February 26, 2018
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
God is so evidently for us that nothing or no-one can successfully be against us. There are plenty of opposing forces against the Christian but nothing can successfully overthrow him.
From where we read, the question who can be against us if God be for us does not denote doubt but a conclusion affirming the supremacy of God over everything else.
Reading through this 8th chapter of Romans, the following were highlighted as things that are against us as Christians and mostly are works of the devil:
(1) CONDEMNATION (verse 1). This is our state, apart from grace.

(2) SIN (verse 2). We are all sinners.

(3) SINFUL NATURE (verse 8). This refers to the self-life.

(4) SUFFERINGS (verse 18). Not one of us is exempt from these.

(5) DECAY (verse 21). We are dying all the time.

(6) PAIN. We all know what this means.

(7) WEAKNESS (verse 26).

Consider the following proofs that the presence of God with us, will not allow any of these things to stand against us:

God by grace, gives us all things (Rom. 8:32). If God gave us the greatest gift (His only begotten son), then He will certainly give us everything else we need. Hence we cant suffer for any lack.

No one will bring a charge against us (Rom. 8:33). As God has declared us righteous, then no one has the power to make a case against us.

No Condemnation for us (Rom. 8:34) – No one can condemn us to hell on judgment day because Jesus himself died for us, was raised for us, and is now at the right hand of God interceding for us. We are eternally secure in Christ.

Christ’s Love for us (Rom. 8:35–39) – Christ loves us, and no enemy or weapon or calamity can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. His love for us will make him to protect us against all these works of darkness that may want to be against us.

“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.”

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