The Veil

The veil separated man from God.

The Veil in the Holy of Holies(Ex 26:31-34)

Exod 26:31-34 "You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim. You shall hang it upon the four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold. Their hooks shall be of gold, upon four sockets of silver. 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. You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy."

The 4-faced Cherubim are the guardians of God's holiness.

The veil separated man from God. It was hung by gold hooks from four gold-covered acacia wood pillars that rested upon sockets of silver. The word "veil" means to separate. The veil was made of finely spun white linen, blue, purple, and scarlet just as the decorated curtains surrounding the Holy Place with the richly ornamented figures of cherubim, but it was called "the curtain of the Testimony" or "the veil." The veil could never be touched except by the high priest, and then only once a year to sprinkle blood on the mercy seat on the day of atonement:

Lev 16:2 and the LORD said to Moses: "Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.

A Type of Christ

The veil speaks of the body of Jesus Christ as testified in the Writings of the New Testament which says that we can enter by the blood of Christ "through the veil, that is, His flesh," right into the holy of holies. The veil was torn in two as the spear was thrust into Christ's side and His body was broken. Jesus suffered to the point of death (A Roman Cross) so that we might have access. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that He did it for the joy set before Him. He betrothed us and only by dying could He take us as His bride and have us for eternity. The veil being torn in two speaks of the body of Jesus Christ being broken on our behalf to make access to Him possible.

Heb 10:19-22 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, 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.

Matt 27:51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split.

The presence of God was uncovered and all are now invited to enter through the way Christ opened.

When the Cherubim see the blood the judgement of God is stayed.