There is a certain intimacy that takes place behind the veil. There are certain pleasures that are accessed behind the veil. There is a higher level of relationship that may be accessed behind the veil. The veil is a covering. It protects and shields against unauthorized access.
To get behind the veil you must be invited. To get behind the veil you must have a special relationship that gives you a pass to lift the veil. There is something romantic and mysterious around the woman who walks down the aisle with the veil and when the man of God gives the command to kiss the bride, access is given to the lips in the company of many spectators.
God has a veil and has invited people through His Son Jesus to access him. It is through the blood that was shed on the cross that gave mankind the ability and privilege to access God behind the veil. It is here where power is granted and gifts are maximized. Behind the veil of God mystery’s are unveiled. It is here where the believer in Jesus Christ has the privilege of sight.
Those outside of a relationship with Jesus cannot see, they are blinded by the veil. Many try to access God without a relationship with his Son and they fail to see that their sin forbids it. Once they repent and believe the gospel and begin to eat the fruits (Bible) that God has given, they are given access behind the veil.
It is important to note that while their is a veil for salvation, its true that God has many veils. Each veil hidden and accessed through a deeper and deeper relationship with him. The disciples had a different level of intimacy with God based upon their love and passion for him.
How far will you go behind the veil is up to you. Joshua said, choose this day whom you will serve. You’re depth is a choice. Understand this: The deeper you go in Jesus, the less and less people will understand you. You will begin to have more and more of the mind of Christ and remember his ways are not our ways, but you will begin to know them intimately. Remember, the multitudes knew nothing of Jesus, some of the 12 knew more, 3 of the disciples went even deeper and God separated them from the rest of the 12 and Paul went deeper still that God had to hinder him.
How deep behind the veils will you go?
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: – Colossians 3:2-10
It is important for you to realize that coming to Jesus Christ and receiving the benefits of knowing the Creator of Heaven and Earth and having a relationship with him as close as friends and even closer as a son or daughter that God has work for you. Sometimes we can make the mistake in believing that somehow God is now responsible for everything in our lives when he is the one who commands and we are responsible to listen and obey.
The Lord says fear not for I am with you. Our responsibility is to stop fearing. The Lord says trust in him and do good. Our responsibility is to trust him and do good works. The Lord says honor and your father and mother. Our responsibility is to honor our father and mother. The Lord is not going to do our part. If we are too lazy or uninterested to do our part then we will not receive the rewards he has promised to those who do.
Our employer expects a certain level of work from us that makes us profitable to the company. Our supervisor steps in and guides us through a difficult situations that exceed our level of experience and then expects you to continue working with a higher level of experience. God is the same way. He expects his sons and daughters to take responsibility for their sin. When an attack from Satan exceeds your experience level, then cry out to him.
Don’t expect God to live your life for you. He is not going to do that. He guides, opens and closes doors, but you must crawl, walk, and run through every situation. You must live you life. The more you obey God the more power you have with God. Its called promotion. Do you want more of God? Show him by your works. You cannot become a doctor without going to school. God will help open and close doors, but you must study those books and pass those tests. Don’t expect God to study for you.
You want that cute girl? Don’t expect God to be your wingman. Go over there an campaign. Open your mouth and tell her how you feel.
Putting too much on God is expecting God to do the chores he gave you to do.
Heather Barwick, who was raised by her mother and her mother’s lesbian partner, wrote in an essay this week that same-sex “marriage” is not the same as normal marriage between a man and a woman, that the traditional family is best, and that while growing up she “ached every day for a dad.”
Barwick, who is 32 now, married, and has four children, said that “same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not.”
Same-sex marriage withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn’t matter. That it’s all the same. But it’s not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my mom’s partner, but another mom could never have replaced the father I lost.
I grew up surrounded by women who said they didn’t need or want a man. Yet, as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy. It is a strange and confusing thing to walk around with this deep-down unquenchable ache for a father, for a man, in a community that says that men are unnecessary. There were times I felt so angry with my dad for not being there for me, and then times I felt angry with myself for even wanting a father to begin with. There are parts of me that still grieve over that loss today.
I’m not saying that you can’t be good parents. You can. I had one of the best. I’m also not saying that being raised by straight parents means everything will turn out okay. We know there are so many different ways that the family unit can break down and cause kids to suffer: divorce, abandonment, infidelity, abuse, death, etc. But by and large, the best and most successful family structure is one in which kids are being raised by both their mother and father.
It’s only now, as I watch my children loving and being loved by their father each day, that I can see the beauty and wisdom in traditional marriage (God’s way & inline with nature) and parenting.
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There is not a man or woman alive without sin. Even when the light of God’s glorious gospel shines on you, within your flesh dwells no good thing. Paul stated “Oh wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from this body of death.” He hated the fact that though he pursued God that evil was always present. Not being dismayed by this; he put his trust in Christ and pressed toward the high mark of God’s call. He worked for his eternal net worth. I say net, because at judgment we will all have things that will be consumed in the fire when God is handing out his rewards.
We all know about worldly success. A recent report came out that said the U.S. added 300,000 new millionaires in 2015, bringing the total to a record 10.4 million people. Of course, a large percentage of these people could be tied to acquiring their wealth by way of sin. Fraud, porn stars, strippers, reality tv stars promoting sinful lifestyles, musicians doing the same thing, along with athletes who cheat by taking drugs, along with straight up stealing it. This wealth will work to harm them when they die and face God’s judgment, because many of these people helped others to fall into sin by their sinful leadership. If you have acquired it the right way, then God has given you ten talents and you used them the right way by increasing them and you are on your way to even greater wealth in heaven. Of course, this is only one way to earn huge amounts for your eternal net worth. The other way is the most painful on earth and that is through martyrdom. God has appointed some for this way of glorifying him. Not as glorious as the millionaire Christian who God has blessed on earth, but they will receive a greater reward then them in heaven.
It is important that you have a mindset that everything you do will either work toward or against your eternal net worth. Similar to planning for retirement on earth and getting your house in order, you must have a specific mindset and plan to increase your eternal net worth. Paul said that one way is through giving your money to a church, that promotes Jesus as the only way and a lifestyle that God honors and giving to the poor. This adds to your heavenly account. When you are doing what your supposed to do at your job, when no one is looking, this adds to your account. Now recently for some this can be tricky, but God knows those who are his and if you are honoring him in what you do. Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and praying for people and even casting out their demons and fasting for them will add to your eternal net worth. The mindset of adding to your eternal net worth is safe and should be the overarching goal. Why? Because in time you will perish and not have the ability to walk around using any of the earthly money you have earned.
It will be a sad day for you, if you do not go to the ant and consider her ways and be wise by providing your meat in the summer.