The Jew was kept from God’s presence by the veil in the Temple. The Gentile was kept out by a wall in the temple with a warning on it that any Gentile who went beyond would be killed. But when Jesus died, He tore the veil and broke down the wall.
- W.W Wiersbe
Thanks to Roger Dell’Erba for sharing this with me. I realised the symbolism of the curtain tearing but never understood the meaning behind the breaking down of the wall. Blew my mind when I read this quote on his facebook page today.
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