A Final Offer
Are all things done for another’s edifying,
within God’s family?
He says it’s the parents that lay-up in store...
not the children for me.
This is what Jesus did Himself,
with His inheritance of victory;
He paid completely for every offense...
so that I can be perfect and free.
He said, “I seek not yours, but I do seek you”;
Paul said, “I will... gladly be spent...;
Thou, the more abundantly I love you,
the less I be loved;” Yes, Repent...
as I fear, when I come, I will not find you doing...
the things that you know that you should;
I fear that my God will humble me
and “bewail” His children that could...
have been spared all of this and been edified;
Thus, not be led in rebellion of lies.
He said, if there hasn’t, in deed, been repentance,
God will not let this remain;
When I come again, I will not spare;
You will see God’s power in pain.
They doubted that Paul had the power of God,
when he brought them God’s message of “Grace”;
Because he wouldn’t be burdensome to them,
they read this as weakness and abased...
this freedom they had to go their own way;
Refusing to listen to what God had to say.
Now Paul is pleading, with a love that’s sincere,
as he stands between them....
staying God’s Hand, to be feared.
They already knew there’s a way that God cursed
and a way that He has blessed;
Grace being the protector, with Sin not applied,
so that they could enter His rest.
With the knowledge that He passed the test for them,
yet, they chose their own way to mis-represent Him.
You say, “Where are the signs and wonders that follow?”
I believe they’ll be shortly seen;
It’s long over-due to operate as His Body;
Take your place; Let The Head reign Supreme!!!
He’s offered a unity, where He is in the midst,
to fulfill every desire, that by yourself, you can’t get;
And, yet, you balk and decide every day:
I’m still going to do all things my way.
Well, has it worked? I’m here to atest:
In my observation, there has been no rest;
No confidence to know there’s a protective wall...
that is God Himself, operating thru all.
Your rebellion has gone so far,
with all of your desires interrupted;
Do you really want to choose that way...
and allow the pain of The Lie’s decay?
I hope that you won’t because I need Him in you...
to help me walk in this victory, too.
But, nevertheless, your free choice remains;
I can still see a family: His Body,
being offered again and He will enter in...
to do mighty things for The Family of Him!
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
II Corinthians, Chapter Twelve