The Veil-The Way Into The Most Holy Place

The Veil-The Way Into The Most Holy Place

The tabernacle (the outer court, the holy place and the most holy place) is a picture of man-body, soul and spirit.

 

“And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things; that your whole spirit, and soul, and body, may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (I Thessalonians 5:23)

The word of God is like a sword that divides between our soul and spirit

“For the word of God is living and effectual, and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) When we hear or read God's Word, it enters our soul (mind and emotions) first. It instructs our mind and stirs our emotions. But if it stops there, and does not make us yield our will in obedience to God, the the Word cannot enter through the veil into our spirit-and we will not grow spiritually. The veil is our human will which must submit to God's will.

 

Jesus came down from heaven not to do His own will but the will of His Father Who sent Him. “I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.” (John 6:38)

 

All through His earthly life His attitude to His Father was, “Not My will but yours be done”. This is where we are called to follow Jesus too. Many do not become spiritual because even though they understand God's will and are stirred by it in their emotions, they do not give up their own will to God's will.

Denying one's own will and doing the Father's is the secret of true spirituality.

Jesus has now inaugurated this new and living way for us-so that we can walk on it every day. “Having therefore, brethren, a confidence in the entering into the holies by the blood of Christ; A new and living way which he hath dedicated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh...” (Hebrews 10:19-20)

 

This is not a door that we enter once for all time. It is a way along which we have to walk every day. Only in this way can we live in the most holy place at all times.

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