“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 NKJV)
In Leviticus 16:2-34 we find that behind the veil was the Holy of Holies (the heart of God.). It is also know as the throne of grace.
The Ark of the Covenant resides here signifying God’s unbreakable covenant with His people.
On top is the mercy seat, not the judgment seat.
When I looked up the definition of mercy in the Lexicon, I discovered it is God’s compassion on us for the havoc sin has caused in our lives; sickness, curses, poverty, loss of relationship with friends, family and God. These include everything the thief came to steal, kill and destroy in our lives (John ). However; Jesus came to get it back for us.
The difference between mercy and sympathy is sympathy is pity and says, “I’m sorry. I hope things get better for you”
Mercy takes steps to rectify the situation such as give someone a coat when he has none.
Hebrews tells us that now we are to, “… come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
The Holy of Holies is the place where the Great and Mighty Jehovah-___________ (Jireh, Shammah, Sabaoth, etc.) acts on His compassion for us. This is the place where His power and presence resides and it is now available to all who come to the Father in the name of Jesus because Jesus, on the cross, ripped the veil from top to bottom.
The Holy of Holies is opened to you if you have received Jesus as your savior. Come to the Father. Seek His face and receive His mercies. They are new every morning. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
In Communion today I greatly rejoiced as I came boldly to the throne of grace and found my Father’s mercy. You are invited to join me. Won't you come?
Blessings on your day!