“…we are more than conquerors…” Romans 8:37a
Having just asked if trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or even the sword would separate Believers from Christ’s love, Paul answered with a resounding, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us.” (v.37) The one who walks by faith, walks confidently in the hope of an eternal perspective.
When one is saved from the destructive power of sin, one is saved completely. Transformation takes a life once ravaged by sin and, over time, makes that life beautiful. Yes, in His time He makes all things beautiful (Ecclesiastes 3:11). As one grows nearer to The One Who empowers such a transformation, confidence in His staying power only grows. Perhaps that is why Paul went on to declare:
“…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.” (vv. 38 – 39)
In the words above, Paul presents to us yet another biblical precept of systematic theology: the security of the Believer. By security, I mean the assurance of one’s standing with God made possible through the power of Jesus. It made such a change in Paul’s life that he demonstrated reckless abandon toward his life, living with the desire to be present with The Lord. He even stated living, to him, was Christ, while dying would be only gain (Philippians 1:21).
Paul understood the security of the Believer from both his experience as a teacher of the law and as a convert to Christianity: the threat of death did not hinder his purpose in Christ, and his life was totally given to Christ. He revealed the reality of spiritual warfare occurring in the realm which we cannot see. The powers of this present world, nor the powers of the future would have any chance in separating Paul from Christ’s love. The philosophies and discoveries of man would not come between Christ and those He called. Nothing in all creation could ever challenge Christ’s ownership of His own… or Lordship over all creation.
If God takes care of the birds, keeps the universe expanding and working properly, then surely, we can trust Him to take care of us, supplying our needs while lavishing His grace upon us (Matthew 18:14; 2 Corinthians 12:9). Are you fretting over anything in your life today? Be confident in God’s supply! Rejoice in the security of His love!
Have a blessed day…