Romans 8:35-37 (New American Standard Bible)
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
God’s Kingdom People are always under attack by the enemy and persecutor. Though that onslaught of opposition my take many forms, it is always present.
We, who would live a wholesome life of righteousness, often stand alone. It seems that evil and ungodliness saturates every area of life. We often endure injustices at the hand of the evil one. We look for help and support from another, only to discover that no one is concerned with our need.
The fear of failure or rejection is one of the tools of the enemy today. We may feel incapable of walking in strong faith. Our confidence in the Lord sometimes wavers. Our greatest fear may be discouragement, isolation, or rejection. The desire to be accepted and approved by others can be overwhelming.
Remember! We are the chosen vessels of almighty God. He has redeemed us and set us free. He has declared us to be his people, Citizens of His Kingdom.
No power is strong enough to tear us away from the wonderful love of God. He has established us as members of his household. His power and strength is available to us in every situation. The redemptive work of Jesus is all-powerful. The enemy cannot conquer those who abide in Christ.
We must walk in bold courage, standing as a beacon of light in a world of evil darkness. As Kingdom People, we are an ensign of His righteousness and a testimony of His covenant.
Our fearless faith certifies the victorious power of our wonderful Redeemer. Life or death and all of the adversary’s wicked work cannot separate us from the love of God and eternal life with him.
We endure hardship with joy, persecution with confidence, declaring his grace and mercy to his chosen people.
Rejoice! We will not be overcome. We will not be defeated. We are victorious conquerors through Him who loved us!