Thoughts of a Messianic Jew. When Jesus Roared forth from HIS CROSS “It is FINISHED”. The same GOD who took HIS finger and wrote the 10 Commandments into Stone; took HIS finger and tore open the Veil covering the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem.
I have recently been researching the tearing of the veil in the Holy of Holies looking for extra-biblical evidence of the event in History. We think of the tearing of the veil as God Himself opening the way to Himself to all people through His Son Jesus. The body of Christ was torn and opened just as the veil was. The door is now open.
However, I keep trying to look at the events of Scripture through Jewish eyes because the events happened in Jewish context. I found something that I find interesting. It opens yet another way to look at the event of the tearing of the veil when Jesus died on the Cross. “and Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last. And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mark 15:37-38) “.
“It is as if God, The Father of Jesus acts as any devoted Jewish father would have done standing by His own Son’s deathbed. The customary Jewish mourning gesture of a father was to tear his outer garment.”
The more I read Scripture, the more the Holy Spirit helps me to find deeper Truth. No one could have written our Bible but God. Weaving a tapestry, a Love story so layered, interwoven and deep that it rewards us with Gold in the most unforeseen places if we but look.
Paul (Rabbi Sha’ul) said it best in Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches and the wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are His judgements! How unsearchable are His ways! For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the Glory forever!
In Jerusalem the Archeologists found a graveyard where the first century Messianic Believers (Christian’s) were buried. Almost one hundred gravestones were unearthed from the Judean soil.
Each had the same word engraved in the stone. No name, no birth date or date of death, no quip or slogan left behind. Only one word that covered each of them for Eternity was engraved on their gravestones. AMEMTAS. A Greek word that means BLAMELESS.
If you believe in Jesus, then your name is already Engraved on the very Palm of Gods Hand.
Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit,
What we know not…Teach US
What we have not…Grant US
What we are not…Make US
ABBA, I ask this of you, in the Name Above All Names…JESUS.
Lord JESUS… SAVE US from ourselves so that we will
be BLAMELESS when we stand before you at the door of Heaven.