The Kingdom of God – Part 1
October 29, 2013
The Kingdom of God – Part 2
October 31, 2013
The Kingdom of God – Part 1
October 29, 2013
The Kingdom of God – Part 2
October 31, 2013

Nothing Can Separate Me From God’s Love

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

The final crescendo of Romans 8. Paul has led us up the mountain of revelation to stand on the top. He calls out “I am persuaded.” It echoes through the mountains and valleys. This is not just knowledge of truth. He believes this to be truth. He places His trust and confidence in this truth. He is resting in this truth. He has experienced it.

Paul knows grace. He knows there is nothing that can separate him from God’s grace and love. Jesus went to the Cross and finished the work of salvation for us. Once “in Christ”, believers can’t be moved. Nothing can separate us from God’s love.

We begin to get a glimpse of the totality of God’s love for us. All these things listed encompass the whole of life. Spiritual powers, principalities, and angels can’t separate us from God’s love. Things now and in the future can’t separate us. Not all the things that come at us in this life and even death can separate us. Things above, things below, and any other creature can’t separate us.

This is an important thought. When you are going through stuff in your life and it seems that God is far off, He isn’t. Nothing can separate you. Nothing you can do can separate you. God loves you unconditionally. Your sins are forever forgiven. You are made righteous and holy. God sees you through Jesus. Nothing can separate Jesus and the Father. Nothing can separate you from Jesus.

“And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.” (John 17:11)