“By these regulations the Holy Spirit revealed that the entrance to the Most Holy Place was not freely open as long as the Tabernacle and the system it represented were still in use” (Hebrews 9:8 NLT).


The two rooms of the Tabernacle were symbolic of the spiritual separation existing between God and man. Only priests could enter the first room called the Holy Place. And only the High Priest could enter the second room called the Most Holy Place, and then only once a year on the Day of Atonement, which is called Yom Kippur. Yet, when Christ died on the cross, the curtain of separation was torn and the way to the Father was opened (Matt.27:51). Because of Jesus we may approach the throne of God, clothed in the righteousness of Christ. Jesus has opened the way for us, not by having us keep religious “regulations,” but by believing in Him and receiving Him in relationship as Lord and Savior. Therefore, we are able to “boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place” (Heb.10:19-20).
PRAYER: Dear Father, we are able to come to you boldly at any time as children coming to their father. For we have been adopted into Your family as Your very own children. We are not motivated by fear, but by love as we seek Your face. Fill us afresh with Your Spirit. Make us bold as Your witnesses. We are Yours. In Jesus’ name, amen.