- There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
- He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11)
- All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (Romans 8:14)
- The Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26)
- We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
- Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. (Romans 8:29)
- Those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. (Romans 8:30)
- If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
- Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? (Romans 8:33)
- 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. (Romans 8:34)
- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (Romans 8:35)
- In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
- 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. (Romans 8:38-39)
These are great verses (amongst many) to meditate on, memorize and let soak into your soul. Ask God’s Spirit to impress these things upon you who have trusted in Christ alone for salvation (and none of your own works or deeds). With great mourning as I say this, for those outside of Christ and this salvation that He has provided for by His own means (instead of your own), the opposite of these promises are true. In Christ, all of these promises stand now and for eternity. But apart from His salvation, if we believe we can stand alone on our own “good” merits before God’s throne for our acceptance into heaven, which these “good” works are regarded as filthy rags before God on judgment day (Revelation 20:11-15), we are sadly mistaken (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 14:23).
I plead with you, run to Him and cast all your cares upon Him and embrace Him as the One and only Lord and Savior, not just of “your life,” but as a Person who has always existed outside of you, from which the whole universe came into existence (Colossians 1:16). He is the One who is gathering a people to Himself who will be brought through the judgment safely, a judgment by Christ Himself we all must undergo in the end (Romans 2:16). He delivers His people by having 1) lived the perfect life they could never have lived, in their place, 2) taking their wrath in Himself through His substitutionary blood sacrifice on the cross, and 3) sealing and confirming His work by rising from the grave three days later, giving hope to any who would believe in His name. He then ascended into heaven 40 days later, and now intercedes on behalf of His people even now. This right here is what makes all of the promises above true: the salvation/Gospel work of Christ Himself.
He is the King of kings who will be returning soon to execute His judgment on, literally, all men from all of time. He has provided salvation in history, in advance of His return, in His cross and resurrection, for any who will repent and believe in Him, resting in His work alone for their deliverance from wrath. If you turn from trying to save yourself by your deeds, as all religions in the world say you must do except for this Gospel, then all of these promises will be true for you. If you neglect these things and disregard them, only eternal, divine condemnation remains; indeed, even now wrath is being stored up (John 3:36, Romans 2:5-8). Turn from unbelief to belief, asking Him to graciously and mercifully give you faith by His Spirit. Only by faith, that is trusting in the work of Christ alone, will you be saved in the end.
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