“… and it was about the 6th hour, and there was DARKNESS over all the earth until the 9th hour. And the sun was darkened, and the VEIL OF THE TEMPLE WAS RENT IN THE MIDST. And Jesus CRIED with a loud voice, He said, Father into your hands I commend My Spirit…” Luke 23:44-46.
This post is a divine instruction from God and it will meet you just right where you are!
Sometimes the beauty of life is not in how rosy it appears! It’s not in how many cheer you get or the applause and the praises you receive! God’s beauty is seen by man as ugliness! His process only leads to your progress!
You never know your real strength until God brings you through you darkest valleys. It is in the valley of the shadows of death that He trains your heart to TRUST & BE BOLD! Sometimes He even allows your shame to be exposed so that you will cut down in your self estimation and evaluation!
When He brings you to this point where all men MAKES A MOCKERY OF YOU, ABANDON YOU, REFUSE TO IDENTIFY WITH YOU IN THE OPEN, that is when you begin to LEARN TO LOOK UP!
He wants you to always and only look up to Him! There is one thing I just discovered in the verse above; the darkness that happened at Jesus’s crucifixion was a GLOBAL PHENOMENON and the news that a man was hung naked on a cross was spread about by the darkness itself!
You know sometimes we tend to try to cover our shame and make sure it does not go beyond its present spread. But the more we try, the more the spread! When it happened to Jesus, He had no one to believe Him but a handful of poor people whose belief perhaps could not bring about much change in this GLOBAL SHAME OF HIS LIFE! And as such the only place He could look to, was UP!
While they mocked, they scorned, they disdained, they cheered at His shame, little did they know that the SHAME and SCORN He was going through was the birthing process of a Hero! That which gave Him shame brought Him fame!
Little did they know that there was a bigger purpose than the GLOBAL PHENOMENAL SHAME He had had to bear! Father! He cried: “INTO THY HANDS I COMMEND MY SPIRIT!”
I don’t care what men have named you with; I don’t care what shame you are trying to hide, but I care to tell you, put that shame in the hands of God! Every shame is only permitted to last for 3 hours, then comes your SUN!
Beyond the shame was a REVELATION! The temple veil was torn so people can gain access! Your tearing today is a SURE WAY TO GAINING ACCESS TO DEEPER SPIRITUAL TRUTHS THAT REVEAL YOUR SPIRITUAL ASSIGNMENTS!
Your negative and positive experiences are relevant for your assignment! While the High Priest was sacrosanct behind the veil, he suddenly saw light shining from that which was TORN! When you learn to give God your shame, He will disappoint the shame and the shamers!
The only people permitted to heal are those who have tasted the bitter vinegar of WOUNDS! The only ones permitted to wipe your tears are those who have tasted the SALTY tears!
God says I should tell you to HAND YOUR SHAME TO HIM!
God says I should tell you, A REVELATION AND POWER IS ABOUT TO BE MANIFESTED IN AND THROUGH YOU!
God says I should tell you not to hide your shame any more, but that you should show them YOUR NAIL PIERCED HANDS!
God says I should tell you to show them all the pierced parts of your body!
HE said I should tell you, that INSIDE YOUR SHAME, IS YOUR FAME!
Men may not see how many tears you have shed, and are still shedding, but let those tears be to Him alone! Your tearing is not your ending, but a NEW DIRECTION towards your next assignment!
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.