Daily Delight

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Traditionally, a bride would cover her face with a veil while walking down the aisle to meet her adoring groom. The emotion, excitement, and anticipation on her face was hidden until her groom lifted the veil. He waited patiently until she met him face to face. And then, when he had permission, he lifted the veil. When he saw her face, he rejoiced.

The picture of marriage in the Bible is used as a powerful symbol. The significance of the veil in God’s Word is symbolic of and integral to the understanding of the grace and redeeming power of Jesus. In the temple, there was a veil of vast size and thickness, but it was no ordinary veil. This veil separated the presence of God from the presence of man. It signified the separation of man from God because of sin. The only thing that could change eternal separation from God was a sacrifice, but it was no ordinary sacrifice. Redemption required death—the death of God’s one and only Son. 

The death of Jesus brought physical darkness upon the world and the veil was torn in two from top to bottom (Luke 23:45), things that could only occur supernaturally. The torn veil meant that through the death of Jesus and His shed blood, we could have relationship with the Father again. Jesus was the atonement for our sins. There would no longer be eternal separation. The veil was not only lifted, but the veil was torn. Jesus Christ was torn for us so that we could approach the throne of grace boldly through Him. 

God’s love for us is so deep and so vast that He gave His Son to die for us. He tore the veil so that we could fellowship with Him have eternal life through Jesus. 

But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” -2 Corinthians 3:16 (NLT)

The torn veil signified the end of ritual, religion, and traditions and gave us complete freedom to fellowship with the Father. We not only have free access to the Father, but we have unlimited access to the same power that raised Christ from the dead.

"By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water." 
-Hebrews 10:20-22 (NLT)

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Maneesha Grace Manuel

Maneesha is a 30-something writer and encourager. She has a passionate desire and joy to serve the Lord through her writing and by loving others. Her story proves that Jesus can completely change a life and make beauty from ashes. Maneesha's hope and prayer is to empower women through God's Word. Her joy of writing sprinkled with her love for Jesus isn't just a hobby, it's something she feels called to do.

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