One of my favorite things to do is to open a new board game. Just taking the lid off the box is fun! All the pieces, bits, dice, cards, tiles, etc. are just so cool! This unveiling does not happen a whole lot but when I can, I thoroughly enjoy it.
P.S. That is not my game library! =-(
Dive in with me now as I unbox Divine Transfusion. Click here to read the full post.
In the Old Testament, the high priest could only enter the Holy of Holies once a year. To do so, he had to sacrifice an animal and sprinkle the blood before him. He would die without the blood.
Jesus, as we read in Hebrews, used his own blood and entered the Holy of Holies. He was both high priest and sacrifice. This he did once and never has it been needed to be done again. See Hebrews 4-10.
As I have asked myself and also in my blogs…
So what? What does this mean for me, right now, in 2016?
To answer that all-encompassing question, we need to open the box.
I will begin by citing a verse from Matthew 27. Verse 51 reads,
“At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split.” NIV
The context is that Jesus has been crucified. He is hanging on a cross just outside Jerusalem. It is about 3:00 in the afternoon. After some final words, he finally dies. Matthew records that at that same time, the curtain was torn. I add the King James Version just because I like the language better for this verse.
“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;” KJV
Behold! The curtain was ripped, torn, rent so we could now see God.
So we could now see God. Yep, the box has been opened.
I don’t really know what it looked like but who cares because now we can see God. Yes, God has opened the way for us. Notice how the veil was rent from top to bottom?
God did it because we could not. All this is possible because of the blood. No, not animal blood but the Blood of Jesus.
We now have access to God. Don’t bother with second best. Go directly to God with your life. All your problems and issues can be covered in the blood. You life won’t instantly turn perfect and peachy but you won’t walk alone. This is a greatly encouraging fact.
One more verse to rock your world. Hebrews again. Hebrews is a fantastic book.
Chapter 4, verses 14-16:
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Underline is mine.
So be bold today and go directly to God. No worries, he will welcome you with open arms.
And that box is better than any board game I will ever play.