Daily Insight October 27
Not delayed or wishful access, but Listen! you have instant and assured access.
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have the 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, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:19-22 NIV.
Our insight reminds us we have instant access to Most Holy Place, referring to the very presence of God, through the curtain that is the body of Jesus, which was broken for humanity.
In the olden days, only once in a year, the high priest could enter into the most holy place to atone for the nation’s sin as a whole. That day is called the day of atonement, and the High priest enters only with the blood of the sacrificial goat in his hand. He then sprinkled some of the blood on the mercy seat seven times to cleanse people from their impurities. At most fear, the High priest entered there to do his service for the people.
Our passage says, we have today the confidence to enter the Most Holy Place (to the very presence of God) by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, the body of Jesus Christ. Remember, the thick and large curtain hung in front of the holiest place was torn down from top to bottom at the time of the death of Jesus Christ. Matthew in his Gospel 27:51 that, “at the moment (referring to the moment of the death of Jesus) the curtain of the temple was torn from top to bottom.”
This was the curtain the high priest of Israel passed to enter into the presence of God once in a year on the day of atonement.
The imagery of the curtain in front of the most holy place in the temple and the curtain referred to here as the body of Jesus is very important. If it was by the curtain of the temple in front of the most holy place, the high priest entered and atoned for the sins and transgressions of the people, now Jesus, the fulfillment of God’s promise and salvation to the people, opened a new and living way for us to enter into the very presence of God. The curtain mentioned here is the body of Jesus. It is a new and living way. Brand new with all its excitements. It is living because this is not the way of the dead animals, but is the way of the source of all life – the abundant life-Jesus Christ.
Beloved, you don’t need to wait for one year or worry and fearfully consider going to the presence of God. You walk through the curtain the body of Jesus into the presence of God with faith and trust in Him. Our insight also says there in the most holy place (the very presence of God) is Jesus Christ -our great high priest over the house of God. Therefore you can come and draw near to God with full confidence and with a sincere and open acknowledgment/agreement of your sins, transgressions, and shortcomings, with the full faith in what Jesus had already accomplished for you.
In short, you have instant access to God in and through Jesus Christ. Because of the curtain, the body of Jesus is broken on the cross for all of your sins. Jesus paid for your sins on the cross. By coming to Jesus and accepting Him as your savior, you have the confidence to draw near to God and enjoy His love, mercy, forgiveness.
Beloved, if you do not have confidence or assurance as of yet about your salvation, forgiveness of sins, or eternal life at the time of your death, Bible says you do not need to wish or hope only for it. You can get the confidence and confirmation of your eternal salvation right away today.
I will help you. Would you pray with me? “Father in heaven, I believe by the shed blood of Jesus, by his body broken for my sins, he opened a new and living way to come to you and enjoy all you have for me. I believe Jesus died, buried, and rose again for me. I am sorry for my sins and transgressions. Thank you for the confidence and assurance of salvation, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and eternal life available in and through Jesus Christ. In the name of Christ, I pray. Amen.”