In Roman 8:28-32, the Holy Spirit through Paul says this:  “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.  What shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him freely give us all things?”

The answer to the question “Can anyone be against us?”, is, ostensibly, no!  No one can overcome the purposes of the Sovereign Creator of all things.  At least not in the permanent or eternal sense.  Can they for the time being, here on earth, wreak havoc in our lives?  O yes, they can!  Paul is speaking here about when all is said and done.  When the trumpet of the Lord sounds, and time is no more, and eternity is ushered in;  then we will be proven “more than conquerors through Him who loves us.”

Notice the wording in the Scripture quoted above from Romans 8th chapter.  Notice that God considers this already done.  We were predestined to be conformed to Christ’s image; we were called by the Gospel; we were justified; and, notice He says we were also glorified, just as if it were already done!  That’s because God, who knows the end from the beginning, and works all things after the counsel of His will, has ordained that it be so.  And, since He is the Sovereign God, His purpose cannot and will not be thwarted!  Therefore the answer to the question, “Can anyone be against us?,” is a resounding NO!

So, if you are one of Christ’s own, rejoice and praise Him!  Because, “neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, no any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39)

With love, from the heart of a sinner saved by grace,

Bluegill Bill




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