Now I Can Go Into The Holy of Holies
The Holy of Holies is a term in the Hebrew Bible that refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle, where God’s presence appeared. According to Hebrew tradition, the area was defined by four pillars that held up the veil of the covering, under which the Ark of the Covenant was held above the floor The Holy of Holies was the innermost chamber in the wilderness tabernacle, a room so sacred only one person could enter it, and then only one day out of the entire year.
This room was a perfect cube, 15 feet in each direction. Only one object was housed there: the ark of the covenant. There was no light inside the chamber other than the glow from God’s glory. This must have been such an awesome sight to see!
On that day, the high priest would bathe, then put on the clean linen garments of the priest. His robe had solid gold bells hanging from the hem. . He entered the inner sanctuary with a censer of burning incense, which would produce thick smoke, hiding the mercy seat on the ark where God was. Anyone who saw God would die instantly.
The high priest would then sprinkle the blood of a sacrificed bull and a sacrificed goat on the atonement cover of the ark, to make amends for his and the people’s sins.
But thank God that we no longer have to make blooms sacrifices through the New Covenant and New Freedom!
The old covenant God made through Moses with the Israelites required regular animal sacrifices. God lived among his people in the Holy of Holies, first in the desert tabernacle, then in the stone temples in Jerusalem.
Everything changed with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. When Jesus died, the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom, signifying that the barrier between God and his people was taken away.
On Jesus’ death, the first Holy of Holies, or God’s throne in heaven, became accessible to every believer. Christians may approach God confidently, not on their own merit, but through the r i g h t e o u s n e s s credited to them by the shed blood of Christ! You can visit us in service at The Family Church at 9456 Hwy 146N Hardin, TX or live on facebook at @tfchardin/ facebook.