Saturday, February 6, 2021
“The triumph of God’s Love”! That is the title of the section in Romans 8, that I came face to face with this morning after our 24 hours together at Living Word Church. The Triumph of God’s Love 31 So, what does all this mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us? 32 For God has proved his love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered him up as the sacrifice for us all,[ab] he certainly won’t withhold from us anything else he has to give. 33 Who then would dare to accuse those whom God has chosen in love to be his? God himself is the judge who has issued his final verdict over them—“Not guilty!”[ac] 34 Who then is left to condemn us? Certainly not Jesus, the Anointed One! For he gave his life for us, and even more than that, he has conquered death and is now risen, exalted, and enthroned by God at his right hand. So how could he possibly condemn us since he is continually praying for our triumph?[ad] 35 Who could ever separate us from the endless love of God’s Anointed One? Absolutely no one! For nothing in the universe has the power to diminish his love toward us. Troubles, pressures, and problems are unable to come between us and heaven’s love. What about persecutions, deprivations,[ae] dangers, and death threats? No, for they are all impotent to hinder omnipotent love, 36 even though it is written: All day long we face death threats for your sake, God. We are considered to be nothing more than sheep to be slaughtered![af] 37 Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors,[ag] and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything![ah] 38 So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles,[ai] fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. 39 There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! Lord, you are so Good! We are soaking in His love, so powerfully with us this entire weekend. Thank you Pastor Gene & Sarah, Room 24 and all who attended. The love of God was everywhere. We were in Your arms Jesus and have been wrecked by Your Glory. As I’m typing here, I realize that my words are insufficient, my thoughts…not enough. We don’t really know what happened, we just know You were there. Thank you! Your tenderness and lovingkindness…. Once again, we are “hooked”. This pastor jumped on board when we talked about Room 24’s version of 24 hour prayer and we so appreciate that. We know we will be back - after we get some sleep! :).