Daily Devotion

February 24, 2024

You Have Unlimited Access

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:19-22


After Jesus gave up His spirit and died, the Bible tells us, “At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (Matthew 27:51) The sky went black, and there was an earthquake, and the veil was torn. In the Old Testament, the veil was the curtain that separated mankind from the holy of holies. Behind that curtain was the mercy seat. Only the high priest could go behind the curtain once a year, and he would sprinkle blood onto the mercy seat seven times. Then, if the sacrifice was accepted, it meant the favor of God would be on the people. Their sins would be covered, they would see a blessing on their crops, and they would experience protection from their enemies. The veil was as thick as the palm of your hand and made out of linen. Historians have said it would take 20 teams of oxen to pull it in two. But it was ripped from top to bottom by the hand of God. 


When Jesus died, the veil was ripped, and suddenly, the mercy seat was exposed to everybody. Jesus had made grace available to everyone. His grace isn’t just for one man, or a certain group, or a specific religion, but all people can enter in through the veil that was torn. The ripping of the veil was symbolic of the sacrifice of Jesus. He died so we could get to the heart of God. We have the same access to God now as the high priest did in the days of the Old Testament. Through Jesus’s blood, He has now opened a way to the mercy, favor, and forgiveness of God. Now “in Him, and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12


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