November 25, 2019
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Hebrews 6:19-20
Today we have a new place to meet God one-on-one. In the Old Testament, that place was the Temple, and that temple had three parts: the outer court, the inner court, and the innermost court called the “Holy of Holies.” No ordinary person—only the high priest—could go in there, and he only once a year. God filled that inner sanctum with His presence.
The high priest, and only the high priest, would enter the Holy of Holies, lifting up a corner of the heavy veil and slipping under. Then he would make atonement for the people by sprinkling blood upon the Mercy Seat. If anyone went in without the blood, he met sudden death.
But when Jesus, the Lamb of God, was slain, all that changed. The heavy veil of the temple was torn in two at Jesus’ death, and it was torn from top to bottom so no one would think a human being had done it. By His death, Jesus was saying that no more animal sacrifices were necessary. Now, every believer can enter the Holy of Holies.
Today we have a new “Holy of Holies.” Have you been there today? Meet with God in the inner sanctum of your heart.