Summary: That which was hidden is now revealed because of the resurrection of Christ! The resurrection rent the veil not only in the temple on earth but it rent the veil between heaven & earth! The way is now open for us to see even the glories of heaven!
Mar 26, 2005
On Good Friday I heard a radio broadcast on a secular station. It was run by Christians trying to be user friendly, talking about the peace that all religions supposedly believe in. Many "Christians" were phoning in and agreeing that there is little difference between the religions. I almost burst trying to hold back my amazement. For there is one great difference between Christians and all others! Its the Glory of the Resurrection.
ROMANS 6: 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. 5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised as he was. 6 Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also share his new life. 9 We are sure of this because Christ rose from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 He died once to defeat sin, and now he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you should consider yourselves dead to sin and able to live for the glory of God through Christ
Yes it’s true "We serve a risen saviour" How do we know? He walks with me & talks with me along life’s narrow way! He Lives! He Lives! Hallelujah He is alive!
Its no mistake that Paul talks of the Glory of the Resurrection. For there is no greater glory!
But it seems that even Christians fail to see this Glory!
The veil must be removed!
Note the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Luke 24:13-34.
They walked seven miles with Jesus but did not recognise him. Because they had a veil over there eyes. They were looking for a different kind of Jesus. One who would run the Romans out of town. The Jesus they were looking for didn’t fit the description of the Jesus they were walking with.
Then Jesus removed the veil off their eyes by revealing what was there all along.
25 Then Jesus said to them, "You are such foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. 26 Wasn’t it clearly predicted by the prophets that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his time of glory?" 27 Then Jesus quoted passages from the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining what all the Scriptures said about himself. 28 By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus would have gone on, 29 but they begged him to stay the night with them, since it was getting late. So he went home with them. 30 As they sat down to eat, he took a small loaf of bread, asked God’s blessing on it, broke it, then gave it to them. Suddenly,their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared!
A covenant is always sealed with a meal!
Where did they see his glory? Around a meal.
The simple act of breaking bread broke the veil off their eyes and they saw Him!