You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
7 And he
will destroy [bala`] in this mountain [har] the
face [paniym] of the covering [lowt] cast over [luwt] all people
[`am], and the vail [maccekah] that is spread [nacak] over
all nations [gowy]. KJV-Interlinear
7 And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast
over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. ESV
God is going to destroy something. But what? What does the face mean? What does the covering mean? What does the veil mean?
And more important, what does the mountain mean?
Beginning with the mountain. This is Mt. Zion, also known as the dwelling place of God. God is truth and therefore the mountain represents the vastness of truth, which is summarized for us in the Bible, which we call Bible doctrine.
Doctrine is something that we are obligated to learn, in order to grow up in our spiritual life.
The covering and veil, are items of clothing that are typically used to cover up ones shame, disgust, sins, and so forth.
And so by doctrine, which in this case is a specific reference to the work of Christ on the Cross, that veil or covering is totally removed, destroyed. Christ paid the price for sin, which hid us from the face of God, from a relationship with God, and now being removed, we have free access to God through Christ.
Christ removed the covering of sin by means of His work on the cross. We remove the covering or veil of sin in our life through confession, which restores us back into fellowship, after we commit sins and lose our fellowship.
This confession process of course only applies to believers, and to the function of their spiritual life.
Spiritual growth through learning Bible doctrine replaces the content of our soul with truth, which further removes the covering of disgrace, through the completion process of advancement to spiritual maturity.
The ultimate removal, will come at the resurrection when we receive incorruptible resurrection bodies.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.