But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. (2 Corinthians 3:14)
In the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge, they got separated from God. Ever since there has been a veil separating God from mankind. The veil later showed up in the tabernacle of God. Man was not allowed to enter the Holy of Holies because of the veil. God was not happy with this separation and He was willing to do whatever it takes to remove the veil. When Jesus was sacrificed on the cross this veil was destroyed. Now there is no veil to stop man from entering the Holy of Holies and have fellowship with God.
Even though the veil of the Holy of Holies is removed, there still remains a veil on each one of us which keeps us from entering the Holy of Holies. We have acquired this veil from our environment and use it as a protective covering to hide behind it. We do not want to come out of this veil. But we will not be able to enter His inner sanctuary without this veil on us being pierced.
As we pursue Him to enter the Holy of Holies for a close fellowship with Him, the veil on us will be pierced and torn. The experience of our veil being torn can be painful. But it is only as painful as you are attached to it. The more you are attached to your veil and unwilling to let it go, the more painful it can be when He draws you closer to Him. But, If you willingly let it go, it does not seem painful as you begin to see Him face to face.
The veil is not a part of us, it’s an external layer over us. The real us is very different from the appearance that the veil gives us. God cannot have a relationship with our veil on. He needs to expose the veil and see us face to face to be able to develop a close relationship with us.
We have remained in our veil for a very long time and have become very comfortable in it. We do not want it to be pierced. We prefer to have a relationship with God only to the extent that our veil is not torn. We like to keep a relationship with Him at a distance. We spend our life, just going around in the outer court of the temple and never pursuing to enter into the inner sanctuary. As long as we are in the outer court, we can keep our veil intact and have a superficial relationship with God. We busy ourselves with all the activities of the outer court of the temple, but do not pursue to know Him more in the inner most sanctuary.
The moment, we express our willingness to enter into the Most Holy and see Him face to face, the Spirit of God begins to work in us to direct us into the inner core of His inner sanctuary. In this process, our veil gets pierced and torn. It can be a painful experience and even be bloody, but it is inevitable and essential to be able to fellowship with Him face to face.
The veil over your face, is your carnal part, it’s not the real you. The real you is a treasure unto Him. You are gold. The more you get closer to the fire of His glory, the more you shine and the veil over you is destroyed and you behold Him face to face, and He beholds you face to face. You enter into an intimate relationship with Him.
Holy Spirit is the one who begins this process in you and directs and guides you to the inner sanctuary, but He is able to do that only when you show willingness to go deeper into the inner sanctuary.
So, do not be satisfied with all the activities you do for God in the outer court of the temple and just know Him from a distance. He desires that you make a journey towards the inner sanctuary and be willing to have your veil pierced and torn and get into a close relationship with the Father and walk in union with Him.
- 2 Corinthians 3:14