Ears To Hear

Sunday, October 5, 2008

If God Be FOR Us

Romans 8:31

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

If God be FOR us, who can be against us! In this scripture is hidden treasure for those who are willing to search it out, as Proverbs 25:2 reveals, it is the honor of kings to be able to do so.

If God be FOR us, doesn’t describe Him being for everything we’re doing, or even that He’s on our side, although He is. The word “FOR” in this scripture in its fullest Greek meaning describes substitution (instead of; in place of).

God was instead of you at Calvary. He took our place. It was Him at the cross bearing the price for our sin. Not only at Calvary was He FOR you, but from the foundation of the world, He has been FOR you, because the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8 & 1 Peter 1:20). Not just eternity past, but also in the eternal future, He is FOR you. He’s making intercession FOR you now. Have you ever wondered what Jesus is actually DOING to make intercession FOR you as He is seated at the right hand of the Father?

The answer is in the very scripture that tells us He’s interceding for us. “He ever LIVETH”. His intercession is simply His life. He lives FOR you because He atoned FOR all sin FOR you FORever. (Hebrews 7:25)

The Lord is for you. Don’t you know the devil trembled when He heard God would become a man? “The Seed of the woman” (Genesis 3:15).
He got kicked out of heaven trying to dethrone God, and when He found out he would have to come up against God as a man, he immediately began trying to kill everyone he thought might be THE SEED of the woman. (The Redeemer) He knew if God became a man, he would lose on earth as he lost in heaven. Hallelujah!!!

Praise God. As we keep our faith in only what Jesus did at Calvary, we will walk in the Spirit and the flesh will not have its desires met, and sin will not have dominion over you.

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