- Holy of Holies - The inner room where God met with the priest of the Israelites.
- Cube - the Holy of Holies was a perfect cube, symbolizing the perfection of God the Father.
- High Priest - The burning incense smoke would cover his eyes to protect him from death as he was a sinner and God is Holy. He would go in with a rope tied around his waist in case he died, in order that they would be able to pull his body out.
- Sacrifice - The blood of sacrifice was spread on the mercy seat before God. The smoke of the incense would burn in order that the priest not see a full view of God. God's holiness would have brought death, as God cannot look on sin. This is why Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice and we can come boldly to God through Christ. Jesus is our mediator between us and God the Father.
- Veil - There was a curtain that was extremely thick and very tall between the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place. This curtain was torn from top to bottom (no man could have done this). My interpretation is that top to bottom symbolizes heaven coming to earth. Most importantly the torn veil means that there is no longer a divide between God and man. Man and woman can boldly come to God through Jesus Christ.
- Four inches - The veil was 4 inches thick. I asked the kids to imagine a rope and trying to pull it apart. It's impossible for man's hands to pull apart a rope 4 inches thick, and smaller.
- Finished - Just before the death of Jesus, He shouted out, "It is finished." He was saying that His work was done, and Satan has lost the fight. The veil was torn and man had full access to God for good.
- Zombies - Zombies is a term that has been made up. However, the definition is in the Bible. Once Jesus dies, many tombs were opened and the resurrected people went into the city and showed themselves to many.
The Death of Jesus
Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.”A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.
It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. (This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. He speaks the truth so that you also can believe.) These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, “Not one of his bones will be broken,” and “They will look on the one they pierced.”