Text: The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.Â But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.Â And theÂ LordÂ shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.Â And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. (Isaiah 11:13-16)
Text: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.Â For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;Â Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;Â And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:Â And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.Â For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.Â Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;Â And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;Â In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:Â In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:13-22)
Tweet: When Christ was lifted up on the cross as an ensign, Isaiah predicted how He would take away partitions between men and make a path to God for every man.