Psalm 119:130 Amplified says, “The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.” Every time we read God’s word, and observe to do it, something happens inside. Our spirit thrives, and our flesh is starved.
Our spirit love His Light, but our flesh hates it. John 3:20-21 says, “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” Romans 13:12 says, “…Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
Ephesians 1:18 Amplified says, “By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones).”
1 John 1:6-7 tells us what happens when we walk in His light or choose to walk in darkness. It says, “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
We need to remember that our darkness is light to the Lord. Psalm 139:12 says, “Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.” Sin is deceptive and dark. It blocks His light within from shining out. It opaques our witness. John 1:7 says of John the Baptist, “This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.”
Our eyes are the widow of our soul. Downcast eyes usually discloses hidden shame. I remember back in 1989 when I spoke at a ladies’ retreat. This gal came and asked me to pray for her. Her eyes were downcast the whole time she described her situation. She had been molested repeatedly by her father and brother. When the Lord set her free, she looked me straight in the eyes. She said: my shame is gone. I can hardly wait to go home and look my husband in his eyes to tell him that I love him.
I love Psalm 34:5 which says, “They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.” Isaiah 54:4 says, “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth…” What shame holds you in bondage?
Jesus bore all our sins, and the sins done against us on the cross. That means that He bore our shame. It is not ours anymore! If you are bound in shame because of what has been done to you, you are controlled by a lie. It is time to renounce it. 2 Corinthians 4:2 says, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”