What is a Counterfeit Veil?

One time I was worshipping the Lord when he spoke to me and said "Are you ready for the second baptism in the Holy Spirit? I had no idea what that was so I said "yes". Immediately I saw a black curtain, and upon pulling open the curtain I saw an altar with candles on a table and a cushion. I knew to sit on the cushion and continue to worship. The Lord spoke again and said that He was showing me my soul/heart. The black curtain represented a counterfeit veil because I was offering God false worship.........

A counterfeit veil is a spirit of stupor (or slumbering in other Bible translations) satan places between soul and spirit which causes a lack of discernment. It is a blocking spirit. It can also be referred to as a spirit of sleepiness or lethargy. It blinds true understanding of God and His word, and can even block us receiving from God. It can also block God from entering into some areas of our heart, and us from entering into the Throne room of God. It is the spirit who makes everything too hard.  We want to do the will of God but cannot be bothered.  Have you ever tried reading the Bible and become so sleepy that you cannot continue?  Again it is this spirit! The Greek word κατανυξις (stupor) means torpor which is defined as a heaviness of body and dullness of mind. The slumbering spirit works hand in hand with the deaf and dumb spirit, and also the spirit of deception.

The temple of God (which represents us) had a wall of separation with only an opening hidden behind a veil that hid the Holiest of Holies (the most Holy Place).  No one except the High Priest could ever enter. You will remember at the Cross of Calvary, when Jesus gave up His spirit the veil of the Temple to the Holiest of Holies was torn in two.  The tearing down of this veil represents the personal relationship between man and God. We can enter into a heart-felt relationship with God. We are now all High Priests and can enter into the Throne room of God and enter into His presence with our hearts (when we worship in spirit and truth).  The counterfeit veil that satan puts in its place will however try and prevent this. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:14-17,NKJV).

“God has given them a spirit of stupor, Eyes that they should not see. And ears that they should not hear, to this very day" (Romans 11:8, NKJV).

The counterfeit veil can be placed between soul and spirit when we go against Gods commands. False worship is one of these ways in which this veil can be placed. False worship is when we cannot trust God through all the trials and tribulations. It is also when we don't put God first in our lives. The counterfeit veil can come upon us when we have stiff necks and uncircumcised hearts. This is unbelief, hardness of heart, striving for Gods favour when we already have it, rebellion, resisting the leading of the Holy Spirit, rejection of God and His Moral laws, pride and lack of trust. God cannot enter our parts of our hearts until we truly trust Him. God will allow us to go through a series of trials in order for this to happen. The Bible tells us that being lukewarm is worse than being cold.  Being lukewarm allows the spirit of stupor to come. Being lazy and entering into procrastination is another way we can invite this spirit to attack us. He may even convince you that you are tired because you are getting older so you just accept this and partner with it.  Look at the old 'greats' from the Bible, they were doing more for God than many young ones, this was because God sustained them! Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you (Isaiah 46, NKJV).

Worshipping in Spirit and truth is total submission to God with all of your heart and trust - trusting God always no matter what the circumstances or trials are telling us. When we cannot trust God, His word and His promises in all things this is counted as false worship, and is unbelief. False worship enables satan to inflict us in our flesh. In the Bible many men and woman of God were given this spirit because of rebellion and unbelief.  In fact this was the very spirit that inflicted the Israelites in the wilderness. It came upon them because of their rejection, unbelief, hardness of heart and lack of trust. God once told me that trust is the ultimate goal we need to accomplish. The devil will do all He can to prevent this. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones (Proverbs 3:5-8, NKJV). This scripture is so powerful, it shows us when we trust God with all our heart and rely on Him only, He will direct our paths (which is being in His perfect will), and that it will be health to our flesh which is our soul (mind, will and emotions) and physical bodies, and strength to our bones. When we trust God one hundred percent with steadfast faith, we will be walking in God's Glory in perfect health as Jesus was. We will be walking in His perfect will. There is nothing we cannot do when we are in His will.  

 The Lord showed me in my vision of the counterfeit veil that I did not fully trust Him and I had built a guard around my heart. He asked for my permission to enter those areas of my heart that I had guarded. I terminated the assignment of the guard at the door and told him to leave, that I did not want his false protection anymore. God told me that the first baptism is when we make the decision to make Jesus our Lord and Saviour, are born again and receive the Holy Spirit into our spirit-man. The Holy Spirit will also permeate into our souls to cleanse, heal and sanctify us. The second baptism is the fire. This is when the Holy Spirit tests us to enter into a higher call to trust - this represents the refining of our heart and soul. At the end of this the Holy Spirit can fully enter every area within our spiritual heart. Trust was a very hard thing for me to yield to Him. When we cannot trust we are not worshipping in Spirit and truth. Worshipping in Spirit and truth is when we trust God throughout our trials and tribulations. We need to remain steadfast in Him without doubt believing that 'all things work together for good'. The Holy Spirit wants to permeate into our entire heart and soul, but first the fire must refine us. The Lord wants to separate the true believers from the pretending unbelievers. This I believe will be where our trust in Him will be put to the test. We need to trust in God no matter what the circumstances are showing us. We must focus on the unseen promises and not on what we can see. This is the separating of the chaff from the wheat. At the presence of God I wept and wept. He told me that once you enter into His presence in this way you are never the same. You are able to bring Heaven to earth. Everything changes from that point. I received a very powerful anointing whilst receiving 'the baptism of fire'. I now carry this fire and can impart to others on His command. It is a very powerful anointing and I am very honoured to be able to impart this. He showed me that whomever I impart this fire to, they can then impart to others. Eventually all of His people will be sanctified in the fire. End times are near and He is preparing His true sons and daughters for what is to come.

Trust/Fire Baptism Prayer:

“I repent Father God in Jesus name for all sins and lack of trust that allowed the enemy to enter and guard my heart. I repent for not worshipping in Spirit and truth when the trials came. I chose to believe in what the circumstances were telling me, rather than what the Word of God says about me and my circumstances. I choose to believe in Your goodness, faithfulness and truth. Teach me how to worship You in Spirit and truth no matter what the circumstances are telling me. Help me to submit to You in every area of my life. I bequeath my spiritual blanket to You, which represents my heart because I trust You with it. Test my heart Lord. You stand at the door of my heart Lord Jesus and I give You permission to sanctify every area of my being.  In the name of Jesus Christ I terminate the assignment of every guard who stand at the various doorways of the heart. I command the guards, false peace, false protection, false love, unbelief and every other demon who has access and entry to these doorways preventing me from trusting the Lord to leave immediately. I seal the innermost doorways of the heart closed to the demonic realm with the Blood of Jesus Christ and command them to never again be opened. I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding to guard my heart and mind through Jesus Christ”.
*Lay hands on belly and ask Jesus to Impart fire

Throughout this ordeal God showed me that I wasn't putting Him first in my life. It was all about the time I was putting in to Him. It was not so much about the amount of time, it was about putting Him first in that time. He showed me that although I was trying to give Him my time, I was not giving Him my first fruits. This enabled satan to afflict my flesh. I would only spend time with God when I had the time. I had a terrible habit of going to bed extremely late and getting up late. My husband and I would set our alarm for the latest time possible to get the children off to school then I would muck around getting organised which left me no time for God.  I needed to prioritise my time better. God asked me to go to bed earlier and get up earlier so I would be ready on time and have time for just Him and me. Our priorities may not be God’s priorities. It can be undisciplined living, and undisciplined living puts one to sleep spiritually. It is a condition in which the heart of man has not been fully awakened.  We need to make a conscious decision to make God’s will and calling for our lives our first priority. This means prayer, praise, relationship with God and loving Him with all our heart, speaking in tongues and Bible meditation.  For some, it may even need to be first thing in the morning before starting your day. This can be what putting God first means.  It may be a literal thing. In my case not allocating special time for God caused me to be forever distracted and a procrastinator.  I really struggled to organise and prioritise my life.  My days were chaotic which left me always feeling flustered and un-relaxed. We need to prioritise our lives for God. Spiritually feeding ourselves should also be a big priority.  We can spend so much time feeding our souls with things of the world that our spirits get weak.  Our spirits need to be fed with the things of God. Excessive food intake as well as feeding ourselves with the things of the World and lack of spiritual food (Word of God) can make our spirits weak. God desires more than anything to have a personal relationship with us. God showed me that curses can come upon us when we don't put Him first in our lives. This becomes an unyeiled area. Anything unyielded isn't covered by the Blood of Christ.  

Another thing God showed me that enabled the counterfeit veil was I was not offering Him my unconditional love.  I was only actively showing God I loved Him when I was actively receiving from Him. When I stopped receiving answers to prayer I was hurt and annoyed and struggled to worship Him with my true heart. This clearly did not work for God. At the end of a 3 year trial of receiving what felt to me like broken promises over and over again God revealed to me that He was testing my heart. He was testing to see if I loved Him for Him, or whether I loved Him for what I could receive from Him. I was shattered when I found out that He had to test my heart in the first place, that I had superficial love for Him in there. It really broke me that it had to even be tested. However I passed the test! God revealed that my love for Him was greater than my love for receiving from Him. He then showed me that there was a curse of barrenness over my life, and that was the reason I had not been receiving any answers to prayers. I passed the test and could now start receiving as I had proven to God that I loved Him unconditionally!

Not putting God first Prayer:

(PRAY) - "I ask the Holy Spirit to show me all ways I have not put God first in my life". *Write them down

"In Jesus name Father God I repent for not loving You with all of my heart, soul and mind. I repent specifically for (name them). I repent also for all the times I believed You didn't love me, or that You didn't love me as much as You loved others. There are times I have not fully trusted in You, nor have I always put You first in my life. I claim to love You with all of my heart, yet my actions don't always reflect this. I repent for measuring your love for me on how much I was receiving from You and also that I carried false love for You in that I was only actively showing You my love when I was pleased with You. I repent for wrong priorities - I confess that Your will was not my first priority. I have not put prayer, praise, speaking in tongues, bible meditation, my purpose in You and spending time with You first.  I allowed distractions to interfere with my relationship with You. I choose life and repent for not walking fully in the calling you have for my life because of fear, rebellion, uncertainty, procrastination, distraction, laziness, deception and doubt. I accept the calling You have for me, and I ask for You to help me become more disciplined. I repent for allowing the things of the world to distract from Godly things. I repent for all areas that are unyeilded to You. I am sorry for ever rejecting You, Your word and the call of God on my life. I repent for desiring the things of God from a fleshly heart, when every talent and gifting You give me should always be for Your glory and edification of others. I lay everything ‘I’ have ever desired at the foot of the cross and I ask ‘You’ Lord to give me the desires of my heart. Help me to love You with all of my heart, all of my soul and all of my mind. I lay all false love at the foot of the cross and pray for an impartation of Your love so I can love You, love others and love myself with true love because it is only through Your love for me that I can love others. In Jesus name I break all curses that came about from not putting God first in my life. I command every demon that hinders my spirit/soul and body from loving, serving and putting God first in my life to leave in Jesus name.  I command all demons that came as a result of this, as well as all demons who came as a result of the lies that God didn't love me to leave also in Jesus name".

Removing the Counterfeit Veil Prayer:

(PRAY) –“Heavenly Father I repent for going against Your commands. I repent for hardness of heart and resisting the leading of the Holy Spirit. I repent for false worship due to lack of trust, unbelief, pride, rebellion, stubbornness, rejection, laziness, lack of discipline, procrastination, striving for approval and favour from You, and not putting You first in my life. I repent for partnering with tiredness and the belief that it is part of aging when Your word says that You will sustain me. I have allowed the slumbering spirit to block true revelation and understanding of Your word and practices. Please open the eyes of my heart Lord and impart a discernment and perception to 'see' and 'hear' You. I pray that You would also show me the simplicity of Your word as it was originally intended. In the name of Jesus Christ I break all curses and access points that enabled the slumbering spirit to come. I command all demons of unbelief, rebellion, stubborn, disobedience, deception, pride, striving, slumber, torpor, tiredness, procrastination, confusion, mind blocking and deaf and dumbness to leave immediately in the name of Jesus Christ. I tear the counterfeit veil between soul and spirit. I speak to my eyes and ears and declare Matthew 13:16 ‘Blessed are my eyes for they see, and blessed are my ears for they hear’.

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened (Ephesians 1:17-18, NKJV). I release and partner with life, vigor, energy and enthusiasm with God in Jesus name".

How do you pierce through this veil?  Through praise and worship. Start praising and worshipping the Lord in all things – everyday no matter what the circumstances!

By Tania Francis



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