Apostle Winfree, James, R, Sr./ The Lord's Messenger, Social Media Blogger, Publisher, Writer, Truth Seeker & Biblical Mentor:

Ephesians 2:14-22



Even If You Really Don't Like This Or Not, God Loves Jews And Gentiles, The Same. Period.


Master Teacher, The Spirit Of God, Teach us In Jesus Christ. Amen:

Our Lord has made it possible for us to have peace with God because He is the peace who broke the barriers. Those who could never come to God can now be in right relationship with Him. Jesus Christ did for us and for the Father by being the once and for all sacrifice to pay our debt of sin, satisfying the law. Thus, when we are in Christ, we are no longer hostile in our relationship with God. In Christ, we have the power to build healthy relationships with God and others. So, we are new humanity because of the cross with access to God. We are even called His citizens and children, people of God, for God, built from the foundation of what Christ has done. This is the Truth and has been preached by the apostles and the prophets who came before them. We are His new holy temple. Christ is our Cornerstone, so we are also His dwelling for the Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ Already Made us One!!!


The two groups, one, is extremely significant in the history of Jewish redemption and how God works His plan. Non-Jews ( the Gentiles Nations ) could not participate in the Temple or in God's covenant unless they were circumcised and converted; after this, they would be grafted onto, adopted in. Also, each section of the temple was divided in this manner: the Gentiles, women, men, priests, and, finally, the high priest. Now, God destroyed the barrier! He adopts all people who accept Christ as Lord. No longer is their division between the people and God; there is no division between priests and people or between priests and high priests. (Only the high priest, once a year, had access to the Holy of Holies.) How wholehearted and endearing Apostle Paul's exhortation is, especially considering how diverse the early church was! While there are certainly divisions today, in Elder Paul's time and before, the division was far greater than we have now. Here were aristocrats, slaves, tradespeople, artists, political officials, outcasts, and people from all walks of life, cultures, and skin colors, all coming tighter together in Christ! Now we all come to Him ( 1 Kings 8:41-43 ). We who are in Christ are One New Man!!!.


If All So-Called Christians Really Do Believe The Bible, And It Is Written, Eve Is The Mother Of All Living, So What Do That Makes us Who Is Living? LOL!!!


Jesus Christ Is Our Peace. This means God who is the Author of peace, our encouragement! This is usually a benediction and a title for God. Even in the face of struggles and hardships, we are to refer to and focus upon God as comfort and know that He is in control, even when we do not see it! If we just live our lives with the attitude of how things affect "me" and not "others," then we are living with the devil, and not with God ( Micah 5:5;) ( Rom. 15: 33: 16:20;) ( 2 Cor. 13:11;) ( Gal. 6:18; ) ( Phil. 4:9;) ( 1 Thess. 5:23-28;) ( 2 Thess. 3:16;) ( Heb. 13:20 )! For those who love reading and studying for themselves!!!


Wall of hostility. This is our barrier to God and to other people, men, women, Gentiles; this barrier is removed because of Christ.

New humanity. Because Christ offered Himself up as the once and for all sacrifice, we are new. Man, woman, young, old, black, white, European, Asian--there is no to God, and we all can have an intimate relationship with Him!

Reconcile. This means that God has paid our penalty, so the severed relationship between humanity and God is repaired and restored! This is the basic Gospel message. We are all sinners and have no worth, merit, or ability to receive salvation. So, in God's mercy, He sent us His Son, whose sacrifice paid our debt of sin. We were once enemies; but, by being reconciled, we are brought back to a perfect relationship. This also refers to order and not just salvation, God reconciles all things and is supreme over all things ( Gen. 3;) ( Rom. 3:21-26; 5:10-12; 8:18-21, 37-39;) ( 2 Cor. 5:17-21;) ( Eph. 2:2; 6:12;) ( Col. 1:19-23; 2:9-15;) ( 2 Pet. 3:10;) ( 1 John 2:1; ) ( Rev. 21:1 ).


We now both Jews and Gentiles have access to the Father. A fulfilled prophecy by Isiah, God's peace extends to all people. Gentiles were far off and the Jews near. Whereas the Jew was to be the chosen people to be God's Light, now all have access to God ( Isa. 57:19 ).

One Spirit. Our unity in Christ. In context, this is a stand against racism, classism, tyranny, and segregation, as all people are the same under God. There is NO distinction. Meanwhile, during this time, there was civil unrest of Syrians, Jews and Christians killing one another, and, so it goes today, different tone or color skin killing each other and in most cases family killing family members ... (Acts 23:23 ).

Foreigners. The outcast Gentiles now can take part with the Patriarchs, while Abraham's own children are being left out, because of willful disobedience. This is a challenge to prejudice, as many Jews saw God and heaven was for them only; only they are 'chosen' to be entitled to God. When they were chosen for a special relationship with God to be His Light to all peoples. Paul deals with Jews who harden themselves to the Gospel, as the Gentiles are being grafted in. It is the faith that determines our eternal destiny, not our birthright. When we are in Christ, we are all foreigners as the world is not our real or permanent home; rather, our true home is to come. We become scattered from all that we know and need to honor and embrace our Lord Jesus Christ more firmly, more fully, and more joyfully--to enjoy Him ( Gen. 12:1-3;) ( Isa. 25:6; 56:3-8; 57:19;) ( Matt. 8: 5- 13;) ( Acts 2:39 ). Come on and get into the Word of God with me!!!


Foundation. We, as Christians or Christ Believers, stand on the shoulders of those who come before us, building on their work as others will build upon ours. This alludes to the total Divine Sovereignty of our Lord; He is in control! This also means we have the responsibility for our faith and actions ( Rom. 9:14-24 ).

Cornerstone. This was a large stone laid at the foundation of a building to be a "footer," and to "plumb" the rest of the building so it was square and secure. This was essential to the structure of the building. Buildings were laid by cut stones, interlocked by gravity and force, and without mortar, all relying and leaning on one another. Without proper stone placement, buildings in the ancient world would not last long or would fall during construction. Here, we have an image of how our Lord is our cornerstone, our Hope. He is our All in All-we can trust in Him! This means Jesus is the Spiritual Temple. He is the place and focus of worship. It is no longer a building; it is a community in relationship to Him. Jesus was a carpenter in His human occupation and perhaps frequently worked with stonemasons or did masonry, too. Big brother Paul picks up this image from the Gospels. Christ is the Stone, our Giver of life, our Source and Substance for all we are and do ( Psalm 118:22;) ( Isa. 8:14; 28:16; ) ( Matt. 21:42 ;) ( Mark 11:10; 12:10;) ( Luke 20:17;) ( John 1:4;) ( Acts 4:11; ) ( 1 Cor. 3:10-11; 15:20-28, 45; ) ( Eph. 2:20; ) ( 1 Peter 2: 4-10 )! Remember, God, Is The Word Became, Flesh Or Man.


Holy temple. The image in Scripture is as God dwelt in His Temple, so He now dwells in our hearts, minds, and actions; we exhibit His faithfulness by our faithfulness ( Luke 11:1-13; ) ( John 15:16; ) ( Acts 1:11; 2; ) ( Rom. 8:9; ) ( 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19;) ( 2 Cor. 6:16;) ( Eph. 2:21;) ( 1 John 5:14; ) ( Rev. 3:20 ).

Dwelling. We are now the temple of the Holy Spirit! This is a Greek term meaning where God Himself chooses to go or a place to live. Jesus being fully God, there is only One God and the Father's interpersonal relationship with the Oneness. Here it refers to God Who dwells in the Temple and now in us, too. The Tabernacle, God's dwelling place prior to the Temple being built, was about God dwelling amongst man, being with them. This was to show the Promised Land was not just about the possession of the land; rather, it was about God possessing our hearts and minds. The Temple was a man's idea ( King David and his son, Solomon ) so to place God in a permanent location, The God of limitless boundaries. On the contrary, we can't possess God. It is He who desires to possess us. It is about being humble, so we are dependent upon Him and His dwelling amongst us, as we are full in Him ( 2 Chron. 7:1-18; ) ( Eph. 2:16; ) (1 Tim. 2:5; ) ( Heb. 1:8 )!


If Any Man, Woman, Boy, Girl who is still trying to build God an earthly house, you are under the Law and in sin, because under the New Testament they are called Idol temples, Believe this or not, It still the biblical truth And there will be No division and separation up in heaven so Ministers, Members, Christians, Repent and start coming together as One and In One, In Christ Jesus. Period & Amen.


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2 Cor 9: 7, So, let each one of us give, as he and she have purposes in our hearts, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.


Go Out And Be Our Heavenly Father's Love, First To Our Spiritual, And Then To All Others, And Go Out And Be The Living And Loving Church, That Jesus Christ Himself Birth And Built.