Saturday, September 22, 2012

We Are Not Defeated!


“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” (Romans 8:35)

The book of Romans contains some of the best news you and I will ever hear, and in the closing passage of Romans 8, Paul reflects on the real meaning of our lives on earth, and how nothing can separate us from God’s love. We have all had to face hardships in many forms, and there are times when it causes us to feel like we have been abandoned. But in order to rise above adversity, we have to face misfortune that threatens to knock us down. Only through God’s power and strength, can we climb and soar above our problems. When we are overwhelmed and feel abandoned, we have the greatest potential to soar, for when we are fragile God is strong.

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

We can live through sickness and through health, happiness or sorrow, or any pressures and anxiety that we may have with joyful confidence~ knowing and anticipating, with appreciation, what He has planned for us. We must be inspired to deepen our relationship and dependence on God instead of relying on ourselves to figure it all out. One of the greatest and most comforting promises in all Scripture is the assurance of eternal life, and our eternal life begins when we rely on Christ and join God's family; Jesus is the truth we have been seeking all along! Regardless of the hardships we face in this life, we can live with the expectation of eternal life, and living with Christ forever.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38)

·         Neither death nor life~whether we live or die; nothing can separate us from God’s love…He won’t ever let us go…

·         Neither angels nor demons~even though they are still creations of God, He has already won His victory over their spiritual powers…

·         Neither the present or the future~passing from present to future on this earth has no bearing on our eternal life, and can’t separate us from God’s love in Christ…

·         Neither height nor depth~God is not limited by the highest or lowest depths of the earth; there is no where we can go where His love can’t reach us…


In Christ we are super conquerors, and the bottom line is that He has given us eternal life; His love expresses itself to us forever. There is nothing that can separate us from the God of our salvation; we will not be defeated!

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” 

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22 comments:

  1. Wonderful words of life! Thank-you for sharing. What peace and joy it is to know this truth and LIVE through it.

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    1. Thank you Janet; comforting; yes! :)

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  2. Amen and Amen, truer words couldn't be spoken. Knowing God is always with us and can't be separated from us are very comforting feelings to have. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. What a comfort and blessing these verses bring to me too Sherry! Blessings!

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  3. These scriptures are so precious to me. They helped to get out of a dark pit I was in several years ago. I seem to be in a pit again and I am so thankful for this reminder.

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    1. These verses especially speak to me too Debbie; praying for you my friend! God bless!

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  4. Denise, have you ever thought about writing devotionals for night tables?

    You always uplift and inspire others.

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words Peaches! :) It is definitely something I would love to do someday. :)

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  6. That is very inspirational. My entry : Sounds easy? was from Romans 10. Dropping by from Spiritual sundays
    Willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

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    1. I will be over to check yours out Joy; thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. More than conquerors--with Christ. Amazing words written here, Denise.

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  8. It is such an encouragement to know that God is on our side! When I have faced challenges in my life and I felt weak and didn't know what to do...as soon as I "remembered" that God was there with me, strength returned and I was able to get through the trial. I know I couldn't have done it without Him! Blessings, Joan

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  9. So thankful we are not defeated! We are more than conquerors. And we need to live this way daily, not defeated.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  10. I really liked this Denise. It's so important to remember that he will never leave us nor forsake us! The enemy will always try to steal away our peace and our joy, these scriptures in Romans certainly remind us of just how safe in the hand of God we are...and that is great peace and joy!

    ~God Bless You, My Dear Friend~ Lisa

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  11. Lea has left a new comment on your post "We Are Not Defeated!":

    Amen! We must fear not because the Lord is with us always and He is faithful to all His promises. We are victorious in Christ.

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  12. Ken has left a new comment on your post "We Are Not Defeated!":

    Hi Denise,
    Thank you for this wonderful post. It is sure refreshing to know "nothing can separate us from the love of God."

    BTW, you said, "We can live through sickness and through health, happiness or sorrow, or any pressures and anxiety that we may have with joyful confidence~ knowing and anticipating..." this sure fits in with what I am now studying at home. That is the book of Philippians. Paul had joy even though he was a prisoner.

    Blessings,
    Ken

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  13. just think if we lived our life as if we believed it?! wouldn't the world be an amazing place...

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  14. powerful reminder...this really made me smile. thanks.

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