This post might make a little more sense if you read last week’s edition. We’re talking about
coming into relationship with God because of His revealing Himself to us.
Reveal comes from two words in Latin:
- Re – (take away)
- Velum – (veil)
A large “veil” or curtain was prescribed by God (see Exodus 26) to separate the holy place and the Holy of Holies. The Holy of Holies is where the mercy seat was placed on the Ark of the Covenant which represented the presence of God. No one but the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies and he was only allowed to enter one day a year – The Day of Atonement. Even when the Tabernacle was replaced by a permanent temple, there was a veil or woven curtain between the common man and God.
But God, revealing Himself through His only son, tore the curtain (Matthew 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45) and took away the veil when Christ’s work was accomplished on the cross. God’s ultimate revelation was showing us that while we can never earn our way into relationship with Him, He had planned all along to give His only son as our way to be in relationship to God.
And if that weren’t enough, Jesus Christ promised to reveal Himself and the Father to those of us who accept His gift of salvation.
“Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” John 14:21 NLT
“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Luke 10:22 NLT
That’s just like God, to keep on giving…and revealing.
Thank you, Lord, for revealing yourself to us. Help us desire and seek you more and more so that our relationship with you will be fruitful and bring you glory!