March 27, 2018

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A Curtain Torn in Two

Can you imagine a curtain that was 60 feet long, 30 feet wide and about one inch thick? Picture how large and sturdy that must have been. Next, imagine what it would have been like to see or even hear the curtain be torn from top to bottom. What an amazing thing to witness! What’s so special about this curtain and what does it have to do with Easter? Well, let me tell you.

The significance of the curtain

The curtain in the tabernacle was what separated God from the people. It was in place to protect the people. If anyone went past it, they would die instantly.

“The Lord said to Moses, “Warn your brother, Aaron, not to enter the Most Holy Place behind the inner curtain whenever he chooses; if he does, he will die. For the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—is there, and I myself am present in the cloud above the atonement cover.” –Leviticus 16:2 

Once a year the high priest was the only one who could go beyond the curtain. The high priest went beyond the curtain to offer a sacrifice for atonement of the people’s sin.

Jesus fulfilled the role of the high priest when He came to earth.

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Jesus hung on the cross like a criminal though He did nothing wrong. It was all part of God’s plan to redeem His people. Jesus is the only one who could take away our sins because He is the perfect lamb.

In Mark 15:37-38, we read “Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.”

As soon as Jesus breathed His last breath the curtain in the temple was torn from top to bottom. We are no longer separated from God and  have access to Him at any time because of Jesus’ sacrifice.

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” –Hebrews 4:16

 

Why we celebrate Easter

Jesus not only died but He also rose from the dead. What is the significance of His resurrection? When Jesus rose from the dead, He conquered sin and death. We have the hope of eternal life if we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Now that’s something to celebrate!

A 60 feet long, 30 feet wide and about one-inch thick curtain torn in two from top to bottom.

Jesus a man who died to save us all.

A resurrection that proved that Jesus is who He says He is.

Salvation, a free gift available to all who call on Jesus.

This is the real story of Easter.

 

Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? If not, please don’t hesitate to make Him Lord of your Life. Here’s a simple prayer when you are ready to surrender.

Dear Jesus,

I choose to believe that you are the Son of God who came to earth and you died on the cross to pay for my sins. I believe that you rose from the dead. Jesus, I have sinned, please forgive me.  I accept your forgiveness as a free gift. Please be in charge of my life and be my friend forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen

I’d love to hear from you! Please comment below and share what you love about the real story of Easter.

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2 Comments

  1. Rome on March 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you for this awesome reminder Ana! This is a terrific blog post!! Blessings friend!

    • Anastasia Corbin on April 3, 2018 at 1:27 am

      Thanks so much for your encouragement Rome! Love you guys and miss you!

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