Christ Removed The Veil

12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:  14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  (II Corinthians 3:12-14) 

When Paul uses the original term for “plainness of speech”, (parresia) he is simply talking about speaking with boldness.  When you are confident that you speak on behalf of Christ, you can speak with great boldness.  The old covenant had somewhat of a veiled meaning.  It could not be seen clearly.  But the new covenant speaks plainly and with clear meaning.  The new covenant gives us such hope that every Christian can claim it and talk about it with boldness.  Christ came speaking with clarity.  He removed that which was unknown and has made it known to His followers.  The veil has been removed that all might look to Jesus.  He has opened the blinded eyes and given spiritual sight to those who could not see.

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