2 Chronicles 3:13-14
"The wings of these cherubim spanned twenty cubits overall. They stood on their feet, and they faced inward. And he made the veil of blue, purple, crimson, and fine linen, and wove cherubim into it." NKJV
The temple of God was an amazing sight to behold. Filled with fine gold and ornate designs, it was a place where men could come stand in the presence of God. Then again, you would have to be part of the priesthood to enter the Holy of Holies and truly be in God's presence. For most everyone in Israel, they were allowed only partial access to God through His priests - but 2000 years ago everything changed.
Matthew 27:50-51: "And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split," NKJV
The very veil that had been commanded by God for His temple was now being torn by Him. It was His signal to us that He had made a way for us to approach Him without a priest. Friend, this is an amazing truth. The God of all creation has made a way for you and me to be in fellowship with Him. Because of Jesus' death and resurrection, we now have access to the Father through prayer. So, have you spent time with Him today? Take to Him your sins, doubts, fears and troubles and know that He hears you and cares for you. My friend, the veil is gone! Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence.
Life Lesson: We have access to God only through the cross.
Thank You for what You did on the cross. Lord, because of Jesus, I now have forgiveness of sins and access to You without need of pastor or priest. Help me to not take that for granted, but to come to You in prayer on a daily basis so that I will be ready to do Your will. Use me to share this amazing truth with all those around me. In Jesus' name, Amen.