When Jesus' spirit departed from His body while on the cross, the veil that separated man from God's presence was torn. (Matthew 27:51) From that point forward, sin could no longer be a hindrance to keep us from the presence of God. However recently, God revealed to me there are many of us who have hung up our own veils restricting ourselves from deeper intimacy with Him. Today, God has come to "tear down the veil."
In ancient days, majority of the people spent their time doing work or caring for their families. Though the method through which work is done has changed, the "busyness" of life hasn't. I could mention many other veils that we have risen in the place of the one that God tore down, but "busyness" seems to be every single person's common denominator. Why has "busyness" become such a thing?
We live in a time where busy schedules and "no sleep" is a good thing. In God's eyes, it's something that blocks Him from accessing us. If you were to ask most people what keeps them from pursuing God, nine times out of ten, it will be a scheduling conflict. There are even those who pride themselves on the scheduled times they have to sit with God. When God Himself lives in a dimension that operates outside of space or time. How that work sway?
I'm not discouraging those who have schedules set, trust me, God loves any moment He can spend with you. But there are many of us who keep busy to keep ourselves from going deeper. I come today to encourage you to lay down your schedule. To prioritize God in the way that you prioritize the things of the world. A simple shift can completely change the entire trajectory of your life.
God has come into your space and is tearing down the veil. He wants to sup with you. Will you let Him in?
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
James 4:8 NKJV
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
Revelation 3:20 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What is the veil that you have placed between you and God? Is it shame and guilt? If so, forgive yourself as the Father has already forgiven you. Whatever your veil is, surrender yourself to God, and watch Him "tear down the veil."