Do you want to see God?

Do you long to know who God is?  Do you want to talk to Him one day face to face?

Then you must meet Jesus.

Jesus pouring water

God could not be clearer:

No one has ever seen God.  But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart.  He has revealed God to us. (John 1:18, NLT)

So many times we hear the Name “Jesus” and we think of Him as an Israelite, or a carpenter, or a prophet, or a ‘good man’ who walked on earth.  Or we think of Him as a friend or a buddy who sticks up for us or a buffer against an angry God.

So many times we fail to think of Jesus as God–even if we know it in our minds, we fail to acknowledge it in our hearts.

The reverence worthy to bestow upon God is worthy to bestow upon Jesus.

He came as an Israelite because He chose to be so . . He took up carpentry because He had planned it this way since before the creation of the world . . Most naturally, He is a prophet as He is God and knows all . . He is a friend to the world, but a friend who is unfathomably unequal to us, a friend of unparalleled love and perfection . . He is not a buddy to protect us from a bullying God, but rather He is God . . He is the representation of God to us . . To know Jesus is to know God.

I do not say rain protects me from water and I cannot say Jesus protects me from God.  They are one and the same, and there is no divergence in their personality.  Rather, I must say Jesus protects me from the wrath of God, which is an entirely different matter.

All of the Trinity (God the Father, the Son, and the Spirit) have the same just wrath toward sin.  Jesus is sheltering us from not just His Father’s wrath, but also His wrath (and the Spirit’s wrath) when He died for us on the cross.

Do you want to see God?  Then you must see Jesus.  And you must see Jesus not only as a historical figure or a good man or an interesting prophet.  You must see Him as God Himself.  Otherwise, you will never know God.  After all, if you can’t see what is ten feet in front of you, how would you ever expect to see what is 10,000 feet in front of you?  If you cannot see the incarnation of God in Christ, how will you ever see the manifestation of GOD ALMIGHTY who cannot be seen by any mortal?

Do you long to know who God is?  Do you want to talk to Him one day face to face?

Then you must meet Jesus.

Now.

Why wait another moment when the most ultimate opportunity in the universe awaits you now: the chance to know God?

“I AM WHO I AM.” (from Exodus 3:14, NIV)

“I am the Resurrection and the Life,” said Jesus; “he who believes in me, even if he has died, he shall live; and every one who is living and is a believer in me shall never, never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25, WEY)

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