1. The High Priest said, “…..I put under the oath by the living God; Tell us if you are the Christ, the son of God!”
Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you hereafter you will see the son of man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy.” (Matthew 26:63-65)
COMPARE: He who is the high priest among his brethren, on whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes. (Leviticus 21:10)
2. “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. Then, behold the veil of the temple is torn in two from top to bottom and the earth quaked and the rocks were split….” (Matthew 27:50,51)
COMPARE: And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you between the Holy place and the Most Holy Place. (Exodus 26:31-34)
Need some clarification over these two things.
1. Somebody said that, when Jesus declared himself as sitting on the right hand of the mighty one as the mediator of man and God (the High priest), the high priesthood of a man has become unnecessary and so it was removed as and when the high priest tore his clothes.
2. When Jesus shed His blood and gave up his life, he did not enter the Holy places made with hands, which are only copies of the true, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. So, the veil in the temple of Jerusalem has become unnecessary and hence it was torn in two from top to bottom and was removed.
Hence, the mediation of man and the Most Holy Place no longer exist in this world, since Jesus is the High Priest, and has opened the gates of heaven for us to go to the presence of God. (Hebrew 9th Chapter)
Observation: In that case, why do many churches maintain the priesthood and the Most Holy Place?
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Bro. J. L. Benny