Jesus, Our Veil

"And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth" [Rev 5:6]

From Hebrews 8:5 we know that the things in the tabernacle were shadows of the heavenly. The writer says, “[priests] serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, see, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.”

So where is the Lamb in the tabernacle?

In the above passage from Revelation, we see The Lamb as it had been slain. We see Jesus in heaven still having the marks of slaughter upon Him. He stands victorious in the midst as a lamb having been slain. Similar to this, Jesus appears in Zechariah, a stone with irreversible engravings. Zechariah writes,

"...Behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith The LORD of Hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day."

Also notice this passage in Hebrews 10,

"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into 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..." [Heb 10:19-20]

Jesus Christ, standing as a slain Lamb, bridges the gap in heaven for us. The Father once unapproachable, Jesus came to earth and drank the cup of God’s wrath full and deep, atoning for our sins. His flesh was torn open by man and He was crushed by The Father without mercy, and Matthew records, “Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.”

And the veil once strong and triumphant in its blockade, now stands torn, as Christ Jesus our Blessed Savior gloriously mediates for us. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” [1 Tim 2:5]

CONCLUSION

Through Jesus we have perfect peace with The Father and free access through Jesus’ blood. We are accepted in the beloved. Therefore we can come to The Father through Jesus whenever we want. We don’t have to wait until The Day of Atonement like the High Priests of old, but can freely and confidentially, as a child, enter our Father’s throne room in prayer.

So then, “…having an High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” [Heb 10:21-25]

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