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If God was willing to give his very best in Jesus Christ. If that was the demonstration of what he is willing to give to provide for your needs. That's his very best. Then follow the Russian house shall not really give us all things can be troubling to know that the world at large is against us and our faith. But today on connect with Skip Skip shares what you can still be confident and hope despite opposition, you might be facing first want to let you know about a special opportunity you to pursue biblical studies in a way that works with your schedule. Think taking classes in biblical studies can't get your life. There's Kelby college student Krista after years of wanting training in ministry. I found Calvin Klein.
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Like all finite theism teaches that God is a process of learning human races as history goes on know God knows everything, so he can't learn anything so if you know everything you even need to think I will get deeper than that.
Else I'll stop right there. But because God knows everything. He knows that one day you're going to have a glorified body and to God. It's as good as done so we can write about in past tense, even though it is future. You and I to God. It's as good as done. That's why he can do prophecy so well. He speaks about future events as though they've already happen if you read Isaiah chapter 53 where Jesus hadn't even been born yet and that the prophecy is about what Jesus would do, but it's written in the past tense at South Shore God the father is about the work that his son would do.
Now he writes about you being glorified you on a filament. Don't worry, you don't need to feel it. You just need to believe it.
If he called you and he did help glorify you. He will so what we have here is a panorama of God's work from eternity past to eternity future.
These are five links in the golden chain of God's sovereign care for us from predestination election to calling to justification all the way to glorification.
Verse 31, Paul says, what shall we say to these things. Well first of all what things is he referring to.
Well let me answer three ways.
Number one he speaking about the entire book of Romans, all that he is set up to this point is to describe the gospel. But then he went right into the wrath of God for chapter after chapter after the wrath of God.
The wrath of God is eclipsed by the grace of God, so maybe he is just sort of following Romans, and he stops midpoint here is what shall we say to what I've written so far in the book of Romans.
Maybe that's what he means by these things. Or perhaps he's just speaking about the truth that we find in the eighth chapter, there is no condemnation in Christ were placed as adult children into his family adopted we cry, Abba father, there's the work of the Spirit in our lives that guarantees that even though we suffer working to be in heaven with him and enjoyed his glory. Maybe he means those things. Or maybe he's just referring to what he just wrote about imminently just in the paragraph all things work together.
He's predestined us etc. etc. so it means one of those three things they can pick but answer the question, what shall we say that these things here, here, somewhat I can say hallelujah that's what I say awesome that's great. What shall we say to these things is what Paul says but he answered over the question. If God is for us who can be against us. Now there are many against us. We live in a society right now and the society is changing rapidly against the Christian, I recommend a book to you. I started reading on my iPad called dark agenda by David Horowitz, subtitled America's war against Christians against Christianity. What's interesting about the book.
Is this not written by a Christian.
It's written by a Jewish man who is an avowed agnostic and he himself was very liberal in his thinking. His parents work in the Communist Party. He started many liberal liberal causes, but he started noticing the agenda on American soil, especially against Christianity. So from an unbiased outsiders look and agnostic Jewish authors book he writes about the dark agenda. There's a lot of people against us. And that is concerning, but it shouldn't shake you from your faith, so he says if God be for us, who can be against us. You see, if God is for you. It doesn't matter who is against you. If God is for you and I'm here to tell you.
God is for you. And if God is for you. Who cares is against you will so I'm here in Jesus name I mean just kinda like all interface be there. Be who you are be salt be like yes there are those who are against you.
But listen, Gideon knew God was for him and that's what enabled Gideon to take 300 men and fight against 135,000 Midianites and win. How could David face Goliath all glide only because you knew God was with him.
How could Shadrach me shack and Abednego kind of thumb their nose at Nebuchadnezzar about your stupid image source and the fire are gods able to deliver us and maybe even if he does it so the only way you can think that way is if God is for you and you know it got as far as who can be against us.
He who did not spare his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him freely give us all things follow his rationale all things work together for good. Your part of God's plan from eternity past. It happened in real time in the present. It's going to go all the way into eternity future.
What shall we say to these things awesome far out praise God hallelujah if God is for us who cares is against us. And then here's his rationale. He who did not spare his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him freely give us all things hold that thought. What do you need tonight what things do you really need do you need a job. Do you need help. You need God's peace you need direction you been praying about direction and guide I just I just need rent.
I just need I just need to pay my rent for this month. I'm I I'm consists of assisting dated a week to week, month-to-month, God knows that you need. Now, if God was willing to give his very best in Jesus Christ.
If that was the demonstration of what he is willing to give to provide for your needs. That's his very best. Then follow the rationale, how shall he then not freely give us all things.
I mean, what do you really have to worry about with that kind of care, God for us, who can be against us of God's inspired son, don't you know he'll also give you whatever else you need. It's it's pure logic it's it's logical and theological all at the same time. If you were to walk into a jewelry store and that you're looking around it diamonds for your fiancé. What if the owner of the jewelry store just had a big heart and unlimited budget, and said you know I just have some in my heart for you as a young couple. I see how you don't over her and how she dotes over you and II know you're trying to get the best you can for the money that you have. You know what, let me show you this diamond it's a few carrots quite expensive.
You would never ever be able to pay for in your lifetime.
I own it.
I'm to give it to you for nothing for free. I'm giving you the very biggest, best, I minimize for its yours and giving it help if he was willing to give you that diamond would you hem and haw and feel really guilty to say, will you think I might have a little piece of brown paper to wrap it up in you. Luckily, look at you like what you are you.
It's an insult I was willing to give you the best. You don't think I'm to give you a velvet case with not just a little piece of brown paper you get the analogy if he's willing to give you that anything short of that, I'm sure he'll toss it you know it's like when you buy a car you buy a car. In the say like you buy the car would you throw in the rubber mats for free will, even to the windshield. Give your first tuneup for nothing.
There's things they throw in.
Because if you're willing to pay the price for the car there certain things that come with it. If God was willing to pay the price for your salvation in sending his son, the very best heaven could afford God will give you everything else that you need.
So that's why when you when you pray you will gotta asking for something is really, really big request. Big, he gave you Jesus.
Everything small compared to that. Hope you can heal not only one noteworthy I like it. Just ask him, ask him. You have not because you asked not only freely give us all things, who shall bring a charge. He continues his question-and-answer who shall bring a charge against God's elect. It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns it is Christ who died and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Now he says you can bring a charge against God's elect. While I can pick up a few I've been accused of a number of things over the years, I've even Believe it or not, a file of certain letters and accusations that I received every now and I'll pull them out if I is not in a solicitor like that's depressing and punishing no actual God, thank you for delivering me there. Thank you Lord for delivering me there. But I have been misunderstood and misquoted in an improperly judged on a number of issues by a number of people over a number of years.
After a while, it just gets to be expected. And honestly, after a while, I just don't care.
So he asked the question, who shall bring a charge against God's elect. Well I have a file Lord I could show you if you're asking the question, but that's not the intent of the question.
The question is actually written in a legal format who can sustain charges against God's elect it.
If you go to court and you file charges, who can bring charges that will be sustained before God. Well, since since God freely gave his only son to cover my sins and to pay for my sins and wash my sins away again. It really doesn't matter who's bringing the accusation. It could be the devil himself, and believe me, has plenty of ammunition to use. So there's the devil there's demons, there's people who I don't care to understand the whole truth will make an accusation, but so what.
It is God who justifies. God is made a declaration concerning me so because God is make it made a declaration concerning me that that I'm righteous in his sight as a matter who brings an accusation against me as God is made a declaration. God justifies. Who is he who condemns it is Christ who died furthermore is also risen was even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. I want you to think about that, just for a moment. Have you ever been encouraged when somebody what has walked up to you and said I've been praying for you lately, or the Lord laid on my heart this morning in my quiet time I lifted you up in prayer.
Does that make you feel good does that encourage you. I get awfully encouraged when somebody says that imagine Jesus saying I've been thinking about you lately and I've been talking to the father about you. How does that make you feel well, honestly better than anybody else thing the been praying for me Jesus Christ died has risen from the dead, ascended to heaven knows my every need is willing to meet my every need and talks to the father on my behalf.
He intercedes for me.
He prays for me. I can tell you what a month while you you it's a monumental truth. He makes intercession. So here's the summary paragraph who shall separate us from the love of Christ, and he lists several experiences that could make a person feel separated from the love of God. Several seven to be exact, painful experiences shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword will certainly if if these things happen. Some people's a sword to kill me or I'm in deep distress because he mentions distressed here. I get persecuted or I don't have enough food to eat. Famine or no close to where, or peril any of those experiences in life will cause you to pause and question God, do you really love me because if you love me when you take better care of me now.
God just said he didn't spare his son is in the give you everything else you need. So with that in mind what can separate us from his love well yeah but you know what why would he allow me to experience hunger. Why would he allow me to experience distress reliably again all things work together for good.
You were always thinking about our comfort or need our well-being right now. But God's got something in the future and think of an artist and artist that has a canvas is used was painting a picture has something in his mind the finished product in mind if you're an onlooker, you're not the artist. You don't know what he has planned even though he tells you in advance you he starts laying stuff out on the canvas. You know putting out lines, penciling, and then or she, and then adds color and and and and formed at first it just looks like a blob or several blobs converging and if you if the artist was painting a portrait of you and you went and looked at it right in the middle of the portrait you would probably say thanks a lot this what you think of me. I'm a blob I'm a convergence of several colored blobs and the artist would be a little crestfallen at get your reaction because the artist knows what it's going to be in the end, just get out of here. Go back there and get in the light again and let me finish up here because it's going to be beautiful so God is working on your life. He is sketching out what's perfect and he knows the end from the beginning. That's part of omniscience and he's working it all out together and this blob and that Bob yeah but the synergism is going to work out and he knows what it's going to be like in the end, so what will separate us from the love of God. All of these things might hurt temporarily, but they are working. Eventually, for something much better as it is written is quoting Psalm 44. One of the sons of Coors songs as it is written, for your sake we are killed all day long we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. I love the faith filled words of the apostle Paul. Paul the apostle writing from experience.
He's gone through nakedness, famine, distress, peril, sort went through the lot that was his normal experience, Paul's daily life asked the question what will separate us then in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved his mom explained that the word more than conquerors. We have to have three words in English to translate a single word in Greek Greek word is who bear need Coleman or who bear knee, although that's the one word one is the actual formula others lexical form.
Forget that so one word who bear the cow hyper conquerors. So who bear hyper or super, or more than, and then knee, oh so as some of you are Nike shoes. This from the from the Greek God night Nikkei. That's the eye that's the Greek word conquer. So who bear knee, oh hyper super conquerors. That's what faucet we are just conquerors were more than conquerors were hyper conquerors were super conquerors. Okay, so that's what it means. But what is it really mean now translated was the idea of this well you can have an automobile for an example your four cylinders in a car not a lot of power to small engine small four cylinders it will get you around town a little gets up to speed on the freeway give you great gas mileage.
There's not a lot of power to spare and nothing so you can't really tell much with it. If you try to tone anything you go up the hill like love to help. Good luck you.
You'll take it down from 65 down to about 35 floored but if your car has a fuel injected turbocharged V-8.
You have power to spare. Now you're a who bear need Coleman Urey hyper conquerors you you cannot just go places you can go places you can tow things and you got extra power just in case you wanted to hundred and 20 which he said you could so if you're a conqueror.
You rejoice when you win the battle if you're a hyper conquerors are more than a conqueror. You rejoice in the midst of the battle.
See the difference. You're fighting the battle. There's distresses and nakedness and famine and sword and you rejoice.
I know how this battles command. I know the outcome. I'm okay that's more than that concludes Skip latex message from the series expound Romans right now we want to share about a resource that will nourish your soul, God's amazing truths, trials, temptation, and the tone those of the major themes of three booklets from when you were making available this firstname.lastname@example.org here's one with more of this bundle and I handed the keys to unlock the thought stances and fears that can cause you to give into temptation and speak no evil.
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