A new era was established when were freed from law, condemnation and suffering. Jesus did something very unique that no other prophet, person or power had never done before.. He died for a divine purpose and that purpose came at a massive cost, the ultimate sacrifice had to be made. Jesus defeated everything and fulfilled the law (through his death and resurrection) he became the life giving bread that could be consumed for eternal salvation.
Over the last few blogs I have depicted Christ as a living fragrance and a letter that unfolds through our lives, today I noticed one thing that gets in the way of people seeing Christ. The following verses speak of a ‘veil’ that exists over people because of Satan. If this insight helps us to understand the default nature of man, can we not counteract this blockage with the power of the spirit?
“But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ. 15 Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, their hearts are covered with that veil, and they do not understand.” – 2 Corinthians 3:14-15
“If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. 4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
It’s quite clear that some people will reject Christ and some will come to know Him, ultimately it’s a decision that everyone must make either by choice or death. I hope today we are reminded of the spiritual powers that we are at war with and we rely on Gods strength, not our own, to overcome these ‘veils ‘of deceit and lies of the world. If Christ has taken up residence in your life, be bold and rely on Jesus who lives in You, because we know that Christ is far greater than anything in this world.
For those who are convicted by this message and want to start a relationship with Christ, feel free to contact me anytime.