Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 9:8-10 (KJV) The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Our theme scripture reveals that people in the Old Testament dispensation lived without the revelation of the Holy of Holies. “The way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest.”
Yes, they had the temple and priests but God refused them to access a certain place in Him until the time of reformation.
This was a limitation in itself and represented a form of spiritual bondage. They might have been free to have children, build houses and succeed in many other areas of life but they were not truly free.
Their bondage lay in the fact that they were not free to know God to the deepest levels of intimacy that access to the Holy of Holies could give.
The Bible says that Jesus is our forerunner and entered the Holy of Holies for us, a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedec (Hebrews 6:20). We are priests unto God (Revelation 5:10) in the same priestly order and have full access to what Jesus accessed.
The revelation of the Holy of Holies is access to the heart of God, His mind and His deepest desires. True freedom therefore is the freedom to know God personally, intimately and wholly. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 1:1, John 17:3
The revelation of the Holy of Holies is access to the heart of God, His mind and His deepest desires.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the freedom to know. Thank you for the privilege to live in the days of the fulfillment of prophesy: that knowledge is increasing. Even as that knowledge increases, I walk and access deeper places in you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.