What Goes Up, Must Come Down
Posted on June 3, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
For Christ Himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in His own body on the cross, He broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. Ephesians 2:14
Symbolisms in the Scriptures are an important thing to understand when discerning the times. The difference between a believer and a non-believer is the Spirit of God is available for understanding. The symbolism in, “He broke down the wall of hostility that separated us”. This is important because there have been attempts by the enemy to rebuild those walls of hostility and division ever since they came down. The teardown of the original wall spoken of in Ephesians 2 is the inclusion of the gentile’s adoption as sons and daughters of God.
Divisions that separate us are often formed in the chambers of the heart where the ungenerated remnants of our soul once lived. Understanding is given by the Holy Spirit, but it’s often overlooked when we are living in the past. We are new creatures in Christ and although old things have passed and the new has come, we tend to dig up the dead at times. The old man is gone, so when we walk according to the flesh it is an out of character behavior that needs to be confessed and repented of.
These fleshly actions are symbolic of bricks that are used to build walls of hostility. James writes, “What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?” Walls of hostility have been drawn up by the enemy the day Christ tore them down. His work of enlisting people to put his plan into action has been enacted ever since.
The best avenue to be where we belong is to remember Who’s we are, having been reconciled to God positions us to be agents of reconciliation. There will be battles that we must fight, but these battles must represent Love and Truth. There are walls that have been constructed between God and Man, our mission is to represent Christ in a way that tears down those walls of hostility and offers reconciliation to God. Our standing with God gives us access to wisdom from above, “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father”. In a world that has been building up walls of resistance, our motto must be “What goes up, must come down”. Dismantling the walls of division can only be done when we lay down the bricks that we have picked up and focus on the mission at hand.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 1st Corinthians 10:3-5
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: “God dwells in His creation and is everywhere indivisibly present in all His works. He is transcendent above all His works even while He is immanent within them.” -A.W. Tozer
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. –Matthew 16:24-25
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