A Terminal Disease…..

For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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What convinced Paul that nothing could separate Christians from God’s love? No doubt Paul’s personal experiences while in the ministry reinforced his conviction that hardships could not affect God’s love for us.

Also, Paul had knowledge of Jehovah’s eternal purpose and past dealings with His people. Can death itself conquer God’s love for those who have served him loyally? Not at all! Such faithful ones who die will live on in God’s perfect memory, and he will resurrect them in due time.

Whatever misfortune life today may bring us—whether a debilitating accident, a terminal disease, or an economic calamity—nothing can destroy God’s love for his people.

Powerful angels, such as the disobedient angel who became Satan, cannot influence Jehovah to stop loving his devoted servants.  Governments may ban, imprison, and mistreat God’s servants and may label them “persona non grata.”  Such unjustified hatred by the nations may pressure humans to turn against us, but it does not sway the Sovereign of the universe to abandon us.

As Christians, we need not fear that any of what Paul called “things now here”—the events, conditions, and situations in this present system of things—nor “things to come” in the future can break God’s attachment to his people. Though earthly and heavenly powers wage war against us, God’s loyal love is there to sustain us.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 22/11/2015.

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