(…continues from part 6)
7) Let us look at the veil. The first time of its mention is in Exodus 26:31 “And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:” and verse 33 reads: “And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.” Now the Hebrew word for ‘vail’ is pôreketh (po-reh’-keth): ‘curtain, veil; a separatrix, that is, (the sacred) screen.’ Grammatically, the pôreketh is a noun feminine active participle of perek (peh’-rek): ‘break apart i.e. fracture; cruelty’. The sinfulness of the Adamic creation is a horrid putrefaction separating God from man.
In order not to bring the judgment of destruction upon the creation of His hand, the good LORD designed a protective barrier that actively ward off His anger, which we deserve, from Adam. What a God of mercy He is! He did the same for the wandering Israel in the wilderness when He instructed Moses: “And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:” (Exodus 19:12).
“…and thou shalt see my back parts…” (Exodus 33:23).
A more classically dramatic show of God’s stance of the compassionate bulwark came alive when He said to Moses’ request of beholding the full glory of Jehovah. Exodus 33:20-23 “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21) And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22) And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23) And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” God said, “…and will cover thee with my hand…” and ‘cover’ is śâkak (saw-kak’): ‘to block, overshadow, screen, stop the approach, shut off, cover;’ serving the same purpose of the temple curtain.
Why did God not tell Moses to use his own hand to cover his eyes, and to ensure its tight closeness? God Himself provided the holy palm of His eternal hand for the protection of Moses. What a caring God our Jehovah is! In the face of man’s continual perpetration of ostracizing sinfulness, the paternal benevolence of the Creator shielded the worshipers of God from the destructive desideration of Satanism. He knew that He was going to put the spiritual mechanism of eternal salvation in motion, but in the interim, we needed to be safe. The veil was so immense that the artistry wrought of its cubical design covered the entrance of the holy of holies. It was quite different from the vengeful design of Abel’s anger.
Abel’s would not cover his brother’s sin going by God’s condemnable remark of Genesis 4:10 “And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.” The viciousness that spilled the blood of Abel was such a grief that it failed to enable an affordability of a kind forgiveness. The evil deed of Cain, as far as Abel’s blood was concerned, must not be unpunished. It is in every conceivable way different from salvific flow of Jesus.
At the substitutionary death of Jesus the mighty veil had accomplished its existence. His death sprinkled the propitiatory blood of eternal salvation, giving us an unbelievable access to the most holy presence of God, hitherto, inaccessible. Every born again Christian, by the virtue of the shed blood, has been officially ordained a priest and more than the high priest, has access to the presence of God as several times as we decide to come before Him, which is, and which was, and which is to come. Amen. The blood of Jesus Christ speaks better things.
His blood speaketh better things
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
Eead part 6 here