We Have Nothing to Fear, or Any Barriers to Overcome
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).
This room was strictly off limits. Only the High Priest was allowed to enter and only once a year. When he did enter, he had to take a blood sacrifice.
The Israelites knew it as the Holy of Holies, God’s earthly dwelling place. To enter into this room was a death sentence. What sinful man could survive in His holy presence?
A thick curtain blocked the entry. It stood for 1500 years as a warning sign to the people of Israel. “Do not enter” was the message. No one dared go in. As long as the Mosaic Covenant stood, so did the curtain.
But that covenant came to an end. Christ’s death brought it to its completion and marked the beginning of the New Covenant. Strange events ushered in this new era. The earth shook, the dead came out of their graves, and the curtain tore from top to bottom.
Those who were in the temple witnessed a supernatural event. An invisible power ripped through the thick veil. They saw the inside of the most Holy place for the first time. The way in was now open. The Bible doesn’t say, but I’ve always wondered if anyone had the guts to go in the Holy of Holies that day.
Some thirty years later the Temple was destroyed, the Holy of Holies was gone. But, as the writer of Hebrews wrote, this temple was merely a copy of the heavenly throne. The real and true Holy place still stands, and the way in is open. Christ’s blood is the confidence we have to enter in this throne of grace.
As the Bible commands, let’s go boldly in.
The blood of Jesus opened the way. He is your confidence to enter into the true Holy of Holies and experience the presence of God. You have nothing to fear, or any barrier to overcome. Jesus took them all away once and for all. Go in and find grace and mercy to help you in your time of need. Be courageous, draw near to him in full assurance of faith.
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