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THE VEIL

THE VEIL

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Published by Lahry Sibley
Look behind the veil of deception and blasphemy
Look behind the veil of deception and blasphemy

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THE VEILBy Lahry Sibley
2 Cor 3:13 Nor [do we act] like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze upon the finish of the vanishing[splendor which had been upon it].
Up to this point in chapter 3 of 2nd Corinthians, Paul is speaking of thecomparison of the laws concerning the sacrificial laws of the temple verseswhat our Lord has accomplished on the Cross. The sacrificial system wasdestined to be temporary. Remember, it was not written in stone, andplaced in the Ark (permanent). It was written in the book and placed on atable outside the Ark in the Holy of Holies(temporary).But what I think is important is that you and I see Paul drawing attention tothe “veil”. A veil hides. Now we know that the veil in the temple was rent intwo when Jesus was crucified. But there is another veil, a veil of blindness,and we’ve all experienced and continue to experience when we study theWord of God. We “suddenly” see things we never saw before. The blindnessis stripped off a text, a doctrine, what have you, and we see more of Godthan ever before. It is Spirit led revelation.
14 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 beingread, that same veil still lies [on their hearts], not being lifted [toreveal] that in Christ it is made void and done away.
The revelation of the Bible, in both the old and new covenants, is Yah’shua,the Messiah. He alone is the celebration of all this “IS”. He came and didwhat we could not possibly do by our own obedience and righteousness, andredeemed us from the curse of Adam and restored fellowship between theFather and ourselves. Glory to God.!!!But as a nation, Israel did not recognize Him, their Messiah. They rejectedHim then, and this “blindness” continues until this day. But who blindedthem? Why is that they did not and cannot recognize Yah’shua as Messiah?
 
Probably 99% of modern American “so called” Christianity will tell you thatsatan blinded them, solely on the perceived strength of the truth found in 2Cor 4:4. Let’s fast forward just a bit and look at it.
2 Cor 4:4 For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing themfrom seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.
 “For the god of this world”……please note the small “g” signifying a supposeddeity other than Elohim. First of all, the greek word “theos”, god, in theoriginal text (if there is such a thing in greek, for there are so manymanuscripts) the word “theos” in this verse begins with a capital “T”, whichwould indicate genuine deity, i.e., Elohim. So which is it? Who has blindedthe children of Israel, veiled their “sight” and keeps them from recognizingthe Messiah? Is it “satan” as most proclaim, or is it Elohim.Now we know the Bible teaches, that out of the mouth of two or threewitnesses let every word be established. We don’t invent doctrines from onescripture verse. There must be other collaborating texts found elsewhere inthe Bible to support a verse that seems to stand alone. Otherwise, we mustshelve the verse as informative but inconclusive.Friends, there is not a single verse in all of scripture that tells us that satanever “blinded” anyone. Not one. Not even this verse in 2 Cor 4:4. None. Yetthis verse is quoted over and over again, and it’s meaning completelychanged when a preacher/teacher wants to attribute someone’s spiritualmisfortune to the work of satan.
 Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
That’s what the Master says. Those who come to truth and light of Messiah,are drawn to it by the Father Himself, NOT satan! But wait, there’s more.Lets return to chapter 3….
14In 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 beingread, that same veil still lies [on their hearts], not being lifted [toreveal] that in Christ it is made void and done away.
 
Even though the sacrificial system has been destroyed for 2,000 years,Israel as a nation cannot recognize that Yah’shua put a stop to it and thattheir temple was torn completely down, just as He prophecied it would be.For the very one who rent the veil in two, put an obvious end to it, and yetthey cannot see it. But who blinded them? Read on please.
2 Cor 3:15 Yes, down to this [very] day whenever Moses is read, aveil lies upon their minds and hearts.
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But whenever a personturns [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and takenaway.
Now we know from what Jesus said, no one can strip away the veil and leadsomeone to repentance (the Cross) unless they are drawn to it by theFather, and the veil is stripped away. They recognize the wretchedness of their sin, their need of a Savior, and that Yah’shua Himself is in fact, theSavior, Who becomes Lord of their life.But who blinded Israel?
Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which heseeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest wereblindedRom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spiritof slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they shouldnot hear;) unto this day.
There it is, plain as day. Paul here is referencing not 2 Cor 4:4, but Isaiah…
 Isa 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
How many witnesses is that? Two? Now remember, there is NO Biblereference of satan ever blinding anyone. And above we have the scripture of 2 Cor 4:4, Romans 11:7,8, and Isaiah 29:10. How many witnesses is that? 3witnesses! “So what are you trying to say, Bro. Lahry”? Good question. I believe theBible clearly shows and all should understand that only Elohim is the “God” of this world and all worlds past present and future. But what really bothersme about all of this, is that the Apostle Paul uses up a lot of text in 2 Cor 3and 4, plus what he had to say in Romans to emphasize that Israel wasindeed blind to their Messiah, veiled then and now. He further collaborates

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