“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: and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” Ephesians 2:14-18 (KJV)
Many in our world are crying out for peace. Peace between Israel and Palestine, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, etc.. Ever since I was a child I can remember people calling for “Peace”. Not too many, however, really appreciate what “Peace” means.
Peace does not mean the absence of conflict. There can be conflict for the cause of peace. The greatest peace is realized when a man, woman, boy or girl receives the peace of God.
The thing Paul speaks of in the above verses, “…Broken down the middle wall of partition…” is speaking of the wall between Jew and Gentile; the law, and heathenism. By the death of Jesus Christ on the cross that wall has been broken down, and we are both reconciled to God.
If one does not believe in, trust in the death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ you are still at enmity with God. Your heart is far from Him, and you cannot know peace. With Christ Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior you will have the Holy Spirit and permanent access to the Father.
With this peace, even in the midst of the world’s greatest conflicts, you will be at peace. Peace of heart and soul. Peace of mind. Peace with God.