I must mention that the layout of the heavenly throne room is slightly different than the earthly tabernacle and temple. Hebrews 8:5 explains that the priests “serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things….” Since Heaven is the most holy place, God’s throne is open and accessible to all. On earth, however, only the high priest could enter the most holy place once a year. When Jesus died, the veil tore in two, making a way for all people to have the opportunity to enter God’s eternal presence (Matthew 27:51). Through Christ, the throne became open and accessible to all (similar to Heaven). As we study the various gemstones, we will see the heavenly throne room more clearly.