King Jesus the barrier breaker
Demolished the entrance to hell.
He shattered the gates and destroyed every chain
So that by His stripes we are made well.
Though He had no physical children,
Because that wasn’t His goal on earth,
He promised someday to return for His own,
The ones who’ve received a new birth.
“But that’s silly,” replied Nicodemus,
Well-versed in the script of the law.
“How can you be born again when you are old?
Do you have to return to your ma?”
“Does she have to get pregnant all over again,
So that you might return to her womb?
Why, you might have to shrink to the size of a pea
To reenter that dark little room!”
Christ’s metaphor puzzled this teacher
Who had studied so hard and so long
But knew little of praise perfected by babes
Or how to begin a new song.
But nevertheless, Jesus helped him,
Crashing through the locked gates of his mind
With pictures of water and wind and the bronze serpent
Moses raised up just in time
To heal people dying in darkness.
All who gazed at that pole were made well,
For it spoke of the sacrifice Jesus would make
To save His believers from hell.
Like Jonah who slept through a terrible storm,
But to calm it dove into the sea,
Jesus bore the gale’s lash as he felt the whip crash.
For our peace He hung on a tree.
With his last dying breath, “It is finished!”
He tore the great curtain in two,
So that people could now enter God’s holy place,
Through a living way trusted and true.
The barrier breaker has done it!
Through His death he atoned for our sin
And carried it into the depths of the earth
From the grave that they buried Him in.
The grave had no victory over Him though,
For the barrier breaker broke through,
Reigning over his foes as from death He arose.
Now He lives to make everything new.
But you don’t have to strive to receive it,
Though it may sound too good to be true.
Just repent and surrender your heart to the Lord,
And believe in your heart He’s for you.
Yes, the greatest superhero of all time, Jesus the barrier breaker, is for you, not against you and He wants to give you a breakthrough! In order to receive it, you must believe it.
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:14-15
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