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Behavior should Demonstrate Reconciliatory Actions

30 Days of Prayer
September 20, 2013
Behavior should Demonstrate Reconciliatory Actions
Written by: Rev. Ray Bentley, Sr. Pastor, Maranatha Chapel, San Diego, CA


Our behaviors should demonstrate reconciliatory actions.


For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Ephesians 2:14-16


Are you at peace and in fellowship with all your fellow believers? Or, are there cultural, doctrinal, or personal differences separating you? The encouraging word is that God has provided the means for reconciliation between all believers - it's a done deal!

God, through His Son, Jesus, abolished the enmity between Jew and Gentile, two groups once locked in grievous animosity and conflict. He broke the dividing wall that separated them and has made both groups one. By the Cross of the Messiah these two groups, once as divided as any people can be, are now brought into "one Body." This new oneness brings us all into the eternal blessings of our Heavenly Father, "For through Him we both (Jew and Gentile) have access by one Spirit to the Father" (Ephesians 2:19).

The Cross tore down the barriers of laws and regulations that divide us and turn us against one another. We are called to live in this truth and seek reconciliation where there is division or enmity.

The Lord brought about this miracle to fulfill a special desire in the Father's heart. He did not merely want to save souls from hell, but to surround Himself with many sons and daughters, a family with which He might share the Kingdom of God. There believers become the very building materials for the ultimate "house" in which God will dwell for all time and eternity. We are building a home together. Let us live in His peace. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in Unity! ... For there the Lord commanded the blessing - Life forevermore" (Psalm 133:1, 3).


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