"Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face" (from 2 Co. 3, The Message Bible).
Rob Rufus makes a statement that "right standing with God" means that there's nothing between us and God. Nothing in the way of our relationship with Him. And since we have right standing with God as a permanent possession, as a grace gift, then nothing can ever come between us and God forever!
What could ever come between us? NOTHING! Not sin, not doubt, not confusion, not fear, not circumstances, not struggle - these things are nothing to Him! Nothing shall separate us from His love, and we have been placed in His presence, before His face, forever! Two verses say these very things:
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 8:38-9).
"You have preserved my life because I am innocent; You have brought me into your presence forever." (Ps. 41:12)
We're always in His love, always in His presence. That is all I've ever wanted - to be right with Him, with nothing between us, in union, in that love relationship, ONE - forever! And that is exactly what Jesus died to give us and He accomplished His goal! We simply receive the gift of His life and find ourselves in union with God! There is never any separation - we are face to face in perfect and unhindered fellowship forever!
This union relationship and fellowship is what the new birth gives us and what all Christians have. The Holy Spirit assures us of this, of our adoption, of that Parent - child relationship we have with God, of the veil of the law which once separated us being gone so that there is nothing between us). The Holy Spirit has brought us into this union through regenerating us into this union of our spirit with His and He maintains this union in us.
The birthright and privilege of every child of God is open, intimate communion with Him. We are the righteousness of Christ, in right relationship with Him forever. Our relationship with Him is as perfect and close as the relationship Jesus has with the Father is!
With love to all,