear our sin as a badge of honour. We wear with honour that we are given to eventually see and acknowledge our many sins as Christ removes them from the temple within.

Act 6:11 Then they suborned [meaning to gather to themselves like minds] men, which said, We have heard him [that is, Stephen] speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

Just as Christ was accused of blasphemy, so was Stephen, who cried out to our Lord not to count the stoning his accusers were giving him to their account. We, too, request the same attitude since their sins are food for us.

Act 7:58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. 
Act 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, [and he] calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 
Act 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Those who speak evil of our actual sins and their trumped-up charges are feeding us and are witless for the blessing they are providing for our spiritual development!

2Th 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 
Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 

Our accusers love to remember our sins, hold us up against no higher authority of morality and personal ideology than themselves, and firmly establish the Beast for us to remember from where we all have come.

It is at the Lord’s hand for me to hopefully show how we can face the inevitable increasing shame of our accusers.

There are numerous studies on our site on the shame of being naked, so it is not my intention to review the excellent work already done; instead, to hopefully, at the Lord’s hand, encourage us by His faith to be strong in the face of both justified shame and unjustified shame.

All scandal, whether bonafide or fabricated, is humiliating, and to the dismay of our adversaries, we eventually learn to be gladdened by any mortifying shame since the accompanying fire of His word brings forth only gold. We all are in an outstanding company of humbled men and women in God-designed ragged clothing that serves to hide our identity too late for our accuser’s immense humiliation ~ the gulf of Lazarus will be unbridgeable.

Often in scripture, the elder shall serve the younger.

Ecc 10:16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! 

Pro 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

Indeed, “woe” unto all the earth when the Bride of Christ comes from behind; when the entire world sees that we, the weak of the world vagabonds, the chief of sinners, are given rulership. It will be an odious measure for the Gentile Christians and our immediate fleshly families and worldly associates to swallow. They knew our sins and delightedly held them against us in joyful humiliation. We deem the shame as food, even hidden manna, to their dismay.

Christ found us alone in our blood, salted us, and made us the apple of His eye without us having any “gift” that the world recognized as worthy for their spiritual or financial benefit.

We are hidden in the night before the dawning light of His truth and arise before dawn to feed the household of God.

Rev 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

1Pe 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.  [A “busybody” takes the supervision of affairs pertaining to others and in no wise to himself, a meddler in other men’s affairs.] 
1Pe 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God
1Pe 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 

Of course, as we once did, our accusers would never consider that they were particularly ungodly. The Beast proudly rules.

1Pe 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. 

We seek the Lord with all our heart when we are driven to our wits’ end by the Lord’s hand and frequently by evil seducers and family accusers.

Mat 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 
Mat 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Mat 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

Those foes are predominately within, yet more often can be our spiritual family and our physical family and closest friends; and ironically in an outward sense.

Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 

2Co 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 

1Co 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 
1Co 4:10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. 

Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath. 
Ecc 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Do we fret ahead of time to word our defense convincingly? How do we prepare for the inevitable humiliation and hatred?

The answer is that we don’t pre-plan our defense; since we are increasingly given to know Christ’s word, we are being prepared in this age with Christ’s confidence within.

Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 
Mat 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 
Mat 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 
Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 
Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

There are endless self-help videos and books on how to compose oneself in combating humiliation and shame, powerfully and eloquently putting down your opponents, and even grinding your adversaries into the ground “with pride”. We need not waste our time on their wisdom.

There are three categories of deceitful workers and abusers, and the most insidious can and will be within our ranks of the Tabernacle.

  1. The Tabernacle ~ where only the priests handle the sacred things that is Christ.
  2. Court ~ is where the Levites serve by handling the utensils and initial preparations of sacrifices. Today they are our Babylonian Christian brothers and sisters who unwittingly serve the Tabernacle.
  3. Camp ~ this is the rest of Israel, and within is a subgroup of a mixed multitude of figurative Egyptians and different ethnic groups who came out of Egypt with Israel.

Increasingly so, and at Satan’s request, certain entities from all three groups will stir up painful shame and humiliation to test us by Satan’s God-given authority.

Currently, and over the past few years, and as always since Christ, there will arise false Christs and workers of magic arts. The tares are the hardest to identify and reside within the Tabernacle and consistently appear as angels of light until their leaven has risen. These soothsayers will cause many to be deceived ~ we are a little flock, so one or two heretics can easily seem like the many rising against the Body of Christ. Yet we know that the entire world will be against Christ and his Christs to varying intensity.

When these folk haul us up before their courts to be judged by their deceitful wisdom, they are the hardest to identify outwardly and yet the easiest to judge by the word of God. Nonetheless, emotionally their backstabbing is the most frustrating of the three categories since they allegedly knew the truth of Christ and now babble spiritual confusion since the whole stay of bread and water is taken away. As was Ahithophel to David, these people were our trusted friends.

2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 
2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 
2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 

1Co 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 

Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

The second group in the Court of Israel is frequently our carnal families, the very people who are nearest and dearest, apart from the Tabernacle. It is exasperating when they abuse, shame, and humiliate us since they do not know what they do, like Stephen the disciple stated in the above scriptures. By their shame, it is virtually impossible to communicate any sense with them since the word of God to them is illogical and hidden. From that standpoint of their God-given cluelessness, they argue against Christ like a clanging gong. It is best to be polite and largely mute with these folk after one or two witnesses against their shame as they await their immense humiliation at having no husband.

Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 

Mat 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 
Mat 10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

The third and final group is the Camp of Israel. These folks are the remaining entirety of humanity and the mammon of the world in which all three groups rub shoulders.

Speaking of Christ’s Christs… 

Joh 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 
Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 
Joh 17:12 While I was with them in the world, [of mammon] I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. 
Joh 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 
Joh 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 
Joh 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 
Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, [mammon] even as I am not of the world.

Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 
Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 
Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 
Rev 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 
Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 

As has happened and is decreasingly happening to us ~

Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 
Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 
Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

Our accusers will, at a future date, drink double the portion of the very same cup that we have been made to drink and say, as Saul who became Paul said:

Act 22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. 

Of course, the ultimate coup de grace of reversed humiliation upon all those who haul us up before their jeering and prejudiced courts is:

Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, [the entire world and Christiandom] which say they are Jews, [and unwitting Jews] and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

How humiliating! No wonder they will wish the rocks to fall upon them to hide from the face of Christ’s Christs!

Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 

For a little while, we endure our vile body with its waning affections of the flesh.

Php 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 
Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Even though our words stink in the nostrils of our adversaries, the most incredulously disarming method for our accusers and most liberating experience for us is to be vulnerable and admit our sins one unto another. Our Lord will bless us to cast aside their haughty looks and snide remarks as we fearlessly become convinced that the Kingdom is ours.

Of course, every scripture is ours, especially inwardly.

Job 19:17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children’s sake of mine own body.

Jas 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 

Eze 2:6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. 
Eze 2:7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious. 

Eze 3:7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. 
Eze 3:8 Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. 
Eze 3:9 As an adamant [flint is] harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. 

Jer 1:7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 
Jer 1:8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. 
Jer 1:9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 
Jer 1:10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. 

Luk 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

We pray that the Lord blesses us to go from glory to glory in utter commitment to Christ’s commandments.


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