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Manny Pereira - September 13, 2020

Valley of Veils

Increasing Illumination

In striking contrast to the mount of manifestation is the valley of veils. It feels anticlimactic and a bit jarring. Nevertheless, its purpose is to make much of Christ. Coming down from a glimpse of glory seems to have been a symbolic moment. Demons, defeat, desperation, disappointment, disillusionment, and doubt await the beloved Son of God as He descends. Jesus, with His three, are immediately confronted with brokenness and helplessness that characterize unbelief. It was a picture of the human race—chaotic and cursed. The scene is one of veils. A desperate father sees no other hope. Disillusioned and defeated disciples see not why their efforts failed. The crowds crave to see signs and wonders, but their sight is veiled. There is no power, no understanding, no faith that marks the vision of the glory of Christ. A vital lesson is to be learned. Apart from Christ, His disciples can do nothing. His physical absence is near, so they must learn a new way to see and show His glory in the valley of veils.

Scripture References: Matthew 17:14-20

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