“Day after day every Priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sin, But when this Priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God” (Hebrew 10:11-12).
Jesus’ perfect atonement not only allow believers to enter God’s holy presence, but also to come boldly to his Throne o f Grace to find mercy and grace in their time of need. This was not so with the children of Israel before Jesus’ death. Soon after God had brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, he showed Moses the pattern of a large Tent, and gave him full directions as to how he wished his Tent to be made. It was called the Tabernacle.
While the Tabernacle had it’s standing in the days before our Lord Jesus died, the way into God’s presence was not revealed. A square curtain called the Vail was placed in the Tabernacle by the Holy Spirit. The Vail hung between the holy place and the Holiest of all. It divided between the two. Only once a year was anyone allowed to enter into the Holiest of all.
The moment Jesus died the Vail was torn into two, from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51). This signified that the way into the Holiest of all had now been made open. The torn Vail would allow those who served in the temple to see into the Holiest of all; and this is our privilege now! We can by faith behold our Lord Jesus Christ appearing as the great High Priest “In the presence of God for us.”