death of Jesus is to be understood & embraced.
“This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for
the remission of sins” (Matt 26:28).
Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we
esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He
was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by
His stripes we are healed” (Is 53:4-5).
behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top
to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split.”
The high priest tore his garments when he thought Jesus spoke
blasphemy (Matt 26:64-66).
The veil was torn from top to bottom.
veil separated the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place.
“You shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the
Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you
between the holy place and the Most Holy” (Ex 26:33).
Only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies--and he only once a
What’s the significance of
the veil’s being torn?
more will the high priest enter the Holy of Holies to offer
atonement for sin.
Yet, Jesus’ death made atonement for people’s sins.
more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through Him” (Rom 5:9).
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?” (Heb 9:14).
veil’s tearing could also symbolize God’s departure from
God dwelt in the Temple in a special way (1 Ki 8:11).
No more does God dwell in temples made with men’s hands.
who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of
heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts
veil’s tearing could also mean that we can approach God
Only the priest could enter God’s presence (and only once a
Through Christ, we are able to approach God.
is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man
Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5).
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb 4:16).
many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall
awake” (Dan 12:2).
These folks were raised when Jesus died.
Sins had not been fully forgiven until Jesus died.
Jesus had been raised, these people went into
Jerusalem and appeared to many.
We will be raised when Jesus comes again!
1 Cor 15:51-57.
1 Thess 4:16-17.