|Veils that Cover|
Our morning Bible Study at Open Door Church, was led by Sister Helen, as she opened with Exodus 34:29-30 regarding Moses coming down from the Mountain with the two tables of stone. Moses had been in God’s presence and his face shone so brightly that the people could not look at him. He was obliged to put a veil upon his face so he could speak to the people.
The lesson continued reading from 2 Corinthians 3: 15-18 telling us that so often as we read the Bible, there is a veil on our heart. However when we turn to the Lord the veil is taken away and there is liberty.
2 Corinthians 4: 1-18 reveals that the Gospel is hidden to those who are lost because the enemy has blinded their minds to prevent them from following Jesus.
As Christians there are often things hidden in our hearts, when we fail to handle the word of God rightly. The light of the gospel will illuminate hidden sins so they can be dealt with. Once enlightened, we are to renounce those things that don’t please God.
The Word brings conviction that leads to repentance. We are then to follow the instructions give by God and begin to do those things that please Him.
How is that working out for you?
Saul whose name was later changed to Paul, was blinded by a great light and a power that brought him to his knees. He had been persecuting the Christians, but a voice spoke and asked him, “Why do you persecute Me?” Saul could only say, “Who are you Lord?” He was given instructions and was gloriously converted and filled with the Holy Spirit.
As time went by he was the one being persecuted and many times beaten and left for dead. All in all he rejoiced that he was found worthy to suffer for Christ Jesus.
He knew that in time he would be presented before our Father God and receive his crown.
In life we all have problems and troubles, yet it is only a light affliction for the moment.
We are reminded to look not at the things that are seen, but at things that are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
One of these days, it will be our turn to be presented before our Father God.