Wholly-ness Part 2

April 3, 2024   /   Lighthouse Church

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Isaiah 53:3-5

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


Hebrews 4:15-16

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Have you ever done something you wish no one knew about?

According to Hebrews 4:12-16: We are before God!

is hid from Him.

of my is before Him.

I am and before Him.

Originally in the Garden of Eden man was

 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt .

Genesis 2:25 NIV

But God gave Adam and Eve .

  • MERCY IS WHAT WE DESERVE
  •  IT’S THE RESTRAINING OF THE OF GOD AND SOMETIMES THE RESTRAINING OF THE OF SIN

To obtain mercy there had to be a .

5 types of sacrifices

  1. OFFERINGS
  2. OFFERINGS
  3. OFFERINGS
  4. OFFERING
  5. OFFERINGS
  • THE BEST THESE OFFERINGS DID WAS TO THE SINS FORWARD FOR A YEAR.

Hebrews 4 tells us:  We have a and a .

5 types of wounds

  1. THE WOUND OF
  2. THE WOND OF
  3. THE WOUND OF
  4. THE WOUND OF
  5. THE WOUND OF
  • IT IS THE WILL OF GOD THAT WE BE IN OUR PERSON

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • WE ARE SANCTIFIED IN OUR BY HIS PIERCING FOR OUR REDEMPTION
  • WE ARE SANCTIFIED IN OUR BY THE STRIPES HE TOOK FOR OUR HEALING
  • WE ARE SANCTIFIED IN OUR OR BY THE CROWN OF THORNS AND ALL THE AND HE FELT ON THE CROSS
  • THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR WAS UPON HIM

It is the will of God that we be made in spirit, body, and MIND!

Hebrews 4 not only tells us we are but it also tells us we can come to His throne and find in the time of need.

Grace is than mercy

  • GRACE IS GETTING WHAT WE DESERVE
  • GRACE IS GOD’S TOWARD US

MERCY HELPS US OUT OF OUR BUT GRACE GIVES US FAVOR FOR OUR

The ultimate sacrifice of Jesus gives us to the grace of God!

If this is true, then what stops us from approaching God?

The 2 wounds of and

The devil uses the shame and rejection of sin to make us feel of God’s grace.

If we can believe God for salvation and physical healing, then why not for ?

We must allow God to our soul.


How to Heal from Shame

 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

Genesis 2:25 NIV

This was God’s desire for man to be and have with Him!

We must recognize the difference between and .

  • believes, “I something bad.”
  • believes, “I bad.

We feel guilty for . We feel ashamed for .

“Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging—something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.” Brené Brown

THINKING

  1. We are to
  2. We are , which drives us to become .
  3. We use thoughts to shield ourselves from .
  4. We ultimately ourselves from the

The only way to heal from shame is to move the focus from what I think about, to who Christ is.

… For the joy set before him he [Jesus] endured the cross, , and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2 NIV

I am not unwanted. Because of Christ, I am ___________.

Fill in your own blanks. I am not _________. Because of Christ, I am _________.

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “ I have .” … Joshua 5:9 NLT

Therefore, there is now no for those who are in Christ Jesus….Romans 8:1

When Jesus rolled away the , He also rolled away your !

  • Someone said, “Shame you.”

Today God says, “Shame you.”

 

How to Recover from Rejection

Three main points of focus:

  • Reasons for rejection
  • Results of rejection
  • Remedy for rejection through Jesus Christ

 

  • Reasons for Rejection
  • Rejection at the moment of conception
  • Unwanted pregnancies and their impact
  • Various circumstances leading to rejection

 

  • Parental relationships
  • Impact of parental behavior on children
  • Effects of divorce, desertion, or favoritism

 

  • Social rejection and self-rejection
  • Defensive behaviors and inner vows
  • Sibling rivalry and its consequences
  • Bullying and social rejection

 

 

  • Results of Rejection
  • Defensive behaviors and distrust
  • Shame and humiliation
  • Impact on self-esteem and mental health
  • Growth of rejection from root causes to fruit

 

  • Remedy for Rejection
  • Understanding the cross of Jesus Christ
  • Jesus experienced every type of abuse on the cross
  • Jesus’ experience of rejection and humiliation
  • Jesus’ sacrifice as a remedy for rejection
  • Assurance of God’s love and acceptance
  • God’s promise never to abandon or reject His children
  • Embracing the intimacy of being part of God’s family

 

  • Steps to Recover from Rejection
  • Acceptance in Christ:
  • Every spiritual blessing is ours in Christ, chosen by God Himself before the foundation of the world.
  • Our identity is rooted in being accepted and beloved by God through Jesus Christ.
  1. Recognizing Rejection:
  • Acknowledge and confront feelings of rejection honestly.
  • Denial only perpetuates the problem and delays healing.
  1. Forgiveness:
  • Forgive those who have rejected you, just as Jesus forgave those who wronged Him.
  • Forgiveness releases you from the burden of carrying resentment and bitterness.
  • JESUS PRAYED “FATHER FORGIVE THEM!”
  1. Repentance:
  • Repent of any ungodly responses to rejection, such as self-rejection or mistrust.
  • Turn away from defensive behaviors and trust God for healing and restoration.
  1. Embracing Acceptance:
  • Receive forgiveness and acceptance from God wholeheartedly.
  • Understand that God’s acceptance of you is not reluctant or unexcited but wholehearted and joyous.
  1. Breaking the Rejection Cycle:
  • Recognize and break free from the rejection cycle that leads to self-isolation.
  • Instead, embrace the acceptance cycle that starts with knowing you are loved by Jesus.
  1. Being Part of the Family:
  • Find your place in the family of God, the church.
  • Healing from rejection often happens within the context of healthy relationships and community.

Conclusion:

  • The cross of Christ offers healing from rejection and restores our sense of acceptance and belonging.
  • As we embrace God’s love and acceptance, we are freed to love others and participate fully in the family of God.

 

Always remember that we serve the God of Exodus and Easter, the God of Deliverance and Abundant Life!

 


 

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