This is a message God gave me sometime back about "The Veil".
Smoke, mirrors, projected images, lies, deceit, false promises, violence, hatred, shiny objects. No, he definitely doesn't want you peeking behind the curtain.
Satan lives behind that curtain. It's the Veil.
2 Corinthians 3:14 (AMP) - "In fact, their minds were grown hard and calloused [they had become dull and had lost the power of understanding]; for until this present day, when the Old Testament (the old covenant) is being read, that same veil still lies [on their hearts], not being lifted [to reveal] that in Christ it is made void and done away."
The Veil. It takes many forms. In the verse we see it is religion. The devil will use even the truth of the scriptures to twist and turn a person and to keep them from finding Christ. As Paul says, even "until this present day".
Understand that the greatest usefullness of "The Veil" is to deceive people to feel that they are really decent people apart from Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (AMP) - "For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God."
Here the greatest weapon in Satan's arsenal is revealed. It has been an almost completely ignored truth in our battle against the dark forces of evil. It has become overshadowed by Ephesians 6:12, where Paul also explains that we are battling against strong evil forces and principalities in the higher supernatural spheres.
So here we are speaking to people who are deaf to what we are saying, and blind to the truth of the gospel.
The battle must first contain measures to come against the forces who utilize The Veil..
We as believers must act against The Veil. We must come against Satan in the power and authority that Christ has given us. The Veil is "preventing them from seeing". We as believers already have authority over purveyors of The Veil, therefore that should be the first focus of our attack.
Before we start trying to teach a pig to sing, which wastes your time and annoys the pig (to use and old colloquialism), we need to get The Veil out of the way. We do that by commanding the dark forces to cease and desist its operation against those we are trying to bring to Jesus.
Once the evil force has been placed on the run Jesus can be presented and when the person receives Him The Veil is dissolved.
2 Corinthians 3:16 (AMP) - "But whenever a person turns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away."
Minions from hell are formidible opponents to the teaching of the gospel. They provide noise and chatter. Static interference which distorts the truth. When they are dismissed The Veil becomes easier to lift away because the pure message can now be heard.
Let's remember that the only true power in the universe is that of God and Jesus Christ. The devil has usurped power by artificial means. He essentially only has power because of the sinners ignorance and the Church's laziness.
If this was "rock, paper, scissors", Jesus destroys The Veil.
Keepin' it Real,
Pastor Kevin <><