Topic: Into The Most Holy Place [Monday, 17th April 2017]
“Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” John 20:17
The event captured in the that scripture did not take place on a Monday morning, but on Sunday, even though you are reading it on a Monday. But it is a very significant event in the whole redemption package.
The Ark of the Covenant Moses built for the children of Israel was a replica of what is in heaven. And just like the priests go to the holies of holy to make atonement for the children of Israel, so also Jesus, our High Priest, had to go into the Holies of Holies to make atonement for you and I.
No one touches the high priest before he goes in. He must not be defiled if not he will die in there. This is why Jesus told Mary Magdalene not to touch or cling to Him. He had to first present, before the mercy seat of God, the blood of atonement for the sins of the world. This was very important, if not, the whole process of Jesus’ death and resurrection would have been of no effect. Easter which we celebrate is actually the feast of atonement.
So Jesus had to present the blood of atonement as a payment for the sins of the world. But unlike the Jewish high priest that goes in every year, Jesus entered once and for all times. Scriptures say in Hebrews 9:12 that “with his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever”. Jesus won’t be going in there again. Our redemption have been secured forever. And with this a better covenant is now in place between God and us. A covenant that is far more glorious and have better promises than the covenant of old (Hebrews 9:15). Hallelujah!
Keep winning daily.
Thank You Jesus for Your blood that is the atoning sacrifice for my sins. With Your blood, You procured my eternal redemption and established a far better covenant for me. I experience to the fullest the blessings of the new covenant always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.