If you've been in Christ any period of time, you've certainly experienced various levels of His love and intangible presence.
You might be wondering if you can have the deeper experiences more often.
The answer is, YES.
In the tabernacle and the temple of God, there was a veil.
That veil separated the priest from the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place where God’s presence resided.
The key to intimacy with the Father is the revelation that the veil is Jesus Christ.
When Jesus died, that literal, physical veil was torn and we were invited into the most intimate of relationships with God available to mankind.
Do you enter into His Most Holy Place daily?
Do you experience the manifest love and presence of God?
Are you undone in His presence daily?
You can experience the depth of His love in this way every day of your life.
The veil has been torn!
“Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split.”
Matthew 27:51 (NKJV)
Just as the priest could see the Ark of the Covenant, the Mercy Seat, through the veil in the tabernacle, we can see the Father through Jesus Christ.
We enter into His presence, into the Most Holy Place through Jesus.
Jesus is the veil.
He is the veil that was torn.
His body was broken for us...
To see the Father...
To enter into the Most Holy Place of worship in our lives.
In our hearts, we must see Jesus on the Cross.
Beholding the broken body of Jesus is the key to seeing the Father.
Worshiping the Lamb who was slain is the door to seeing the Father.
He is the door.
Living in the Most Holy Place of worship requires a consistent acknowledgment of the broken body of Jesus.
The Body of Christ, the Church, can only show the Father to the world if we live broken.
If we live in His brokenness.
If we love from a place of brokenness.
If we have fellowship with His sufferings.
To be undone in His presence in the Most Holy Place, to bring our petitions, to behold Him in the beauty of His holiness -- requires that we embrace a life of brokenness, humility, and acknowledgment of the weeping Jesus, the suffering servant.
If we see Him and worship Him as the suffering servant, we can truly see who He is and the Father’s heart.
In Christ's suffering, we see God’s mercy and His enduring love. It brings us to our knees.
We see His holiness... On the cross.
We see the Father through the veil. Jesus Christ.
The broken veil is Jesus Christ, crucified.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:6 NKJV
He is the way.
He is the door.
His broken body is portrayed in the Temple as the veil.
He suffered and died so we could see the love of God, so He could manifest the name of the Father.
Jesus is the manifested name of the Father.
He manifested the love and character and nature of God... when He died for our sins
There is no other way to see the Father, other than through Jesus’ broken body.
So when you are in worship or prayer and spending time with the Lord, ask Him to take you to the cross.
To behold the glory of God.
Be undone by His unfailing love.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!...”
1 John 3:1 NIV
Let us see Him for who He truly is.
Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, [There is] no beauty that we should desire Him.
He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, [our] faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He [was] wounded for our transgressions, [He was] bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace [was] upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
And they made His grave with the wicked-- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor [was any] deceit in His mouth.
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put [Him] to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see [His] seed, He shall prolong [His] days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
He shall see the labor of His soul, [and] be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:1-12 (NKJV)