The Veil


When Moses finished speaking with them, he covered his face with a veil. But whenever he went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he would remove the veil.
~Exodus 34:33-34, NIrV


Perfect people aren’t real and real people aren’t perfect.
~Source Unknown
Moses spent 40 days on the mountain top with the LORD. When Moses descended to the camp, Aaron and the people were afraid to go near him because his face was shinning. The glow on his face was evident to everyone except Moses: he didn’t realize why they were afraid to approach him. So Moses began wearing a veil in public but when he went in to be with the LORD, he removed the veil. Paul tells us that Moses wore the veil so the Israelites could not see the glory fading: when Moses first stepped out of the sacred tent, the glory on his face was radiant but in time it faded. In Colossians 1:27 Paul says, “And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.” Can you imagine being so filled with Christ that others could see His glory in your face. You have to be a little envious of Moses, so filled with the presence of Yahweh that his face glowed and people were afraid to approach him. Well, I want encourage you with some good news:
  1. CHRIST is in you and that is your hope of glory, your only hope. Because Christ is in you, His glory is in you and one of these days it is coming out in a big way. Birds are adorable creatures and fun to watch. We have a feeder just outside our kitchen window and June and I both enjoy watching the birds. The Cardinal for example is a very colorful bird but that glorious bird was once and egg. You’ve never seen a glorious egg have you nor one that could fly. We are in the egg stage:  but because of Christ, we will fly someday.
  2. We don’t need in veil in HIS presence. Moses took the veil off when He went into the sacred tent to be with the LORD. There may be some things you need to keep from others, for their own good, but you don’t need to keep anything from CHRIST. Take off your veil in His presence, be yourself. There is no need to pretend with HIM.

I want to thank Joe David and Brian for driving the vans for us yesterday: we had a great trip to TOP OF THE RIVER. We had 32 total and it was a lot of fun. Lori wants us to do it every two months: be fine with me. I will tell you one thing, ole Gregg had a good time and that boy can put away some shrimp. Our next outing is at home: we have a fish fry on Good Friday. Instead of Swamp John’s we are going to have Swamp Jack’s. We are going to have crappie which you cannot get at Swamp John’s or Top of the River. God has blessed DBC with a professional crappie fisherman: Mr. Keith Jenkins.

I wrote this blog on Saturday but went brain dead when I came in last night and forgot to post it. I am very late on my post so I don’t know what the date will be. We did a little mission work today and I just got in a few minutes ago. Had a good day. Very thankful that I can be of service. Great weather, thank you Jesus.

I am looking forward to preaching Sunday, a.m. and p.m. Pray for God to use me. Joe David is off this week.

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