When Jesus breathed His last breath on earth as a man, the Bible says the veil of the temple tore in two from top to bottom, which opened the way to the Most Holy Place (Matthew 27:50-51). Then in Revelation 11:19 it says, “Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.” Hebrews 10:19-22 adds, “Since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.” We have biblical precedence that tells us from three different authors, Matthew, John and most likely Paul, that we have access to the Most Holy Place in the temple of God.
He tore the veil of His flesh, so we could have access to the Most Holy Place, the ark of the covenant, the presence of God, the glory of God. Because this is truth that cannot be altered, what hinders this power, glory and access? It’s available, it’s accessible, but it is not always evident, why?
The veil is not in a physical building it is in the hearts of people. We have not torn the veil of our heart so the glory, power and presence of God cannot come out of us.
Fear keeps the veil up; unbelief keeps the veil up; sin keeps the veil up; hurt keeps the veil up; we walk into church with our veils up and therefore, we do not experience God in the way we could corporately. God is not sitting in a building waiting for us to come, He is dwelling in a people waiting for them to tear the veil. If we individually and then corporately could tear the veil, we would find the presence of God is easily accessible in the place we gather. The place hosts the people who have torn the veil and the presence of God comes out of us and others “feel” it and they begin to tear their veil. The more people who tear the veil in their own heart the more of God’s presence we will sense in the room for we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. We are long overdue to live without a veil.