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  • Writer's picture DaRhon Conner, D.R.E.

Why Do All Things Work Together for Good?

“28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 King James Version).

Why do all things work together for good for people who: 1) love GOD & 2) are the called according to GOD’s purpose? Verses 29-39 explain.

“29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29 KJV). GOD knew us from time immemorial. The book of Jeremiah tells us that GOD knew us before we were formed in the womb and he ordained what we would be (1:5). It was decided beforehand that we would be made to look like Jesus.

Jesus confirms this when He says, “12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12 KJV). We look like Jesus when we preach the kingdom, heal, deliver, and set free. We look like Jesus when we walk in the power and authority of the Holy Spirit.

Verse 29 lays the foundation for the scriptures that follow. We are made to look like Christ. We were chosen for this. All things have no choice but to work out for good. It has already been predestined and foreordained.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 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? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 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. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 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. (Romans 8:30-39 KJV).

As if we needed anything else besides knowing that we are made to look like Christ and predestined for victory to be made aware of why all things work together for good, Paul dedicates nine more verses just to drive the point home.

  • Verse 30, we have been called, justified, and glorified. The glory of GOD rests upon us. We’ve been justified and cleansed from our sins and called to be ministers of reconciliation and children of GOD. Our Father will always look out for us.

  • Verse 31, GOD is on our side. It doesn’t matter what opposition we have in our life. It isn’t more powerful than GOD! Hallelujah!

  • Verse 32, GOD allowed HIS Son to be murdered on our behalf so that we wouldn’t be condemned to hell, so that we could be restored to a state of unbroken fellowship like we first had in the garden before the Fall. HE will give us everything we need to carry out our assignment for HIM. This includes daily provision (Matthew 6:33).

  • Verse 33, GOD has already justified us. No one can make us feel guilty by bringing up our past or the mistakes we've made. We are under GOD’s protection. No one has a case against us. The verdict will return not guilty every time.

  • Verse 34, whoever tries to condemn us, make life hard for us, throw obstacles in our path, be it health, money, relationships, or any other type of problem, Jesus is praying for us, interceding on our behalf, keeping us from dangers seen and unseen. He is our military overwatch. He has our back.

  • Verse 35, Paul asks a question; who shall separate us from the love of Christ? My, my, my. Then he goes on to list seven hardships of life that would try. Then he answers his own question in the last three verses, but before that we have the next verse.

  • Verse 36, Paul makes it known that he and the other disciples put their lives on the line daily to preach this gospel in the face of punishment and death by those opposed to the message of Christ. Indeed, they themselves experience the hardships listed in verse 35. That’s why he can speak with such confidence in the next verses, because they have been kept by GOD through it all and so will we! Praise GOD!

  • Verses 37, Paul answers his question from verse 35 and reminds us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, that we are in fact more than conquerors over all those things through Jesus Who loves us. We can do all things through Christ Who gives us the strength (Philippians 4:13).

  • Verses 38-39, Paul gives another list of things that do not have the power to separate us from GOD’s love. No matter what it is, through Christ Jesus, we will always have the love of GOD. The key is to be in Christ. We must be saved. We must confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus is LORD, that He died and rose on our behalf, and that our sins are washed away and we are saved and now a part of GOD’s family (Romans 10:9-10).

For those of us who are saved, we love GOD because of all these things. As the scripture says, we love GOD because HE first loved us (1 John 4:19). Our love for GOD causes us to follow GOD, and if we follow GOD then we trust where HE leads us. If we trust where HE leads, then we know that no matter what, all things are working together for good.

I encourage you, family. If you’re not saved, if you’re not able to see how all things work together for good, if you’re not understanding how to be in Christ, please read the section below entitled How to be Saved. It’s simply a more detailed version of what was just said in the last bullet point. If you pray the prayer and call on the LORD, we believe you are saved and are rejoicing with you and the angels in heaven. Leave us an email to let us know you got saved and we will continue to pray with and for you. Be blessed.

"24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude 24-25 KJV).

How to be Saved

Romans 10: 9-13

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (KJV).

9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (NLT).

Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!” 11-13 Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help. (MSG).

Romans 5:8

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (KJV)

8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (NLT)

It is your belief that saves you, family. If you believe, you will speak what you believe and not be ashamed or embarrassed to do so, whether you are alone or among others. Simply talk to GOD. Say aloud to the LORD:

“I confess all my sin known and unknown, and ask You, GOD, to forgive me. I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, crucified, died for my sins, and rose from the dead. Jesus, come into my heart and make me new in You. Save me, Lord! Jesus, you are Lord. Be Lord over my life. Thank You, GOD for Your forgiveness. Thank You, Jesus, for making me Your own. Amen.”

You are now saved. You may not feel different or you may. Just know that the internal change is taking place once you uttered that prayer in faith. Day by day, you will begin to be transformed into whom GOD wants and created you to be. You will care more about the things of GOD than your own personal desires, and you will want to share the word of GOD when you have the opportunity. Begin to read your bible daily, and learn about GOD's will for your life. If you are not already a member of a local church, I encourage you to pray and allow GOD to guide you to the right fellowship for you. The pastor will help you grow in your gifts and talents so that you can begin to use them for GOD’s glory, and you and the other members will encourage and help each other along this journey with GOD.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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