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The Torn Veil

  • 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 the high priest 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. The curtain was renewed each year, and was said to be strong enough that if horses were tied to each side of it, they 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 this 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. God reached down and simply tore it open. 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 those who were once forbidden, are now welcome.

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

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Jan 16
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Jan 16
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen. Thank you Father GOD

Jan 16
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Dear God I pray am living the life you want me to Amen 

Jan 16
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Father for sending us your Son. Praise the Almighty Creator of Heaven. 

Jan 16
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen. Thank you Lord 

Jan 16
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, I just thank You for Your gift!

Jan 16
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 16
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

Jan 16
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Joe Brown
Joe Brown

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

Jan 16
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that I experience more of Your presence in my life. Help me walk closely with You, and live a life that is pleasing to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes please! Everyday (L) Amen ~ Thank you

Jan 16
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank You Jesus!

Jan 16
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Smen

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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus,Amen 

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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

Jan 16
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunities You have given me. Help me to walk close to You and that Your grace be upon me and do the things You want me to do.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this message. God bless you. 

Jan 16
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Ron Watkins
Ron Watkins

Overwhelming to realize what was accomplished on the cross.... although I don't think our finite minds can ever fully understand this side of eternity..

Jan 16
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Praise the Lord for this message, Pastor Dion, and thank you so much for doing all the research trying to bring a clear picture to us so we can actually visualize and gain greater understanding! God bless you and your dear wife Sylvia!

Jan 16
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 16
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I pray for God’s favor. Thank you dear God in the name of Jesus. Amen 

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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

PRAISE THE LORD

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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, Lord, I pray so.

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