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Colossians 1:20 – Peace Through the Blood of Jesus

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Colossians 1:19-20
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things to Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

When Jesus said, “It is finished,” He completed all kinds of things. The Cross was the fulfillment of God’s plan for mankind. Jesus was the plan. This we can see in the tense used here, “having made peace.” Past tense with lasting results completed on the Cross. Through the shed blood of Jesus on the Cross we have peace.

Usually when you see the word “peace” you think of the absence of war. God has not been at war with man. But Adam and Eve’s sin brought alienation from God. Man no longer had a personal relationship with God in the same way as He did with Adam and Eve. He later chose a family to bring forth a nation to preserve the line through which Jesus would come. He remained among His people but separate from them in the Holy of Holies.

The law separated man further and the gentiles we separated further yet. “14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father” (Ephesians 2:14-18 NKJV).

It was like a war between us. There was enmity between us. Through the Cross, Jesus tore down the wall that separated the Jews and the court of the Gentiles. He abolished the enmity which was the law of the commandments. God has reconciled all things and we all have access to God. He took away all wrath and judgment and set us at peace with Himself.

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