Jesus was a forerunner, now we can enter the Holy of Holies (Hebrews 6:19-20)

"We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek." - Hebrews 6:19-20

Reading my commentary on Hebrews yesterday I was pretty fascinated by this verse. Now this verse says that Jesus went in to the inner place, behind the curtain. That is, the Holy of Holies. A place where only the high priest could go.

Jesus was and is forever a high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

But the significance of this verse is in the word forerunner. Every priest before Jesus that went into the Holy of Holies came right back out. And the next time it had to be a priest again. Only the high priest in fact...

But Jesus was the forerunner.

After he went in, we all are allowed in. This is HUGE.

Because of what Jesus did and because of who he is we are able to enter the Holy of Holies and dwell with the Lord, experience His presence and commune with Him.

Thank you Jesus.