I see Moses with a glorious shiny face every time he came from talking with God. It is illustrated in Exodus 34; that he only removed his veil when he went in to speak with God. When he came out to speak to the people, he had to put back on the veil. This shine is said to have faded away over time…
“We are not like Moses, who used a veil to hide the glory to keep the Israelites from staring at him as it faded away. Their minds were closed and hardened, for even to this day that same veil comes over their minds when they hear the words of the former covenant. The veil has not yet been lifted from them, for it is only eliminated when one is joined to the Messiah.”
2 Corinthians 3:13-14 TPT
We find another veil in the sacred tent of worship again during the time of Moses; this veil separated the two holy places…and again we see this veil torn at the death of Jesus at Calvary. It is here the significance and purpose of the veil ended and it became obsolete. It was the end of legalism, righteous works and sins’ power.
“But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”
2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NLT
The symbolism of these array of veils depicts limitations, hindered accesses and conditioned relationship. Moses wore a veil to cover the glory of God that shone on his face; this veil allowed people to look at him while he addressed them. Gods glory had been rubbing off on Moses during their hangout seasons. The veil in the tent separated hierarchies of holiness and access points for the high priests; a succinct definition of legalism
Today, the freedom we freely receive through Christ by the finished work of the cross has given us such access and graced audacity, to literary go to the throne of God, like boom! “Here I am God! I see you, you see me?” Christ obliterated all legalistic actions that the old covenant demanded. When Jesus expunged the old covenant with its demands, we became forgiven, absolved from mortal sin and thus becoming new heirs with Christ. God became our father, Jesus our brother the first born, and these promise came alive and are live;
“This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
Hebrews 8:10-12 NIV
See, when we see, believe and ACCEPT Jesus Christ for what he did and what it meant to you and I, Life begins. Our identity is defined right here. No longer do we have to struggle with who we are, our sexual identity, chasm between right and wrong…every struggle and I mean every, begins to become dismembered in the light of Gods word which is the light of Christ. This is a supernatural transformation work that takes place within our hearts every single day. There is no will power involved, no philosophies, no glass balls, no cards, no chants nothing dark and nothing sinister.
Jesus becomes unashamedly our identity and the crisis is quashed! The veil of darkness has been removed. When we sign up to Christ and the finished work of the cross by simply saying “ Yes, Jesus, I believe” we become Gods own inheritance and he becomes everything for us. He becomes enough; an insatiable relationship with God becomes our journey – That there is the oxymoron of grace.
The power sin has over us now becomes subject to the power in Jesus Christ. Remember he owns all authority in heaven and on earth and any other extra terrestrial spaces that may exist. He is the power! When we realize that our will power shall never at any point in time end our addictions, dysfunctions and closeted sins, then we will discover the grace of God. The grace of God which is the power of God, will then become the absolutely only power that puts an end to these struggles. Not our good intentions or righteous indignations neither the sense of conviction, nor condemnation, that happens deep within our hearts. These veils are ripped apart in the power of Christ
Here and now, I intend to turn your focus on everything you think you may know or suspect about why Jesus had to die for you, me and your worst enemy. Focus on what is written and let it become a mirror for you and allow it to draw out your life’s intents and purpose. It is written:
“He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.”
2 Corinthians 5:15-19 NLT
Such a profound scripture! Cheers, I just reconciled you to Christ and called you into your freedom!
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