The Veil Shall Be Taken Away

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

When we begin to believe and comprehend the Word written to us in the New Testament Scriptures, God begins to reveal vast amounts of spiritual wisdom. Then, the eyes of our own understanding will begin to be enlightened (Ephesians 1:18), as we become spiritually lit up from the inside, out. One major reason that people say that they cannot understand the Epistles is simply because they approach the Word in the same way that they would perhaps study a history book or a good novel, totally missing out on the reality that it is God Who enlightens our lives with spiritual revelations of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Today we literally learn the spiritual truths within the Scriptures proportionally to our believing in God.  We cannot fool, or trick Him into giving us spiritual understanding without our hearts being genuinely drawn towards Him.

James 4:8a – Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you . . .

In II Corinthians 3:14b we read that “. . . for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; . . .” The Old Testament was not written to the spiritual heart, but to the five senses mind. The Old Testament was written to give knowledge and direction mostly to the children of Israel, with commandments and laws. Oh yes, we can learn so very many things from the Old Testament Scriptures (Romans 15:4), but today the Church of God has been called into God’s grace and liberty instead of the Law and works that are described in detail throughout the Old Testament. When we try to get our daily guidance from the Old Testament there will remain a veil obstructing the spiritual view of freedom that comes with Christ in the New Testament “. . . which vail is done away in Christ . . .” (II Corinthians 3:14). Definitely the Old Testament contains hundreds and thousands of biblical principles from which we may learn, but our daily guidance comes from knowing the Epistles and the inspiration of (and from) the spirit within our hearts.

II Corinthians 3:15-16:
-15:  But even unto this day, when Moses is read {from the Old Testament Scriptures}, the vail is {still} upon their heart.
-16:  Nevertheless when it {the heart} shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

When the heart turns to the Lord the veil shall be taken away, and life with God begins to take on a much greater reality, enhancing our very lives with freedom that only God can provide. This certainly does not take anything away from the Old Testament but does put the Old Testament into the godly perspective, order, and design in which it was meant to be understood by the believers of today who are turning their hearts to the Lord God.

II Corinthians 3:17 – Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

As we continue turning toward the Lord (in our words and deeds) we will discover His genuine deliverance in the Scriptures of the New Testament. Then, our hearts will continue to be blessed by Him Who created all things and Who opens our eyes that we may see – God bless you!

The Calling of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

It would be next to impossible to present the grace of God to others enthusiastically while being fearful about our own future. Today we are bombarded from every direction with unimaginable fears about doomsday, Armageddon, and the wrath of God. These fears have been running rampant for years around the world and have scared people, especially Christian people, half to death. However, most about what people say regarding the future for the Christian believer and the world are, simply put – not true!

I Thessalonians 5:9-10a:
For God hath not appointed {or called} us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us . . .

To be appointed for an office or a position someone needs to call and appoint us. God has called us to Himself even before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4 and I Thessalonians 2:12). Contrary to popular thought, belief, and doctrine, our calling is to obtain salvation rather than wrath. We have the God-given right and privilege of obtaining this calling based entirely on the completed work of our Savior who died for us. In the Greek text, the word saved is sozo and means to be made spiritually whole (through the receiving of the gift of holy spirit), and to be saved from eternal death (into the lake of fire), and judgment (at the last day). Because Jesus gave his life for you and for me, we are truly saved from the wrath to come. Jesus already passed completely through the judgments for us. This is all included and given to us in the calling of God.

I Thessalonians 1:10:
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Our deliverance from the future wrath is thankfully based on the completed work of our heavenly Father Who raised Christ from the dead. Yes—there will be wrath coming in the future; however, the believers are totally exempt from wrath and will be rescued by “. . . His son from heaven,” who will take us back to heaven with him (I Thessalonians 4:13-18). Not only will we be delivered from the wrath to come but Jesus has also “. . . delivered us from this present evil world (Galatians 1:3-4).” Life with our Savior began by our belief and confession of Romans 10:9-10, and from that moment onward we have the privilege and the responsibility of learning and living in the true grace and calling of God, being made free from any and all of the wrath and judgments to come upon this world. Have a great day, God bless you!

Jesus Said “I Have Overcome the World” (Why? Oh, just for Little Ole Me – and You!)

“In Revelation 2:17 we read, He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna. But what are we to overcome?  Well, let us look to what Jesus said, These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world– John 16:33. Jesus overcame the world, its negative powers, its destructive forces that still weigh heavily upon the believer, but when we look to him who overcame, then his peace is enjoyed, and the victory is realized, and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith– I John 5:4. Faith causes one to be an overcomer, and faith is believing trust in the truth that we indeed have overcome as our Lord and Savior has, which is explicitly stated here: Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God– I John 5:5. And he or she that overcomes the world will be enjoying the hidden manna with its sweet taste of success.” ~LMJ~