Romans 8:35, 37-39
Apostle Paul asked a very pertinent question in the book of Romans Chapter 8
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Listed above are some hostile conditions that afflict those who love the Lord
wholeheartedly, however, in spite of the onslaught, Paul declares in verse 37
“ Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved
In other words, to rise to a higher altitude in your experience with God, you must
be prepared to overcome turbulence and difficulties.
For instance, let us look at some issues faced by airplanes:
- The enormous weight they have to carry.
- Gravitational pull which tries to prevent the plane from rising.
- Drag which is a force that hinders forward motion.
The thrust coupled with incredible velocity pushes the plane forward and enables
it to climb upward.
No wonder a pilot has to train over a long period of time before he/she can
qualify to fly an airplane!”
In like manner, the various obstacles we read in verse 35 of our text are designed
to keep believers grounded!
The only way a believer can transcend these problems is by praying in the Holy
Ghost; at this altitude, the individual is no longer bound by the rules and
limitations of the natural realm!
When an astronaut travels some 100miles up into the sky, he/she experiences
weightlessness; this does not mean they weigh less, it is just that they have
transcended the limitations of gravity.
Therefore, we must begin to push forward and climb upwards in the Holy Ghost,
by doing this we rid ourselves from all the gravitational pulls of the devil.