Saturday, August 22, 2009

I am VERY happy that Romans Eight is in the Bible

The title of today's post says it all. If you are not familiar with Romans chapter Eight then you are in for a blessing that will make your day and calm your mind; the enemy whispers all sorts of things in our ears to make us doubt our salvation and our ability to be or stay saved.

If you have never had these doubts, then I admire your faith, that it can not be shaken. I know that there were times in the past that I felt that I had blown my chance to be saved because I was such a sinner that God had never thought could exist. And that I played some part in the ongoing process.

When I came to the understanding that I am not the one responsible for keeping me saved and that it is God and God alone, I quit worrying. I still blow it so bad sometimes that doubt slips in and that gives the enemy an opportunity to whisper to me, "Are you sure that you are saved? No true born again person would ever do that, knowingly."

That is when I pray and ask for forgiveness for my sin. And then I look to John Ten and I know that the only way for me to loose my salvation is for me to fall out of the Father's hand. That is not possible:

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. (John 10:27-30, King James Version)

When I give the enemy the opportunity to attack me - yes, I still sin - I remember that Romans Eight was penned over nineteen hundred years ago:

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 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. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 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, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:33-39, King James Version)

These verses seem to make the whispering stop. Thank you Jesus for your love.

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Audio of the day: Dr. Chuck Missler and all Ten sessions of his study in the Book of Romans.

The Book of Romans (The Folder size is 187MB MP3)

This collection of audio is from the 1990's and is not the most recent series of studies in this book. You can find the most recent recordings for sale at Dr. Missler's website The audio that I am offering can be found at Firefighters For Christ free of charge.

1 comment:

Spitfire said...

Mr. Willis,
Those are great verses....but I hang on to Romans 8:28 "Furthermore, we know that YHWH (G-d) causes everything to work together for the good of those who love YHWH and are called in accordance with His purpose;"

And for those days that I just know I've been so horrible that even my Papa wouldn't be able to stand me, I remind myself of Romans 8:26 "Similarly, the Ruach (Spirit) helps us in our weakness; for we don't know how to pray the we should. But the Ruach himself please on our behalf with groanings too deep for words; 27. and the One who searches hearts knows exactly what the Ruach is thinking, because his pleadings for YHWH's people accord with YHWH's will."

Yep, I like Romans too...especially chapter 8. :-)
Shalom, Spitfire