I pray the favor of God is showing up in massive ways in your life and that you are blessed and abounding to every good work. Today, I want to focus on some questions Paul asked in Romans 8 we need to ask ourselves when it comes to living a victorious life. Let’s face it, sometimes the enemy uses people, even other believers at times, to come against us. He orchestrates adverse situations in our lives in an effort to keep us from reaching our destiny. When he does, not only do we need to ask ourselves these questions, but we need to readily know the answers deep down in our souls if we are to escape the traps set by the devil and fulfill the plan God has for our lives. If we don’t know the truth in our inward parts (Psalm 51:6), we will fall prey to the enemy’s deception.
Let’s look at Romans 8:31-35. These are the questions we as believers should ask ourselves and have ready answers that come from knowing who we are in Christ:
- If God be for us, who can be against us? (verse 31) When you find yourself in a conflict or that people are warring against you, remember that God is on the side of the righteous. Remember God is your Daddy, and He’s bigger than any adversary that you could ever face. If the enemy is advancing against you today, you don’t have to fear. God says He is for you and the battle is not yours but His (2 Chronicles 20:15).
- Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? (verse 33) We are justified by faith. That means that God sees us through the blood of Jesus as if we have never done anything wrong. The divine exchange, where Jesus took our sin and gave us His righteousness, has taken place. When your humanity shows and the devil starts to wield accusations at you, hell-bent on pointing out your faults, keep in mind that God Himself has justified you. There is no need to even defend yourself.
- Who is he that condemeth? (verse 34) None of us is perfect. Very often when we make mistakes, we find that people will judge and condemn us. But God says in Romans 8:1, “There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk according to the Spirit, and not according to the flesh.” Therefore, refuse to receive condemnation from anyone, and that includes the devil and yourself. Remember, Christ died for you.
- Who shall separate us from the love of God? (verse 35) It’s important that you’re rooted and grounded in the love of God. If you do not recognize that God loves you unconditionally, the devil will wreak havoc in your life. Without the love of God, you will live in constant fear (I John 4:18), and you will have trouble loving people because you won’t be able to love yourself. Therefore, it’s important that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that NOTHING and NO ONE can separate you from His love.
So as you can see, Beloved, Paul asked these serious questions because it’s important that you know the answers like the back of your hand. As Maya Angelou once said, “If you know better, you do better.” If you believe right, you will live right. When you are able to correctly answer these questions, you will be a victorious overcomer in Christ, and the devil won’t even be able to handle you.
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