The Real Gospel — Part 21
God is on our side, no one, and nothing, can successfully stand against us when we believe Him to take care of us.
He has already proven His capability and His love for us, all that is left for us to do is to believe that He is able to do what He says He will do.
Romans 8 vs 31-32 say, “What can we say about all this? IF GOD IS ON OUR SIDE, CAN ANYONE BE AGAINST US? God did not keep back his own Son, but he gave him for us. If God did this, WON’T HE FREELY GIVE US EVERYTHING ELSE?
Any need we could have is inferior to the need we had for the forgiveness of our sins. That was ACCOMPLISHED BY GOD THE FATHER GIVING HIS OWN SON IN SACRIFICE FOR OUR DEBT.
Now, if God loved us enough to pay that great price, THERE SHOULD BE NO DOUBT THAT OUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER IS MORE THAN WILLING TO MEET ALL OTHER NEEDS.
And the great news expressed by the phrase “freely give”, in Romans 8:32, is that this is something the Lord WILL DO BY GRACE, NOT BECAUSE OF OUR PERFORMANCE.
We do not have to do anything to earn salvation from spiritual death, healing, provision, success, and peace for our souls, THEY ARE A GIFT FROM GOD.
Romans 8:31 says, “If God says HIS CHOSEN ONES ARE ACCEPTABLE TO HIM, CAN ANYONE BRING CHARGES AGAINST THEM?
This verse says nobody can successfully bring a charge against us before God. This includes Satan himself. This means that GOD DOES NOT FIND US GUILTY FOR THE SINS WE COMMIT (Romans 4:8 & 2 Corinthians 5:19).
Romans 8:32 continues to say, “OR CAN ANYONE CONDEMN THEM? NO INDEED! Christ died and was raised to life, and now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us.” HALLELUJAH!
Here we see that since Christ is at the right side of God, speaking to Him for us, WE DO NOT GET CONDEMNED FOR OUR WRONGS (we can also see this truth in Romans 8:1)
Romans 8:35 says, “Can anything separate us from THE LOVE OF CHRIST (not the love FOR Christ)? Can trouble, suffering, and hard times, or hunger and nakedness, or danger and death?” (BRACKETS ARE MINE).
There are many examples of believers walking away from the Lord because of persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, and sword. BUT THOSE THINGS WILL NEVER STOP CHRIST FROM LOVING US.
Romans 8 vs 37-39 say, “In everything we have won more than a victory because of Christ WHO LOVES US. I am sure that nothing can separate us from GOD’S LOVE (HIS LOVE FOR US) —not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from GOD’S LOVE FOR US IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD!” (BRACKETS ARE MINE).
There has never been love like this (which will never come to an end), and there will never be love like this.
As Christians, we do not have to live in constant fear of doing something that will cause us to lose our salvation and God’s love for us.
THANKS BE TO GOD FOR THE ASSURANCE OF LOVE AND SALVATION WE FIND IN CHRIST JESUS! THIS IS THE REAL GOSPEL!
Ephesians 1 vs 4-5 say, “Even before he made the world, God LOVED US AND CHOSE US IN CHRIST TO BE HOLY AND WITHOUT FAULT IN HIS EYES (others may see faults in us). GOD DECIDED IN ADVANCE TO ADOPT US into his own family BY BRINGING US TO HIMSELF through Jesus Christ (we do not qualify through good deeds). THIS IS WHAT HE WANTED TO DO, AND IT GAVE HIM GREAT PLEASURE.” (BRACKETS ARE MINE).
REST IN THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS CHRIST – Hebrews 4:1-3!