ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,   Beloved of God and me,    John 3:14-18


 Today’s Scripture       
“…Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach…”  (Isaiah 54:4, NIV)         (Across my desk today from Texas.)

Shame is one of the enemy’s favorite tools. Starting in our childhoods, he will remind you of every mistake and every failure you’ve ever made, saying “Shame on you” even about things that weren’t your fault. As adults, “Shame on you” plays over and over in our thoughts. If you fell back into a bad habit, you told yourself, “Shame on you.” If you went through a divorce, the message is “Shame on you.” Shame causes us to feel guilty and unworthy, as though we don’t deserve to be blessed.  But today’s Scripture speaks of how God has removed our shame. Whether it was your fault or somebody else’s fault, you don’t have to carry the heavy load of guilt, or beat yourself up over past mistakes, or feel wrong on the inside. When the enemy says, “Shame on you,” God says, “Shame off you. I’ve forgiven you. I’ve redeemed you. I’ve made you valuable.” Your worth comes from your Creator.

A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You have removed my shame, and You have defeated the enemy who accuses me. Thank You that You have forgiven me of my past mistakes and released me from the guilt. I declare ‘Shame off me!’ to whatever tries to make me feel unworthy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ken’s Thoughts:

Shame has been a very big battle for most of my life.  I have been very curious most of my life and got the worst switching of my life when about age 6 in the 1st grade when at play I ask little Nancy, my age,  if she would show me,  her’s and I would show her, mine.  Just a Ky. little boy curious but in a big grass field not mindful that my mother was with workmen on our home being built above us.  It was not a good idea at all.  And I was switched with many willow branches on bare legs for 3 blocks all  the way home about something that meant absolutely nothing to me but due of my mother’s shame.   Like Adam and Eve we have all had those kind of experiences that sometimes have lasted a life time with not really realizing the shame bondage that had been placed upon us by the enemy and sometimes even the church.  But I have found that the Word of God can and will deliver us with loving heart faith.  What we need most today is true heartfelt repentance and a Holy Spirit Revival and Restoration.   We all have or had demons of darkness in our back closets of shame.  And we all need to be delivered and set free to become like Jesus.    Even at my age a little difficult to share with you but somehow needed ?

“Revival brings back a holy shock to apathy and carelessness.”  -Winkie Pratney
“Revival begins when you draw a circle around yourself and make sure everything in that circle is right with God.”  -Anne Graham Lotz
“Real revival does not begin with joyous singing. It begins with conviction and repentance on the part of Christians.”  Vance Havner
Revival is not just an emotional touch; it’s a complete takeover!” -Nancy Leigh Demoss
“If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes; because we still refuse to face the unchangeable truth that, ‘It is not by might, but by My Spirit.”  -Jonathan Goforth
“In revival, God is not concerned about filling empty churches, He is concerned about filling empty hearts.”  -Leonard Ravenhill
“Revival is when God’s people return to God and God returns to them, and everyone sees the difference.”  -Henry Blackaby
“If we want revivals, we must revive our reverence for the Word of God.”  -Charles Spurgeon
“Revival is when God gets so sick and tired of being misrepresented that He shows Himself.”
-Leonard Ravenhill

Tomorrow is the 7th day of last week, Read Hebrews 4 about entering into HIS REST…  The Jews under the LAW totally missed the meaning of the 7th Day of Rest as it was prophetic of the time that the Church would learn to walk in the Spirit and to cease from their own works.  Be sure and read it and note especially Heb.4:10-11   So dump the shame and enter HIS Rest.

Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<><

There is but one universal and apostolic Church of Christ Jesus as LORD.
And all who Truly Love, Honor and Obey HIM are members for eternity.

Zechariah 11:12-13

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