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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. Had they 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. Only once a year, after careful preparation, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies to make atonement for 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. 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. The ones who were once forbidden, are now welcome.

    Prayer: 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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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Good word today! Thank you! Blessings! Pastor's Prayer: 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.
January 17, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Thank you God for your son Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself to set me free.  What a gift!!!  Jesus is my best friend who I love dearly!  Thank you Jesus for your undying love and for the love you show all of us!  Amen.
January 17, 2016
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Elana Phelps
Elana Phelps Amen, Thankful that because Christ died, I can free go to the thrown of grace.
January 17, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Hum quit interesting!! Amazing the Catholic belief has gone too where it Has!! It took Me sitting on Guard Towers of Viet-Nam to realize He is easaly reached in Vervent Prayer!!!!!!!!
January 17, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio So thankful for the finished work of the cross that I am free and blessed to be in the presence of God. Thank you Jesus, and may I live a grace filled life pleasing to you Lord. Amen♡
January 17, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
January 17, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen
January 17, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, may I live pleasing at all times to Jesus. 
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you for this, Pastor Dion. I never realized the significance of the veil being torn in two when Christ died.  Always love learning something new! :) 
January 17, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!
January 17, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Amen! We are only made righteous through the blood of Christ! Thank You, Jesus!
January 17, 2016
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Kathy Kingery
Kathy Kingery I have always loved this message. A direct line to the Lord! Amen!
January 17, 2016
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin Amen!! Lets make sure to walk in the presences of our Lord, the very best we can. Always pray for strength to carry on. I have many hard days as I'm sure some of you do too, but carry onward!!
January 17, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Thank you Father for giving us direct access to you through Jesus Christ. To God be the glory forever, Amen. 
January 17, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Jesus, amen. 
January 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Thank you Father for  your Grace and mercy
January 17, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. Thank you Pastor for sharing this with us.,and for the prayers.Thank Jesus Christ,for all you have done for me and all that you are doing in my life.Father  be glorified in my life,help me to walk in The Spirit and not in the flesh.,that your will be done in my life.in The name of Jesus Christ I pray.
January 17, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am so thankful that God made a way for us to have direct access to Him, through Jesus Christ death and resurection. It was Jesus faithfulness that this happened. Praise God I am under Grace.
January 17, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Help me to walk in Your Presence and live a life that is pleasing to you.
January 18, 2016