(Luke: 23:44-46) It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. And again (Matthew 27:51) And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split;
God was no longer going to honor the sacrifice of animals and the sprinkling of their blood on the mercy seat, He was no longer going to meet with man in a temple built with human hands because Christ is the fulfillment of the old covenant and the beginning of a new covenant whereby the spirit of Christ will come and indwell all who will receive Him.
(Acts 1:8) “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samar′ia and to the end of the earth.” The risen Christ gives us a clear understanding of this in terms of a new Passover in (Revelation 3:20) “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” This indicates how we are prompted by the Spirit but can only receive Christ into our lives when we invite Him in to be Lord and Savior at which time we experience our own Passover as the doorposts and lintel of our hearts are marked for salvation by the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.
The term used for church in the early Greek text was Ecclesia which means assembly. According to (Matthew 18:20) “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” This means of course that just a few gathered in Christ’s name is the church and not a building with a steeple and many people, you and I together are the ecclesia or the church! However I’m not advocating not attending a church fellowship as it is important especially for a new believer to receive the milk of the word and grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, however being a member of the corporate church or synagogue is in no way to be construed a part of God’s criteria to become one of His redeemed.