Reality presents itself in many forms. When people say, ‘Get real!’ or ‘Get a life!’ they might be expressing frustration with someone they know. But they are also and possibly impatiently inviting us to leave some lie behind, live in reality and be that glorious person who exists within and who is smothered by some myth of un-reality. Paul tells us that only in Christ are the veils taken away.
‘And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit’ 2 Cor 3.18 NIV.
Many sincere people have their glory veiled because they live behind veils of bad doctrine and false theology. They live in a gospel that is not a gospel, at least not the gospel of the Kingdom. This is a gospel that can be composed of self-constructed lies and myths that Satan has succeeded in sowing into our souls. Or they can be the more overt lies merchandised as a gospel like some ‘improvement’ on the teaching of the apostles, some ‘key’ or supposed revelation - that undoes what Father has done in Christ. That undoes what you could have been if you had lived in the gospel of the Kingdom instead of this lesser gospel of supposition and contradiction to the new covenant. Sincere adherents of such gospels have their glory veiled, their potential neutralised. They finish their sincere lives having never lived to be the persons Jesus died for them to become. Not only are they robbed of their glory but the earth is robbed of their witness to Sonship.
‘Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in [law bondage and old covenant] slavery with her children’ Gal 4.25 NIV.
We have a choice. We can choose the gospel of the Kingdom - the truth that Christ is our life. Then again we can remain in the old covenant in Adam’s life out of laziness, smugness or a dogged determination to clutch a little identity we think we have, but which denies us the fullness of sonship and the ability to be the Kingdom. Whatever the reason it is sin and rebellion that says ‘My way is better than your new and living way, Jesus.’ When we do this we are like dead people who are inert, spiritually blind and conveniently deaf to life shouting in the street - ‘CHOOSE ME!’