Focus, today, is upon GOD the Father appearing to mankind by using human aspect and form that permanently exists within the GODhead, the person Jesus Christ.  For Christian believers to “see” is to “accept, grasp by faith, maintain, and perceive as truth.”  Even so, it is prophesied in the holy writings that the living and the resurrected dead all will see Jesus with their own two eyes when he comes to take from the earth his own disciples and followers (we say, Advent, the harvest, the Rapture, the Second Coming).  Christian believers are to acknowledge Jesus (we say the Son of Man, the Son of the Highest, the Son of GOD) as the most complete and precise physical presentation of the fullness of divinity that ever has been provided.  Unlike the burning bush, or the clouds and pillars of fire by day and by night, Jesus is an everlasting manifestation of the Father for access, exchange and interaction with created beings and living creatures.  Through Incarnation divinity approaches flesh having finite awareness, equality, mortality, self-will, and vulnerability.  Awe, dread, immutability, and terror are suspended; imminence, intimacy, and respect are shared along with rebirth, refreshing, and renewal.  Apprehending and “seeing” the Father may only be accomplished through the Son, and the sacred operations of the Holy Spirit.  Included are faith, forgiveness, holiness, repentance, revelation, suffering, and visitation.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “dead fundie (Level 5 with 9,892 points, a member since April 03, 2010) posted the following:

 

Will only the peace makers get to see god?

Or will the peace makers get to see god, and also a whole bunch of other people will see god?

BQ: Will everyone see god when he judges them?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Let not your heart be troubled:  ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also:  and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  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, Show us the Father?  (John 14:  1-9, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Word, Son, and Christ? (08/24/2016); The Cross and Mankind (05/13/2016); The Only One Sent? (02/19/2016); A GOD Without Form? (12/27/2015); The Holy Spirit and Unity? (08/13/2015); Jesus Arose Bodily (12/24/2013); Thanking and Blaming GOD (12/25/2013)

 

“dead fundie”, many mature Christian believers will agree that the holy writings do not include promises or prophecies that mankind will ever “see” (with your eyes) GOD who is spirit.  Believers will “see” with their consciousness and indwelling spirit from GOD.  The fullness and makeup of divinity is spoken of as “Godhead”, and has appeared upon the earth using the visible form and person of Jesus Christ.  Where men have “seen” God through trances and visions, it has been the Son, and not the Father.  The Savior is in relationship with the Godhead as a son to the Father, and as a ruler to the Holy Spirit.  Christ is to be received as an appearance of the other members of the Godhead sharing with them in oneness without sameness.  When Jesus died upon the cross being in flesh and blood, all of his blood was poured forth and removed to be used in atonement and purifying the Temple in heaven.  Thus, we understand that, his body that was witnessed by the apostles ascending into heaven, was already consecrated and hallowed; and he will continue using that identical appearance and form throughout eternity.  The character, makeup, and substance of GOD is only inseparable spirit matter.  While our thought processes using the Greek models from Aristotle are to analyze (divide, partition, separate) and synthesize (group together as categories, classes, etc.) aspects of Deity as though they are discrete elements, spirit must be understood as diffuse, formless, immaterial, incorruptible, and unbounded.  For this reason, comprehending spirit requires operations that are put forth only by GOD (we say, divine revelation), rather than intellect, logic, empirical research, philosophy, secular knowledge, science, and technology.  Consider again how some of this is stated using the language from the Bible:

(1.)   John 1:  17-18, King James Version (KJV):  17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.  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.

(2.)  Job 19:  25-27, KJV:  25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

(3.)  Matthew 5:  7-9, KJV:  7 Blessed are the merciful:  for they shall obtain mercy.  8 Blessed are the pure in heart:  for they shall see God.  9 Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.

(4.)  1st John 4:  10-15, KJV:  10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.  15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  3rd John 1:  11, KJV:  11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God:  but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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