For this devotion I am focusing on Easter, including the events of the Crucifixion and what followed this.
I’m using MarkÂ 15:38Â as my scripture as well as references in Matthew 27:51 and LukeÂ 23:45. Mark says, “The veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.”
â€™The veilâ€™ refers to the curtain separating the Holy of Holies from the rest of the Temple (Ex. 26:33; 38:18; Heb. 9:3) where only the High Priest was to go into once a year to make atonement for the sins of the people.
But when Christ died, He made atonement for all of us, so that not only made atonement for our (yours, mine and everyone’s) sins, but now we have direct access to God through Jesus Christ and what He did at Calvary.
Most of this is covered in the book of Hebrews and Eph.Â 2:18, signifying that we have a new and living way now open into the presence of God (Heb.10:20; Eph. 2:21-22).
Secondly, God tore the veil, from top to bottom. Now, if man had torn it, they would have had to do it from the bottom to the top. Also, it would have been most difficult if not impossible as the veil was 32 inches (or almost 80 cm) thick and a team of oxen had tested it to make sure it would not tear.
But God, supernaturally through the Holy Spirit, has made it possible for His people to go into the Holiest place of all, the throne room of God Himself.Â We can go there today because of the events on that first Easter. I urge you to go!
Questions or comments? Email Stephen atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org