8474 seeing God

8474 seeing God

Perceiving God in all his fulness. Scripture stresses that God, as spirit, is invisible to sinful human beings. He has, however, been revealed in Jesus Christ, who is his perfect likeness, and he will be seen in all his glory at the end of history when he comes in judgment.

No human can see the face of God in all his fulness

1Ti 6:15-16 See also Dt 4:10-12; Jn 6:46; 1Ti 1:17; 1Jn 4:12

Privileged individuals may catch a glimpse of God

Ex 33:21-23 See also Ge 16:13-14 Hagar; Nu 12:5-8 Moses; Jdg 6:11-24 Gideon; Jdg 13:2-23 Manoah and his wife

Threat of death on seeing the face of God

Ex 33:20 See also Ge 32:24-30; Ex 19:21; Ex 24:9-11

Seeing God in a vision

Isa 6:1 See also 1Ki 22:19 Micaiah pp 2Ch 18:18; Eze 1:1-28 Ezekiel; Ac 7:55-56 Stephen

God may be seen in Jesus Christ

Jn 14:8-9; Col 1:15 See also Jn 1:1-18; 1Jn 5:20

The hope of seeing God at the resurrection

1Co 13:12 See also Job 19:26-27; Ps 17:15; Mt 5:8; 1Co 13:12; Heb 12:14; Rev 1:7

See also

1090God, majesty of
1403God, revelation
1469visions
2078Christ, sonship of
2565Christ, second coming
4140angel of the Lord
5135blindness, spiritual
9310resurrection

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