Completely Protected

Today we are looking at Romans 8:31-39.

Do you remember that future hope that we need to wait for patiently?  How God has foreknown us, called us, justified us and glorified us?
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So Paul has this question for us... What do you say to these things?

 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
 If God is for us (and he is otherwise why do all these things for us?)   So God, the greatest being in the universe, he is for us.   Therefore.. think about this for a moment or three... WHO possibly could be against us?   WHO?
 
  32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
God didn't spare his own son, he willingly gave him up for all of us.  So do you not think that he will ever so graciously give us all things?   Don't you think he would do that?

I read these words and I feel so humbled, so shamed by my lack in seeing God's goodness to me.  So brought low by my questionings and my doubts and my fears.   God is ever so gracious... why can't I see that more clearly all the time?

Check out these comparisons eh? 

33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 
34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
Do you see it?   Do you see how fully protected we are?  No charges can be brought against God's own people.  God has us covered.  No one can condemn us.  Christ's death has us covered.  Can we be separated from God?  NO!  Not hardship, no sadness, no persecution, no hunger, no nakedness, no danger and no warfare.. NOTHING can separate us from God.  We are his own.. always.

Ah.. this is comfort and a reality.  See this, hear these words, know it to be so. We are so entwined with God that we are just so safe within his love and his graciousness toward us.
 
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Can you see how that makes us conquerors?  If we have nothing to fear.. no judges, rulers, condemnation, hunger, warfare, danger, sadness, persecution, hardship.. if we don't need to fear any of that... then we are conquerors in whatever situation we find ourselves in.   Consider what that means.   We should then have boldness in proclaiming who the Lord God is to us eh?   To find the words and not worry on what people think of us.Just to say what the Lord is doing in our lives and how that matters to us.  Trying, just trying to give a glimpse of the hope we have within us.  Think on it.  (I know it's making me think!)

Because we have to remember this stated promise that Paul gives us: 
  38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 
NOTHING!  Not one single thing can separate us from the love of God that is Christ Jesus our Lord.  NOT ONE SINGLE THING. Isn't that just the single coolest thing you have read today?  Imagine how very safe that makes you.

So safe you probably can't even put it into words if you are like me.  Just overwhelmed by the magnitude of God's care and protection of me, his child.   Not even death can separate me.   I am his... tell me.. are you?  Don't you want that extreme care and protection that will last forever?   Remember.. death can't separate us from God.  It just can't.  It doesn't have the power to do so.   

If you want to know how you can have this eternal protection and care extended toward, drop me a line, I'd be happy to talk with you. 
 
What say you? 

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  1. One of my favorite songs is called "More Than Conquerors" and it is such a good reminder of this passage. We are called to be so much and God makes it all possible.

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    1. you should share that song with me.. not sure I know it. :)

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  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EflXhAltlmI

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    1. As soon as it started playing I said I know that song

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