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Morning and Evening 4.19

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“Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.” – Matthew 27:51

This has come right after Jesus was on the cross crying out to God “Why have you forsaken me.” God tore the veil of the temple in two, and the earth quaked. This fits right in with our Resurrection message of last week in our study on Romans 8. Jesus finished it on the cross. Spurgeon explains that the mercy-seat can now be seen, the annual ceremony of atonement was abolished and life and immortality are now brought to light. We will no longer be seen under the old law where lambs had to be slain, Jesus, our final lamb, has given us that everlasting life. He is our pass to the great High Priest. Through Him it was all made possible and is finished.

We may come with boldness to the throne of the heavenly grace.

No man can undo or shut the door that Jesus has opened for us. I know in my life sometimes it is hard to remember that it is all finished. When we sin we may feel that we have to make it up some way. Maybe we do good thinking that it will earn us points with God. The good news is that there is nothing that we can do that will change what He has already done. Praise God, my righteousness is not, but His righteousness that was placed upon me, is everything.

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