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March 22, 2023

Nothing Separating Us from the Love of God

Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword? (37) But in all these things we more than conquer through Him who loved us. (38) For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor things present nor things to come nor powers (39) Nor height nor depth nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We are not defeated; we more than conquer because God loves us. Why does God care so much for us and do so many things for us? Simply because we are His beloved. No one can separate us from His love. Once He loves us, He loves us forever with an eternal love. Nothing can separate us from Him. Because He loves us and because we are His beloved, sooner or later we all shall be sanctified, transformed, conformed, and glorified. Paul touched upon this love in 5:8 when he said that "God commends His own love to us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us." When we believed in Jesus, the Holy Spirit poured out God's love into our hearts (5:5). Paul was persuaded that nothing can separate us from the love of God because he knew that this love does not derive from nor depend upon us, but upon God Himself. This love was not initiated by us; it was initiated by God in eternity. Because of this Paul could say that we conquer in all things. Paul was convinced that nothing can "separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 253, 255. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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