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There's Nothing God Won't Do to Get to You

In today’s short clip, Frank discusses the miracle of the temple veil being torn in two, and prompts us to think about God’s motivation in doing it. Did our Father long for us to have access to Him, or was He relieved to finally get to us?


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There’s Nothing God Won’t Do to Get to You

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In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus told Nathaniel that he was going to see angels ascending and descending from the throne of God. Basically He was saying that Eden was going to be reversed. You see, man was removed from the tree of life, but men are going to be restored to life - they will gain access to heaven.

When the Lord Jesus Christ died, the temple veil was torn in two when an earthquake hit. But there is something very unique and special about this that I want you to think about. If the rumbling ground of an earthquake tore that veil, wouldn't it have made sense for the veil to have torn from the bottom up? But that’s not what happened! 

When we read the Gospel accounts, they tell us the veil was torn from top to bottom. Beloved, it's almost as if God took that veil and ripped it in two Himself, saying, “Finally you have access to me!” 

But here's the thought I want you to think on today - is it possible that there was more to that veil being torn than just us finally having access to Him? Perhaps Father was also saying, “Finally, I have access to YOU! Finally, I can be all that I've longed to be to YOU, but could never be to you before, because sin separated us.” 

With sin gone, God could finally be all that He is to whatever we need in the moment of faith.

The day that God said, “Finally,” was maybe the day that He tore that veil from top to bottom. 

Oh, how He loves you. He wants to be more to us then you and I can imagine. Let's trust in faith, He who can do exceedingly, abundantly beyond all that we can ask or think. 


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Glorious News for Mankind

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In the final analysis, there are really only two “religions” in the world. First, there is the religion of Human Achievement; this is the religion that all mankind was placed into the moment Adam ate from the wrong tree, the tree of good and evil, or the tree of right and wrong. This tree says "Tell me what to do and I will do it. Tell me what not to do and I will not do it." Of course, the huge assumption is that we will be able to pull it off, and of course, there isn't, and never has been, a man who can do that.

Romans 3:23 tells us that, "ALL of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." So the religion of Human Achievement, no matter what emblem it falls under or what name it is known by, emphasizes what man does in order to merit life and acceptance from God. 

There is, however, another “religion” – the religion of Divine Accomplishment. Here the emphasis is not on what man must do for God, but what God “has done” for man – hence the name Divine Accomplishment. God has done it! It is finished! This is the most glorious news available to man! God offers what He has done for man, to man as a gift; the only “requirement” for man is simply to humble himself and open up his arms and receive the gift by faith. A gift given is not necessarily a gift that has been received. That is where faith comes in, and that is in Hebrews it says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God!”

What is your religion? Is your religion the religion of Human Achievement, a religion that is all about you, and all that you have done and are doing in order to try and achieve merit before God? Or have you entered into the religion of Divine Accomplishment, where God loves you so much that He has done it all for you! The choice is yours!

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