SERIES: BOLDLY PAST THE VEIL
By Pastor Philippi
Part 1: VEILS OF LIMITATION
Move Past the Limitations
We are in a season where the enemy has not stopped us, but he has put limitation on us. We think as long as we are moving we are okay, but we don’t realize the potential God has for us. Just moving may put you in the top 20% of Christians, but that is not enough!
Roosevelt said, “It’s not about what stops you, but what limits you.”
In towns there are signs saying, ‘Don’t use engine retarders.’ It isn’t a brake, it is something on an engine that takes the engine down so you can’t go as fast. I’m afraid the enemy has put engine retarders on a lot of us. Our momentum has been brought down.
Transformation Through Removing the Veil
2 Corinthians 3:12-18 reveals that we should not be held back, if we turn to God he removes the veil. We can be face to face with God with nothing between. This causes our face to shine with His brightness as we become more like Him. We are being transformed, not reformed.
Those who read the Bible without being saved are reading it with a veil. They have read the book, but don’t know the author. There are things on their eyes to prevent them from seeing the full glory of God. In the spirit realm a lot of us are not seeing the full glory or the full opportunity He has for us.
Moses’ face would glow from being in the presence of God. The longer he was away from it the more the glow on his face would fade. We need to stay in His presence to keep the fire going, to keep the fire glowing. It is the direction you are looking. When you’re looking away from Him you are veiled; at Him you are being transformed.
The Oil of Supply is Past the Veil
2 Kings 4:1 A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.” (NKJV) According to ancient Jewish tradition her husband was Obadiah who protected and fed 150 prophets. She is in bankruptcy because it took everything they had to take care of those prophets. This world is like a creditor, it wants you owing it. Fear, loneliness, depression and worry do that too. You will stay in this condition until you get beyond the veil for God to bring freedom.
Beyond the Veil is Jesus, Our Oil, Our Source of Life
2 Kings 4:2 So Elisha said to her… Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.” (NKJV) I don’t have anything except… except… except. We get into a mindset where the world has exhausted us, with our marriage, finances, or spiritual life. Life can seem meaningless. We are in the last days where the pressure is increasing. The devil knows he has a short time.
Elisha means ‘turning to God.’ Elisha is a type of God. Her husband is a type of provision we have lost. We wonder where our help comes from. Elisha said, “A little bit of oil is all you need.” Jews believed olive oil was the stuff of life. If you mix other things with oil it will stay separated. Oil is pure. There is something in your life that will never mix with this world. There is something in you that will never get diluted. Call it up. You can never lose what Jesus gave you.
Right after I got saved I had received the Holy Ghost and the enemy came to me and said, “That falling out in the Spirit is really weird; and that speaking in tongues, that’s not real. And did those people really get healed?” He had me going and then he overplayed his hand. “You know, you’re probably not even saved.” That jar of oil that can’t be mixed, lost or diluted rose up in me and I said, “Wait a minute, I know what God has done! If you lied about that, you’re probably lying about deliverance, healing and the gifts!”
Take Action to go Beyond the Veil
Praise Him when all else is gone. He told her to go borrow vessels. You need to give God opportunities. Say, “Yes, Lord, whatever You want.” She borrowed all of the containers she could from everybody. Shut the door and start pouring; you’ve got to keep pouring.
We must take action regardless of our feelings. If you are depressed the worse thing you can do is nothing. You don’t feel like going to church, I’m going to worship at Saint Mattress today. It is not about what you feel or don’t feel. Get over yourself. I will tell you how to get out of that. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, and Churchill were plagued with depression. Teddy Roosevelt said the reason he had so much energy was in his mind he was outrunning the dog of depression. He never was delivered from depression, he outran depression. Just keep pouring in the area you feel lack no matter what you think or how you feel. Get busy and do something. Sow seed, do acts of kindness. Take the garbage out, do the laundry. Work with someone who is where you want to be.
God Tore the Veil to Give Us Access
True confidence doesn’t come from the praises of others, but from knowing you are a child of the King! You can always exceed your limits if you know where you should be and who your daddy is!!
Every nail hole was an access point for us; the lance in His side and the crown on His head. Nothing was broken, but everything was pierced. That veil was His flesh. Three out of the four gospel writers tell us the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom. Now everybody has access to the very throne room of God. Take advantage of your privileges. You have unlimited access. God’s promise is sure and it is seated behind the veil in His very presence where He has invited us to be (Heb. 6:18-20)!
We are taking you beyond the veil. You are not stopped, you are limited. God, break every limitation on our church, our families, on finances, health, and marriage. Break the limitations! In Jesus name we break through the veil of limitation, it is a lie. What are you going to pour out to make room for Him? What are you going to do differently to allow His pouring forth?