Monday, May 19, 2014

The Most Holy Place

There were two rooms in that Tabernacle.  In the first room were a lampstand, a table, and sacred loaves of bread on the table.  This room was called the Holy Place.  Then there was a curtain, and behind the curtain was the second room called the Most Holy Place.  Hebrews 9.2-3

But only the high priest ever entered the Most Holy Place, and only once a year.  And he always offered blood for his own sins and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.  Hebrews 9.7

When I read these words that were scribed so long ago, I can’t help but think about what it must have been like to continually sacrifice and cleanse yourself and never have the privilege of communing with God.  To have Him distant and separate. 

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I wonder if the people back then would gasp in amazement at the privilege we now have. . .  

Living in the Most Holy Place! 

Forget the priests and the heavy thick veil that blocked the way, we have direct access to the King of King and Lord of Lords!  It’s all gone.  Done away with when our Savior paid the ultimate price for our redemption and restoration.

How easy it is to forget how serious a matter it is to come before a Holy God, to take for granted the privilege we hold in our hands? 

The Israelites lived separated from their God.  Some of them got a glimpse of His greatness and the strength of His power but most lived never having encountered God.  They only knew what was passed down to them or what the priests taught them and only a very select few had even limited access to God.

But when Jesus died the Veil was torn in two and the separation of God from man was no longer necessary.  God.  Became.  Reachable. 

In this age of perfect redemption, of access to a Holy God it is so easy to flippantly approach the throne of grace and forget we are stepping into the Holy of Holies.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, 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, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with full assurance that faith brings . . .   Hebrews 10.19-22 

It is our treasure and blessing to have unrestricted admittance into the Most Holy Place.  Let’s not forget the price that was paid so we might not just witness His great works but have an intimate love relationship with Him.

So let me ask you, my friend, are you welcome in the Most Holy Place?  You are, if you’ve surrendered your life to Him.   

Are you grabbing hold of this treasure you possess or letting the moments pass you by because you just can’t seem to find the time? 

He’s waiting . . . enter the Holy of Holies today!


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