When the Veil Broke Through


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When Love Broke Through Week #4
 
When the VEIL broke through
 
In Leviticus, God sets up the Day of Atonement. It was a time for setting aside yourself to atone for your sins.
 
Everyone had responsibilities during the Day of Atonement. 
 
The Day of Atonement was the only time the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies where the Presence of God was and he could only do that after purifying himself and walking past the 60 foot, 4 inch thick veiled curtain that separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.
 
Jesus died on the cross to atone for all of our sins, purifying us forever so that we could approach God.
 
Matthew 27:45-51 – “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.”
 
When Jesus died, that massive curtain was torn from top to bottom, signifying Jesus being the only way to the Father.
 
Jesus lived out a:
 

1) Path for growth

 
Luke 2:40 – “And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.”
 
Jesus grew up and matured in physical, mental and spiritual strength.
 
Jesus kept growing. When we choose to connect to Jesus Through the cross, we have a path for growth. A path for growing.
 
If you have a goal for a year from now, you have to take little steps to grow and reach that goal.
 
When you choose not to grow, you eliminate success and celebration.
 
2) Plan for growth
 
He prioritized his areas for growth.
 
Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”
 
You have to grow physically, mentally and spiritually closer to God at the same time.
 
You may prioritize certain areas more than others for a time, but you can’t focus on just one area and neglect the others.
 
Luke 2:46-47 – “After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.”
 
Do you have a place, people and a process for growth?
 
3) Purpose for growth
 
Luke 2:48-52 – “And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”
 
God has a command for you to be part of His mission.
 
Everyone’s mission from God is a little different.
 
Luke 2:49 – “And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?””
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As you look at your daily agenda, you need to say, “this has to be about the Father’s business, not about my business.”
 
Jesus’ life was a reflection of how we should live our lives.
 
If you’re about your Father’s business, you won’t be distracted.