Intro: "The New is hidden in the Old," Augustine said, referring to the Bible. "The New reveals the Old." He is alluding to the way that numerous things and individuals in the Hebrew Scriptures point ahead to things all the more obviously uncovered in the New Confirmation. When Paul said, "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:" this was the idea in his head. furthermore, they are composed for our advice, upon whom the closures of the world are come." 1 Cor. 10:11.


What I'm attempting to say is that in the Hebrew Scriptures there are many articles that point ahead to bits of insight all the more completely uncovered in the New Confirmation. For example, we realize that the Shameless Snake of Numbers 21 was a sort of the Ruler Jesus, John 3:14. In addition, according to John 6:31–35, we are aware that the Manna of Exodus 16 was also a representation of Jesus Christ. Although there are far too many additional examples to list, I believe you are getting the point.

The Tabernacle is the type in the Old Testament with the most symbolism of any type. From one finish to the next, the Sanctuary is an image of the Master Jesus and of the reclamation devotees appreciate in Him. Tonight, I'd like to draw your attention to the Tabernacle's veil. Those who are willing to look at this object will find a wonderful message inside. This veil is an excellent representation of Jesus Christ. Truth be told, it is explicitly an image of Jesus and His work while He was here in His tissue, Heb. 10:20 says, "By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh." With that in mind, let's take a look at the veil and what it means to be covered in it.

I. V. 31-33a THE PATTERN OF THE VEIL A. The Colors Used in the Veil Colors frequently have symbolic meanings in the Bible. The Tabernacle veil's color scheme is no exception. The Lord Jesus Christ and who He is are depicted in these colors.

1. Blue - Blue is the shade of the sky and it helps us to remember the Radiant beginning of the Ruler Jesus. Rom says that he is God's son. 8:3; 1 Tim.. 3:16.

2. Red - (Sick. I'm skirting purple for the second to show a point.) This is blood-colored and refers to Jesus as the Lamb of God, the perfect sacrifice for man's sins (Rev. 1:5). John 15:13.

3. Purple is symbolic of royalty and serves as a reminder that Jesus Christ is Isa, the King of Kings. 9:6-7; Rev. 19:16. (Now here's why I didn't use purple: Purple is created by combining blue and red in equal amounts. Jesus Christ is an ideal mix of God and man. He is 100 percent both simultaneously.)

B. The Veil's Cloth: The veil's covering was made of pure white linen. This discusses the virtue of the Master Jesus. It serves as a reminder that He did not sin—1 Peter. 2:22; 1 Cor. 5:21.

C. The Construction of the Veil: Pay attention to the word "fine twined" and "cunning work" on the fabric. This indicates that the fabric would have a unique weave. It wouldn't be like any other fabric. Jesus is the same way! He is the only man who can compare to Him! He embodied the ideal blend of humanity and deity in His person. He is the God-Man! John 1:1 says that He is unique because He is God in flesh; 14; Phil. 2:5-8.

(Ill. We could stop here and acknowledge that the veil reveals a great deal about Jesus' identity. However, there is more to the veil's message.)

I. The Veil's Pattern II. V. 31-33 THE PURPOSE OF THE VEIL A. It Served As A Warning: This veil was hung between the holy place, where the priests performed their daily duties, and the Holy of Holies, where God's presence resided above the Mercy Seat. It filled in as a hindrance between blessed God and corrupt man.

They were told to set up the cloak with "cherubim" on it. God's holiness is guarded by angelic creatures known as the cherubim. They are first found in Gen. 3:24, when they were situated at the entry of Eden to keep man from accessing the tree of life.

The presence of the cherubim on the shroud appear to effectively tell the people who entered the Sanctuary that they could come this far and no farther! They served as a constant reminder that no one could get in touch with God. God is heavenly and man a miscreant. As a result, the cherubim were positioned there to warn anyone who approached the veil that continuing would result in death and judgment! Everyone was reminded that a holy God was just behind the veil.

(Ill. How gracious of God to forbid men from entering His presence in their sinful state! The cherubim were there to warn man, but they were also there to keep life and protect men.)

B. It Functioned as a Barrier This veil separated God from man. It shut man out of the presence of God, Lev. 16:2, "And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother, that he not always come into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat that is on the ark," that he didn't die: because I will appear on the mercy seat in the cloud."

(Ill.) A great wall stands between the sinner and God, Isa. 59:2. We can't move toward God inside ourselves. It would result in death and judgment. Sin must be dealt with before man can enter God's presence.)

C. It Functioned as a Means Despite the fact that this veil prevented men from entering, there was a single day each year when one man could do so. The blood of a sacrificial lamb, Lev, was required for the high priest to enter the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. 16:15 says, "Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:" This is the procedure for distributing the blood to the mercy seat. On that day, the high priest was permitted to minister behind the veil in the Holy of Holies by sprinkling the sacrifice's blood on the altar and atoning for the people's sins. Only then was anyone permitted to peek behind the veil.

(Ill. I just wanted to remind you that the only way anyone can enter the presence of God is through blood, Heb. 9:22; Heb. 10:19-20. A religion devoid of blood and Christ will never be able to save a soul! There is no other way that God will accept, so anyone who tries to get to God without the blood of Jesus will end up in Hell. To go into His presence, you should be brought back to life, John 3:3; 7. Additionally, the blood of the Lamb, 1 Pet., is the only way to rebirth. 1:18-19. By dying on the cross for our transgressions, Jesus, praise God, made it possible for us to enter God's presence!

D. It Acted as a Witness Despite the fact that the high priest was limited to one annual visit to the Holy of Holies, the priests worked there every day of the year. As they did, they came quite close to the shroud, yet were never permitted to go past it. It was a steady suggestion to them that they were miscreants and that they were isolated from God. It was steady sign of man's ethical disappointment.

(Ill.) The same is true for Jesus' incarnate ministry. In an effort to secure their salvation, many people attempt to live like Jesus did. Nonetheless, which men neglect to acknowledge is that the existence of Christ can't save! In fact, Christ's life serves to condemn all of us! He never sinned against His Father or the Law and led a perfect life. He did what neither you nor I could: He was sinless and lived a perfect life! John 15:22, ill. He is the "brilliance of God" that we all have missed the mark concerning, Rom. 3:23!)

(Sick. In the last examination, the cloak effectively reminds man that he is a delinquent needing Rescuer and that he will always be unable to move toward God on his own benefits.)

I. The Veil's Pattern II. The Third Purpose of the Veil Mt. 27:51 THE Splitting OF THE Cloak

A. The Strategy For Its Splitting - Notice that it was God and not man that separated the shroud. While the clerics were offering the night penance, Imprint 15:34, Jesus was offering His life as a payoff for wrongdoing. At the point when the Honest One kicked the bucket for the liable ones, the cover split from the top to the base. God alone was responsible for it, and man had nothing to do with it!

(Note: The Temple veil was 30 feet wide and 60 feet high when Jesus died on the cross. It was said to have a thickness of four inches. It was weighty to the point that Josephus says that 300 clerics were expected to move it. Additionally, he asserts that the veil could not have been broken by two teams of oxen. God used His power to accomplish what man could never do!

(Ill.) The same is true of our salvation this evening! We had absolutely nothing to do with it. It began with God in Paradise before the world was framed, Fire up. 13:8; 1 Pet. 1:20. Isa, it was carried out without our assistance at Calvary. 53:6, 10, Ill. The Lord Jesus Christ's brutal death. A sovereign God was and is responsible for salvation!

B. The Meaning of Its Dissolution: The meaning of the veil's tearing is crystal clear: it informs us all that we can now enter God's presence. I can picture the priests in the temple sewing the broken veil back together and continuing their vain religion, unaware that everyone now has access to God. Not just on one day a year, but constantly! Sick. Eph. 2:11-18!)

C. The Majesty of Its Dissolution: "Whoever will" can enter God's presence and have access to God Himself because the door has been opened, according to Rev. 22:17. John 3:16! I acclaim the Ruler that the way to God has been perpetually opened for yourself and me!

Conc: At the point when the consecrated cleric entered behind the shroud, he came into the actual presence of God Himself. He offered the blood and needed to leave. He was not permitted back in that frame of mind one year from now. He would never precede God without blood and he was unable to come when he needed to, yet just when God permitted. Notwithstanding, when Jesus came in the tissue and gave His life for yourself and me, He always destroyed that center method of segment. He separated every one of the hindrances that remained among us and free admittance to the Dad. We can now appear before our Father at any time thanks to Jesus! What a wonderful privilege we have! Additionally, it is ours because Jesus took on the role of the barrier and broke it on Calvary so that we could reach God! God Bless Him!