No More Obstacles, Barriers, Suspicion, Distrust, or Grudges

October 1, 2013 · 3 comments

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Because of Christ, nothing can separate you from the love of God. We can have fellowship with God forever– forever baffled by the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

In the following list of obstacles from this excerpt of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Fellowship With God, consider all the ways Jesus has made fellowship with God possible.

“There are certain things that are essential before you can have fellowship. Firstly, there must be no obstacles or barriers, for if there is anything like that between two persons, there is no true fellowship. If there is suspicion or distrust, if there is a question or query as to motive or whether we can trust one another; if there is a grudge, if there is something that has been done and has wounded or hurt the other, fellowship is immediately impossible.

Fellowship demands and insists upon the removal of every barrier and every obstacle, anything that is doubtful or uncertain or that can come between. That is essential before there can be true fellowship, and it is in the light of that that we begin to understand the work of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

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1 Tim October 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Wow, great excerpt, Gloria. Jesus broke down every barrier, and when you stop to think about it … that’s a lot of barriers!

Cheers,
Tim

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2 Hannah October 6, 2013 at 2:11 am

I have discovered your blog in the last few weeks and am loving it! I’ve been so hungry for people to preach the gospel to me in the way you did in this blog post. I need the reminders all the time! Looking forward to reading more.

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3 Gloria October 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

How wonderful, Hannah! Have a lovely weekend~ Gloria

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