The latter pat of 2 Corinthians 3 speaks of the hardened thoughts of the children of Israel in hearing Moses and says this hardening was a veil on their heart (v. 14-15). However, verse 16 promises that “whenever their heart turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”
The renewing, transforming work of the Spirit is based on the secreting work of the resurrection life of Christ. We need both this secreting and this transformation to conform us to the nature and appearance of New Jerusalem.
Second Corinthians 3:17-18 shows the transforming work of the Spirit. Verse 17 tells us that the Lord is the Spirit. The One who died on the cross was Christ the Lord, and the One who proceeded out of Him was the Spirit….Verse 17 goes on to tell us that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. The Spirit of the Lord is the Lord Himself, with whom is the freedom from the letter of the law.
May we all learn from Israel and consistently turn our hearts to the Lord to avoid any veil and to experience the freedom of the Spirit! Then we will gradually be transformed inwardly to fully become the new creation for New Jerusalem.
* From chapter 34, Witness Lee, God’s New Testament Economy, published by Living Stream Ministry, © Witness Lee, 1986.
Posted by Don on February 15, 2023
We Turn Our Heart to the Lord for Transformation unto New Jerusalem
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