The Invisible God!

Too many people want to believe God – if only they could see Him! But that’s not the way it works. Everything we do must be done in faith or it’s not pleasing to God and He can’t honor it. So, does that mean we can’t know what God looks like? Absolutely not! We actually can know what God looks like and I’m going to show you how. We must always go to God’s Word to find the truth. So here we go.

John 14:9 (KJV) 9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

Colossians 1:15 (KJV) 15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Hebrews 1:3 (KJV) 3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

John told Philip that seeing Him – Jesus – is the same thing as seeing the Father. That tells us that if we know what Jesus looks like, then we can know what our Heavenly Father looks like. How cool is that! Let’s look at Jesus.

John 14:7 (KJV) 7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Notice that if we know what Jesus looks like we can know what the Father looks like. If we’ve seen Jesus, we’ve seen the Father. So we know that God the Father looks like a man! How ‘bout that! Of course, He’s clothed in His glory so we really can’t see Him the way He truly is until we get to Heaven because our mortal bodies would disintegrate from the magnificence of His glory. Even Moses had to be hidden in the cleft of the rock so that He wouldn’t see God’s face and die. That’s very clear. But is that all there is to Jesus—what He looks like?

Exodus 33:22 (KJV) 22  And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

It’s  like saying that all there is to you is your appearance. But not so. You have a personality, character, a way about you, what you do and believe, etc. This all makes up who you are. And so it is with the Lord Jesus. Let’s look at some more scriptures.

Acts 10:38 (KJV) 38  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

At any one point in time, you could probably see Jesus doing someone some good. That’s what He did and not only that, He sent terror into the devil’s ranks, casting out demons and setting people free from satanic bondage.

1 John 3:8b (KJV) 8  … For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8b (AMP) 8  …  The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].

So if you want to know what God looks like, look at Jesus, the perfect image of the invisible God.

In case you’re wondering why people could look at Jesus and not die, it’s because the glory of God that was in Jesus was clothed in His earthly body. Awesome, isn’t it!

Acts 10:38 (KJV) 38  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Luke 4:18 (KJV) 18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Philippians 2:6 (KJV) 6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
John 5:19 (KJV) 19  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 5:37 (KJV) 37  And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
John 6:46 (KJV) 46  Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
Colossians 2:9 (KJV) 9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV) 4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Hebrews 11:27 (KJV) 27  By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Exodus 33:18-23 (KJV) 18  And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
19  And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
20  And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
21  And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
22  And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
23  And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

 — Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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