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There's Nothing God Won't Do to Get to You

In today’s short clip, Frank discusses the miracle of the temple veil being torn in two, and prompts us to think about God’s motivation in doing it. Did our Father long for us to have access to Him, or was He relieved to finally get to us?


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There’s Nothing God Won’t Do to Get to You

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In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus told Nathaniel that he was going to see angels ascending and descending from the throne of God. Basically He was saying that Eden was going to be reversed. You see, man was removed from the tree of life, but men are going to be restored to life - they will gain access to heaven.

When the Lord Jesus Christ died, the temple veil was torn in two when an earthquake hit. But there is something very unique and special about this that I want you to think about. If the rumbling ground of an earthquake tore that veil, wouldn't it have made sense for the veil to have torn from the bottom up? But that’s not what happened! 

When we read the Gospel accounts, they tell us the veil was torn from top to bottom. Beloved, it's almost as if God took that veil and ripped it in two Himself, saying, “Finally you have access to me!” 

But here's the thought I want you to think on today - is it possible that there was more to that veil being torn than just us finally having access to Him? Perhaps Father was also saying, “Finally, I have access to YOU! Finally, I can be all that I've longed to be to YOU, but could never be to you before, because sin separated us.” 

With sin gone, God could finally be all that He is to whatever we need in the moment of faith.

The day that God said, “Finally,” was maybe the day that He tore that veil from top to bottom. 

Oh, how He loves you. He wants to be more to us then you and I can imagine. Let's trust in faith, He who can do exceedingly, abundantly beyond all that we can ask or think. 


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God Tore the Veil - To Have Access to Us!

The Scriptures tell us that when Jesus died, darkness covered the land and a great earthquake shook the ground. The earthquake was so violent that it tore the veil in the temple (no easy task because it was very thick material). The Scriptures take great care to tell us that the veil tore from the top to the bottom.

This of course, is very significant because with the ground shaking, the veil might well have torn from the bottom up. Many have suggested over the years, that it was the Father Himself, tearing the veil so that we could finally have access to God... something we as humanity had not had since the fall of man into sin and rebellion. That is a great thought, isn't it? I can almost see Him tearing that veil with great and tenacious joy!

May I offer an alternative thought? Perhaps in His mind and heart, it was not so much that we could finally have access to Him, but that He could finally have access to us. Ever since the fall, He had wanted to be to us, so much more than He could be, because of the separation between us because of our sin. But now, with the cross of Jesus, He can be all to us that He has always longed to be. I can almost hear His voice as He tears that veil (can you?):

"FINALLY, I CAN BE ALL THAT I AM, TO ALL THAT THEY NEED, AS THEY EMBRACE AND EXPERIENCE THE FULNESS OF WHO I AM, IN THE MOMENT OF FAITH!" WOW!!!