Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16).
The most important portion of the tabernacle of meeting is the most holy part of it. It is the holy place of the God of gods and the Lord of lords. Even the Israelites cannot enter into it easily. If at all one enters into it, he will have to die. That place will be filled with God’s presence and Shekinah glory as well.
The high priest alone would enter into it with fear and shiver, plead God for his sake and the sake of the other people of Israel. When things do not go right he may lose his life since others could not enter it may be impossible even to bring his body out. And so people will tie his legs with a long rope so that if he had to die, his body could be pulled out.
But in the New Testament, since Jesus has shed His blood on the cross, He has gone into the most Holy place of heaven with His precious blood as our high priest. There He has advocated to God for our sake and had helped us in achieving atonement. He still stays hit and with blood flowing. He has shouldered our sins, curses and diseases and has cleared them too. He still undergoes the same suffering He underwent on the Cross two thousand years ago. We read as “a Lamb as though it had been slain” in Revelation 5:6 and “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” in Revelation 13:8.
When the blood and the water came flowing from His back the veil of the temple was torn into two from top to bottom. The most holy part was open to everyone. So, God’s children can get nearer to the throne of Grace at any time with the blood of Christ. You can joyfully interact with God, hear His voice and talk to Him too.
Dear children of God, whenever the wine is served to you during Communion rejoice over the blessings which the blood of Christ brings. Praise God for giving this wonderful opportunity of getting nearer to Him through the blood of Christ.
To meditate: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honour and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12)