|8:31||What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?|
|8:32||He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?|
|8:33||Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.|
|8:34||Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.|
|8:35||Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?|
|8:36||As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.|
|8:37||Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.|
|8:38||For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,|
|8:39||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.|
Today is Parents’ Sunday in Korea. Fears about the future, worries in the present and scars of the past make us depressed. However, pulpit messages every week are not just a therapy but recover our spirit everyday so that our inner man becomes stronger and make us new man. I hope we do not save spiritual support so that our parents enjoy this blessing forever. I hope we will be a spiritual supporter of our parents with respect not only temporarily when our parents are alive but eternally. This is a biblical filial duty. I bless all the members of Yewon Church in the name of the Lord to live a life of ‘more than a conqueror’ as a spiritual parent or child in regional and church communities through today’s scripture.
1. Inseparable Love of God
Whether big or small, all of us are in the history which is built as a result of the Sin by separation from God, Genesis 3 of individual, Genesis 6 of community and Genesis 11. We recognize this as a problem. Since the love of God has been decided by his selective love in eternity, nothing in heaven and earth is able to separate believers from the love of God.
(2)Eph. 1:4 _It is God’s unconditional love, selection and irresistible grace to us. Through the cross that God has given his son to the world, it has been actualized and realized.
Original mankind was created as Gen. 1:27-28, God gave mankind all blessings, privilege and authority to have dominion over all creatures, and created mankind to live in happiness. But the relationship between God and mankind changed to the relationship of enemy, and people fell into idol worship, serving creatures rather than the Creator. They are confined to Sin, Curse, Disaster and Background of Hell. But Christ died for us in Isa. 53:6. In Gal. 3:13, the word ‘Redeem’ means that Jesus paid everything by his redemption on the cross and bought us from sin and curse. Therefore, Jesus is the Christ who has solved all our fundamental problems completely.
(4) 1 John 4:9-10: Salvation towards us is God’s absolute goal and absolute mission.
I hope all of Yewon believers to believe that any problems and hardships in the world cannot cut off and cannot win the love of Christ.
2. More than Conquerors
1) Concentrate on God who gives all things with His Son
Jesus Christ who has all authority in heaven and on earth promised us that he will be with you until the end of the world.
2) We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us
Today’s passage is telling you how Apostle Paul had overcome his problems and became a conqueror during his ministry.
Romans chapter 8 verses 38 through 39, it says, 3‘neither death nor life’ – God’s love cannot be cut off from all problems in one’s life. ‘nor angels nor rulers’ – God’s love cannot be cut off from Satan. ‘nor things present nor things to come’ – Worries about the present and the future cannot influence God’s love, so you do not need to worry about it. ‘height nor depth’ – God’s love cannot be cut off from all living creatures on earth. ‘nor anything else in all creation’ – Anything cannot be excluded from God’s love.
As we know the future of Christians, we should concentrate on gospel movement, remnant movement through the main sanctuary construction. When we go into the movements, we are able to win in our life. God is giving us the blessing of the world evangelization playing a role as the gate of heaven through Yewon community. Revelation chapter 3 verses 7 through 8, What does this passage mean? It means that Jesus Christ who has the key of David is always with you so that you can be the conqueror of all things. I hope all Yewon believers have this blessing.