Why could;Moses (Exodus 33:11, Deutoronomy 34:10) and Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1) see God but yet God says, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live” (Exodus 33:20).
1. God is Spirit, invisible to the human eye. When God says “you cannot see my face,” He doesn’t mean He won’t allow us to see Him or that we haven’t learnt how to see Him yet. He means we are incapable of seeing Him.
2. So how did Moses et al see Him? Let’s turn to Colossians 1:15, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” By reading the whole of Col 1, we see that this image is Jesus Christ. See, Jesus is not just an extension of God, or His righthand man, or a prophet sent to save the world. He is God’s image; by this I mean Jesus is a seeable version of God. If you said to God today, show me your face, He would show you Jesus. Hypothetically, if God (a Spirit) were to stand in front of a mirror, and you took a look into that mirror, you would see Jesus.
My hope is that we begin to see the splendor and majesty of Jesus. That He came to the world once before. God put on flesh and walked this earth, and we spat in his face. He rose from the grave nonetheless and emerged victorious. I don’t know about this nonsense that he went to Hell, there’s no such thing in the Bible. One day God will come back, and by the might of his voice and glory of his apppearance, we will all want to be like him. So yes, God can be seen. He is Jesus. That’s who Moses saw. The very one who boldly said “before Abraham was, I am”.
I love God. And till the day I finish my race, I will show of His greatness and how much He loves the world. Let’s get back to expositions about he mysteries of God. What will heaven look like? If God is all good, where does evil come from? What is the trinity really? Angels? Lucifer? If every knee will bow down in the end does that mean there’s actually no Hell?