Tear Down Walls


In the post Not Rejected but Redirected, I referenced Ephesians 2 as an example of God’s care and concern for us.

Listen to what Ephesians 2 says about Jesus being our peace and bring peace with God.

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Have you ever been so mad at a person that there was nothing they could do to make it right with you?  I am sure you have. In a few of those cases, you may still be mad at that person and a wall remains or exists. It seems insurmountable to scale. As Michael Jackson said, “To high to get over, to low to get under, you’re stuck in the middle and the pain is thunder…” The thunder of the pain keeps you from moving forward. It leaves you desiring to Tear Down Walls.

This is what our sin is like to God. It is offensive. It his hard. Sin builds an impenetrable wall between God and man. It separates us from our God who created us to be in fellowship with him. Jesus is our peace. It is Jesus, through His sacrifice on the cross, death and resurrection, who is able to Tear Down Walls.

I don’t have much time, so I have to stop now. It matters not what I say but what the Word of God says. God’s Word says, “13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” Our sin made us far away from God, but Christ tore down that wall between God and man if He is the Lord and Savior of your life. It is this same Jesus who enables us through His Spirit to tear down walls between our fellow-man and us. There is someone, perhaps a sibling, a friend, a spouse or relative that has sinned against us creating a hug wall that is too High for you to get over. Jesus will enable you to Tear Down Walls. You just have rely on His strength to do so. It will be challenging because our mind keeps going back to how we were offended, no just done totally wrong, but God says “14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:20-22, Matthew 18:34-35. Luke 6:37 says, “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 17:4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” We have no option if we want to Tear Down Walls.

Christ, through forgiveness, has enabled us to Tear Down Walls.

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