Nothing Between Besides Jesus, 1 Tim 2:5

1 Tim 2:5 says, “There is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.”  The only person or thing that should be between you and God, then, is Jesus Christ.  Nothing else should be between you.  However, oftentimes we let other things get between us.  

Sins come between us and God – Is 59:2 – ask the Lord what sin is between you and him right now.  He’ll show you.  And when he shows you, confess it and forsake it.  The beautiful thing is that Jesus is right there to help you against that sin and to take that sin away [1 Jn 1:1-2].

Thoughts come between us and God – 2 Cor 10:4-5 – imaginations exalt themselves against the knowledge of God, so that you see the thoughts but not God.  They overshadow his presence and your awareness of him and his thoughts.  Jesus is right there to take those thoughts captive and make them obey Christ.

Worries come between us and God – Phil 4:6-7 – worries rob the peace of God so that your mind frets and your body gets stressed.  You blood pressure may go up and your pulse may quicken.  The great thing is that Jesus can calm those worries.  The peace of God that passeth all understanding comes to you “through Christ Jesus.”  Take those worries to Jesus and let him have them, Prov 3:5-6. 

Fears come between us and God – Heb 13:5-6 – Jesus said “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  Therefore, we should be content with his continual presence in our lives.  When we are, “we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”  Jesus is right there to take our fears away and give us victory over them.

Affections come between us and God – Col 3:1-2 – we can love things down here more than we love God.  “Men shall be lovers of their own selves,” [2 Tim 3:2].  Men shall be “lovers of pleasures, more than lovers of God,” [2 Tim 3:4].  When you stay focused on things down here, you lose your affection for things above.  However, Jesus can lift your affections toward him in heaven because he is seated there already and we are in him.

Conclusion: ask the Lord to show you right now what is standing between you and God besides Jesus. Whatever it is, confess it and let him change that and take it out of the way.  Your life should be like the lyrics to Let Nothing Between.  Then only person that should be between you and God is Jesus Christ.