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Hebrews 9:27

Hebrews 9:27
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Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed unto for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…”

At any given moment, the veil that separates us from the unmediated face of the risen Jesus Christ is as thin as a single heartbeat.

As long as the muscle in our chest continues to pulse, a thin—yet, to us, opaque—curtain of separation hangs between us and the Lord’s eyes of fire. While we are still on this side of the curtain, it is easy to feel like there is no Lord, there is no Judge, there is no moment of reckoning. But that is a deception. The curtain will come down, the veil—as frail as our mortality—will be pulled back, and we will stand before the splendor and terror of the Lord.

No excuses left, no twisting of the facts to hide behind, no deception, no spin—all people will be held—like a mote of dust in a beam of sunlight—in the all-penetrating, all-exposing, all-searching gaze of the one for whom we were made.

And will that gaze be life or death to us? Will it be joy or horror to see and be seen by this God? If we have opposed Him, if we have refused Him, if we have not embraced Him at His cross, it will be horror…….However, if we confess with Thomas that the crucified and risen one is Lord and God, Life and Light, Master and Savior, and if we are clinging to this one as our all, then when the final heartbeat comes and the veil of separation is removed, it will not be an unveiling unto condemnation, but will be the Groom’s tender unveiling of His Bride so that she might see with her own eyes the one whom her soul loves. May it be so for everyone reading these words.