G3: Are There Barriers Between Us and God?

The Bible says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”(2 Cor. 3:18). This analogy of the mirror speaks that God wants us to look to Jesus. Just as we wake up and look in the mirror before we leave the house, God wants us to look to Jesus.

Many times when we approach God, we look to ourselves, our insecurities, and our failures. Instead God wants us to behold, “the glory of the Lord.” How do we behold Jesus? We behold Him by seeing Him in the Bible and listening to Christ-focused messages.

Every story of the Bible points to the cross. For instance, when you see the story of how Abraham gave up his son his only son, the son that he loved, you see Jesus. When you read about how Joseph was sold off for pieces of silver, we can remember how Judas sold Jesus for pieces of silver.

Under the old covenant, there was a huge veil about sixty foot high. This separated the people from God. Under this new covenant, we don’t have any barriers between us and God. We are believers with an, “unveiled face.” We can speak to God without fear. All of our sin has been punished at the cross.

Believe that God is a God of love. Never in the Bible does say, “God is anger.” Although we read of God’s anger in the Old Testament, God is never defined as a God of wrath. Instead He is defined as a God of Love. The Bible explain that, “God is love” (1 John 4:8).

It is the very fact that your sins have been removed that you can talk to God. When we read the Word and see the love of God, we are transformed into that same thing. When we look to Jesus we see perfection, we see holiness, and we see love.


Anytime you see the words, “G3” this will indicate that the message was taken from an article I wrote for my local newspaper, the Bay City Sentinel.


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