Open to All

The curtain of the temple was
torn in two from top to bottom.
     —Matthew 27:51

The curtain covering the entrance to the Most Holy Place in the temple, as described by Alfred Edersheim in The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, was sixty feet high, thirty feet wide, and the thickness of the palm of the hand [about four inches].

That curtain blocked access to God. Only the high priest could enter the Most Holy Place, and he only once a year.

The moment Jesus died the curtain “was torn in two from top to bottom.”

When God tore the curtain, the ministry of the Jewish high priest ended, and the ministry of Jesus, the divine high priest began: he entered the Most Holy Place in heaven and opened it to all (Heb 10:19–20).

Instead of being kept out, we are now invited in.

No longer is the Most Holy Place off-limits.

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