“God who at sundry times and in diverse manner spake In times past unto the prophet hath in these last days spoken unto us by His son whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds, who being the brightness of His glory and express image of His person…”

Hebrews 1:1-3

Can anyone know the God of the bible, and proportionately, the God whom the whole world is seeking via all the various forms of religion? If it is a possibility, then how? Why must I trust the bible’s answer on this subject matter?

In today’s devotional article, this I believe is what the Spirit of God would have us look together at. One time when Jesus went to a mount to pray in His usual custom, this time around with the three disciples he’s most fond of – Peter, James and John. As they were there, they witnessed to have heard an audible voice saying “this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him” (Matthew 17:5-6). This event is reliable evidence as to why a believer can confidently believe Jesus’ testimony about the God of heaven. Said differently, the bible report about the God of heaven.

At another point, the bible records that while Jesus was being baptized a voice spoke from heaven saying; “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17). With this, we see an accreditation and authenticity vetted upon Christ to reveal truths about spiritual things, of which one of such is knowing the true God.

Jesus at some point in His earthly ministry Himself said “No man has seen God at any time, the only Son who came from the bosom of the Father He has declared Him ” (John 1:18). Jesus with this clarifies that He alone has the credibility to speak of whom or what the Father is, seeing He is the only one who has been to and came from heaven. If you’ve never been to the Whitehouse and though you’ve seen it in movies, can you describe the intricacies of the Whitehouse better than a person who has been there, even better still a person that lives there? No. Good! This is why we all will differ in the opinion of the only person who has seen and been with the Father, to reveal Him to us.

In John 14:8-9, Philip intensely questioned if Jesus would, at last, show them the Father before His crucifixion, but Jesus answered him, I believe shockingly,  “He that has seen me has seen the Father”.

Jesus, the visible image of the Father? Yes! It is in the light of Jesus that we see the personality of the Father. The Father has never at any point had a physical form, but for the first time, in the person of Jesus, the Father has a person through whom He could express himself. 

God is a Spirit, Jesus couldn’t be referring to the earthly body as God. This was what Philip missed. Philip was judging via His sight, Jesus meant that the inner man inside of His body was God and that once you have seen Him, the image of God, you have seen God.

Dearest believer, this is what we will continue to renew our mind to till Jesus returns for us, that we are imago dei (the image of God) because of the indwelling of the Spirit and that because we carry that Spirit when other men see us they have seen God. This ought to be your consciousness, blessings.

FURTHER READING: JOHN 14:6-10, 1 JOHN 5:11-13

CONFESSION: I believe and declare that I am of God, I am indwelt by God’s Spirit and because of this I am the image of the Father, I am the presence of Jesus. Hallelujah.



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      So profound.
      In the words and actions of Jesus,the nature and personality of the hitherto unseen and invisible God is seen.
      And as God dwells in me by his spirit,I am the image of God and the nature of God is seen in me.. Amen.
      Thank you Pastor.

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