As we return to our study of the Book of Romans, we pick up at verse 5, of Chapter 14. Sorry about last week. I had the message prepared, and ready to go, and it went away through a series of things happening I had not seen before on my Computer. I assumed the Lord said “No” to that one, and took it out. Okay, I know you might have a little trouble thinking the Lord did that, but ……
Anyway, we pick up at verse 5, as Paul continues his comments on “The Weak and the Strong”. He writes: “One person considers one day more sacred than another: another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God, and whoever abstains does so to the Lord, and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives for ourselves alone; and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this reason, Christ died and returned to life; so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.” Romans 14: 5-9
This is truth that goes from the natural that we know, to the supernatural that we have to be in the Spirit to understand. I was approaching the passage from a different perspective last week. I believe I was not making it clear that whatever we do, and whenever we do it, we must stand on this truth: “Jesus is the Lord of both the dead, and the living.” Leaving this life just means we have moved to a different level. We will all be in Heaven, but we will not all be the same because we are living different lives in different places here on earth. We will come from different backgrounds, and see some things we are surprised with, but will be delighted in the fact that we now see it as part of who we are. We shall see things that we thought were wrong but know then they are all a part of who we are in Christ Jesus.
Let us go forth each day knowing there will be things we do not understand, but as we trust in our Lord of Love, Christ Jesus, all shall be well. Let us give Thanks to our Abba Father for helping us to see that Jesus is Lord of All, and that as we walk in the Power and Love of the Holy Spirit, we walk in truth. “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you Free.