“Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”
2 Corinthians 3:16-17 KJV
The veil spoken of in the passage above refers to the one worn by Moses. His face shone so brightly after being on the mountain with God that his fellow travelers could not stand the light. So, he wore a veil. In a similar fashion, a veil was placed in the tabernacle/temple between the Holy place and the Holy of Holies which was thought to be the place of God on earth. The idea was not to hide God but to shield mortal eyes from the brightness of His glory. A brightness which shall destroy the antichrist at Christ’s return.
When Jesus was crucified, the veil was torn in two making available direct access to God. Having seen the Son, we have seen the Father, and being indwelt by His Spirit who reveals all things there remains no need for a veil. We are set at liberty to see Him as He is and follow in His steps.
The truth is out there. A popular television show once used those words as its slogan. Though they meant something far different than what I propose here, they were correct. Not only is the truth out there; it’s not hidden nor is it veiled.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
We are at liberty to refuse to see and hear. The idea of a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not some social construct or political issue. They lie at the heart of our Christian faith as the plan of God for humanity. We have been shown the plan and must choose how we shall follow it or whether to follow it at all.
In Christ there is life. He is the Life. Where His Spirit abides there is Liberty. However, when we go to Him, there no longer is a pursuit of happiness for in His presence is fullness of joy.