Christ our Peace
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Ephesians 2: 14(KJV)
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.
A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do – is to enter into it. Dwight L Moody
In this chapter, Paul wants to teach us that in Christ, all our differences are put to death. While the world may fight their wars, society may argue over their different agendas, and homes may be divided, the church is a place where unity and peace should and must prevail. In Jesus Christ, there is a oneness that that brings all believers together on common ground of faith in Jesus Christ.
Paul tells us that Christ “is our peace.” when the prophet Isaiah spoke of the coming Christ, he called Him, “the Prince of Peace,” Isa. 9:6. When Paul says, “He is our peace,”he is telling us that Jesus is the ground of peace for both the Jew and the Gentile. In other words, the Jews could never earn peace with God through their rituals, their sacrifices, or their attempts at keeping the Law. Regardless of what they did, they would still be sinners in His sight. By the same token, the Gentiles had no way to even approach God, so they had no hope of securing peace with Him through any means. Because Jesus Christ has died for both Jews and Gentiles, and has become a peace-offering, shalom, to reconcile both to Godard to each other.
Friends, for those who do not know the Lord Jesus, those old walls still exist. Those divisions still exist, and will until Jesus comes. But, for those who know the Lord, they have discovered that all the walls of division have been torn down forever. In Jesus, there is no Jew and there is no Gentile. There is only the Christian, the redeemed believer in Christ.
Have a great and God filled day!