Is seeing always with the physical eye?
How was Moses able to SEE Him who is INVISIBLE???
How were the disciples and the apostate Jews able to SEE Christ coming on the clouds?
By Tuese Ahkiong
Hebrews 11:27 By faith he (Moses) left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as SEEING HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE.
In Scripture “to see” is not always recognizing something physical with one’s eyes. Even in our language today, “to see” can mean to recognize, to understand, to be aware of, to perceive, to acknowledge, to affirm that which is not physical, but a proposition, a concept, a reality (like a spiritual reality). Do you see? Lol. So, most modern day Christians limit the definition of seeing physically. If the definition is NOT limited to physical sight then yes, one can see Him who is invisible.
Romans 1:20 For HIS INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Colossians 1:15-16 He is the image of THE INVISIBLE GOD, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and INVISIBLE, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
1 Timothy 1:17 To the King of the ages, immortal, INVISIBLE, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
**How can a person today see God? By having a pure heart.
Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are THE PURE IN HEART, FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD.
**How does one get a pure heart since Scripture teaches that man’s heart is wicked, sinful, impure?
John 3:3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, UNLESS ONE IS BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE the kingdom of God.”
**Man must be born again by the grace of God in order to get a pure heart. Thus, he is able to see God’s Kingdom and see God NOW. see my article "Born again because one has been born of God."
**The Kingdom of God is perceived spiritually. It came in power and great glory before the last of Christ’s disciples died and at the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple.
Matthew 16:27-28 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. 28 Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN HIS KINGDOM.”
***Yeshua said that some of His disciples would still be alive to SEE the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom. Either it happen of Yeshua is a liar! No worries, Christ is not a liar like most futurists Christians make Him. He returned and some of them saw Him coming in His Kingdom. see John 21:20-23.
***“COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN” is an apocalyptic description of God’s judgment, presence, glory. The judgment upon Jerusalem was CHRIST APPEARING A SECOND TIME. See Heb 9:28 Those in Christ experience His presence NOW! see my other article "Cloud Comings in the Bible."
Matthew 24:30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN with power and great glory.
**The above event, along with everything from v4-33 were to happen in that 1st century "this generation" that Christ spoke of in Matt 24:34 "Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place."
Matthew 26:64 Jesus said to him (the high priest), “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will SEE THE SON OF MAN seated at the right hand of Power and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”
Mark 9:1 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD after it has come with power.”
Mark 13:26 And then they will SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory.
Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will SEE THE SON OF MAN seated at the right hand of Power, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”
Luke 9:27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.”
Luke 21:27 And then they will SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.
***The saints and the aints (apostate jews) saw The Son of Man Coming in the clouds of heaven with great glory and power to judge apostate Israel. The sign that Christ was in heaven, vindicated as The Messiah, God, was Jerusalem destroyed.
Behold, he is COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM, EVEN THOSE WHO PIERCED HIM, and ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH WILL WAIL ON ACCOUNT OF HIM. Even so. Amen.***Christ is coming with the clouds.
***Every eye will SEE Him, even those who pierced Him. Who pierced Yeshua? The apostate Jews crucified Christ. Acts 2:23, 36, 4:10.
***Do you noticed how this event is tied in with Matt 24:30 where all the tribes of the earth (or land) wail or mourn? Well, this Matt 24:30 happened in that 1st century "this generation" as Yeshua said. Therefore, this Revelation passage, being the same subject happened. Plus, the things within the book of Revelation are said to be near, coming soon, at hand, shortly come to pass... see my article on "The Time statements within the book of Revelation."
**See my article on "The Conversion of Saul" Scripture teaches that Saul/Paul never seen Yeshua physically but it does teach that Paul saw The Lord.
1 Corinthians 9:1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?
***Did Paul see Jesus in physical form? No.
Did Paul see Jesus? Yes.
FAITH IS A GIFT OF GOD. It is my prayer that God by His amazing grace grant you eyes to see Him, The Most Glorious One.
Philippians 1:29 For it HAS BEEN GRANTED TO YOU THAT FOR THE SAKE OF CHRIST YOU SHOULD NOT ONLY BELIEVE in him but also suffer for his sake,
Acts 11:18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also GOD HAS GRANTED REPENTANCE THAT LEADS TO LIFE.”