When you look at the Hebrew for the Most Holy Place in the Temple, where the Ark of the Covenant rested and YHWH's presence was seated above the Mercy Seat, it translates to קדשׁ קדשׁ בּית or Kadosh Kadosh Bayim which literally says the Holy Holy House.
I was reading about the building of the temple by Solomon in II Chronicles Ch. 3 and this struck me very strongly. In Hebrew writing the use of double words express high importance like in Isaiah 26 where it says, "You keeps him in perfect peace," it is actually saying, "You keep him in shalom shalom," or peace peace. We of course don't put the same meaning on repeated words so the translators wrote it Most Holy and perfect peace to show the meaning.
But what really struck me was the word for place actually literally means house. Not a place of visitation but a place of residence! That is awesome, truly the Most High dwells in the Kadosh Kadosh Bayim.
As I read on I came to verse 3:14-"And he made the veil of blue and purple and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it." These are the same fabrics as the High Priest's garments, see Exodus 28, the High Priest was the only man who could enter the Kadosh Kadosh Bayim because he wore the same qualities as the veil: blue, the heavens; purple, royalty; crimson, blood; fine linen or white, purity.
However, this is what struck me, there were cherubim on the veil. The cherubim guarded the way to the place where YHWH's presence dwelt. Notice Genesis 3:24-" He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden He placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life." Here the cherubim guard the tree of life, the life giving presence of God.
NOW THE BEST PART!
AND YESHUA CRIED OUT AGAIN WITH A LOUD VOICE AND YIELDED UP HIS SPIRIT. AND BEHOLD, THE CURTAIN OF THE TEMPLE WAS TORN IN TWO, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. AND THE EARTH SHOOK, AND THE ROCKS WERE SPLIT. ~Matthew 27:50-51
The veil is torn, the Great High Priest Yeshua haMashiachHebrews 4:14-8:13, who is of Heaven(Blue), who is Royalty(Purple), who bled for us(Crimson), and who is totally sinless and pure(Fine Linen), and the cherubim no longer stand guard to the Tree of Life in Paradise Rev. 22:2! Truly there is nothing standing between us and the residing presence of YHWH! Yeshua has cleared the way! I don't know about you but I am going in!