THE ASSURANCE THAT WE HAVE

Romans 8:32 says,

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?

In this verse of Scripture we have the overwhelming assurance that we need for all our heart’s desire. It is a threefold assurance

1) It is the assurance that God will spare no expense in getting to us, that where we are concerned, no expense is too great or too costly. Think about it for a moment, if God, who had said twice, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” about His only begotten Son had, without further delay or hesitation when the time came, (and it pleased Him too when He did it- Is.53:10) delivered Him up for us all, not sparing Him how much more do you think He is willing to give up everything else- nations, kings, systems, policies, rules, time, etc- for your sake?

Note that God delivering up Jesus was for our sakes, to fulfill a need that we had and that cost Him a great deal, the price necessary for the fulfillment of our great need was blood! The blood of an innocent person! (2 Cor. 5:21). It was the blood of His beloved. In whom He was well pleased. Therefore, whatever seemingly great thing it takes to meet our needs God can not only do it, but He is more than willing, and will do it! There is precedence, He will not spare!

2) It is the assurance that Papa God can handle it. This is a corollary of the above. Whenever, our requests seem too great, too impossible, too… we can and should whisper to our hearts “Papa God can handle it.” This is the clean and lowly meadow where we can rest our weary and troubled hearts. For if God could give up His Son for you and I, He can deliver any request we make of Him.

You really must understand what the Son meant to the Father. He was not just anyone for in giving the Son, the Father gave himself. In giving the Son, the Father was giving His heart. He was making an all out declaration of His love for you and I. Papa was saying that all that He had, all that He was, all of it was for you and I.

And we shouldn’t even worry about the size of our request or the import of it for we have solid proof that He can match it and do far better. He can do much more (Eph. 3:20).

3) He did it freely. He did it for free! He did it for free! Again, I want to scream it at the top of my lungs, “Father did it for free!” There were no charges; no payment on my part, no work that I did that occasioned this gift of His Son from the Father. It was all free. And I know that this was not a onetime thing for He himself said so “… also freely give us all things.” And again, “…let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (Jas. 1:5)

So, no request costs too much, is too great, and all answers and gifts are given free.

What is it then? Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God – Phi. 4:6

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