I was on a walk with my dog yesterday and the birds were singing, the wind was blowing gently, and the temperature was just right. In this natural environment the Lord spoke to me and said, “Don’t fear the veneer.” I had just got done listening to a podcast, which had nothing to do with what the Lord said, but His words were so crystal clear in my spirit, I knew it was something to take note of. “Don’t fear the veneer” says the Lord.

Veneer is defined as a thin surface layer, glued to the base of an inferior material; it is a decorative facing; a veneer can be anything that makes something look more elegant or attractive than it is; it is an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading.

“Don’t fear the veneer”, says the Lord. Based on what the Lord said, I believe we see more veneer than we realize and it is causing many people to be afraid. The veneer looks good, but it is only a thin layer, there is no substance to it. Don’t fear the veneer. Jesus spoke about this in a variety of ways, in Matthew 7 He spoke of wolves dressed in sheeps clothing, He said this about false prophets. Then in Matthew 23 when speaking about the religious leaders Jesus said, they are white washed tombs, full of dead man’s bones. It is same thing the Lord said to me, “Don’t fear the veneer.”

The thin layer of what looks like something elegant, beautiful or even desirable is about to be scratched and the true inferior quality of what is underneath is about to be shown. The veneer is not to be feared, for it is only a thin layer, it is not quality wood, character, or spirit you are seeing, that is why there is nothing to fear, for they are only showing you the veneer. “Don’t fear the veneer”, says the Lord.