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Separation

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Separation
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Let’s get real for a moment. This scripture has to be the most uplifting, inspiring scripture in the entire Bible. We are assured, under no possible circumstances will we be separated from the love of God. As I thought about this scripture, I realized something. This is one-sided.
Everything that is promised here is a promise from God to us not us to God. The truth of this verse only exists when it comes from God to us. What it is saying is there is nothing in creation that can stop God from expressing His love to us. There is no existing authority of any kind that can keep God from revealing His love for us. There is nothing that can keep us from receiving His love. He has created the entire universe in such a way as to make it impossible for us not to have access to His love.
You are the only thing in creation which can make this promise void. Have you ever been in a situation where someone expresses love to you but you do reciprocate that love? After all that God has done to enable you and I to be loved by Him we can reject Him. We can close the door. We can nullify all He has done to love us. After all, He has done for us to be loved He has given us the authority to reject His love. There is nothing in life which can impede His love for us. But we can stop it at the door of our hearts.
The greatest promise in the bible and we can negate it and render it powerless. We have the power to accept or reject Gods love. He will not force us to accept His love. After creating a universe with the sole purpose of loving us we can say no. I do not want your love. We can say that to God.
Even still, God calls to you, let me love you. He knows many will reject His perfect love. Still at the door of your heart. Knocking, asking you to let Him in to heal your broken heart.
It astonishes me that insignificant man was given the authority to reject God. We can actually say no to God. We can choose not to accept His love.
God wants us to love Him as He loves us, willfully intentionally, knowingly. He wants us to pick Him as He has picked us. When we do there is nothing that can separate us from receiving His love, nothing.
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Unconditional Love

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Unconditional Love 

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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 8:35-39

I have heard of Gods unconditional love all of my Christian life though I understood it intellectually it wasn’t until I had a grandchild that I actually understood it.

I have a grandchild she is 18 months old, and she does this most amazing thing. She does this all the time, but it is particularly overwhelming when she does it at church. My daughter takes her to the nursery at church for the services. We go to a large church, and we have a separate section for the nursery. They have a double door that leads into the nursery rooms, and they have a double door at the other side for an exit.  So you go in one door and come out the other. Every Sunday my daughter dresses her child in a beautiful dress, and my grandchild looks like the quintessential 18-month-old.  As we wait for them to come out of the double doors from the nursery, we wait with great expectation. They come through the doors, and my grandchild looks for her grandma, and when she spots her, she throws her arms open and runs as fast as her little legs can carry her almost stumbling, squealing with joy, laughing and almost crying with expectation into her grandma’s arms.  Why is that amazing you might ask? When you look at it in context, it is the perfect picture of unconditional love. That little girl comes out of that nursery running to her grandma saying with her body gestures and squeals; I love you, I love you, I love you.  Her Grandma is waiting for her with open arms saying I love you; I love you, I love you. They love each other without reason they love each other because they both exist. There is nothing that little girl can do that will make her grandma love her more, and there is nothing that her grandma can do to make my granddaughter love her more. For this short period of time before life dims this picture of love, it is a perfect demonstration of God’s love for us. The difference is God will always be standing with His arms open wide beckoning us to come into His perfect, loving, protective arms.

 

 

Certainty

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Certainty

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

39 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

When you’re tired, spent, worried, weary when you are carrying the world on your shoulders.  When life seems to be and endless burden. When hopelessness is the rule of the day. When you are entirely alone. The love of God is still in full bloom over your life. The love of God will always be yours, there is no power or occurrence that can keep God from loving you. The knowledge of Gods love will carry you through any circumstance. God will never fail you. His love will sustain you when everything and or person has left you He will love you and uphold you. 

Separation

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Separation

1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; 2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. Isaiah 59:12

There are a plethora of people who say God no longer speaks to His people. Some people can’t understand why it is that they feel God does not hear them.  Others believe God is no longer interested in humanity. Could it be that their sin has created an impenetrable wall of separation that prevents them from approaching, hear or seeing God? If you want to hear God, experience God, commune with God repentance is required. God can not hear sinners, for their sins drown out their voices.