Swatting the Fly of Shame


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Ed Silvoso, founder of Harvest Evangelism, tells the story of a pastor, who one day, was walking along the seashore. As he was trying to enjoy the scenery, a swarm of flies began bothering him.

“There is a spiritual truth here,” the Lord said. “Understand the life cycle of the fly and you will begin to understand how to get rid of negative spiritual issues in your life.” Upon investigation, the pastor found that the life cycle of the adult fly is 21 days in the summer. The larva stage of the fly is a few days while the pupa stage is three to seven days. The truth then became clear. If you can get rid of a fly and its offspring, then the cycle of the fly’s generation is broken and you will be rid of all flies.

The lord then told the pastor to proclaim truth for forty days. He then specifically told the pastor to take an area of his life in which he wanted freedom. Find forty key biblical verses in that area and proclaim them as truth for forty days.

Here are verses to help that help proclaim truth over the fly of shame.

 

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; He seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; upon them He has set the world.

1 Chronicles 29:12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

Job 33:26 He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God’s face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state.

Psalm 5:12 For surely, O LORD, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield.

Psalm 18:35 You give me Your shield of victory, and Your right hand sustains me: You stoop down and make me great.

Psalm 25:2-3 O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.

Psalm 25:20 Guard my life and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.

Psalm 30:5 For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalm 31:1 In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in Your righteousness.

Psalm 31:17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and lie silent in the grave.

Psalm 62:7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Psalm 69:13 But I pray to You, O LORD, in the time of Your favor; in Your great love, O God, answer me with Your sure salvation.

Psalm 71:1 In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.

Psalm 71:21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

Psalm 84:9 Look upon our shield, O God; look with favor on Your anointed one.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Psalm 89:17 For You are their glory and strength, and by Your favor You exalt our horn.

Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 91:15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

Psalm 119:6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.

Psalm 119:31 I hold fast to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.

Psalm 119:46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,

Psalm 119:80 May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.

Proverbs 3:35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.

Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.

Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

Proverbs 21:21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

Proverbs 22:4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.

Isaiah 22:23 I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will be a seat of honor for the house of his father.

Isaiah 49:8 This is what the LORD says: “In the time of My favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,

Isaiah 54:4 “Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

Isaiah 61:7 Instead of their shame My people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.

Isaiah 66:2 Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.

Joel 2:26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.

Romans 10:11 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

Hebrews 2:7 You made Him a little lower than the angels; You crowned Him with glory and honor, and set Him over the words of Your hands.

1 Peter 2:6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.”