Push Through, Tear the Veil (Part I)
Main Course: 19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a [a]sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water (Heb. 10:19-21; Matt. 27:51; Lk. 22:41-44; cf. 1 Cor. 9:27).
When we are tired, week, sleepy, lonely, dis-hearted, feeling afraid, the “odd ball,” the underdog, the lone ranger (are in agony of soul and spirit) push through, tear the veil. Ps. 34: 10 states, the young lions lack and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want for any good thing. All needs are met above and beyond what we can ask or think because we obey God and yield to His Spirit (Eph. 3:20).
This is our answer even though it may seem disjointed, a total disconnect or misfit for our challenging situations, in His sight this is our target (our target answer). This is what we seek: what is in His sight (the way and how He sees things, which is right) His plan and His perfect will for our lives (Heb. 13:21; Eccles. 2:26; cf. 2 Kin. 3:17-18). But if we don’t seek, then we’ll never know or see what’s in His sight (Jer. 1:11-12). In other words, to see what He sees is to know what He knows: He reveals himself so we can understand, for to see is to know (Job 42:5; Eph. 1:18; cf. Phil. 3:10). This brings the peace, joy and contentment – the “Rest” (Heb. 4:10). Consequently, this foreknowledge acts has a shield against adversity and can be compared to seeing the end of the movie beforehand. But you can only see the end of the movie beforehand in His sight.
Seek = see-k > seek and you will see. This is how you regain, recover your eyesight – spiritual eyesight/insight = understanding to know, to be assured and confident to “rest,” which is where God is (e.g. King David). And how can you not rejoice to be with your Father (Rms. 8:15-17; Zeph. 3:17; Ps. 20:5; 126). This is the place where God celebrates you, and the scriptures are just a snapshot of his glory over your life. He will always supersede your expectations, He is GOD (Eph. 3:20, I Cor. 2:9; Is. 46:9).
So we must continue to dig those ditches - pray, obey and say (2 Kin. 3:16-17). Don’t be slack (Zeph. 3:16) = push through the veil and we will see - recover all (1 Sam.30:8). Remember, we must push through the veil to get to the Garden of His Rest (to experience the other side of heaven here on earth). It will not be without a fight, without blood, sweat and tears, disappointments, isolation, loneliness, weariness and loss of sleep – sacrifice (all of this and more Jesus experienced and triumphed). But the outcome for us, as it was for Jesus Christ, will be life changing and life-altering transformation, transfigured into another level of living in the glory of God (2 Cor. 3:18; Ps. 84:7). (cont'd)