Jesse M. Hendley
The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:38 and 39 says, "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 (created beings) shall be able to
separate us (children of God) from the love of God
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
The greatest fact that a man can learn is that once
joined to the Lord we can never be separated from Him.
That is what the Apostle Paul reveals in this
Loved of God
He was persuaded of something very wonderful! First,
that God loved him! God in Christ loved HIM, the
Apostle Paul. When a man comes to believe that, that
God loves him, personally, he has learned something
spiritually. Men do not naturally believe this. Men
naturally are afraid of God. Men feel their distance
from God and do not naturally believe God loves them.
This is therefore a supernatural persuasion: Paul
believed God loved HIM.
Then, Paul was persuaded that God had JOINED Himself
to him, to Paul, in a union, a wonderful relationship.
Paul believed that he was JOINED to Christ and to God.
He was also persuaded that nothing could SEPARATE him
from God in Christ and from the love of God in Christ.
He was persuaded that he was loved, joined
inseparably, and was perfectly safe in this union with
his God and his Christ. It was an indissoluble union
that could not be dissolved or broken.
The Apostle Paul totally believed this. Some people,
like Paul, are altogether persuaded. They are the
believers! There are others (as the song goes) who are
ALMOST persuaded, not persuaded at this point but may
be before long. At some later time something will come
along and the Spirit of God will speak in a very
definite way, and then they will listen to what God
has to say. If they believe, a who ...
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