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The veil of the tabernacle divided the Most Holy Place from the Holy Place. Woven within the veil were cherubic emblems symbolizing the guardians of the way of the way of the tree of life. The veil is a symbol of physical death, one of the obstacles which prevents us having direct access to the Father.
Jesus Christ was the first individual to overcome physical death through his atoning sacrifice. In fact, the scriptures associate the rending of the veil of the temple with the physical death of the Lord.
“Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came of of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” ~ Matt. 27:50-53
It is incorrect to assume that the rending of the veil of this temple means that a temple is no longer necessary, or a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the door of the temple was still intact. The only way an individual can enter through the door of the tabernacle (spiritually speaking) is to have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, offer a broken heart and a contrite spirit, submit to the will of the Father by being baptized by one of his authorized agents, and living your life so as to receive the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Then you will have access to the grace of God to redeem you from spiritual death.
Jesus Christ was the first individual to pass through the veil of death through his resurrection, and return to the Father. Now that he has vanquished death, everyone will return to his presence to be judged. When physical death comes upon us, those who are in the Holy Place (spiritually speaking) will be prepared, while those who are elsewhere will not. If we desire eternal life, the most important focus of our life should be to enter into the Holy Place (spiritually speaking).
I write these things in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.