One of the most powerful visuals of what Christ did when He died on the Cross is found in Mark 15:38.
“The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (NIV)
To understand the magnitude of this we must first begin to know the purpose of this veil. It separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place; a place only entered into by the High Priest, once a year, and not without the sacrificial blood of a lamb. Behind it resided the Ark of the Covenant, the Throne of God, the holiest of holies.
When Jesus died, he tore the veil in two, making the Throne of God accessible to all, offering the perfect blood of the spotless lamb and the ultimate and lasting sacrifice for entrance.
Heaven came as Jesus went. The final sacrifice of Christ on the cross shattered the divide between God and humanity. Christ’s atonement for the sin of all humanity split the veil from heaven to earth and allowed for entrance into the Throne Room.
“Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”-2 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV)
Our eyes are opened. Not just to our sin and our own shortcomings as we would presume God is waiting to reveal to us, but to His glory. His radiance opens the eyes of our hearts to the love He has for us and to the love He has for others. In Christ, there is no separation for those of us who believe; for those of us who trust that He did what He did so that we could have fellowship with Him in the Light of His glory.
I invite you to enter into His Throne Room today with a thankful heart at the privilege of doing so. Rejoice in His mighty victory that allows you entrance into His beautiful presence, a place He so longs to meet you in.
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