September 5 – Nothing At All

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 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.” – Romans 8:38-39 (ESV)

In Christ Jesus we are loved by God with an inseparable love. Amazing truths and this is a third promise that is ours by being “In Christ Jesus.” The key to this promise rests in the breadth of conditions which CANNOT cause any separation of our eternal life from God who gave us that life. It is a permanent bond as Christ is in us too. Some translations use the word ‘principalities’ which is fallen angels or demons which rule the world. No person or entity in positions of authority can cause a separation from Jesus Christ our Lord.  No place is high enough or deep enough for us to be apart from His love. In fact, nothing in all of creation – that means anything that exists – for  all things that exist have a beginning, a point of creation. Some created as angles followed the rebellion of Satan and became fallen and permanent enemies of God. Powerful as they might be, they do not have enough power to separate us from God’s love, the love of God that was demonstrated in Christ Jesus our Lord when He died on the cross and was resurrected to new life.