Tuesday, September 27, 2016

THE PROMISE OF TRIUMPH - By Ivan L. Burgener






  THE PROMISE OF TRIUMPH 
By  Ivan L. Burgener


Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31

"If God be for us, who can be against us?" This is an  answer, a question, and a promise.

The answer to the preceding question is of exclamation,  "What shall we say to these things?" (verse 31). These  things to which Paul is responding are the glorious truths in  the preceding verse: "whom He did predestinate, them He  also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and  whom He justified, them He also glorified" (verse 30). God,  who "calleth those things that be not as though they were"  (4:17), here considers the believer not only predestinated,  but also glorified! Paul's answer to this question is stated in  question form, "If God be for us (and of course He isl), who  can be against us (and succeed)?"

Now all this turns out to be a wonderful promise of the  constant, keeping, eternal care of God over all of us who  believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; but this is not all. For Paul  continues to rhetorically ask, "How shall He [God] not with  Him [Christ] freely give us all things?" As Paul goes on to  enumerate some of the glories that are included in "all  things," I often think and ponder how anyone today could  go beyond the Scriptures to the Body of Christ, and claim  Israel's place or blessings. With all the blessings lavished  upon us in this dispensation of the grace of God, there just  is no need nor excuse to lower our position in the heavenlies  in Christ and claim something which God has reserved for  others. Without doubt, God is more glorified when we by  faith appropriate what He has bestowed upon us and give'  Him the thanks!




 



How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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