"WELCOME" - GOD
Today's Reading: Mark 15
Key Verse: Mark 15:38
Then the veil of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
In our readings over the next few weeks, we will visit the books of Exodus and Leviticus. The origins of the "veil" are in these books. The "veil" was a symbol of the separation between a holy, all-powerful God and His sinful, weak people. Entrance to the Holy of Holies was restricted to once a year, when the High Priest would go beyond the veil to make atonement for the sins of the people. When Jesus died, the veil was torn open from top to bottom - from God to man - by an act of God.
As a result, we can "COME BOLDLY BEFORE THE THRONE OF GRACE" (Hebrews 4:16). The Holy of Holies stood open, an invitation to all to approach the Throne of God through the blood of Jesus which He, as our High Priest, sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in Heaven. Please find the time today to read Hebrews chapters 9 & 10. Our minds will be illuminated and our hearts moved by a greater understanding of what happened in Heaven at the moment Jesus died here on earth.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Heavenly Father, because of the torn veil, Jesus' body, we come boldly into Your immediate Presence. Jesus' death has made this possible. This is the greatest honour we could ever have. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! We're filled with awe as we soak in Your Presence. Amen! and Amen!
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