Friday | 29 May 2020
The solution to shame

The Lord comes to us as the Son of God who has eyes as a flame of fire and feet like fine brass as though refined in a furnace. Rev 1:14‑15. Rev 2:18. The Lord firstly addresses the fruit of our shame as the One with the solution. Then He addresses the source of our shame with its inferiorities and insecurities. His eyes of fire expose our innermost thoughts and the motivations of our other law. In this regard, they reveal the shame of our nakedness. As the apostle Paul noted, ‘There is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account’. Heb 4:13.

It is most important that we do not draw back in unbelief and shame when Christ meets us in this way. The Lord Himself said, ‘If anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.’ Heb 10:38. This means that such a person is not a recipient of His life. Instead, they continue to walk in the darkness of their own way, which leads to death. Although Christ’s eyes expose the shame of our nakedness, this is not the primary reason why He meets us in this way. His eyes, as a flame of fire, reveal the fellowship of love, which the Scriptures describe as ‘a vehement flame that waters cannot quench’. Son 8:6‑7.

The Lord wants us to be delivered from the vain and fleeting projections that are motivated by shame. This happens through our fellowship in the circumcision of Christ. In Him, we are clothed with garments of righteousness. Isa 61:10. Rev 3:5,18. These garments represent the mandate of our name and works as sons of God. In Christ, we are made adequate for our service as kings and priests to God. As we, by offering, fulfil the works of sonship that belong to our name, we are becoming the righteousness of God in Christ.


Further Study:
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References:
Rev 1:14-15
His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters.

Rev 2:18
And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass.’

Heb 4:13
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Heb 10:38
Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.

Son 8:6-7
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised.

Isa 61:10
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Rev 3:5
He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

Rev 3:18
I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
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