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Veil or Prevail
February 18, 2018

This message today is about encountering God. An encounter that radiates with His Glory shining through and around all who know Him. 

Veil or Prevail
The Mighty Reality of God

     …when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty…we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory…”

2 Cor. 3:16-18 

Matt. 17:2 (Jesus) He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light

Ex. 34:30 …the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him…

Acts 2:3 …there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them…

Acts 6:15 (Stephen) …all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel…

Ps. 80:3 & 7 …O God of hosts, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved…

Num. 6:25 …The LORD bless you, and keep you…The LORD make His face shine on you… (Reflect from your face…)

“You are the salt of the earth;

but if the salt loses its flavor,

how shall it be seasoned?

It is then good for nothing

but to be thrown out and

trampled underfoot by men.

 “You are the light of the world.

A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  

Nor do they light a lamp and

put it under a basket,

but on a lampstand, and

it gives light to all who are in the house.  

Let your light so shine before men,

that they may see your good works

and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matt. 5:13-16

God’s Mighty Reality in a life is intended to light the way to knowing Him. Yet, like Moses, many believers are choosing to cover their encounters with personal agendas and religious rhetoric. It seems that Believers today are more interested in ascertaining wrongs; this is happening in a world that has a greater need of knowing Jesus than of knowing its flaws.

Veil - cover or conceal, hide or deceive are four definitions that are worth investigating. When Moses (Ex. 34) came from the encounter with God he became distracted by the glow of his face. He chose to veil his face rather than reveal Whose Glory he had encountered.

God is calling those who will come near Him to “Prevail”. “Prevail” which is to succeed, conquer, overcome and exemplify victorious lives freed by His mighty presence is illuminating to a lost world.

I’ve had, over the years, a strong drawing to James 4:7. It is a continual gleaning of understanding life with our Lord and victory.

James 4:7 …submit - is willfully being in the place of Obedience to God...at that juncture Satan cannot successfully work against The Believer...The Believer at the place of Obedience to God will resist, by Faith, all that the enemy brings against him.

The areas most common to victories in the place of Obedience are;

In Living – life has many hurdles. Sickness, difficult relationships and psychological challenges just to name a few.  When God is “Obeyed” the purposes of life are revealed...the victories are sealed…

In Giving – Giving is a fundamental truth that effects everything coming and going in our lives. When God is Obeyed finances become obedient to God’s will...

In serving - (serving God is always an act toward people) when God is Obeyed Spiritual Gifts and Ministry Gifts become mighty. These Gifts are effective through God’s Almighty Reality!!!!

When a person enters the place of Obedience, in relationship with God, there is a release within that person of total trust. God radiates is Glory…for His Glory…

In Living – In Giving – In Serving we have the choice to Veil or Prevail. 

…when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty…we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory…”

2 Cor. 3:16-18

Paul reminds us that “the Kingdom of God is not in [an empty] word but in power” (1 Cor. 4: 20).

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