“The Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing” (Hebrews 9:8 NKJV).


The Holy Spirit was the inspiration for understanding the meaning of the Tabernacle and how it pointed to its fulfillment in Christ. For the place here called the “Holiest of All” is a reference to the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, wherein the High Priest was only able to enter once a year and not without blood. This “way” to approach God was only open in this limited way. Yet, it pointed to a day when it would be made wide open to all through Christ Jesus, our Great High Priest, who would pay for our sins with His own blood.
As a result, everyone who has trusted Christ may enter with “boldness, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil” (Heb. 10:19-20). Therefore, let us draw near to God with full assurance, knowing that Christ has paved the way for our access to the Father.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we are able to call You Father because of Jesus, Your Son. For we are in Him and He is in us. We therefore come into Your presence with confidence, not in ourselves, but in Your provision for us through Christ Jesus. Thank You for this great salvation and this wonderful access! Forgive us for taking it for granted. Fill us afresh with Your Spirit today. In Jesus’ name, amen.