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We will begin this lesson in chapter 8 V-31 “What shall we then

say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?”

 

We read in 1 Corinthians chapter 8 verse 12, “But when ye sin so

against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against

Christ.” God fights for us and gives us the victory. God causes even

our enemies to live at peace with us, if we are Christians. Those who

are opposed to God’s people are really opposed to God.

 

Romans 8:32 “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up

for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

 

The hardest thing for the carnal mind to understand is why God

would sacrifice His Son for a bunch of sinners. We read in Romans

Chapter 5 V 8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while

we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The amazing thing is that

God loves the worst sinner. God provided through His Son a way out for

all. Jesus died for all sin. The way out is through the death and

resurrection of Jesus Christ. The problem is that many will not accept

this way out and therefore will die in their sin. The beautiful story

in Genesis in the O.T. of Abraham about to sacrifice his son Isaac, is

a type and shadow of God sacrificing His Son for all of mankind.  A

type or shadow is not exact in every detail, but makes you think of

the happening it is shadowing. Both Abraham and God were about to

sacrifice the one who meant the very most to them. In the case of

Abraham, God stopped him and gave him a substitute. In God’s case,

there was no one greater than Himself to stop Him. Jesus Christ (the

only begotten of the Father) was the substitute for all mankind. The

greatest gift of love in all time was God loving us enough to give His

Son to save us. We deserved to die on that cross, but God the Son took

our place for us. He was our substitute. We read earlier in Romans Ch.

6 V-23 “For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is]

eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” In Corinthians ch. 15 V-

45 “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul;

the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.” God has given us life

in Jesus Christ. What more can we ask?

 

     Romans 8:33 “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s

elect?  [It is] God that justifieth.”

 

Some young children learned the hard way not to insult God’s

elect in 2 kings Chapter 2 V 23 and 24. They had made fun of Elisha’s

bald head. Elisha cursed them in the name of the Lord and 42 of them

were torn of she bears. It is a very dangerous thing to say bad things

about God’s elect. Another example of how God will not allow this is

when Miriam spoke against Moses and became leprous. She was cleansed

when Moses prayed for her. Numbers Chapter 12 V-10.  These 2 instances

remind us not to come against God’s elect. God fights their battles

for them. We who are God’s are not justified by our own deeds, we are

justified because we have been cleansed by the shed blood of Jesus

Christ. We are justified, because we have taken on the righteousness

of Christ.

Romans 8:34 “Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that

died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand

of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”

 

In Matthew Chapter 25, we see that all the people of the world

will stand before Jesus to be judged. Beginning with v-31 read the

rest of the Chapter. Jesus separates them into sheep on the right (His

followers) and goats on the left. The lost and saved are spoken of in

v-46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the

righteous into life eternal.”  We also take note of what we believe

about Jesus in verse 34 chapter 8 of Romans. It gets into real

specifics about what we must believe. 1. Christ died for our sins.

  1. He rose again. 3. He sits at the right hand of the Father. 4. He is

constantly reminding God that He died to pay the cost for our sins.

(intercessor).

 

Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

[shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or

nakedness, or peril, or sword?”

 

This is a very interesting question. In the parable of the sower

in Matthew the 13th chapter, beginning with the third verse, we read

about how different people were affected by the cares of the world and

turned aside from the love of God. One did not understand the Word

(love) he had received, and the evil one immediately took it away. In

verse 21 of Matthew 13, we read of another who was slightly stronger

than the one mentioned, but in the face of tribulation and persecution

lost out. V-22 of Matthew 13 tells of someone who the cares of the

world and the deceitfulness of riches caused to fail. Out of all of

the seed (word or love) sown, there was one who received it and

nothing or no one could take it away. This person was not only not

shaken by all the problems that came, but actually went out and

brought others to the Lord. Problems did not stop this person, it just

made him stronger and more determined to do the will of God.

 

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