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Jesus Removed the Wall of Separation Part I
Bible Verse Ephesians 2:13-16
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
As gentiles we were far off from God both from a Jewish perspective because of our nationality and in reality because of our sin. Only Judaism which is the Jewish religion had access to the true and living God of the universe. And only Abraham and his descendants through Isaac and Jacob are God's chosen people. Only they have the everlasting covenant with God, made directly between God and them which the Bible calls the Abrahamic covenant. The Gentiles only had false gods, worshiping demons and spirits posing as God. Therefore the Gentiles were far off from God and we had no way to reconcile our sin with a Holy God.
Therefore our sin and our sin-nature placed us at enmity against God creating an additional barrier; a wall if you will between us and a Holy God. Like the veil in the Temple which separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the world we too were forever separated from a Holy God. Therefore because of our sins and our nationality we were far off from God. However Jesus reversed that, He brought us near to God. Jesus because of His immense love for us, and what did for us at the Cross of Calvary, bridged the gap between us and God. Jesus with His voluntary death for our sins at the Cross of Calvary shed His blood for us, in order to reconcile us back to God. And through our faith in Him we now become children of God, adopted into the family of God.