Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Thank you Lord...

"Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come." (1 Corinthians 1:21-22).

"This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus." (Ephesians 3:6)

I was reading these words this week when it hit me all over again; God saves. As the popular song puts it, "I was lost in utter darkness 'til you came and rescued me."

Prior to Jesus, access to God was only allowed by going through a "High Priest." Inside the Holy Place was an inner room called the Holy of Holies. Separating this room from the Holy place was a veil. Not some veil that is "see-through, like we see at weddings, but a 4" thick veil. It was renewed every year and was so strong that you could have two horses on either side pulling at this veil and it could not be torn. The word "veil" in Hebrew means "divider" or "screen." What was it dividing? It was keeping sinful man away from a Holy God.

Then Jesus comes, dies, and that veil is literally torn in two. We now have direct access to the Holy of Holies, and Jesus, who lives in all believers, has become our High Priest. Check this out;

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body …let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.” (Hebrews 10:19-22)

Do you know what this means? Take a moment to dwell on these truths...and say with me, "Thank you Lord!" For more on this, check out this site.

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