Romans 8

Romans 8… day 31…

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?
It is God who justifies. 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.
Romans 8:33-34 ESV

We learned yesterday… God is for us therefore… who in the world can be against us…?
Today… we see those in Christ… do not even have to hear any charge against them…
We do not have to listen… pay any attention… to any accusation…
Did you know… the word… Satan… is a transliteration of a Hebrew word…?
This word… satan… means… adversary… one (a natural or supernatural being who opposes another… either as a verbal antagonist and so a slanderer or accuser… (Dictionary of Biblical Languages)

Do you see it…? 
Satan… he is the Accuser…
As an elect of Father God… His son in Christ Jesus… we do not have to pay attention to anything this accuser speaks to us…
Satan only utters lies… 
You do not have to listen… when he calls you guilty… 
when he condemns you as… worthless…
or mocks you as… too much trouble…
It is God who justifies…

And He has chosen to justify you in His Son…
Who can possibly condemn you…? when the Ultimate Judge… the Writer of the Rules… the Definer of Right and Wrong… defends you as guiltless…? holy…? chosen…?
Christ died… for your sin… for mine…
not only that… He was raised… because He had no sin of His own…
and He currently stands… at the right hand of God…
interceding for us…
Satan accuses…
Jesus says… Not possible… that’s been paid for…
Satan condemns…
Jesus says… No way… this one’s worth dying for…

Jesus… who knows what we truly deserve…
because He bore it…
forgives… us…
defends… us…
frees… us…
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
—Jesus
Luke 23:34 ESV

The One who loved us enough to take our place…
die for us…
provides all the Reason…
for Father God to justify us…
The next time the enemy begins to accuse… condemn… incriminate…
don’t bother to listen… tune him out…
and… tune in to the One… who justifies… defends… saves…
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for his own possession,
that you may proclaim the excellencies of him
who called you out of the darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV

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