The Most Holy Place
Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab.
saw a throne, and on it sat the Father and the Son. I gazed on Jesus’
countenance and admired His lovely person. The Father’s person I could
not behold, for a cloud of glorious light covered Him. I asked Jesus if His
Father had a form like Himself. He said He had, but I could not behold it,
for said He, “If you should once behold the glory of His person, you
would cease to exist.” . . .
I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the
holy of holies within the veil, and sit down. . . . Then a cloudy chariot,
with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was.
He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the holiest, where the Father
sat. There I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father.
lovely cherubs, one on each side of the ark, stood with their wings outstretched
above it, and touching each other above the head of Jesus as He stood before
the mercy seat. Their faces were turned toward each other, and they looked
downward to the ark, representing all the angelic host looking with interest
at the law of God. Between the cherubim was a golden censer, and as the prayers
of the saints, offered in faith, came up to Jesus, and He presented them to
His Father, a cloud of fragrance arose from the incense, looking like smoke
of most beautiful colors. Above the place where Jesus stood, before the ark,
was exceedingly bright glory that I could not look upon; it appeared like
the throne of God.
Our crucified Lord is pleading for us in the presence of the Father at the
throne of grace. His atoning sacrifice we may plead for our pardon, our justification,
and our sanctification. The lamb slain is our only hope. Our faith looks up
to Him, grasps Him as the One who can save to the uttermost, and the fragrance
of the all-sufficient offering is accepted of the Father. . . . Christ’s
glory is concerned in our success. He has a common interest in all humanity.
He is our sympathizing Saviour.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 202, 203.