As I write this letter to you, I hope that by the end of this letter you would have the desire for wisdom and knowledge. Also, I hope that you begin to understand the power that lies within the real understanding of who you are. What is this letter about that you seem so compelled for me to follow you ask? This letter is about a veil. The veil that until I understood who I was, it no longer held me back.
A veil is used to cover things. In a marriage, the bride wears a veil to hide her face until her husband unveils her. When the veil is removed, the husband kisses the bride.
When a female child is born into the world, the child is born with a natural or physical veil also known as a hymen. When the female child becomes of age and has sexual intercourse, the hymen is torn or stretched. I am telling you this because I want you to see the importance of a veil that no longer exists.
The most important thing you must understand is this. Unless the veil is broken transformation cannot happen. Unless the woman’s hymen is torn or stretched conception cannot occur.
The reason I am writing to you is this you must know that God desires to transform you. It is God’s desire for you to live a life of freedom. It is God’s desire for you to prosper in every area in your life, but you must remove the veil of blindness from your life.
Every time you do something wrong you beat yourself up. You become hard on yourself, and you feel like a complete failure, and I am telling you that is not of God that Is a spirit of condemnation, and as a believer, you have been redeemed by God and declared righteous (in right standing with God) but you must believe that at all times. Often it is difficult for people to see clearly because of condemnation which sometimes produces a hardened heart. What is this hardened heart? It is your soul (mind, will, and emotions) resisting the will of God for your life. What I have learned that the spirit of condemnation comes when you try to do things in your strength instead of trusting in God.
The scripture that I am about to give you is in 2 Corinthians chapter 3 verses 4-18. “Such is the confidence and steadfast reliance and absolute trust that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God. He has qualified us [making us sufficient] as ministers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not of the letter [of a written code] but of the Spirit; for the letter [of the Law] kills [by revealing sin and demanding obedience], but the Spirit gives life. Now if the ministry of death, engraved in letters on stones [the covenant of the Law which led to death because of sin], came with such glory and splendor that the Israelites were not able to look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, [a brilliance] that was fading, how will the ministry of the Spirit [the new covenant which allows us to be Spirit-filled] fail to be even more glorious and splendid? For if the ministry that brings condemnation [the old covenant, the Law] has glory, how much more does glory overflow in the ministry that brings righteousness [the new covenant which declares believers free of guilt and sets them apart for God’s special purpose]! Indeed, what had glory [the Law], in this case no longer has glory because of the glory that surpasses it [the gospel]. For if that [Law] which fades away came with glory, how much more must that [gospel] which remains and is permanent abide in glory and splendor! Since we have such a [glorious] hope and confident expectation, we speak with great courage, and we are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the Israelites would not gaze at the end of the glory which was fading away. But [in fact] their minds were hardened [for they had lost the ability to understand]; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed [only] in Christ. But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil [of blindness] lies over their heart; but whenever a person turns [in repentance and faith] to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom]. And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.”
It is imperative that you understand this as a believer you are no longer under the old covenant; the old covenant was written to expose sin. The old covenant is the reason we know we need God. If there were no Mosaic law, we would not know what sin is. There is no liberty in the old covenant just death. You are under a much greater covenant that is the covenant of grace. The new covenant redeems us through Christ Jesus blood. The new covenant gives you grace — the new covenant convicts you; it does not condemn you. I want you to get this in your heart and mind, so many believers are in bondage because they don’t understand. If you read the verses that I mentioned earlier in this letter, it says that even today when Moses is read the veil is upon their heart, but when you turn your heart to God, the veil is taken away. The veil is taken away because as you set your heart to God, he instructs you to the new covenant, and you are no longer blind to the purpose of the old covenant and now understand the new way of living, thinking, being and begins to give you revelatory knowledge of who you are in him. You will be transformed when you remove the veil of condemnation, blindness and accept the will of God for your life. The transformation can only take place when you lift the veil, and you will be changed from glory to glory. God will work in you to give you the desire to do what pleases him and you will desire to keep the laws of God. It is my prayer that you allow God to write his letter on your heart so that the people you encounter from day to day can see the change in your life.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16
Father God, I ask that whoever look upon this letter that the veil of condemnation and blindness is removed and never return. I pray that you fill every one of us with your power, glory, and wisdom that we may know you in a way that we have never known. Transform us into what you originally intended for us to become. May the peace of God, favor of God and grace of God shine upon us. In Jesus name, Amen.