Middle Wall of Partition Being Uprooted
Sep 05, 2007
It appears that the Palestinians are removing the old temple's middle wall of partition, which has been buried for 1900 years. That was the wall that separated Jewish men from Jewish women and from non-Jews, on the religious belief that they were less holy or less welcome in approaching God. The Church broke down this wall spiritually; now the Palestinians are doing it physically.
Archeologists are aghast, of course, but the Israeli government so far appears to be honoring the permit it gave to dig a long 5-foot trench on the old mount in order to replace old electrical wiring. The Palestinian construction workers don't really care about preserving evidence that there used to be a Jewish temple on that site, so they are simply going ahead with the demolition.
Thus fulfilling, oddly enough, Paul's statement in Ephesians 2:14 and 15, "For He Himself [Christ] is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall. . . that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace."