“I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers... shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 8:38-39.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ Romans 8:35. The apostle continues to challenge death and devils, with all their attendants, to step forward and do the worst they can against believers armed in God's breastwork. Finally he leaves the battle, filled with the holy confidence that none of them-- no matter what they do-- can ever hurt Christians: "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers... shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 8:38-39. In a word, the Christian fastens all his flags of allegiance to Christ and places all his confidence in Him. If I have spent much time on this subject, my brothers, it is because it is the richest vein in the whole mine of Gospel treasure.
What applies satisfaction to the conscience? Conscience is a lock, which is not easily opened. Even if the key fits, a weak hand cannot make it turn in the lock. Thus when a mere man holds the key of comfort, conscience refuses to open; its doubts and fears will not be resolved until there is a work of God's Spirit.
Conscience is God's officer; and although the debt is paid in full from heaven, this official will not let the soul go free until the Spirit of God authorizes and brings a divine warrant. "When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? And when he hides his face, who then can behold him?" Job 34:29. Now follow me as I demonstrate why an abundant peace of conscience cannot be found apart from the Gospel and the working of the Holy Spirit.
Only the Gospel presents God's Spirit as the Comforter. The comfort of the Holy Spirit rests in the satisfaction of Jesus Christ. After He had shed His blood and paid the full price of the sinner's peace with God, He returned to heaven and asked His Father to send the Comforter.”Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell. http://www.moodypublishers.com/pub_productDetail.aspx?id=41823&pid=53617