WITH OPEN FACE

BY: RAY PRINZING

 

 

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (II Cor. 3:18)

 

 

When Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in his hand, the skin of his face shone, insomuch that the people were afraid to come near him. So Moses put a veil on his face for a time, but whenever Moses went into the tabernacle to commune with God, he removed the veil while in the presence of God, “And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” (Ex. 33:11)

 

 

We desire that deep communion with God, a consciousness of His presence, to share the reality of the truth reserved for this very day. Therefore it is essential that we be stripped of all the veneer and masquerade of this world’s system that we might present ourselves before Him with open face.

 

 

When Moses came out of the tabernacle, for the people’s sake, he again put a veil over his face, not only because of the brightness of the reflected glory, but “to the end that the sons of Israel should not fix their gaze upon the termination of that which is passing away.” (II Cor. 3:13, Wuest) And to this day people still do not know that the glory has waned, has faded away, terminated, from the old order and ministration. Not until the veil is removed from them, the scales from their eyes, do they see how dead much of the old order has become. Empty forms, religious ceremonies without power and life. For the Word indicates that the veil which once was on the face of Moses is now upon the face of the people – a veil of unbelief. Only the inworking of the Spirit of the Lord can remove the veil, so that we come to know Him, see him in a new way, as He fills our vision and consciousness.

 

 

When our face is unveiled, all doubts and fears removed, all worldly consciousness removed, we shall behold Him and be changed, from glory to glory, so that receiving from Him, we shall be able to reflect that glory to others – with the image becoming ever more clear, the better the out-shining of His nature to those around us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITH OPEN FACE [Ray Prinzing]          1

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