2Cor 3:16 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Turning, to see or to look is done with our MIND – it is what we are conscious of, focused upon –
Our natural mind draws us back into the shadowy territory outside the veil of separation where there is fear and conflict. An innocent heart anchors itself behind the veil with God where there is peace and power and love.
Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil

Repentance from dead works and faith toward God (A turning of the mind from one place to another) means the focus is on whom we are turning to and not what we are turning from.
Faith toward Jesus is turning to Jesus for faith - his faith. The mission of the Holy Spirit is to help us turn away from unbelief, from our own faith in ourselves (dead works).
Phil 1:6 God (Holy Spirit) works in us to will and to do of his good will.’

James 1: 23. If you just (ONLY) listen to it (God’s Word about who you really are) and don’t live out from it, it is like looking into a mirror and observing your original self that came into being in eternity, and ignoring the wonder of that. 24. You catch a glimpse of what this innocent God-trusting life is that is the real you, but when you get back into the daily routine you forget all about how you can live that life-with-God experience that has just been revealed to you. 25. But if you look intently into the freedom of what that perfect life principle holds for you, and focus on it and anchor yourself in it, you will live out from it and BE BLESSED in every area of your life.

The freedom means we let ourselves out of prison and we release The Holy Spirit as well.

1John 4:4 ‘Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world’. He upholds the universe – His Word orders it, in the midst of the turmoil of darkness. That word is in you, in communion with him behind the veil. We turn from communion with the WORD of the world on the shadow side of the veil.

When a person recaptures a moment when God became so very close that he took away fear and unbelief they will testify that God became magnified, that they decreased and Jesus increased. The paradox is we become more the person we really are and would like to be. We share in His spirit, with Him, and each other.
The weakest link is our turning back to our own strength to try and make better efforts to fix the past or the present or the future. Religion urges people to try harder to repent and to have faith but Grace simply turns our face towards his greatness. He is the author and finisher of our faith. He is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.


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