Scripture Reading: Romans 8:28–39
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose,” Romans 8:28.
Father God, we thank you because your Kingdom shall reign over all the earth. We thank you because this world has become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever. We thank you for our Lord Jesus Christ for He is the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of Days, the I Am that I Am, the soon returning King, the ever present God, the Faithful One, and the Most Reliable. We thank you for the lines are fallen unto us in pleasant places and we have final victory in the name of Jesus for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Father, we glorify your holy name today.
Beloved, you are a child of God and I assure you that God has a purposed, portioned, perfected final victory for you. You are the apple of His eye. He loves you and His thoughts for you are for good and not for evil; to bring you to an expected end. Do you know that even the problems you are facing are being used to process you to perfection? The children of Israel that the Lord talked about in Exodus 1 were meant to be fruitful and increase abundantly. They were meant to multiply, to wax mightily, and to fill the land. After God gave them these prophecies, we learn that they were being afflicted. But the Lord is good. The Bible says the more they were being afflicted, the more they grew. Are you going through affliction? If so, God allowed it. The devil thinks he is having fun; but God is growing you up. Your affliction will help you develop into a better person and will cause you to come forth as gold. Job said, “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I will come forth as gold,” Job 23:10. God is removing impurities, so I assure you today that God’s design has confirmed and affirmed a final victory for you in every situation.
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom he justified, them he also glorified,” Romans 8:29–30. Are you in that number? Are you born again, filled with the Spirit of God, and sanctified—set apart for God’s use? If you are among those who use the Bible as your constitution and your standard, who say that it does not matter how many of your generation deviate, you are going to do your utmost for His Highest. You are one of the called, the predestined, the justified, the glorified and you can say, “If God be for us, who can be against us?,” Romans 8:31. No one. The Bible says, “Nor 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 8:39. Are you in Christ or are you just around Christ? Stop standing on the shore saying, “Well, I’m a Christian, I was born into a Christian home. I’ve tried.” Get in the boat with Jesus; watch Him walk on water for you. Watch Him calm the storms of your life; let nothing be able to separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus.
God is assuring you of final victory in every battle that is raging in your life. He has begun to give, so begin to possess. How do you possess? You get knowledge from the Word of God.
Hosea 4:6 says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” I pray that you will get the knowledge that will set you free. Know the truth about yourself. If you are one of the reserved, among the remnant of God; if you are one of God’s special people, He says that He will pardon whom He reserves. If you are one of the called, you are assured of final victory, for if God be with you, no one can be successfully against you. So with the walls of salvation surrounding you, you can have a good laugh at your foes. Let them do their worst and God will do His best. His best will give you final victory.
Father, I thank you for your children who have received this word today. I ask that in every area of their lives that the enemy is working his worst, that you superimpose your best in the situation. O Thou Beautiful One, stamp your beauty in the ugly workings of the enemy in the lives of your children. I pray that you, our Strong Redeemer, will come and intervene today to assure final victory in every area of our lives in Jesus’ name.
If you have never given your life to Jesus, you are not among the reserved or the called. The Word of God says, “and Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out,” John 6:37. If you want to be among the reserved, the remnant, among God’s treasured people, the first step is to surrender your life to Jesus. Pray along with me now, “Dear Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you. Write my name in the book of life. Put me on your reserved list. Pour down your blessings upon my life, O Lord.”