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The Insurmountable, Impassable Barrier

An insurmountable and impassable barrier exits between God and man, as indicated by the Red, White, Blue and Purple Curtains of the Tabernacle.


If anyone dared to come to God, in an unauthorised manner, into the

“Holy of Hollies” or the “Holy Place”, he died instantly.


This barrier is disagreeable to God as He desires a permanent relationship with us, but in a way that doesn’t offend, defame or impugn His righteousness and integrity.


An unsurpassable barrier exists between God and Man. If a person tries to pass by the barrier and ignores God’s signals, not to do so, he will be run over by God’s Integrity. Man cannot come to God with sin and death in his life unpaid for and therefore unresolved. We are born enemies to God, simply because we are born with a nature of sin.




We have a great big debt of sin to God, unpayable by us.


Only God could resolve this debt of sin to Himself and He did so by sending His only Son for us. He was cruelly treated and then they hung God’s Son upon a cross. After six hours of hanging there He did not cry out even once, God the Father took our sin and heaped the sin of the entire world onto His only Son. It was then that He cried and cried out.


Matthew 27:45-46

“From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour, Jesus Cried out in a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama Sabachthani – which means, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?


Because of imputed sin, God who could have nothing to do with sin had to turn His back on His only Son, and condemn Him as He was bearing our sin.


It was agony for His Father to judge His innocent Son and for His Son to bear separation from His Father and to be judged. After three hours of bearing the sins of the world, Jesus cried out.


Matthew 27:50

“When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His Spirit.”


What He cried is found below in the scripture.


John 19:28-30

“Knowing that all was now complete, and so that the scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, I Am thirsty. A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus lips. When He had received the drink, Jesus said,

“IT IS FINISHED. With that He bowed His head and gave up His Spirit.



Matthew 27:51

“At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many Holy people who had died were raised to life.


They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the Holy City and appeared too many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that happened, they were terrified and exclaimed, “Surely, He was the Son of God.”


The curtain in the temple was reported to be 30 metres high and 15cm thick and was torn from top to bottom, indicating that this was God’s work and the debt of sin was totally cancelled. We can now come before Him freely and without fear.


Colossians 2:13-15

“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the written code with its regulations that stood apposed to us; He took it away, nailing it to the cross.”


He paid our debt of sin to God, and so forgiveness can be realised through faith in the person and work of His Son, Jesus Christ, trusting that His work is sufficient for us to be reconciled to God.


Romans 5:9-10

“Since we have been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him!  For if when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life.”


2 Corinthians 5:17-21

“If anyone is in Christ He is a new creation; the old has gone the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: That in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men sin against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.


2 Corinthians 5:21

“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”


1 Peter 3:18

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, to bring you to God.”


The curtain is now torn, as our sin has been judged and paid for. We have a new found access to God and the grace of God is now free to bless us in the most abundant way.


Ephesians 1:3

“Worthy of all praise and Glorification is the God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus.”

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