Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lift the Veil

2 Corinthians 3
But whenever a man turn to the Lord, the veil, is taken away. 2 Corinthians 3:16


Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This "letter" is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts. (verse 3)

In this chapter, Paul is contrasting the Old covenant with the New Covenant in verse 6-11. Here is what he said:

 Old Covenant/New Covenant:
Old Testament/New Testament
                 kills/gives life
(Reference: Liberty Bible Commentary)

Our new relationship between God and man is created by Christ.
He is the fulfillment of the law.
He has provided salvation for us Gentiles.

I for one am glad.


When I got married, I wore a veil covering my face during the exchange of our vows. I was Miss Linda. After the ceremony, my new husband lifted the veil and we were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Jesus did the same thing with the veil of my heart when He saved me.

Moses put a veil over his face because it shone. (Exodus 34:33-35) He had been in the presence of the Lord, that's why it shone. No only did the veil conceal the brightness of the glory but it also concealed the end of it. Moses lifted the veil when he conversed with the Lord.

In Shepherd's Notes:
Paul went on to apply the idea of the veil to what happened when the people of Israel read the law in his own day. The lack of God's living presence in their hearts made them unable to see what God wanted to reveal This "veil" or obstacle is removed when people turn to the Lord Christ. Christ is present and acts in believers through the Spirit.

A person who "turns to" the Lord has the "veil" covering of his or her heart removed when they get saved.
Has this happened to you?


Share the One who is the New Covenant.

Help others get the veil of their heart lifted by coming to Christ as Savior.

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