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  • David Spivey on 1 Chronicles 16:11
    please explain what it means to seek the Lords face when I have never seen his face because I do not believe that the of Jesus are true please help me to under stand thank you and God bless
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on 1 Chronicles 16:11
    David,

    Chris gave you an excellent reply.

    LORD (YHVH) has a face, but humans cannot look on it and live, Moses saw his back parts Exodus 33:20-23. If we accept Jesus as our Lord and savior and are sealed with the Holy Spirit, when all is new, we will see our LORDs face. Revelation 21:1-7 Revelation 22:4. We will see God and Jesus both, because they will be the temple, Revelation 21:22

    God bless,

    RLW
  • Hello David,

    Rick and Chris have given you some good info on this.

    The Father and the Holy Spirit consist pure Spirit, and therefore do not have features that we can see. However, since the Incarnation of God the Son as Jesus, we will be able to see His face as He remains the n heaven as God the Son and Man united in the person of Jesus. Our Savior.

    So, when we pray, we can imagine what Jesus may look like. He is glorious like He was at His transfiguration or in the Book of Revelation.

    How amazing that God took on flesh forever so that we can receive salvation and see God when we get to heaven! We will still be held man in heaven, though I glorified bodies, but we will apprehend God with our eyes in the face of Jesus Christ because , though God, He also is human like us. God thought of everything we need in this life and th next to know Him and worship Him forever.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on 1 Chronicles 16:11
    David Spivey Seeking the lords Face [figure of speech attributing to God human characteristics] so as shared

    before we go before him in prayer with our whole heart. God is spirit John 4:24 so you can't see taste touch smell

    or physically hear God unless he wants to get your Attention Moses and burning bush not burning, Moses staff

    turning into a snake then back to staff to show Moses God was backing Him up. These are examples of course.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Chronicles 16:11
    Hi David. 'Seeking the Lord's Face' is just an expression for coming before God with our prayers or petitions. When we are in earnest prayer, talking with our Heavenly Father, we approach His Throne with our prayers, asking them in the Name of His Son, Jesus Christ. Sometimes, we might have it in our 'mind's eye' the appearance of God & Jesus. Yet, we won't know what they really look like, but it's only natural to envisage their appearance/face, like when we're writing to or telephoning someone. It's a lot like that in prayer; we don't know God's actual appearance but we're still coming before Him - in His Presence - before His Face - talking with Him as our Father in Heaven.


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