“For the Lord God helps Me, Therefore, I have not been ashamed or humiliated. Therefore, I have made My face like flint, And I know that I shall not be put to shame.” Isaiah 50:7
Christ came to set us free from captivity. To release us from the lies and illusions that had invaded our minds through the blindfold of religion.
Israel had trapped itself into a belief in their performance, into a covenant of self effort. But here in Isaiah God declares his commitment and grace to a people ridden with guilt and racked with shame.
The passionate heart of God is to take away the barrier of separation in the mind and heart of mankind. To restore to us the intimacy we lost, to heal us from our doubt, to cast away our shame and for us to experience the wondrous love of his heart.And to do this Jesus came, entered our world and through the finished work of the Cross gave us the same relationship that He had with God the Father.
In Christ we have been given the free gift of righteousness, and that means a vibrant, unhindered, perfect fellowship and union with God. A heart that is no longer guilty, condemned, feeling shameful or tormented with doubt, but is secure in God’s love, is peaceful and is in harmony with the presence of God.
All our shame was erased at the cross; Christ’s perfect work has freed us to live in the fullness of the riches of heaven.