Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Day the Priests Were Put Out of Business

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" 35 And when some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, "Behold, He is calling for Elijah." 36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down." 37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!" - Mark 15:34-39

The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. That was it. The service of the priests was over. Their services are no longer needed. Jesus Himself is our great High Priest. Because of His death and resurrection we now come straight to Him in prayer no longer needing a priest to stand between us and God. What an amazing truth! Praise the Lord!