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May 20th, 2007

Advantage

“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 (NIV)

Your jersey will determine your opposition. What team are you playing for? If you have turned your life over to Jesus Christ then you are wearing the Jesus jersey. You have been adopted into God’s family, your name has been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and you have been indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Your agenda is no longer about you and your plans. Your agenda is now the Head Coach’s agenda. Now you live your life according to His game plan. Now your passion is to please the One who’s Name you bear.

Remember, in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. He is for you. He designed you. He determined who your parents would be and where you would be born.

If God is for you, who can be against you? This verse does not mean that you will not face opposition in this life. If you wear the Jesus jersey you will face intense opposition. God’s promise is that your opposition is not your opposition. The opposition you face in this life is God’s opposition.

Satan knew he could not defeat God, so he decided to attack that which is closest to God’s heart. You! So the opposition you are facing is really not about you, but about Satan trying to hurt God by attacking God’s children.

The wonderful victorious news is that God is for you! If God is for you, then Satan doesn’t have a chance! Place this promise on a patch and sew it on the sleeve of your Jesus jersey:

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

It sounds like you just made a touchdown!

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2007 at 4:00 am
Category Advantage.
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