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FALLEN SHORT by David Robinson

 

We have all fallen short of the glory of God; we have fallen short of entering into the fullness of Christ’s death and as such fail to receive the fullness of his resurrection.


Have a read at this transcript of a conversation I had with the Lord and you will see just how far we have fallen.


• I came to bring you ‘Peace that passes all understanding’ Philippians 4:7 and you have settled for peace that the world gives….
• I came to give you ‘joy unspeakable and full of glory’ 1 Peter 1:8 and you have settled for happiness that does not last
• I came to give you ‘wealth and riches’ Psalm 112:3 yet you have settled for government handouts
• I came to give you ‘love’ Romans 5:5 and you have settled for lust
• I came to give you ‘abundant life’ John 10:10 yet you have settled for mediocre living
• I came to give you ‘provision for every need’ Philippians 4:19 yet you have settled for poverty and state handouts.
• I came to be ‘a friend that sticks closer than a brother’ Proverbs 18:24 and you have settled for friendship with a lonely world.
• I came to bring ‘healing for the broken hearted’ Luke 4:18 and you have settled for emptiness and brokenness.
• I came to give you the ‘bread of life’ John 6:35 and you have settled for the bread of affliction… 2 Chronicles 18:26
• I came to give you ‘living water’ John 4:10 for you and you have settled for broken cisterns. Jeremiah 2:13
• I came to give you ‘strength for life’ Psalm 27:1 and you have settled for the ‘arm of flesh which will always fail you’ instead of your God who will help you and fight your battles …. 2 Chronicles 32:8
• I came to give you ‘victory through Christ’ 1 Corinthians 15:57 and you have settled for a life of struggling with an already defeated foe.
• I came to give you ‘a great deliverance’ Psalm 144:2 and you have settled for oppression…
• I came to give ‘Liberty for the bruised and downtrodden’ Luke 4:18 and you still you choose to remain in bondage to your past
• I came to give you ‘forgiveness’ Nehemiah 9:17 and you still settle for condemnation and false guilt.
• I came to give you ‘mercy that’s new every morning’ Lamentations 3:23 and you still live in fear of judgement.
• I came to give you hope that’s ‘an anchor for the soul’ Hebrews 6:19 and still you choose to live wavering lives without faith. James 1:6
• I came to give you ‘joy that comes in the morning’ Psalm 30:5 and you choose sorrow and mourning.
• I came to be your ‘wonderful counsellor’ Isaiah 9:6 and you choose to spend days, months and sometimes years on a physiatrists couch.
• I came to be your ‘refuge’ Psalm 46:1; your ‘shelter from the storm’ Psalm 61:3 and you choose to trust in man.
• I came to be the ‘the Light of the world’ John 8:12 and yet you choose to remain in the dark recesses of unbelief
• I came to be ‘The Way, the Truth, and the Life’ John 14:6 and yet you choose to remain lost
• I came to be ‘a father to the fatherless’ Psalm 68:5 yet you choose to live like an orphan
• I came to be ‘your miracle’ Exodus 17:15 and you choose to trust doctors instead of the one who created and breathed life into you.
• I came to be the ‘resurrection’ John 11:23 and yet you choose to believe that death has the final say.
• I came to give you ‘comfort’ 2 Corinthians 1:3 and yet you choose to find your comfort in ‘things’ instead of me.
• I came to be your ‘saviour’ Jude v25 and you choose to turn go your own way refusing my gift of eternal life and following man made religion instead.
• I came to bring you ‘Health by my stripes’ 1 Peter 2:24 and you have settled for a man made, failing, health service
• I came to ‘give you light’ Ephesians 5:14 and still you choose to walk in darkness
• I came to ‘show you the narrow way’ but you have chosen ‘the broad way that leads to destruction’ Matthew 7:13-14
• I came to show you ‘the truth’ John 14:16 but you have chosen to believe ‘the father of lies in whom there is no truth,’ John 8:44
• I came that ‘you may prosper and that you be in health even as your soul prospers’ 3 John 2 yet still you choose the ‘treasures of wickedness which profit nothing’ Proverbs 10:2
• I came and took upon myself your sin so that you would become the righteousness of God in me, 2 Corinthians 5:21 yet you live in condemnation and false guilt.


My beloved child; ‘There is a rest for the people of God, he that enters into my rest also ceases from the weariness and pain of human labours… Strive diligently to know and experience this rest for yourself that you may not fall or perish by unbelief and disobedience.


Remember you have me, I am ‘your great high priest and have already ascended and passed through the heavens so hold fast your confession of faith in me.


I understand and know all of what you are going through, I have known weakness and infirmities and temptations… So, come without fear and with confidence and boldness to the throne of God so that you would receive mercy for your failings and grace to help you in time of need’ Hebrews 4:10-16 (Paraphrased)


Come follow me, ‘deny yourself, disown yourself, forget, lose sight of yourself and your own interests, refuse self and give yourself up by taking up your cross daily. Cleave steadfastly to me, conform wholly to my example in living and if need be, in dying also’ Luke 9:23 (Amp)


‘Come unto me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11:28


David Robinson ©

 

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