Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh. (Hebrews 10:29,30)
Christ was nailed to the cross between the third and sixth hour, that is between nine and twelve o’clock. In the afternoon He died. This was the hour of the evening sacrifice. Then the veil of the temple, that which hid God’s glory from the view of the congregation of Israel, was rent in twain from top to bottom.
Through Christ the hidden glory of the holy of holies was to stand revealed. He had suffered death for every man, and by this offering, the sons of men were to become the sons of God. With open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, believers in Christ were to be changed into the same image, from glory to glory. The mercy seat, upon which the glory of God rested in the holiest of all, is opened to all who accept Christ as the propitiation for sin, and through its medium, they are brought into fellowship with God. The veil is rent, the partition of walls broken down, the handwriting of ordinances [no more lambs had to be slain] cancelled. By virtue of His blood the enmity is abolished. [If we will freely accept the free gift of salvation.]
The simple story of the cross of Christ, His suffering and dying for the world, His resurrection and ascension, His mediation in the sinner’s behalf before the Father, subdues and breaks the hard and sinful heart, and brings the sinner to repentance. The Holy Spirit sets the matter before him in a new light, and the sinner realizes that sin must be a tremendous evil to cost such a sacrifice to atone for it. . . . How grievous must sin be that no less a remedy than the death of the Son of God could save man from the consequences of his guilt. Why was this done in behalf of man? – It was because God loved him, and was not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, believe in Jesus as a personal Saviour, and have life eternal.
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Comment by Connie: Some have made many stumbling blocks to climb over for Christians! And now many are becoming stumbling blocks themselves, by not understanding, whose blood, is the only blood, that can save us to the utmost! His name is Jesus. All who call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. Romans 10:13
This is why, in the last days, no one can die, for someone else. We are choosing who we worship, by who we follow. Jesus says, “If, you follow me, I will make you fishers of men.”
There are many creatures in the “Sea of Life,” and we all have our ship, and we do not want to make “shipwreck” of our faith! We cling unto the Holy Spirit, that puts “oil’ in our Lamps, His words bring “Joy” the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Oil is a symbol of joy! Joy is the gift of the Holy Spirit! For me it is knowing, the death of Jesus, brings joy to the sad face, it brings health to the heart. He is no longer crying, He is coming to receive His Children, those He purchased to be with Him, when He said to His Father, “That they may be with me, that where I am they may be also.”
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovest me before the foundation of the world.
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.(John 17:24-26).
This is what makes unity.
His blessing on all who come in His Name! To study the Bible is the highest form of worship. When it is opened pray for the Holy Spirit, to lead you into all truth, and receive the joy of the oil of being annointed with His Holy Spirit. You are saved by the blood of Lamb, Jesus Christ, own it, love, appreciate God’s favor.