Promises of God that we have in Christ
Romans 8:31-39
Promises we have in Christ.
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Published September 19th, 2020; Updated October 6th, 2020
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Let's say these with Paul, that no one can be against us, no one can bring any charge against us, no one can condemn us and nothing can separate us from the love of God all because of Christ.
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Romans 8:31-39
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What then shall we say to these things?
What shall we say to these things?
What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
p If God is for us,
Since God is for us
who can be 1 against us?
Therefore no one can be against us.
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q He who did not spare his own Son
Since God did not spare his own Son
Indeed, he who 35 did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things?
but r gave him up for us all,
but instead gave him up to be the propitiation of our sin
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how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Then we can be sure that he can graciously give us all things with him.
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Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?
No one can bring any charge against God's elect.
Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? 36 It is God who justifies.
s It is God who justifies.
Because it is God that justifies
t Who is to condemn?
No one has the right to condemn
Who is the one who will condemn? Christ 37 is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.
Christ Jesus is the one who died—
Because Jesus died
more than that, who was raised—
more than that , He was raised from the dead
u who is at the right hand of God,
and is now at the right hand of God
v who indeed is interceding for us. 1
and is now interceding for us.
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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
No one can separate us from the love of Christ.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 38
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
Because though it seems that tribulation, distress, or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword can separate us from Christ's love,
As it is written,
because it is written
As it is written, “ For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered .” 39
w “For your sake x we are being killed all the day long;
that "for your sake, we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
that is we are regarded as sheep that is to be slaughtered,"
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No, in all these things we are more than y conquerors
nevertheless, we are more than conquerors in all these things.
No, in all these things we have complete victory 40 through him 41 who loved us!
through z him who loved us.
through Christ who loved us.
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For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 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.
For I am sure of this- That nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, 42 nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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No one can be against us.
No one can bring charge against God's people. No one is able to condemn God's people
No one can separate us from the love of Christ.
We are more than conquerors.
What does 'THESE" refer to? ANSWER: This alludes to the preceding verse namely
When we say all things, does it mean all the tings that we want? Does it pertains to prosperity gospel? Absolutely not. We can say that these all things pertains to things that is needed for our good. Remember Romans 8:28
this pertains to God's love for us.
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These progression of questions are the ones that reminds us of God's grace to us through His Son Jesus Christ. What shall we say to these things? What things? Answer: Probably what Paul said in the whole chapter or can be pertaining to the chain of salvation mentioned in v. 29-30. We can confidently say: 1. No one can be against us. What is something we can hold onto to to have enough confidence in God that he will be for us? ANSWER: Since God had given us his only Son, the other person of the trinity, the greatest treasure people could ever have, then He can also graciously give us all things. Of course, this all according to His standard. Since in v.28 of this chapter Paul mentioned that all things work together for our good, so we can say that the all things mentioned here in v.32c is the things that God thinks is good for us. If the God who is supreme in the whole universe is on your side, then you will not fear on what man or even the devil can do to you. (Psalms 118:6, 1 John 4:4) Then if no one can be against us then we can say that they also can't bring any charge against you, which is the next point. 2. No one can bring any charge against us. No one can declare us guilty for the LORD GOD is the one who vindicates us. (Isaiah 50:8-9) 3. No one can condemn us. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) No one can accuse and condemn us because Jesus died on the cross for all our sins, was raised from the dead, and now seated at the right hand of God, and is now interceding for us. 4. No one can separate us from the love of Christ. It is written in Psalms 44:22 that we are being killed all the day long, and that we are being regarded as sheep that is to be slaughtered, it means that it is expected for us who believes and follows Christ to suffer or to be persecuted for his sake. It is also mentioned in John 15:20 that if the people persecuted Christ, they will also persecute those who follows him. And when we do experience it, it may seem that God left us, it may seem that we are alone. Our persecutor may think that he is successful in his mission nevertheless, we are more than conquerors and it's all because of Christ. We achieved victory through the Lord Jesus Christ who overcome the world. (1 Corinthians 15:57)(John 16:33) So if Christ has overcome the world, we can hold onto this promise that no one or anything can separate us from his love.
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