Original Entry Date 3/28/2016: Today, when I was at the gym during lunch, I kept picturing the veil of the temple being torn when Jesus died on the cross.
Matthew 27:50-52 NKJV: And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised
I heard God speak, “What is the veil?” I went on to try to figure out what it was made of and I’m still going to look in to that.
God then put the picture in my mind of a bride getting married and the veil over her face. The husband pulls back the veil when they are pronounced husband and wife. This connects with the veil being torn.
The Body of believers has been described as being the Bride of Christ.
Revelation 19:7-10 NKJV: Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
We have become His so the veil has been removed.
I then heard Him say to remove the veil from my mind and from my heart.
Note 2/27/2021: As I was looking for scripture regarding the Bride of Christ I came to find that some take it as being the body of believers as others take it as the New City of Jerusalem. I think it symbolizes both. As a body of believers because of the scripture above and the depth of our commitment with Jesus, it is a marriage. It symbolizes a city in the following verses:
Revelation 21:2 NKJV: Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
They both make sense to me. Please feel free to post any thoughts or insight regarding this.