Monday, October 11, 2010
Unveil Your Face...
" Whenever Moses (Old Covenant) is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is Spirit. 2Corinthians 3:15-18
Whenever Father reveals himself to us in anyway, we receive something. Having a glimpse of His holiness and knowing that even in my shame and humiliation God desires to fully show Himself to me in all His glory. But, not only show me his glory, transfer His glory unto me. Goodness gracious alive, that messes with me.
The bride is ushered into the sanctuary. The most Holy place. She makes a slow journey to her groom, who is waiting for her with an anticipating smile.The veil covers her face. As she stands with her groom and they exchange their vows to one another the time for the infinite kiss to seal the deal approaches. The pastor looks at the groom and says, "Now you may kiss your bride." The groom reaches over and lifts the veil. They are now face to face. Up until now they have only known one another to a certain point. Now they are to know (yada) each other fully, intimately, completely.
I believe this is the picture that we are getting in 2 Corinthians 3. Because of what Jesus Christ did for me, for ALL of us, there is freedom. The old way, that requires a veil is gone, the new way says to remove our veil and look full at the glory of Father God. As we gaze upon Him, His glory is transferred to us, just as it was to Moses when he came off the mountain with the old covenant. His face shown so bright that the Israelite s could not look upon it. It was as if looking into the sun.
Revelations depicts four creatures, and they are described as having eyes that cover them, inside and out. They are constantly repeating "Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty." I think maybe they are covered in so many eyes because they are continually getting a fresh new glimpse of Father's holiness and glory.
The groom is waiting, anticipating a turn towards him.
A turn from the bondage of the law, the old covenant.
A turn from shame and guilt.
A turn from sin.
He longs to remove the veil so that I (We) may look full in His wonderful face.
Posted by kristin at 4:53 PM