If God Be For Us
Romans 8:31-32—“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 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?”
At this point in his Epistle to the Romans, Paul brings us to this conclusion: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” This is an intense point! Paul has shown how all are guilty by default before God, how all can be justified by faith, how all can be sanctified by faith, and that total victory belongs to the one whose faith is in Christ and Him crucified. He then spends part of a summary on these matters stressing just how powerful our victory is over all that tries to come against us.
Paul tells us in Galatians 1:4 that we are, through the sacrifice and according to God’s will, delivered from “this present evil world.” This means that every believer has total victory over everything that would try to condemn, destroy, or hinder him or her that exists in this world—that isn’t within ourselves or Satan himself. This includes every attack from every other person who tries to interfere with a believer’s life!
Romans 6:14 tells us that since we are under the law of grace, “sin shall not have dominion” over us. Romans 8:1 tells us that those who are “in Christ Jesus” are those who are walking “after the Spirit” (the Spirit points them to Christ crucified), and Galatians 5:16 tells us that if we are walking in the Spirit (by faith: Col. 2:6; Hab. 2:4; Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38), we shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. The flesh is our greatest enemy. When this enemy attacks, it will fail because the believer has placed his faith correctly
Paul tells us in Colossians 2:14-15 that the Devil and all of his associates were defeated at Calvary (literally, stripped of their authority, weapons, armor, and clothing). I Peter 5:8-9 also tells us that as long as our faith stands, the enemy is unable to devour us. John 10:10 reveals to us that Satan wants to steal our faith and gain the ability to destroy us. This is part of the reason why it’s so crucial to make sure that we’re in the faith correctly (II Cor. 13:5; I Cor. 2:2).
If you are walking in Christ by faith in the Cross, then not one enemy can possibly overcome you. Keep the faith!
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