King Jesus the Barrier Breaker

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




Author: C R Flamingbush

C.R. Flamingbush grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in German and linguistics. After working seven years for the Department of Defense (an easy job), she took on the most difficult challenge in the world: a lifetime career of raising four children. Along the way she developed a passion for writing Christian superhero fantasy. She enjoys humor because it's Biblical (see the second psalm) and she loves to make people laugh - whether through her writings, her art, or just by being herself. Writing fantasy is her way of poking fun at human foibles and all the ridiculous ideas that so easily beset the human race, while at the same time honoring God in every way she can. Flamingbush has been a member of Faithwriters since 2010, and several of her winning contest entries have been published by Fresh Air Press. She likes Fan Story and has been a Narnia fan since the age of ten. In terms of influence, she aspires to be the next C.S. Lewis but has quite a ways to go in that regard. Speed of Sight, a Superhero Adventure, is her first novel. A sequel is in the works.

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