Walls What’s keeping you from experiencing God to the fullest?
Definition 1 • Any of various permanent upright constructions having a length much greater than the thickness and presenting a continuous surface except where pierced by doors, windows, etc.: used for shelter, protection, or privacy, or to subdivide interior space, to support floors, roofs, or the like, to retain earth, to fence in an area, etc.
Luke 19:5-10 5When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” 6Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. 7But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled. 8Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them four times as much!”
Luke 19:5-10 9Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” (NLT)
Definition 2 • An immaterial or intangible barrier, obstruction, etc., suggesting a wall: a wall of prejudice.
Galatians 5:24-26 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26Let us not become conceited or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. (NLT)
Definition 3 • A wall-like, enclosing part, thing, mass, etc.: a wall of fire; a wall of troops.
1 Cor. 9:19-23 19-23Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized – whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ – but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it! (Message)
Definition 4 • An embankment to prevent flooding, as a levee or sea wall
Acts 2:17-21 17’In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. 18In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants – men and women alike – and they will prophesy. 19 And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below – blood and fire and clouds of smoke. 20The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn to blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. 21But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (NLT)