The Third Veil
What is this?” a question formed in Aaron’s mind. He found himself standing at the Altar of Incense ready to carry it into the Holy of Holies. Suddenly it dawned on him, “The Lord wants me to go through the veil! It is time!” His heart leaped with joy. Finally, he would be granted the greatest desire of his heart – to enter into the secret place of the Most High. The Lord was there with him as usual and began to explain to him:
“Aaron, before you go through the veil, I have to tell you something about this third veil in the Tabernacle. In the Old Testament times, on the Day of Atonement, once every year, the high priest went into the Holy of Holies. This veil, which is a woven cloth of blue, purple, scarlet, and linen, with cherubim woven all over it, forms a division of the Tabernacle, separating the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies. Can you see the four pillars that mark the entrance?”
When Aaron nodded his head the Lord continued, “These four pillars are made out of wood and overlaid with gold. As you remember, four speaks of the tribulation through which you must enter this heavenly realm. The veil represents flesh. This flesh however, is marked and engraved with My engravings. The removing or the breaking through the veil represents the re-entry of man into the Garden of Eden, where the tree of life is. You see, man is man’s own enemy and his chief barrier to entering into life in Me.”
Aaron was so taken by the beauty of the veil! He began to wonder how it is that he could break through it.
The Lord spoke again, “Aaron, you are wondering how to break through the veil, aren’t you? Well, let Me explain it to you. The breaking through the veil speaks of man breaking through his own flesh nature: the eagle in his mind, which makes him soar in his thoughts away from Me; the lion in his emotions, which is like a beast thriving upon the death of others; the ox in his will being very stubborn; and the man in his desires wanting heaven and hell at the same time.”
With these words the Lord handed Aaron the old big Bible. “Read Hebrews 10:20,” He commanded him. Aaron didn’t hesitate a minute. He took the Bible and began to read aloud, “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh.” He paused as if he got hold of the understanding. Now he knew what it meant: Jesus prepared the way for humanity by breaking through His own flesh. Thus he established the how of it, so that others might also break through and be overcomers.
“Aaron,” the Lord continued, “read one more scripture, Acts 14:22.”
Aaron looked again through the pages of the old Bible and began to read, “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” He understood that this was what the Apostle Paul taught the early church.
“You see, Aaron,” the Lord added, “the nature of man needs to be purged by harassment and tribulations of all types so that he might have My nature within himself.”
Aaron thought it interesting that the only way he could be like Jesus was through tribulation. He had been thinking about it many times, but he understood that the nature of man is such that without tribulation man would have no desire to be like Jesus. Yet, it is the best thing he can ever get! And so, in His mercy, God is willing to suffer with man through the tribulation in order to give him the best he can ever have. “What love God has for us people!” Aaron thought.
“Aaron,” the Lord said, “there is one more thing I want to share with you today. Do you know how the priest entered in to the Holy of Holies?”
Aaron had an idea but was not sure about it and so he asked, “Lord, would You please tell me?”
The Lord then continued, “Armed with the basin of blood from the Outer Court, the fire on the Altar of Incense from the Holy Place, and the Altar of Incense with the censer hanging by his side, the priest took both the essence of the Outer Court and the Holy Place into the Holy of Holies – through the veil of the cherubim. The veil is the last barrier between man and immortality. It is time for you, as well as for the church, to break through the veil of your flesh. I want you to meditate upon it and if you are ready, when I come next time I will take you through the veil…”
Answer the following questions to see how well you understood this chapter:
1. What is the third veil made out of?
2. What does the veil separate?
3. How many pillars is the veil hanging on?
4. What are the pillars made out of? What do they represent?
5. What does breaking through the veil mean? How do we break through it?
6. How did the priest go into the Holy of Holies?
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