1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. (Through the Veil!) Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known!”
Through the Veils!
Awakening outside, no more one “unborn”
so the veil which once darkened our eyes
had been lifted.
Apart from the womb where HE knit us together,
then breathed we the oxygen planned for our lungs.
So crawling to CHRIST, our “first steps” had begun.
Next through Life were we drawn,
both through depths and through heights…
being ever transformed as GOD’s own chosen vessels.
At times well aligned with HIS footprints before us
and also off track when our flesh went astray.
Yea, far from HIS paths when we went our own ways.
Then will we be raised up! Lifter higher; then Highest…
where Love’s fullness now rests just beyond — out of Sight!
Through the UnDoubled Veil will our Faith perceive JESUS;
our Bridegroom — so loved — to behold! Face to Face!
As HIS Bride, we shall press on till then! Till that Day!
As HIServant and expectant Bride member with you also, Beloved,
Devotional: 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with UNVEILED face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the LORD, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the LORD, the SPIRIT.”
At birth we are unveiled without wisdom or knowledge. But we are born with sovereignty’s purpose embedded within! This is the first veil which none remember nor recall truly but it is unexpected to say the least!
No baby is born talking with an exasperated tone, “Well, it took you long enough!” None that I’ve ever seen anyway. But we live in the fullness of our earthly sight and go through ups and downs…just like everyone else. The difference is found in those who seek CHRIST with a zealous passion and an unrelenting zeal.
It’s seen in the eyes and the heart of those daily studying HIS WORD in order to get to the meat, the deeper truths that require time and effort and uncover. It’s like crawfish whose savory meat sticks tightly to the shell and for those without patience, crawfish won’t be in their diet.
It’s the same with us, Beloved. If we’re unwilling to dig in, then we settle for basic bible stories and the “milk” that newborns in CHRIST drink. BUT! We must grow and any baby that just drinks milk and doesn’t eat protein, won’t be in good health or shape. That’s just a fact of life.
So when we reject studying HIS WORD, knowing that the spiritual crawfish our aching hearts so desperately long for won’t reach our tongues (let alone our stomachs), then we starve ourselves. It’s really that simple.
I’ve talked with many lukewarm or surface level souls through out this life. But my heart aches knowing I could share the deeper truths with them if they’d desire it. However, their simplistic routine craves the worship music but NOT the message.
As I’ve talked about in earlier messages, DOCTRINE isn’t passed along or learned through music perse. It’s gained through heads-down, determined study. No shortcuts.
Sadder yet is that many a message preached today just caters to the crowd. To the itching ears. To those whose only zeal” has to fit within the 25 minutes for the sermon. Then they dash off to sporting events, extra curricular activities, lunch and pretty much anything other than the things of GOD.
As such, they limit their healthy Godly intake to liquid. Ever try to double up on liquid to stop your stomach from complaining? “Sloshing around” isn’t conducive or good for running or any activity, let alone daily repetition.
But the point here is that through LIfe, we are to dig in for HIS planned nutrition. We are to be expectant of that unknown hour when we are called Home! This way we can SHARE HIS nutritional plans with the Lost and encourage and build up fellow believers to look up! To be readied!
To be wholeheartedly awaiting the moment for which we, as HIS children, have awaited for so long! The second Veil between this life and Eternity! The passing THROUGH into HIS presence. So I reference this devotional as “Through the Veils” because, just like our births, we are brought through to Forever by HIS will! HE brought about our birth and shall also bring our souls through the final Veil in Heaven!
Now, should HE tarry and we who remain, be caught up through the clouds into HIS presence, there is perhaps a simultaneous or even a third Veil. When HE lifts the veil of HIS beloved Bride! Us, the Church! Either way, Hallelujah! Come quickly, oh LORD! Till then we shall press in daily — with abundant expectations!
Amen and amen!