“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up His Spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” Matthew 27:50-51 NKJV
During the days of Moses, God instructed the Israelites to construct a Holy Tabernacle. Within the inner courts of the tabernacle were the Holy place which housed the tent of meeting, altar of incense, table for showbread and the golden lampstand. Then there was the Most Holy Place, where the presence of God would dwell. Separating the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place was a long thick veil. Under the Mosaic Law only the High Priest from the Levite tribe was permitted to enter the Most Holy Place once per year and not without the blood of the lamb to atone for his sins and the sins of the Israelite nation. Under the Mosaic Law man’s access to God was limited, only the High Priest could enter God’s presence and offer gifts and sacrifice, only the Hebrews could be called sons and daughters of God, and only those who kept all of the Mosaic Laws could be called righteous.
But when Christ was nailed to the cross, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21), and, “Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ (which means, ‘My God, my God, why have your forsaken me?”, because God had to turn His back on His beloved Son so that He would never have to turn His back on us and forsake us (Joshua 1:5) Christ willing laid down His life for us on that cross and the veil that once separated us from God tore in two from top to bottom. When the veil tore Christ, “anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” (2 Corinthian 1:21-22) When the veil tore our Heavenly Father declared, “I will be a Father to you and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord almighty.” (2 CO 6:18)
Jesus paid for your sins, overcame the world, freed you from sin, cleansed you with His pure blood, gave you His righteousness and positioned you for greatness, “Love has been perfected among us in this day that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He (Christ) is, so are we in this world.” (1John 4:17) And where is Christ, seated on the right hand of the mighty God. (Luke 22:69)
While there is nothing wrong with praying at church or with your pastors, elders and ministers please know this child of God, when Jesus laid down His life for you and the veil tore YOU were given access to the throne room of Your Heavenly Father, the Great I Am, day or night, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. So “let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)