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The Promises of God Pt 5


Rom 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

We continue looking at the ‘false beliefs’ that prevent us from fully trusting God. Today we’ll look at:

FAILURE: When Adam disobeyed God (sinned) and partook of the forbidden fruit, immediately, the garment of the glory of God that covered his whole being, broke off of him (Ps 104:2) leaving him naked and ashamed.

The word, ‘SIN’ in Scripture, has the thought of an archer shooting his arrow at a bulls eye target and falling short into the ground before the target. In Rom 3:23 (above), the words ‘fallen short’, mean: To fail, to be late, to be inferior, to fall short, be deficient, be destitute, be the worse, to lack, suffer need.

For the first time, Adam, because of his sin, experienced failure. He had ‘fallen short’ of the glory of God. This failure brought consequences. He was judged guilty by God and condemned to death. His death was 3 fold: Physical, Spiritual and eternal.

At birth, we all inherited Adam’s sin nature, a nature of failure of falling short. Thus, whenever we sin, fail, make mistakes or miss the mark, because it is sin, we are judged guilty and condemned to death, physically, spiritually and eternally. Hence we carry a burden of condemnation, guilt, failure, shame and hopelessness.


But as Christians, we must remind ourselves, that all of the above is the Old Covenant (O.C.). Jesus has introduced a New Covenant (N.C.), a better covenant (Rom 8:6) of deliverance from sin.


When Jesus died on the cross, He:

1) Took the punishment for ALL our sin PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE. So whenever we sin, fall short or fail, the blood of Christ immediately takes away (not covers) our sin. We are now judged NOT GUILTY!, therefore we are not condemned to death and God as Judge now proclaims us, ‘free to go’ without any stain on our character.

Rom 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

2) Became glorified! He had the glory restored to Him that Adam lost, and because we are now In Christ, we have become new creations (2 Cor 5:17) and have been glorified (Rom 8:30)

So…….. Whenever we sin, fail or make mistakes, we no longer have to listen to the voices in our head that tell us we are a failure or guilty and condemned or should be ashamed and feel hopeless. NO! Our confession should be, “I am a new creation, made perfect in Christ. I am no longer guilty or condemned but have been set free by the cleansing blood of Christ. I am now glorified and seated at God’s right hand, ruling and reigning as a King/Priest.”

Knowing these truths as revelation means that whenever we fail, we can get back up again and move on in our Christian life. Also it  means we have come to TRUST our heavenly Father as someone who keeps His Word, is faithful, reliable and dependable.

Meditation Point: Thank you Father that I believe and can trust your promises that tell me I am forgiven, cleansed of ALL sin, made righteous and perfect and have been glorified, restored to divine favour in my relationship with You.

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