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Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.
Here the Lord spoke to Moses about how the mobile tabernacle in the wilderness was to be built and what components of the tabernacle had a significance that would distinguish one from another. In this case, a veil was to be hung between the Holy Place, where the priests offered sacrifices, and the “Holy Of Holies.” This Place held the Ark of the Covenant, which housed the presence of God. Only once a year, on the Day of Atonement, was the High Priest allowed to enter the “Holy Of Holies.”
The “VEIL” in the temple separated the ordinary daily sacrifices and the ordinary priests from the once a year sacrifice and the High Priest. It represented separation from the ordinary being allowed to come into the presence of the Almighty, and just one man, the extraordinary High Priest, being allowed to enter the presence of God. But only on one day. When Jesus was crucified on the cross, in that hour that he died, the scripture says the veil in the temple in Jerusalem was supernaturally split in two. “At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn from top to bottom” (Matt. 27:51a.). It represented the fact that because of one man, the man Christ Jesus, the separation from the ordinary man and woman being disallowed to enter God’s presence was over! Because of Jesus, you and I can enter the “Holy of Holies” all day long, or for a minute every hour, or not at all. The writer of the book of Hebrews encourages us to “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace in our time of need (4:16). I hope you will join me today in the “Holy Of Holies.”
Thank You for making a way for a little ordinary person like myself to enter again today into the “Holy of Holies.” Amen