Tuesday, August 4, 2015

John 1:18

Dr. Ronnie Wolfe

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

No one has seen God at any time, because God is invisible -- John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. He cannot be seen, but he can be heard (through his word, the Bible). He can be felt through his Spirit, and he can be known through his Son, Jesus Christ.

But God reveals himself to certain people, not to everyone, except his general revelation, which he gives to all who will seek his knowledge through creation. Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. God's Son, Jesus, must reveal the Father to us. There is no other way to know God except through his Son, Jesus.

"He hath declared him," our verse says. There is no clearer image of God than that which is portrayed in his son, Jesus.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, Col 2:9

Have you seen God? You know there is a promise that we shall see God -- Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matt. 5:8. When we see God, we will be seeing Jesus, for Jesus himself said If you have seen me, you have seen the Father," John 14:9.

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