Tuesday, 28 August 2018
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom – Matthew 27:51.
God made a big, bold statement with the rending in twain of the temple veil. Again it happened immediately after Christ yielded His spirit in death in obedience to His Father’s will and plan. In this period God had confined Himself and His presence to the holiest part of the temple, otherwise known as the Holy of Holiest. Only the High Priest could dare approach the presence of God in this place. However, at Christ’s death God exhibited a voracious longing, hunger and thirst to be among, with and one with His people. Later He showed vividly that His ultimate goal was actually to be in His people. That’s a wholly different dynamic.
His presence manifested differently through different mediums in different eras, inter alia, His presence was in the garden of Eden, would come upon prophets, was in the tabernacle of Moses, and the ark of the covenant. Yet throughout the ages God’s inexpressible love and deep yearning for the people He made in His likeness was not satisfied. He wanted more than just be with, among and upon us. To appease His burning desire He had to make the ultimate sacrifice. He had to strip His Son of His glory, make the unborn Creator born through the created creature, kill Him through great unsearchable pain and suffering. For God to realize His desire to live in the man He created cost Him everything. Do you understand?