TEXT: Romans 6:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
No matter what the devil throws at you, be it pain or pleasure; attack or allure, his end is to separate you from the love of God. He can no more stop God from loving you than a man could stop the sun from shining. He however means to stop you from receiving or relating with God’s love just as a man can blindfold another from seeing the light of the sun
That has been his trick from the very beginning back then in Eden. He’s not got much up his sleeves. Unfortunately many still fall for the same 6,000 year old trick. You wonder why. Religion is the snare that makes even Christians to be susceptible to the tricks of the devil. Religion or the traditions of men (as Jesus calls it Matt.15:1-7) is man’s idea of of how they believe they could please God. The evil in religion may not be evident at the beginning. The motive may be so innocuous and the angle of deviation may be very small, but if you follow it long enough you’d find yourselves miles away from God.
This is exactly what happened to Eve. What God forbade man from doing was EATING of the FRUIT tree of Knowledge of good and evil. But apparently Adam felt that that simple instruction may not be enough to deter Eve hence he introduced the first tradition of man. He told Eve not to even TOUCH the TREE. As soon as the devil saw an iota of religion in Eve, he got a foothold of curiosity in Eve. Soon he capitalized on it and used it to build a stronghold of doubt in her heart. And once he could get her to doubt the love of God; once he could get her to see God as selfish and difficult to please, he got Eve to his side and easily wooed her into disobedience, rebellion and high treason (See Genesis 3:1-6).
No matter what you do, no matter what happens to you, dearly beloved, don’t doubt the love of God. Let this truth be an unshakable absolute in your heart: GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT! It is the solid ground on which our relationship with God can thrive. Be smarter than to fall for a 6,000 year old trick, stand firm on the Love of God.
Pray for yourself, family and the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ that we might be Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness
Pray for your country and for me too