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Beyond the Veil


Ever wonder about the significance of the veil? A veil is an article of clothing or hanging cloth that is intended to cover some part of the head or face, or an object of some significance. Veiling is a practice that has been prominent in different forms in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Veiling continues to play a role in some modern secular contexts, such as wedding customs.

Why Veil?

Veils were worn in times of antiquity as a sign of respect and status. Wearing veils are especially associated with women in Asian countries. They wore, and still wear, veils as a sign of their being married, or purity. For men, the veil represented manhood; even as early as puberty. As for sacred objects, the veil covered the Ark of the Covenant. It was hung between the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies to shield the most sacred things within from the eyes of sinful men.

Only a High Priest

Only a High Priest could enter in. For every High Priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both Gifts and sacrifices for sins (Hebrews 5:1). And no man takes this honor unto himself, but he who is called of God, as was Aaron (Hebrews 5:4). Who can we trust today? No one. Thankfully, we don't have to rely on man to make sacrifices or get a prayer through. Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection settled our sin dept, so we can go beyond the veil.

Beyond the Veil

We can now go to God boldly, for ourselves. And, behold, the Veil of the Temple was rent in two from top to bottom: and the earth quake, and the rocks rent (Mathew 27:51). Let us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

Take Your Burdens to the Lord

That sounds like an invitation. If you can't get in contact with no one else, surely you can get in contact with God. For we have not an High Priest Who cannot be touch with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). God wants us to talk to Him over our companions anyway. He says, 'you who dwell in the gardens, the companions hear your voice: Let Me hear it. (Song of Solomon 8:13)

God is and has the Answer to our prayers. Be encouraged!

#Encouragement

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