Summary: Four Who Questions: 1. Questioned-v.31 2. Accused-v.33 3. Condemned-v.34 4. Removed-v.35

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- Japan was empire building at the end of the 30’s so US put an embargo on oil & steel.

- Dec. 7 1941 Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor so they could focus on new resources to cripple US

- Japan had an army of 2 million strong stationed in the home islands guarding against invasion.

- American soldiers and civilians were weary from four years of war, yet the Japanese military was refusing to give up their fight.

- July 26 1945, the United States called for a surrender of Japan

- If they would not surrender Japan would meet with "prompt and utter destruction". – (More than conquerors)

- The Japanese government ignored this ultimatum.

- American airmen dropped Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima

- August 6 1945, followed by Fat Man over Nagasaki on August 9.

- On 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced its surrender to the Allies

- Result 90,000–166,000 killed in Hiroshima

- 60,000–80,000 killed in Nagasaki

- Total: 150,000–246,000+ Japanese killed

- Casualties to the US None

- Today Japan is an allied with USA

- Now US is more than conquerors

- Individually we need to be more than conquerors

Ro. 8:31 – “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us

- QUESTION - Where is God when opposition comes:

• From our BODIES … sickness, disease aches & pains.

• From PEOPLE … hard to get along with, will hurt your feelings, disappoint you.

• From CIRCUMSTANCES … things don’t always go our way.

- Keep From Getting Lost in the maze of a forest

- Use an orienteering compass

- Know the direction you need to go

- Set your compass

- Keep checking your bearing

Four Who Questions

v.31 Questioned

v. 33 Accused

v. 34 Condemned

v. 35 Removed

1. Questioned – v.31

Psalm 42:10–11 (AV)

10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

2. Accused – v.33

Psalm 112:7 (AV)

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

3. Condemned – v.34

Romans 8:1 (AV)

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

4. Removed – v. 35

John 10:28 (AV)

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Who shell separate us from the love of Christ? v.35

- List moves from less trouble to greater trouble

• Tribulation? – That which comes upon us from without, oppression

• Distress? – From Within, Pressure, No room to move, Hemmed in

• Persecution? – Intolerance, Bigotry, Harassment To put to flight

2 Timothy 3:12 (AV)

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

• Famine? – Hunger

• Nakedness? – Without shelter

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