June 12, 2017


“I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor thpowers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom. 8: 38-39 (NASB)

My friends, It’s personal because I is defined as, “the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.” And In the context of this text it must become you and I who are convinced, persuaded or have in some way proven as fact through our faith that no principalities, or powers, or any ruler of the darkness of this world has the power to separate us “from the love of God.”

In addition, as heirs and joint heirs with God’s Son to His kingdom, If we believe we are heirs. We must also believe we have the power to “overcome, because greater is He that is in you [and I], than he that is in the world.” Which, if we are not allowing God’s Spirit to transform us daily into the image of Christ then what we are being transformed into is the image of this world.

What’s so amazing about this text, it begins by saying neither life nor death will separate us from God and with that thbelief we also believe if we die in Christ we will also rise to live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity with Christ in His pure and holy kingdom.

During Christ ministry while proclaiming the gospel here on earth many traveled with Him including His twelve disciples and many “women who had been healed [by Christ] of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,” Luke 8:2 (NASB) was one of these woman.

She also “witnessed most of the events surrounding Christ crucifixion. She was also present at the mock trial of Jesus; she heard Pontius Pilate pronounce the death sentence; and she saw Jesus beaten and humiliated by the crowd.” (Got Questions?org) She was also one of the women who stood near Jesus during the crucifixion to try to comfort Him.

She was also the first at Jesus tomb to witness His resurrection, she was then sent by Jesus to tell His disciples that He lives. In addition, some biblical historians place her in the upper room with the brethren who Christ instructed in Acts 1:1-15 (KJV) to wait on the promise of the Holy Spirit before Pentecost.

th“And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me…….. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers…….altogether the number of names were, one-hundred and twenty.

My friends, what passion and love for the Savior Mary had, and because Mary was convinced through her faith and personal relationship with the Master nothing would ever separate her from Him, one day soon, when “the Lord Himself descends from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.”

She along with all who were steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” can finally say for the last time with conviction nothing separated us from God’s love and His conviction to save us.

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