In closing out this week’s look at spiritual warfare, it’s important to end with the big picture in mind.
Romans 8:31-39 ESV
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake, we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What more can be said? What more needs to be said? Let this passage be part of the belt of truth you put on daily. Remember, you are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you. You are not only a Christian but an heir; you are an adopted child of God. And nothing can take that from you. Of God, you are, in Christ Jesus! Live it in complete confidence to the glory of God!
Father, when we hear Satan’s lies of discouragement and discontent, let us hear Your voice of Truth clearly. When we are tempted to rebel against you in sin, give us the strength to submit and resist the temptation to serve ourselves rather than You. Father, we worship you and pray you will be glorified in our lives – in our words and actions. Thank you for the victory and the fact that nothing can separate us from You! Because of Jesus, and for His sake, we pray. Amen.