WHO SHALL SEPARATE US?

WHO SHALL SEPARATE US ?

Rom. 8:33-35 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Let’s face it, this world is full of trouble. We all deal with the fall out in our lives resulting from bad decisions. Smoking, substance abuse, even improper dietary practice, all of these things bring about health issues, sometimes very serious issues. Then there is the trouble that comes on us from other people’s bad decisions. Should I list them, unfaithful spouses, rebellious children, goofed up politicians, crooks, cheats, the list is endless. Then for the committed Christian, there is the backlash of living a godly life. Our life itself causes other people a problem and many lost people will do their best to make our lives miserable. That is actually what Paul was describing, the stuff that came at him was the direct result of his Christian life. What is the solution, Paul said it was the love of God. He said nothing cold seperate us from His love. John Gill spoke powerfully about the love of Christ in relation to this verse, listen to his powerful words.

“That Christ does love the elect of God, who are the persons here spoken of, is evident from his undertaking for them, espousing their persons, assuming their nature, dying in their room and stead, paying off their debts, and redeeming their persons, by going to prepare a place for them, by interceding for them, by supplying them with all grace, and using them in the most free and familiar manner; which love of his is wonderful, matchless, and inconceivable, special and peculiar, free and undeserved, exceeding affectionate, unchangeable, durable, and for ever. This is the bond of union to Christ; and the union which is made by it is exceeding near and close; it is real; perfect, and indissoluble, nothing can separate from it.”

What a powerful word! He embraced us as individuals, took on our nature, died in our place, He is praying for us, supplies us with overflowing grace, and uses us for His glory. What can compare to this love, and, as Paul said, “what can seperate us from this kind of love”? There is no trial too big, no pit too deep, no debt too large, no sickness too strong, no demon too fierce, no enemy too powerful. There is nothing that can seperate us from His love, nothing that can defeat His love, and nothing that can withstand His love.
So it really doesn’t matter what kind of pit you are in or how you got there. If it is from your own doing, His mercy is everlasting. If it was someone else’s stupidity, He has provided a way of escape, if it is outright persecution, rejoice. The Spirit of Christ and of Glory rests on you.

3 Replies to “WHO SHALL SEPARATE US?”

  1. Today’s blog brings to mind ‘Footprints in the Sand’. Nothing can separate us from His love yet much like the person in this story we become so entranced with the circumstances of this world we lose focus or sensitivity of His presence and His ever present love.
    I recall a dream in which I was responsible for the mess I made in His garden, that portion of His garden He gave me (my life) and when I wanted to run from God and find the proverbial fig tree to hide behind because of my overwhelming shame it was His love that stilled my soul and held me in place.

    Here are a few verses I find appropriate for this blog.

    1John 4:9 (ESV) In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
    Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

    I am convinced the scriptures show clearly the difference between the greatest love man can have,(John1513) and the love of God,(Romans 5:8).
    John15:13 (ESV) Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
    Romans 5:8 (ESV) but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    \o/ Empty hands raised high

  2. Im really seeing and understanding this, God has given us every thing we need we can come humbley before his thrown with boldness, this has been given to all that have given themselves to him, we can do all things threw Christ, no matter if people say we are too old ugly fat what our skin color may be to sick or what ever, these are all lies that saten uses on gods people and too often we have bought into these lies or you will never be good enough, none of us were ever good enough thats why we needed Jesus now God is saying we are his and we are good enough, the profit said im a man of unclean lips cant do it for you lord, the lord sent a angel with a coal and said you are good enough i fixed it now you go do my will i will lead you, what excuses do we carry? its time to be healed some Holy Spirit changeing in all our lives, the lord is looking for those that will be there with their hearts saying here am i lord i want to be about your bussines on that day when we meet the lord we want to be glad not ashamed because we bought into the cant do thing people or saten lays on us, Gods grace is enough thats all we need got to get love ya all

  3. I want to thank you brother Frank and your wife for giving of yourselves to instruct us daily you do alot of prayer into shareing I can say for myself this has been a life changing experience what you have shared with us all, Thank you very much

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