Exodus 26:33 And you shall hang the veil from the clasps, and bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil. And the veil shall separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy.
Holies of Holies. Sounds like an uber-holy expression, but it comes from the Old Testament locale of ark of the covenant and other very important articles. Most importantly, it was where God Almighty dwelt. Back in the day, people would want to meet with God so they went to the temple with sacrifices which the priest would offer to the Lord. They would sing and worship the Lord. They would fellowship with each other. They would find forgiveness of sin… even if only for a moment. I, being a gentile woman, wouldn’t even be able to worship the other Jewish women, let alone in the inner courts with the men!
The priest, however, had special privilege. The priest actually made the sacrifices! The priest got to go to the altar! The priest got to go into the sanctuary! And once a YEAR, one sinless man would timidly, humbly, fearfully pull back the veil and there he would dwell with God in the Holy of Holies. One man, once a year, on one platform above the others would ask for the remission of sin and be with God. Truly amazing!
What’s more amazing, that we, as a sinful, jacked up, messed up, tore-up-from-the-floor- up, motley crew of beings can enter into the presence of God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth—every day. AW Tozer, in his book, The Pursuit of God said it best: Ransomed men need no longer to pause in fear to enter the Holy of Holies. God wills that we should push on into His presence and live our whole life there… It is more than a doctrine to be held; it is a life to be enjoyed, every moment of every day.
The heart of the Christian message is that God Himself is waiting for his children to push into Him and be in His presence, to pull back the veil and be with GOD! Doing Life living in the outer courts, worshipping like an outsider, and momentarily dwelling in His presence is not how we are to live. So why do we continue to let the veil separate us from the Holy of Holies? The veil was torn from top to bottom upon the last breath of our Savior on Calvary. Do not continue to live outside the veil, but push into His presence today.