Summary: All who have truly called upon the name of Christ can never be separated from Christ, because we are seen through the suffering of Christ by God and stand in HIS righteousness alone. Let’s study our scripture today to confirm our right standing in Jesus.
We Cannot be Separated from Christ
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.
Praise God…Christ protects us in every circumstances.
What a magnificent assurance.
“Who [or what] can separate us from the love of God?”
Many people, and too many Christians, feel that God doesn’t love them. They feel unworthy of HIS love, because they fall short, and fail.
How could God possibly love them when they fail in HIS will?
The results of such feelings are...
·a sense of unworthiness ·a downing of oneself ·a sense of discouragement ·an accusing of oneself ·a low self-esteem ·a defeated life
Let’s remember today and put this note around our house and our office place?
Such feelings are contradictory to Scripture and are the work of the deceiver.
“Who [or what] can separate us from the love of Christ?”
No circumstance, no situation…separated…no way.
No matter if you are in…:
Tribulation: undergoing struggle, trials, temptation, suffering, or affliction.
Distress: suffering anguish, trouble, strain, agony; not knowing which way to turn or what to do.
Persecution: being abused, mocked, ridiculed, shamed, mistreated, ignored, neglected, harassed, attacked, or injured.
Famine: having no food, starving and having no way to secure food.
Nakedness: being stripped of all clothes and earthly comforts; to be bare, having all earthly possessions taken away.
Peril: to be exposed to the most severe risks; to be confronted with the most terrible dangers to one’s body, mind, soul, property, family, and loved ones.
Sword: to be killed; to suffer martyrdom.
Do you think under these circumstances that someone might think that they have been forsaken by God?
God declares loudly and clearly in HIS Scripture that HE does love us.
Nothing, absolutely nothing—can separate us from the love of Christ.
Our daily circumstances are not evidence that God doesn’t love us. God loves us no matter the circumstance, and will love and grow us in and through each.
Remember but don’t be consumed by the fact: we will suffer while we are in this world. We will be counted as sheep for the slaughter, rejecting and persecuted (Psalm 44:22).
We will be persecuted as long as we continue to live for Christ. Our lives convict the world, because the world rejects God and godliness.
No matter our circumstances, we are more than conquerors through Christ who has loved us (Romans 8:37).
Christ meets all the material needs of life.
“Therefore, take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?...But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:31, 33).
Christ gives us rest.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).