I have been particularly arrested by the truth of what God did to bring about a full reconciliation of humanity to himself through the cleansing blood (and resurrected, glorified life) of Jesus. The work of the cross completes us with the gift of salvation. The work of the resurrection illuminates for us the power that is ours in Jesus (the victory won)! We also have the benefit of ongoing counsel and fellowship because of the gift(s) of the Holy Spirit.
“Spirit of the Living God” heavily references the ‘veil’ that was torn for us at the moment of Jesus’ death on the cross, giving us access to His very presence, the “inner sanctuary behind the curtain.” Did you know that there was an actual veil in the inner court of the temple at Jerusalem? This veil was four inches thick, made of fine linen, beautifully embroidered, and it separated the ‘Holy of Holies’ (where God’s presence dwelt) from the rest of the temple creating a type of barrier between sinful man and a Holy God. Once a year on the Day of Atonement, after a time of preparation, the high priest would enter the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the people.
But at the moment of Jesus’ death, that same veil in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, symbolically giving us full access into the Holy of Holies. We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. In other words, Jesus’ body broken for us and his blood shed on the cross made atonement for our sins so we can enter into His glorious presence. Jesus is our high priest!
Beloved, He draws us in. He calls us in. He is ‘all about’ reconciliation. He wants us to be with Him where He is, not standing afar off on the periphery. Read Jesus’ prayer to His father from John 17: “Father, I want those you have given to me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”
As you listen to this song, let the Lord speak to your heart about how he would draw you near to himself as you draw near to him in your worship.