2. ANGELS AND PRINCIPALITIES
There are good and bad angels. The bad angels or the devil’s army are referred to as the principalities in Romans 5. But the good news is that Jesus won against the devil on the Cross of Calvary. So we can engage in warfare against the demonic hosts. The devil may attempt to make us feel guilty. But Paul says that nobody can condemn us because Jesus died for us, rose again for us, sits at the right hand of God for us and intercedes for us. If God is for us the nothing, not even the devil, can be against us!
3. THINGS PRESENT AND THINGS TO COME
Neither the cares of today nor the concerns of tomorrow can separate us from the love of Christ. We don’t have to worry about a single thing in life as ever being able to make God stop loving us.
4. HEIGHT AND DEPTH
Climb up to heaven or dig a hole deep in to the earth, but even then nothing will be able to keep us from God’s love.
5. POWERS AND AUTHORITIES
Powers mean mighty deeds or people in authority. So when a man with authority misuses his power or becomes totalitarian, he can wreck havoc in the lives of the citizens. Paul says that even the darkest powers of this world cannot separate us from God’s love. We can rejoice in that truth.
6. ANY CREATED THING
Finally, Paul says that even if there is anything that he missed out in listing or that we haven’t thought of so far, we can be certain that even that thing cannot separate us from God’s love.
Paul signs off by reassuring us that God’s love is not only unbreakable, but is also triumphant. He says we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loved us. Don’t quit or give up yet. If we are getting beaten up, remember it is only a phase. Keep standing and stay put. The victory will definitely be ours. God’s love guarantees it!