Acts 2:17-21 – Part 3 – The Spirit breaks down walls

But for some, no matter how much we may show love to them, they will continually put up walls to the work of God in their lives. For many, there are natural sociological barriers that prevent us from being able to share with them easily. These barriers can be race related, language related, class related, national origin related, cultural or even a barrier of gender. Some people have put up walls between themselves and God because of some past history with the church or religion. They may have built walls of distrust because of something that happened in their home or with a relative. Without doubt, the church, being composed of fallible humans, has many times contributed to the establishment of a wall of distrust between men and God. And at times, men create their own walls. Our personal sin creates a barrier between us and God that can lead to embarrassment, resentment or a feeling of unworthiness. Satan capitalizes on these walls by making them seem larger than they are and impenetrable.

However, the good news is that the Holy Spirit comes to all. He crosses all gulfs and tears down all walls. For the scripture says clearly, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” That is, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord believing in Him and trusting him will be saved. That expansion of understanding is inherent in the word, “Lord.” To call on Jesus as your Lord is to recognize who he is, what he did and to make him so in your own life. No matter where you are today and what you have done, the Spirit will come to you today. You can be saved, if you will call on the Lord.

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