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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 27:50'51 WEB.

    Under the old covenant, the high priest entered a room in the temple called the "Holy of Holies," once a year on Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement. The ark of the covenant was kept there. The manifest presence of God dwelt above the mercy seat. No one but the high priest was ever allowed to enter this inner room. The "Holy of Holies" was a perfect cube. It's height, width, and length were all about fifteen feet.

    There was a thick veil (curtain) the high priest had to pass through to do this. The curtain had many layers which formed a maze for the high priest to enter. Early Jewish tradition describes the outer veil as thick as a man's hand (about four inches), sixty feet tall, thirty feet wide. It was 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 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 after careful preparation, the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies and make atonement for the people's sins, once a year.

    When Jesus was crucified, the temple's veil was torn in two, from top to bottom. God reached down and simply pulled it open. This made 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 who want it. The perfect sacrifice of Jesus on the cross atoned for our sin. It removed the barrier that separated us from God's presence. Those who were once forbidden are now welcome.

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

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen Hallelujah!
Oct 8
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In the name of Yeshua Christ our Lord I ask this, Amen. Thank You Lord Yeshua for being our high priest in heaven. Amen. 

Oct 8
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

Oct 8
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for forgiving me and be with me Always. I cannot do this without you. Amen

Oct 8
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings. Amen 

Oct 8
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 8
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Pastor. I love starting my morning with prayers and your devotional.

Oct 8
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Oct 8
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

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

Oct 8
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for this gift of relationship. Help me walk closely with You. In Jesus' name, Amen

Oct 8
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Oct 8
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Thank you Father for sending Jesus to the cross for my sins and for loving us so much thank you Father

Oct 8
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your work You have done on us Your children, help us to continue our relationship with You and follow Your will. That everything we do be pleasing to You by walking closer and following Your designs. In the Holy name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. Thank You Lord, we cannot do anything without You. 

Pastor, feeling blessed every morning with your devotionals, we always be thankful to you and Sylvia. God bless you both. 

Oct 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please let us all be together again. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Oct 8
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, in the name of Jesus our Messiah I pray, amen

Oct 8
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!  (8) "Heaven came down and glory filled my soul . . . . . . . ." This beautiful old hymn just filled my heart thinking that the Almighty God, Creator of all things reached down touching His creation, loving His creation with an everlasting love and paid the ultimate prize, shed His precious blood for us! Thank you my Lord and God, praise, honor and worship to THEE forever more!!!!!!!

Oct 8
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Help mr Lord to walk closer to you and enter your presence in the mighty name of Jesus,  Amen 

Oct 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 10