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Those who were willing to do so offered their goods and services to God in order to build the Tabernacle and construct all the items required to furnish it and conduct the rituals within it.

Great curtains were constructed that would serve as a barrier between the Most Holy Place where God would dwell among His people. Only the High Priest would be allowed to enter this place to present himself to God and then only once each year.

At the moment of the death of Jesus Christ upon the cross at Calvary, the curtain which separated the people of Israel from God, dwelling in the Temple, was torn in half from top to bottom.

This great symbol of the divide between God and man, brought about through sin, was torn down by the sacrifice of Jesus, who died for our sins once and for all.

At the moment that Jesus set his spirit free from his own human body, the Holy Spirit became free to work among God’s people. God’s presence was no longer hidden from all but the High priest and the Holy Spirit was now free to enter believers whose bodies would become the new temples in which He would dwell.

Meanwhile, Jesus mortal remains were laid in a tomb, sealed and guarded by Roman soldiers but watched from a distance by Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and Joseph. The men were nowhere to be seen!

Scripture: Exodus 35:10-36:38; Matthew 27:32-66; Psalm 34:1-10; Proverbs 9:7-8