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Luke 23- Veil Is Torn

And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost  Luke 23:44-46

The hour has come for the Son of God to complete his work on the cross. One of the last words Jesus said was “Father Into Your Hands I commit My Spirit” This was a common Jewish prayer based on Psalm 35. Jesus laid down his life to the obedience of the Father God, and on Sunday morning he will be Risen from the dead defeating sin and death forever!

Notice as Jesus fulfilled his work on the cross, The Veil was torn, literally and symbolically. The veil in the Temple was the curtain that separated man from the Holy of Holies. Nobody could enter God’s presence unless they were spiritually clean or they would instantly die from God’s Holiness. Christ reconciled us back to the Father, by being the atonement for our sins, so we can be declared righteous before God.

Also , just as Jesus prophesied , the Temple would be eventually destroyed, symbolizes the end of the Mosaic Covenant, and the establishment of Christ New Covenant!

Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. Luke 23:47-49

Gentiles were already being converted, notice a Centurion, a Roman Military Commander, is glorifying God and recognizes Jesus is the Son of God. But the judgment of God will come upon Israel for killing their own Messiah. In 70 AD Jerusalem and the Temple will all be destroyed, and the Temple was never rebuilt again, even until this day. 

The darkest hour in the history of the world has become the victory for Born Again believers in Christ. As Christ has crushed the head of Satan on the cross (Genesis 3:15)