Ephesians 2:17 NKJV

And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and those who were near.

Paul preached to the non-Jewish believers at Ephesus and explained how Jesus eliminated the wall between Jews and Gentiles. Our Prince of Peace not only brought peace to our souls, but He established peace between Jews and Gentiles through His blood. There are not 2 ways to enter covenant relationship with our Father. Both Jews and Gentiles must come the same way. The peace that Jesus preached to both groups gave us the opportunity to become one Body. Before Christ, there was a wall of separation, and the only way a Gentile could enter covenant with God was by becoming a Jew. He would have to be circumcised and accept the law of Moses. Now, both groups have the same exact process so there is no longer a difference between us. Thank God that Jesus preached peace to us and made us one in Him. Thank God we do not have to follow the Mosaic law to enter relationship with God. We simply accept the peace Jesus preached by accepting Him as Lord and Savior. Hallelujah!

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