Paul shares with us God’s desire in writing the great doctrines of the book of Romans, is that the believers be SPIRITUAL STABLE. This is what the word,“strengthened ” or “established,” means in verse 11.  It is used gain in Romans 16:25 “Now to Him who is able to ESTABLISH you…” every major doctrine between chapter one and sixteen is like pillars of abridge which hold the bridge which is meant to produce stability, establish and strengthen them! Romans 1:11 is one of my prayers for one of my children in particular which I have prayed for them, as they walk with the King.

Part of that Spiritual Stability is developed through Objective Truth. Acknowledging, receiving, embracing and submitting to God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. In verse 7 , Paul speaks of truth to STABILIZE all believers.

Paul uses these three beautiful Titles of Whom God says they were and whom YOU ARE! Too often we can feel like crud, base our acceptance with God on our “performance, ” Compare ourselves to others or listen to the accuser of the brethren and his vile accusations{Rev 12:10}, RATHER THAN LISTENING TO GOD in His Word! God wants to STABILIZE us so we are no longer deceived into thinking other than what He declares is true of us in His Word. Listen to God-Receive-Embrace His three words for you from this passage…

1.-“BELOVED OF GOD.” believers are loved with an everlasting love – Jer 31:3; It is an “Intense,” love which is what the word “great” speaks of in Eph 2: 4, and this love for you will never cease nor can you ever be separated or severed from it – Rom 8:29-30. It originates from God, maintained by God and is eternally so -concerning you. Rev 1:5-6. His love for you is everlasting, intensely personal, present tense and you can never, ever be separated or severed from Him or His love for you! “To Him who continuously loves us and has freed us from our sins to Him be the glory forever and ever amen.”-Rev 1:5-6

2.- “SAINTS “- Set apart by God, for God and His service. It is not a work of merit but a blessing conveyed by God through the work of The Lord Jesus. The word “saints,” means “set apart.”Like in the Old Testament, we see there were certain people and objects , “Set apart,” and “consecrated,” for the service of God- (Lev 21:6-7; Ex 19:6) It is the idea in the New Testament applied to Christians who are “set apart for God and His service.” A saint is one whose sin has been blotted out through the work of the Lord Jesus and set apart for Him and His service, wherever they are, whatever they do! “Saints” is not something a person has “acquired” by some efforts of him or herself, it is conveyed on not by some religious section but by God Himself based solely on the sacrificial righteous merit of Jesus Christ. Some false religious teach, “a person has to DO two miracles, “to be a ”saint.” Biblical Christians are those who have RECEIVED the MIRACLE of the New Birth. “Saints” is a declaration by God! You are a “Saint” in standing before God-!!!!

3.- “CALLED. “– The word means,”called out ones.” God has called them by the work of the Holy Spirit from spiritual darkness and freed by the work of The Lord Jesus are the CALLED ONES. Called OUT from spiritual death into relationship with Himself as a result of His great mercy (1 Peter 1:3) . It is a Sovereign work of God’s gracious mercy to undeserving people so that they who boast, boast in The Lord. Indeed it should not produce spiritual pride but should produce a profound sense of awe and gratitude to God for His amazing grace.

Who are you from God’s Perspective? You are
1.- Beloved
2.- Saints
3.- Called

These truths are given for you to be SPIRITUALLY STABILIZED in your faith. To be Spiritually Strengthened, established in your faith.

Receive His Word and Embrace His Truth to you.

* THINK on these words .
* THANK God for these Blessings bestowed upon you .
* TALK the truth to yourself .
* TELL others of these Three TRUTHS that never change about you- or them if they are His , that together you may be SPIRITUALLY STABILIZED-STRENGTHENED and ESTABLISHED in your Faith.

You are who God says you are –

The Beloved of God, Saints, Called-

Ask God to STABILIZE you with These three Titles from Him to all believers- including YOU!

Enjoy Him, Enjoy your Spiritual Position and Rest in who you are, “In Christ!”