Saturday, October 19, 2013

Nothing Can Separate us From Him, Not Even Time Itself

"38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8: 38-39)

Human beings have a tendency all too easily to limit God's love.

We trust Him with our present concerns, yet we believe that He cannot handle tomorrow's issues, or that yesterday's failures will never leave us.

For this reason, Paul wrote "I am persuaded". As we read God's Word, our minds are renewed to the truth (Romans 12: 2), then we learn to receive greater knowledge of Him:

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power," (Ephesians 1: 17-19)
How can we understand these riches and what do we understand through this wisdom? The knowledge of God's love for us:

"That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." (Ephesians 3: 16-19)

"Height, depth, width, and breath" indicates that the love of God covers every dimension of our lives, including time itself.

Never should we think of the past or the future as events which are outside of God's handling, for to him, one thousand years is a day, and a day is a thousand years (2 Peter 3: 8).

The beginning and the end are before Him:

"Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:" (Isaiah 46: 10)

He is at the beginning and the end of all things, too:

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1: 8)

Nothing can separate us from Him, for we are in Christ (Romans 6: 8), and Christ is God's (1 Corinthians 3: 23), and God is love (1 John 4: 8), God is outside of time.

Nothing can separate us from God, not even time itself.

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