KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:18 KJV” No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him”.
Our key scripture informs us that no one has ever seen the father at anytime, except Jesus. In certain portions of the bible, certain individuals have been reported to have seen God.
Exodus 33:11 says, he spoke to Moses’ face to face but in Exodus 33:23 the scriptures said the following “And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen”. Comparing these two encounters we realise Moses could not have seen the real face of the Lord as a man. As He said in Ex 33:23, no one could see His real face and live. John 1:18 establishes that, no one has ever seen God, the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father He has declared Him. He is one with the Father.
I wish to establish that there is no contradiction in the scriptures.
Secondly, our key scripture reveals a truth about our Lord Jesus that we have to see clearly. It says He dwells in the bosom of the Father. John 1:1 introduces the book of John by saying, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the word was God. Jesus is the eternal word of God. The words of every man dwell in his bosom. The word of every man is also one with that person. Our key scripture shows us the real state of Jesus. As the word He proceeded from the father. He was not begotten as a man begats his son. As the word He has always lived with His Father. No one creates his or her words. It is ever with you. I wish to establish the fact that Jesus is one with the Father. When the scriptures use the term Son of God, it simply means a divine being. The Jews took stones to stone Jesus because when he called Himself the Son of God, they understood it as He making Himself God.
John 10:33 KJV “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”
Our Lord Jesus is not created as other creation was. He is the eternal word of God, who has dwelt in the bossom of the Father. He is the only one who has revealed God to us.
Jesus is the only true evidence of the invisible God.
Satan has fought so much about the identity of Jesus but to no avail. The United Nations does not want the name of Jesus to be associated with various relief services, why? This is a world system under the influence of the Prince of the power of the air. (Eph 2 ;2)
He said if you have seen me you have seen the Father. John 14:9 KJV “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?” Dear child of God be very confident in your faith. Jesus is the ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED. There is no other name under heaven given to men to be saved. Acts 4:12
THOUGHT: JESUS IS GOD
Isaiah 9:6 KJV” For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
1 John 5:20 KJV “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”