“Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else” (Romans 8:32, NLT)
We are loved. God loves us so much that He did not even spare the life of His Son. And if He let His Son die for us, what else would He possibly keep from us? Nothing. He gave us the most exorbitant gift. Nothing else can surpass it. God would never give you His Son and then hold back forgiveness. Why would He hold back the healing of your spirit, soul, and body?
“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:33-34, NIV).
Even before you knew Him, God chose to love you. You responded to His love, and He delivered you from the power of darkness and moved you into the Kingdom of His beloved Son. You’re no orphan! You BELONG to Him. The enemy has no power over you. Nothing and no one has any authority to condemn you—not Satan or the opinions of men. God is the one who validates and justifies you. Not only is your sin nature crucified with Christ, everything about you is whole. Sickness is crucified and under His blood. Your spirit has been reborn with the Spirit of the living Lord. You are a new person with a new lineage. The enemy may try to tell you that you will never be well, but the love of God says differently. God is the author of life, and the enemy is the author of death. You are delivered from the power of darkness and the enemy’s clutches. You are saved, healed, and whole in God.
Jesus Christ, who was dead and then raised to life, now sits at the right hand of God interceding for you. Jesus doesn’t beg God for His blood to be enough for you. No! Jesus reminds His Father that the work of the Cross is complete—that His blood is enough. Jesus intercedes for you with God with the freedom His life purchased for you. Your intercession doesn't beg God either. It reminds God what Jesus has purchased for you—forgiveness of sins, healing, and abundantly fulfilling life.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:35,37, NIV).
NOTHING separates you from the love of God. You fight the power of darkness with the power of God's Resurrection love. You fight sin. You fight sickness. You fight fear. You fight hardship and persecution. When you know how much God loves you, you fight every lie that comes against you with the Truth of Calvary. In all these lies, you are more than a conqueror. Every sin, symptom, sickness, emotion, feeling, and attack of the enemy is defeated. You more than conquer Satan with a revelation of God’s love. You don’t just get saved. You get healed through and through with His miraculous grace.
“I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39, NIV).
Are you convinced that nothing that comes against you—no death or life situation—no power of darkness—nothing in all creation can separate you from the God of love you have received in Jesus? Nothing can separate you from the power of God's love. When you believe this Truth, you are convinced of God's love. You live the confidence that His love gives you. You persevere and believe in what you are promised.
“Endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation” (Romans 5:4, NIV). Persevere for the promises of God. Develop a strong character that exhibits confident hope. Faith increases, and you believe the finished work of Jesus is more than enough. If God gave His Son, won't He give you all things? Confident hope blossoms as God's Truth transforms your spiritual understanding.
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised” (Hebrews 10:35-36, NLT).
Hold on to God’s Truth, and claim the promises of your new life in Christ. He is the Lord who completely restores—your Healer of sin and sickness and fear and grief and every pain of life. God’s will for you is living life in the fullness of His grace. Persevere and believe by faith. You will receive from the bounty of His overwhelming love for you.
©2020 Lynn Lacher