The Veil Has Been Torn
“ Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16
One of the most amazing things about Jesus’ death and resurrection is the fact that it “tore the veil.” Let me explain. In the Jewish tabernacle and temple, there was a thick curtain or veil that covered up the entrance to a room called the Holy of Holies. This was a room that only the high priest could enter into, and he could only go in once a year. If he went in there and he was considered unclean, then he would drop dead. This is because God’s presence was made manifest in that room. (Here’s some bible trivia for you: this resting presence of God is called Shekinah Glory.) When Jesus died and rose, the veil was torn in two, both literally and figuratively. Because of what Jesus did, people were free to enter into God’s presence without fear of destruction, because the price for our sins had been paid for.
Today, you can enter into God’s presence yourself! You are, in a way, a priest of God. We can draw near to God’s throne of grace with confidence. Do you take advantage of this? Spend time with the Lord, studying his Word. Don’t just rely on a pastor or a speaker or iDevo to do it for you. How do you know we are right? We could be telling you lies. So search the bible yourself! God wants personal relationship with you. He wants you to come to believe in him and to trust in his promises by studying and praying on your own.
“Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?” (Psalm 24:3) YOU!