Where is the veil for the unbeliever?
The heart. 2 Cor 3:15
Where is the eternal seal for the believer?
The heart. 2 Cor 1:21-22
Where do we become justified or saved?
The heart. Romans 10:10
Where does God look upon a man?
The heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Where does God’s nature dwell?
The heart (by faith). Eph 3:17
Where does the seed (word) fall upon?
The heart. Matthew 13:13-23
Where does the hundred fold crop come from?
The heart. Matthew 13:13-23
Where do our works flow from?
The heart. Proverbs 4:23
Where is our treasure?
The heart. Matthew 6:21
Where do we become distant from God?
The heart. Matthew 15:8
Where are we circumcised post cross?
The heart. Romans 2:29
Where does a man become defiled?
The heart. Matthew 15:18
Where do we put our trust in God?
The heart. Proverbs 3:5-6
Where do we entertain evil THOUGHTS?
The heart. Matthew 9:4
Where are we made stubborn?
The heart. Matthew 13:15; Mark 6:52
Where do we do most of our thinking?
The heart. Mark 2:8
Where do we store our dreams, plans, and life goals?
The heart. Proverbs 19:21
Where must we guard?
The heart (and mind). Philippians 4:7
Where is our identity in Christ and "God-fidence" stored?
The heart. Proverbs 23:7
Where do we do our CONFESSING or AGREEING?
The heart. Romans 10:9-10
Here is the thrust of the point ...
The veil covered the face of Moses because they were terrified of the presence of God. Moses would spend tons of time with God, and literally glow - and it scared the Israelites senseless! The same symbolic veil covers the hearts of unbelievers, because they are terrified of the presence of God.
They see heart shaped believers who spend time in the presence of God, yes people who radiate God’s glory - and some folks are afraid.
- They can’t be loved by God.
- They aren’t worth being loved by God.
- They won’t HEAR from God.
- They will have to give something up.
- They will have to forgive someone.
- They will have to change.
- They will have to face embarrassment.
- They will have to give up their hurts.
- They will have to finally stand up for something.
- They won't measure up to a (false) standard of righteousness.
- They will have to look at themselves and wounds.
- They will no longer be able to blame others.
- They will have to give up the things of self that they enjoy.
- They will have to be taken out of their own sense of "control" and comfort zone.
- They will have to rely on something they can't see!
- They will have to be accountable for the thoughts of their own heart.
The veil is a spiritual defense mechanism to guard the heart from truth. Yet. Truth is the very thing that will set you free.
We can either transform to Christ or conform to the world. We either confess (agree) with Jesus, or we agree with flesh and the world. We choose. Daily.
Sin has been dealt with once, for all time. In terms of SIN, we are forever clean. But God is constantly working on our UNCLEAN HEARTS … for that is where we are born and wired to operate from as believers. YES. He has given us a NEW heart, HIS heart – we have a NEW nature. Sin doesn’t stand between us and God, WE OURSELVES REBEL and miss many blessings! Hebrews 9:26-28; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Ephesians 4:17-32
We are clean from sin, but an unclean heart full of self brings accusation from darkness at the throne. For our lips profess one thing, but our heart and actions profess another. Without a changed, pure heart and a renewed mind ... some physical healing just won’t stick.
Without transformation of the heart (and mind) into an image like that of Jesus, demonic issues will soon return. We can kick out demonic principalities all day long, but if we don't first kick out OURSELVES from OURSELVES … we are just spinning our tires.
As the heart is shaped, so too is the path of the man.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.