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Peace: The Wall of Partition Abolished

"For Christ himself has made peace between us Jews and you Gentiles by making us all one people. He has broken down the wall of hostility that used to separate us. By his death he ended the whole system of Jewish law that excluded the Gentiles. His purpose was to make peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new person from the two groups. Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death, and our hostility toward each other was put to death. He has brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and to us Jews who were near." (Ephesians 2: 14-17, NLT)

This teaching from Pat Robertson followed a story on The 700 Club about a former Palestinian terrorist and a former Israeli soldier. They became best friends after both accepted Christ.

There is only one answer ladies and gentlemen to the hatred in the Middle East and the hatred going on between Palestinians and Jews, and that is Jesus Christ.

Wall of partitionThe (King James version of the) Bible talks about a middle wall of partition. A middle wall. And that middle wall was in the Synagogue. That kept certain people away from other people.

On the one hand, there may have been the Jews and on the other, were others, whoever it was.

And Paul said that Jesus has abolished the middle wall of partition. He has taken it out. And therefore, he says that in the Church, in Christianity, there is neither Jew nor Gentile. There is neither male nor female. There is neither slave nor free. All are in Christ Jesus. (Galations 3:28)

Wall comes downThis is the answer. He takes away the middle wall of partition, and He takes away those things that separate us.

You see, the feminists want to fight the men, so there is a big clash going on. The young people want to fight the old people, and vice versa. The Jews want to fight the Palestinians. The Palestinians want to fight the Jews. There is Jew and Gentile. There is Catholic and Protestant. And all of these are fighting,

But in Christ we can come together with the spirit of reconciliation. He took away the middle wall of partition. Whatever wall we have had between us and others, He's taken away. And we don't have to worry about racial quotas. We love people. And the All in Christfact that somebody has a darker or lighter skin is of no consequence.

What is important is what is in people's hearts. In Jesus we are brought together.

There is no such thing as a pagan or non-pagan in Christ. If you're in Christ, you're in Christ. Ladies and gentlemen, that's what we have to pray, that somehow Jesus in His glory will bring about that reconciliation. And I think it is going to happen. The two we saw on The 700 Club today are just the precursor. We need millions more like them.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
—Philippians 4:13

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