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29th April 2024

The Torn Veil

 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom;

and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split.

Matthew 27:51

Referring to the Bible Augustine (one of the early Church fathers), said “The New is in the Old concealed. The Old is in the New revealed.” He is speaking about the fact that many items and people in the Old Testament serve to point ahead to things more clearly revealed in the New Testament. This was the idea in Paul’s mind when he said, “Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. (1 Cor 10:11).

Many objects in the Old Testament point ahead to truths more fully revealed in the New Testament. For instance, we know that the Brazen Serpent of Numbers 21 was a type of the Lord Jesus, John 3:14. We also know that the Manna of Exodus 16 was also a type or a picture of Jesus Christ, John 6:31-35. There are many more examples which are too numerous to name, but I think you get the point.

But, of all the types in the Old Testament, none is more rich in its symbolism than the Tabernacle. From one end to the other, the Tabernacle is a picture of the Lord Jesus and of the redemption believers enjoy in Him. That ancient structure, is an amazing portrait of God’s grace, His salvation and His efforts to redeem a fallen race of Between these two rooms stood the veil that is the subject of our text today.

The veil that hung in the ancient Tabernacle of Israel contains a great message for those who will take the time to study it. This veil is a wonderful picture of Jesus Christ. In fact, it is specifically a picture of Christ and His work while He was here in His flesh. In Hebrews10:20 the Bible says: “By a new and living way, which He has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh.

Now, in Jesus Christ, we can come before our Father at any time! What a glorious privilege is our! And, it is given to us because Jesus became the veil and was torn on Calvary so that we might get to God! Bless His Name!

Bible Reading

Exodus 26:31-33; Matthew 27:51.


 Lord Jesus Christ, on the cross You were torn for my sins, that I might have a relationship with the Father. thank You, Lord. Amen.



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