THE VEIL IS TORN - Deaconess Lucy Beaton


Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Deaconess Lucy Beaton


June 4, 2024


Genesis 1:27  

So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.


Genesis 3:6-7 Amplified Bible

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise and insightful, she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of the two of them were opened [that is, their awareness increased], and they knew that they were naked; and they fastened fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.


Adam and Eve became aware of what they had not known, and what was forbidden by God. They hid themselves because they were no longer covered in God’s life and glory as when they had been. Now they were naked, guilty and ashamed. God’s question to Adam, “Adam where are you?” was about His condition in relation to God.


The enemy does not cover us he exposes us to destroy us = sin, guilt and shame


Adam’s life was now:

·         According to the law of sin and death and limited to the knowledge of good and evil.

·         Not according to the Spirit of Life, the breath of God that had previously filled and clothed his being.

·         Adam was now aware of evil – the evil that had come into his life.

·         What had been immortal in Adam was now mortal and limited.


Adam’s vision was now Veiled to the Spiritual realm. He was now also ‘blind’ and could not see in the Spirit.


A veil came between the awesome beauty of God and His spiritual realm; and Adam and his descendants. The veil separated.


And this was the condition of man, and ultimately God’s people, the Israelites. But, God’s desire is for us to be in total communion with Him, not limited by a veil between Him and us.


2 Corinthians 3:14

But their minds were hardened [dull, for they had lost the ability to understand]; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed [only] in Christ. 

God always wanted to live amongst His people as our All-sufficient One. That would be His Kingdom and everything that God would reveal in His Kingdom, “He had walked with Adam in the garden in the cool of the day.”


But because of God’s intent in His desire to live amongst us His people, He had a plan through the man Moses. God would show Moses the pattern of the Tabernacle that God wanted built for God Himself to live in amongst His people.




Exodus 24:16-18

Now the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17 The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. 18 So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.


God lifts the veil and Moses sees with the eyes of the Spirit into the heavenly spiritual realm – Seeing the temple and its furnishings as God showed him.



Exodus 25:1-9 Offerings for the Sanctuary and its Construction

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Tell the children of Israel to take an offering for Me. From every man whose heart moves him [to give willingly] you shall take My offering. This is the offering you are to receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze, blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, fine twisted linen, goats’ hair, rams’ skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood, [olive] oil for lighting, balsam for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones for the [priest’s] ephod and for the breast piece.


 Have them build a sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them. You shall construct it in accordance with everything that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture.


The articles of the offering that God desired were those things we place earthly value and beauty in. God’s tabernacle was to be beautiful.

God gave instructions for the building of a sanctuary, a place for Himself to live with the people, so He could fellowship with them and they could know His abiding presence. God had a specific pattern and design for this tabernacle or sanctuary and its furnishings.            

This sanctuary was a place set apart, a place where the people could come and worship God, know His peace and He would be their Everything.

God shows Moses this detailed pattern and the order of that which is inside the veil and that which was to outside the veil outside the veil, and who he anointed as craftsmen – all this when Moses goes up into the mountain. God enables Moses to see with the eyes of God. The veil over Moses is lifted so Moses sees into the heavenly spiritual realm.

We learn through Exodus chapters 25-31 the details of what God showed Moses when he goes into the cloud and up into the mountain:

1.    Exodus 25:40the Gold Lampstand


2.    Exodus 26:30 – Erecting the Tabernacle


3.    Exodus 26:31; 33-35 - The Veil


31 “You shall make a veil [to divide the two rooms] of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric and fine twisted linen, skillfully worked with cherubim on it.  33 You shall hang the veil from the hooks, and you shall bring the ark of the Testimony there within the veil. The veil shall separate for you the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. 34 You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the Testimony in the Holy of Holies. 35 You shall set the table outside the veil [in the Holy Place] on the north side, and the lampstand opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle.


4.    Exodus 27:8 – Bronze Altar


5.    Exodus 27:21 – Court of the Tabernacle 


21 In the Tent of Meeting [of God with His people], outside the veil which is in front of the [ark of the] Testimony [and sets it apart], Aaron [the high priest] and his sons shall keep the lamp burning from evening to morning before the Lord. It shall be a perpetual statute [to be observed] throughout their generations on behalf of the Israelites.


6.    Exodus 30:6 – Altar of Incense

You shall put the altar of incense [in the Holy Place] in front and outside of the veil that screens the ark of the Testimony (the two stone tablets inscribed by God – Exodus 31:18), before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you.


7.    Exodus 31:1-3; 6 - The Skilled Craftsmen


After the giving of the first stone tablets and Moses casting them to the ground because of the idolatrous sin of the people. God calls Moses back up the mountain in response to Moses cry out to God about the Israelites and Moses plea for God’s presence to lead the people and not just an angel.


Exodus 34:29-35 - Moses in the presence of God

28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

29 Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai … Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone,… 32 Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. 33 And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34 But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded. 35 And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.


The presence of God changes us

This time Moses came down with the second set of stone tablets He had again been with God forty days and forty nights.

His face reflected God’s holiness and glory. Moses had been in the presence of the Spirit of Life.  Moses had also been interceding with God for the people. Moses’ authority was because of his obedience to God, because when he spoke to the people, he was speaking God’s commands and words to the people – Moses was God’s ambassador. He was a demonstration of God to the people.

We are to be Jesus’ ambassadors, living a life of demonstration.

Moses had been in the presence of God, who is the Spirit of Life and that life radiated from Moses. The heavenly manifestation was more than the dullness of the people could bear - for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted.

The same veil that came upon Adam, and subsequently man, at the fall was upon the people, and the veil over Moses demonstrated the separation between the Spirit of Life and the spirit of sin and death – the carnal nature of man.

When Moses was in the presence of God, there was sweet communion as God talked with Moses as with a friend, face to face – no veil. The Spirit of the Life of God quickened Moses.

In the life of David. The Spirit of the Life of God quickened David as David worshipped God, and David ‘saw’ and he cried out to God:

Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Psalm 31:5 NKJV 


John was quickened by the Holy Spirit and he ‘saw’ and declared:

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 NKJV 


But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.                                       2 Corinthians 3:16



The repentant believer is quickened to ‘see’. To ‘see’ the heavenly spiritual realm.



This ground of hope we have—Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God.  He takes away sin. He, being Mediator between God and man, takes away that which is, above any thing, offensive to the holiness of God, and destructive to the happiness of man. He takes away the guilt of sin by the merit of his death. He takes away the power of sin by the Spirit of his grace, so that it shall not have dominion. Christ, as the Lamb of God, washes us from our sins in his own blood. It is his constant work and office to take away sin, which is such a work of time that it will never be completed till time shall be no more. He is always taking away sin, by the continual intercession of his blood in heaven, and the continual influence of his grace on earth. He takes away the sin of the world; purchases pardon for all those that repent, and believe the gospel. (Matthew Henry)


Luke 23:45-46 NKJV

Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.  And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last.


Matthew 27:50-51 NKJV

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.  Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split


Mark 15:37-38 NKJV

And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.


John 19:34-35 NKJV

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.  And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.


Hebrews 10:19-23 Amplified Bible - A New and Living Way


Therefore, believers, since we have confidence and full freedom to enter the Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by this new and living way which He initiated and opened for us through the veil, that is, through His flesh, 21 and since we have a great and wonderful Priest over the house of God, 22 let us approach [God] with a true and sincere heart in unqualified assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trust-worthy and faithful [to His word]


We have access to enter the holy of holies – the place where God dwells – there is no veil.

The veil that separated and divided was torn – God made the way.

Jesus paid the price, His blood was shed and His flesh was destroyed by the sacrifice of His life, and our sin nature was crucified with Him:


·         His flesh was torn by the stripes He bore

·         His countenance was marred by the thorns on His head

·         His hands and feet were pierced as He was nailed to the tree

·         His side was pierced and blood and water flowed out.


We have a High Priest who rules over the house of God, this new tabernacle, us individually and corporately knit together in love.

“Only in Christ is the veil taken away”

The veil is torn, and we who come into Christ are no longer blind, we can now see God and the beauty of His holiness in all His fullness.

We see according to the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus and our vision is not limited according to the law of sin and death – we see as God sees – seeing ourselves and His Bride the church as God sees.


Song of Songs 4:1

How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead.


We hear the voice of God and therefore must speak what God speaks.


AND The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus is eternal and not passing away.


We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 2 Corinthians 3:13


2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NKJV

But whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from glory to glory, which comes from the Lord, the Spirit.


Turning in repentance and faith to the Lord removes the veil and with the eyes of faith we can see in the realm of the Spirit.

We experience true freedom from bondage.

We grow from glory to glory as we yield to and submit to God.


The veil is torn and the Bride of Christ enters into union with Christ and is transformed from glory to glory as we see the Lord.


Genesis 1:27 Amplified Bible


So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.


Lucy Beaton

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