Summary: The removal of any barrier between God and man is made possible by the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and by the Blood of the Ne Covenant we can move beyond the veil into the very presence of the Almighty Father!
Heb 10:19-25 KJV Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
“For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2Co 3:11-18
The Barrier Between God And Man Was The Result Of Man’s Rebellion!
In the beginning there was no barrier between God and man. God and man had communion, conversation and companionship continuously. In the beginning it was man who erected the barrier through sin.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. Genesis 3:7-10 KJV
Instead of wanting to meet with God, man became afraid of God.
Instead of running to bask in God’s presence man ran to hide from God.
Instead of coming into God’s presence unashamed man began covering up.
It has been thus since then…man’s pitiful attempts to cover up and put on a front; man’s constant attempts to ignore God, run from God, blame God and antagonize God; man’s never ending efforts to eradicate every presence and indication of God, man’s denial of God! All this was done in his desperate need to justify himself and make himself unaccountable. Man’s creed has become the pursuit of happiness and fails to realize that real happiness is found only by the pursuit of God instead!
God Desire To Bring Man Close Again Resulted In His Plans To Bypass The Barrier!
The story of the Bible is an account of God’s journey to seek out man and reestablish to bond that had been broken by sin. Man like the prodigal son has taken his far journey from the Father. Like the Good Shepherd God has set out into the wild night to seek for His lost sheep and does it with the diligence of the woman searching for her lost coin!
God does this in order to bring man again into the relationship that existed prior to the fall.
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:1-2 KJV
He wants to be with us face to face! He wants to talk to us face to face! He wants to have fellowship with us face to face! He wants us to worship Him face to face!
God does not like the separation but sinful man simply cannot enter unprotected into the awesome presence of God’s holiness. The instructions to build a tabernacle, and later a temple were illustrative of God’s desire to dwell among men, and to fellowship with him. However even so, a veil had to be erected with strict warnings to protect man from intruding into danger.