Romans 8:35—”Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?”

Separate—To divide, part, put asunder, to depart, divorce, go away.

Paul is making the point that there is basically nothing that can separate us from His love.  Who would want to separate us?  The enemy uses circumstances and doubts to bring a wedge between us and God’s love.

Romans 8:33—”Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.”

Charge—brought by an accuser, to be accused

God’s love justifies us through the blood of His Son.  If condemnation thoughts are creeping in, we can say in full assurance, in faith, they are not from God.

Romans 8:34—”Who is to condemn? 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.”

Jesus is at the right hand of God interceding for us.  How often does He intercede for Us?  Always!

Hebrews 7:25—”Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”

Romans 5:10—”For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.”

It is difficult to imagine this kind of love.  God loved us when we were His enemy.  He did not love us because we were good and pure.  We enter His promised land of grace, forgiveness and love, when we cross the river accepting Jesus’ death for us.  We are born again, and this new creation becomes inseparable from the love of Jesus, as He is constantly interceding to the Father for us.  

He wants us to know His love, not just learn about it but to know it.

Know-get a knowledge of, perceive, feel, understand in a deep personal way that we may be filled with the fullness of God.  There is nothing, nothing, nothing that can separate us from His love. This love surpasses our human ability to understand so we pray, Lord:

Ephesians 3:18—”may we have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 3:19

and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Romans 8:38—”For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 8:39

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.”

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