THE RENT IN TWAIN VEIL OF THE TEMPLE

Beyond The Veil is the Holy of Holies

From: Deb's Random Thoughts ...and ART! http://debsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/08/beyond-veil-holy-of-holies.html
From: Deb's Random Thoughts ...and ART! http://debsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/08/beyond-veil-holy-of-holies.html

It Is All About The Cross of Christ

Hebrews 6:20  Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

IMPORTANCE OF THE VEIL OF THE TEMPLE

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THE VEIL OF THE TEMPLE WAS TORN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

Let us pause for a moment and think of the many wonders which attended the greatest heartbreak and the greatest triumph of history.  I speak of the tragic scene of Calvary.  Meteorologically - the skies darkened, the heavens thundered and discharged their anguish at the pitiable sight of their Master hanging in agony between heaven and earth.  Geologically - the earth, whose power had made and swallowed mountains, trembled with the taste of innocent blood, the precious blood which cried from the body of the only begotten Son of God.  Anthropomorphically - fossils and bones, long dead and dried, were called from the depths and rightly fit together and became a small living army to serve as companions to the first fruits of the resurrection yet to come.  Even the Temple, which we have learned was to serve as a type of Christ, swayed under the awesome power of Calvary’s Cross.  The Temple curtain was torn asunder. The Secret of the Holy of Holies was unveiled.

(Matthew 27:51) And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Historically - it was only the high priest who had access to this sacred chamber of the Holy of Holies.  His priesthood was there.  When Jesus on the Cross gave up His Spirit, and cried, “It is finished,” the Holy of Holies moved above; or else was transfixed with the High Priest of Heaven in human hearts. 

High Priest Standing Before the Most Holy of Holies

Hebrews 7:24  But Jesus lives forever, so he serves as a priest forever
Hebrews 7:24 But Jesus lives forever, so he serves as a priest forever

It Is All About JESUS

So then, my brothers, being able to go into the holy place without fear, because of the blood of Jesus, By the new and living way which he made open for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having a great priest over the house of God,
So then, my brothers, being able to go into the holy place without fear, because of the blood of Jesus, By the new and living way which he made open for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having a great priest over the house of God,

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Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith.

The Holy of Holies is now the presence of Jesus Christ within my heart; I have been ushered behind that Veil, and can now come with confidence before the Savior of my soul.

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  (15)  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  (16)  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews Bible KJV 4:14-16)

No priest, nor pastor, nor preacher, nor president, nor king, nor dictator dare now bar the way to God’s presence. No man nor woman shall stand between me and God. I need no burning bush, nor a miraculous vision, nor a voice to say, “the place where thou standest is holy ground.” Every mountain side can now be my Temple, and every cornfield can be a Holy of Holies. I hear Jesus knock at the door of my soul, and Jehovah, Himself enters and abides with me.  We sup together the communion of abundant life. The “I Am” of Moses in the desert is now my “I AM,” or rather the “ I will be what I will be.” He is ever speaking in this Holy Place, “To your weakness I will be Strength; to your worthlessness I will be Worthiness: to your darkness I will be Light: to your death I will be Life.”

The old veil had hid, the Rent Veil reveals.

Mark 15:38  And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Now I see Him Face to Face

Revelation 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

I can now see Jesus with my spiritual eyes, face to face

Jesus is no longer concealed to me! The old veil had hid, the Rent Veil reveals. I can now see Jesus with my spiritual eyes, face to face.  I can now apprehend Him in my mind, and grasp Him by my faith.  It is not that I know all things about Him, but my High Priest is forever with me.  The joy of my life is to now and forever  learn of Him.

The Rent Veil is revelation: this newly unfurled curtain reveals His attributes and makes Him more fully knowable. He is so approachable!

We might say the old veil was a type of sin. Sin drew the veil over God’s face, The bloody sacrifice of Christ withdrew it; nay, rent it into from top to bottom. Our LORD was of such holiness that HE could not, would not, look upon sin.  However, Jesus Christ became that sin, and His body was rent from the top (with its crown of thorns we made him wear) to the bottom (with His feet nailed to the Old Rugged Cross).  Both veils were ripped. We can now venture within the Curtain and gaze without alarm on the very face of the Holy One.

You may wonder what should happen when I see Him. I should absorb that Glory and reflect it like a mirror back to the world.  I should be transformed into His image.  That which I admire I imitate, and His love should breed His likeness within me.  As I gaze, I grow!

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass ( Mirror)the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. ( 2 Corinthians Bible KJV 3:18 ).

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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

This is a very uplifting hub, thank you sir. God Bless You


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Pastor_Walt 7 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee Author

Thanks febriedethan for the encouraging words.


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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

The veil is a reminder that we were separated from God by our sin but now we are all priests with Him when we are saved. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. That veil must have been something (I read somewhere that some think that the veil was at least 6 inches thick and I forgot how much they thought it weighed) and the heat in there must have been atrocious unless God preserved the coolness. He did after all keep a cloud over them all the time to protect them from the desert. Very good my brother.


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Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

I LIKE THIS ONE!


Priscilla Gabor 6 years ago

Please send material in regards to the renting of the veil.


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Pastor_Walt 6 years ago from Jefferson City, Tennessee Author

Priscilla, please check out my other hub on the "rent veil."


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

I believe the vail was rent for a couple of reason's. Since the jewish leaders had rejected the Lord it was a sign that He now rejected them. It also revealed what was suppost to be kept hidden allowing gentiles and others deemed unworthy to see within the Sacrad Place, both to shame the self-rightous Church leaders and to open the Gospel to ALL God's children. Thus it was both a symbol of punishment for pride and a Victory for all mankind.


Love God 4 years ago

Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins and the sins of the whole world and believe that Jesus Christ rose again on the third day.Confess with your mouth that Jesus christ is your Lord and Saviour and you will be saved!!!!!!!!


michaelheemson 4 years ago

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JC 3 years ago

It was a sign that the Old Testament ended and the New Testament began.


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mabelhenry 2 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

Praise the Lord, Pastor Walt: This is a glorious hub. Voted up! I especially like these words you speak here, "The Holy of Holies is now the presence of Jesus Christ within my heart; I have been ushered behind that Veil, and can now come with confidence before the Savior of my soul." This is an exclusive place within our hearts manifested for the Godhead alone. Hallelujah! The exclusive place is where you go to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and where He unveils His presence. Have a great week.

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