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 God's Love
NOTE:  I shared this poem on October 2nd
at Talent and Testimony night at my church.

The world sees love as a warm feeling
Not according to God's Word revealing
Consider the last verses of Romans eight
Reminders and truths all of us can relate

Verse 31, God is for us who can be against
Even through our most difficult circumstance
Because God did not hold back His own Son
Will He not freely give us all things one by one

Who brings any charges or condemns God's elect
God justifies with right standing for it is proven fact
Jesus is the one who died and has now been raised
Now at God's right hand, intercedes for us indeed

Can anyone separate us from the love of Christ
Have we faced extreme persecutions Paul lists
In all situations, we are more than conquerors
Through His love for us, our Lord and Savior

Paul concludes the chapter with another list
Precious promises we can be assured of this
Nothing can ever separate us from His love
There are no limits or boundaries from above

For me, the past seven months have not been easy
But these verses give me hope in times I get weary
Focusing on His infinite love I know He has a plan
He will continue to provide my needs by His hand

© Carol S. September 2011

Romans 8:31-39 (ESV)
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us,
who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son
but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him
graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge
against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is
to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than
that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God,
who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate
us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
36 As it is written,

    "For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
   we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through
him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come,
nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in
Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Excerpt from a one-year devotional by Joseph Prince, a pastor
in Singapore at YouVersion.com

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

If God's Word says that we are more than conquerors through
Christ, then we are. We are not going to become, we already
are. We may be experiencing some failures or setbacks in life
right now, but only good will come out of our situations because
God says that "in all these things we are more than conquerors".
We have the victory!

You see, God has placed us in Christ, whom He has exalted to the
highest place in the universe. We are not trying to get to victory
ground. We are already on victory ground. We don't confess God's
Word to get victory. We confess His Word because we already have
the victory. We don't fight for victory. We fight from victory.

The devil will try to steal our victory. He will come against us
with lies and fears, and cause us to be conscious of our failures,
weaknesses and symptoms in areas such as our health. But we are not
trying to be healed. We are already healed because God's Word declares
that "by His stripes we are healed". (Isaiah 53:5)

A sister in our church was seeing two psychiatrists. She had been under
psychiatric care and medication for panic attacks for the most part of
her life. She said that when she started coming to church and learning
about Jesus, the truth of God's Word began to dawn on her.

She started believing that victory over her condition was already hers
and began confessing it. From then on, all her fears were removed and
her panic attacks ceased. Today, she has a sound mind, is free from
all medication and knows that her life is greatly blessed through
Jesus who loves her.

My friend, the moment you accept Jesus as your Savior, you are born
again and the new person inside you is more than a conqueror. You are
already on victory ground and you have victory over every challenging
situation in your life!

Thought For The Day

We don't fight for victory. We fight from victory.


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