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The Veil is Gone

  • Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. Matthew 27:50 WEB

    Under the old covenant, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies in the temple, where the manifest presence of God dwelt, once a year on Yom Kippur ( The Day of Atonement ).

    There was a thick veil (curtain) that he had to pass through to do this. Early Jewish tradition states that the outer veil was as thick as a man's hand (about four inches), sixty feet high, thirty feet wide, and so heavy that it took three-hundred priests to manipulate it. It was renewed each year, and horses tied to each side of it could not pull it apart.

    The 'Holy of Holies' where the Ark of the Covenant rested was a perfect cube. It's height, width, and length were about fifteen feet. The inner veil that covered the 'Holy of Holies' was over three feet thick with many layers and formed a maze that the high priest walked through.

    The veil was a barrier between sinful man and a Holy God. If someone had stumbled in there unprepared, they would have fallen dead in His presence. The manifest presence of God was shielded from mankind by the thick curtain, the veil. Only once a year, after careful preparation, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the sins of the people.

    When Jesus was crucified, the veil in the temple was torn in two, from the top to the bottom. This made the way for us to enter directly into the Lord's manifest presence. Jesus atoned for our sin. We can now enter into the Lord's presence wherever we are. In a hospital, in prison, or at home, the Lord's door is now open for those that want it. The sin that once separated us from God's presence, is now atoned for by the perfect sacrifice of Jesus and the ones who were once forbidden, are now welcome.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You manifest Your presence in my life. Help me walk in Your presence and live a life that is pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

 

July 13, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You manifest Your presence in my life. Help me walk in Your presence and live a life that is pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Amen <3

 

July 13, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

July 13, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 13, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

This is really weird. Right before I opened this meditation I laid in bed angry at God. I thought how he abondond Jesus on the cross and during his carrying of the cross and painful  death.  How lonely Jesus must of felt. I know he did this for my sins but how could God allow that suffering?   I know logically Jesus did this for me. Then I opened this meditation with your scripture, "Jesus cried out in a loud voice". That was the exact image I had in my mind. Jesus crying out," why have you abandoned me?"  

July 13, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

I am to learn that without Gods perfect plan of Jesus suffering on the cross, none of us would be here. None of us would know the Love of God and I would not know my love if Jesus.  In the suffering is my redemption. Is that the lesson for my own suffering? In my suffering is my redemption?  

July 13, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Good thought Michelle

July 13, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

This in itself is astounding!! Any one who can start to grasp this, is on their way!! I still wonder some times the sheer joy so many have, in Him! I feel for Me His suddle way of grabing My ear as a boy, starting to get My attention, was very cool! From jump He was a friend, a perfect guide I would learn too trust! The amount of suffering I've brought on My self these last few years, will stop, when I'm willing too totaly surrender! As I've said, Me pulling back, away is like en too a rubber band! When I let go, surrender, I will feel notice the direction, and I shall be propelled right where He wants Me! Amen--Praise God-For His Son, all He stands for!!

July 13, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muffedited: July 13, 2017

That's beautiful Mike.  A lesson I need to lean into is to surrender in trust into the Lords hands and direction, no MATTER THE COST OR THE OUTCOME!

July 13, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen Brother Mike

July 13, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.Praise him from whom all blessings flow.

July 13, 2017
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer

Amen! What an amazing revelation! I thank you Lord for giving your life that we may have direct access to God's presence

July 13, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I pray that You manifest Your presence in my life. Help me walk in Your presence and live a life that is pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank You Jesus!

July 13, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 13, 2017
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson

The visual I get every time I think of that humongous veil being torn gives me chills!  So humbled by Jesus' selfless act that allows us to come to the throne & be in the midst of our AWESOME God!!!!!

July 13, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen. Lord Walk with me, I need Your presence in my life.

July 13, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen, I now have Jesus as my  High Priest that lives in side me teaching me and guiding me through life. I have direct assess to God through Jesus and The Holy Spirit in my life that never leaves me. Praise God for sending His only begotten Sun to die for my sin's and forgiving me ALL of them, and then not ever remember them any more. True freedom!

July 13, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

July 13, 2017
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Luz Maria Espinoza
Luz Maria Espinoza

This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Amen 

July 13, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

July 13, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly  Father I pray that you manifest your presence in my life. Help me walk in your presence and live a life that is pleasing to you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 13, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Wow! I didn't know the veil was so big and thick!! Only God could tear it from top to bottom!!

July 13, 2017
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Lorena Amador
Lorena Amador

So weird, I had just finished reading the introducing verse, I pause and think, and pray the first thing that comes to my mind is, I'm so unworthy today to speak to God. Then I continue to read and read, "Have you ever felt that you are unworthy to speak to God." Pastor your messages are always right on my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

 

July 14, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You manifest Your presence in my life. Help me walk in Your presence and live a life that is pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Pastor thank you for your time nad your daily devotion. :-)

July 14, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I pray that You manifest Your presence in my life. Help me walk in Your presence and live a life that is pleasing to You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen

July 14, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I pray the same..Amen. Great info on the Holy of Holies.  Didn't know the outer was 3 feet thick.  And inner was a maze..Wow!  I went to a replica to study it and listen to talk about it.  Loved it.. I love Christ took the veil off my eyes to see how close He is.

July 21, 2017