We See the Face of God and the Lamb

P1000176Revelation 22:3-4, speaking about New Jerusalem, says, “the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His slaves will serve Him; and they will see His face.” One of the blessings in New Jerusalem is to “see His face.” In verse 4 “His” (as in verse 3) refers to “God and the Lamb” because God and the Lamb are one in essence. More on this is in The Triune God in Revelation 22.

John 1:18 tells us, “No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” We see God in the person of His Son. The Son declares the Father to us.

The Father’s only begotten Son declared God by the Word [John 1:1, 14], life [1:4], light [1:4-5, 9], grace [1:14, 16-17], and reality [1:14, 17]. The Word is God expressed, life is God imparted, light is God shining, grace is God enjoyed, and reality is God realized, apprehended. God is fully declared in the Son through these five things.*

Because the Word declares God the Father, in John 14:7-11 Jesus said, “he who has seen Me has seen the Father.” His basis for saying this is in verse 10, “I am in the Father and the Father is in Me”and John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.”

First Timothy 1:15-16 tells us that the sovereign God dwells “in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen nor can see.” But we don’t despair because Colossians 1:15 tells us that Christ “is the image of the invisible God.” By looking away from all things to Jesus (Hebrews 12:2) to behold His glory (2 Corinthians 3:18), we may see the invisible God now. Furthermore, in New Jerusalem we have the divine promise that we “will see His face”

* This is the note on John 1:18 in The NT Recovery Version Online, © 1997-2012 by LSM.

Photo of Ireland by Toby Shelton.

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  1. This is surely a wonderful blessing – to see the face of the One we love! When we look away to Jesus and behold Him with an unveiled face, we can enjoy the Triune God and His dispensing.

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