If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:31-32
In todays verses, Paul asks three significant questions that we as believers must understand in order to keep the victory Jesus has brought us through the Fathers great love.
Paul asks: who accuses, who condemns, and finally, who separates?
We know our greatest enemy is Satan. He is our adversary. He goes about seeking whom he may devour and he comes to kill, steal and destroy from every place God has worked to give us abundant life. We also know that Satan is a liar and the Father of all lies. Jesus said, there is NO truth in Him. Satan works, whispering continually, words that have the power to separate us from God. The book of Revelation tells us Satan is the accuser of the brethren. He works to condemn us through the lies we believe, and once believed those lies ultimately separate us from the Father and once separated by shame, guilt and condemnation-well, Jesus tells us a Kingdom divided cannot stand.
Our place of blessing lies in the unity we maintain with Him. That we might be one with the Father as Jesus was.
- In the place of accusation, Jesus has justified us. Justified, just as if I’d never sinned.
- In the place of condemnation, Jesus ever lives to make intercession on our behalf for there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. We are now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
- Who shall separate us from His love? Absolutely no one, but a lie embraced, believed and adapted to, can do that. Believing a lie is the place of Satans entry and stronghold in our lives.
If God be for us, and He is, how shall he not with Him freely give us all things.
Lets keep the devil in His place ~ defeated and under our feet.