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I Want to See Jesus

We Get to See Jesus one Day!

God walked with Adam in the Garden. After sin came, God was not regularly seen by mankind. That precious reality was gone. There was only the hope that mankind would be in God’s presence again. That hope is brought to us in Christ. We can’t wait to see Jesus, but we have to be ready. We must pursue holiness without which no one will see the Lord (). We must keep our eyes focused on the Son so that we are ready when he comes.
Even in his distress, Job hoped for the day he would see his redeemer
1. We Get to See Jesus one Day!
Job 19:23–27 CSB
I wish that my words were written down, that they were recorded on a scroll or were inscribed in stone forever by an iron stylus and lead! But I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the end he will stand on the dust. Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh. I will see him myself; my eyes will look at him, and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me.
a. Even in his distress, Job hoped for the day he would see his redeemer
The Psalmist shared a similar hope
But I will see your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence—

The Old Testament Shows Us People Who saw Glimpses of God

b. CSB I wish that my words were written down, that they were recorded on a scroll or were inscribed in stone forever by an iron stylus and lead! But I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the end he will stand on the dust. Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh. I will see him myself; my eyes will look at him, and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me.
Moses was allowed to see a portion of God’s glory
c. The Psalmist shared a similar hope, But I will see your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence—
Exodus 24:9–10 CSB
Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders, and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself.
2. The Old Testament Shows Us People Who saw Glimpses of God
a. Moses was allowed to see a portion of God’s glory
The Psalmist shared a similar hope
b. CSB Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders, and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself.
But I will see your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence—
c. Isaiah is representative of a prophet who saw a vision of God
d. CSB In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above him; they each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Armies; his glory fills the whole earth. The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke. Then I said: Woe is me for I am ruined because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, and because my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Armies.
Isaiah is representative of a prophet who saw a vision of God
3. The incarnation provided people an opportunity to see God in flesh but not in the entirety of his glory
Isaiah 6:1–5 CSB
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above him; they each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Armies; his glory fills the whole earth. The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke. Then I said: Woe is me for I am ruined because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, and because my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Armies.
a. CSB The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
b. What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have observed and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— that life was revealed, and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us— what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may also have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

The incarnation provided people an opportunity to see God in flesh but not in the entirety of his glory

4. We will see Jesus When he comes
John 1:14 CSB
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
a. CSB to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may behave properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone. We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For we say this to you by a word from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
5. When we confess him

We will see Jesus

a. CSB For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— in heaven and on earth and under the earth— and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

When he comes

6. When he judges
1 Thessalonians 4:11–17 CSB
to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may behave properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone. We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For we say this to you by a word from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

When we confess him

a. CSB Then I saw a great white throne and one seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them. I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books.
Philippians 2:9–11 CSB
For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— in heaven and on earth and under the earth— and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

When he judges

7. When we enter eternity
Revelation 20:11–12 CSB
Then I saw a great white throne and one seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them. I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books.

When we enter eternity

a. But will we remember seeing him and regret our lives forever, or
But will we remember seeing him and regret our lives forever, or
b. Will we join the heavenly chorus in eternity. There the presence of God with man will be restored. That sweet fellowship lost in the Garden will be regained and exalted in the new heavens and earth. This renewed presence is why we are promised the new heavens and earth. It is the restoration of being with God that was lost by sin.
Will we join the heavenly chorus in eternity. There the presence of God with man will be restored. That sweet fellowship lost in the Garden will be regained and exalted in the new heavens and earth. This renewed presence is why we are promised the new heavens and earth. It is the restoration of being with God that was lost by sin.
8. Will we Get to enjoy the presence of God described as the new heavens and new earth. ​
Isaiah 65:17 CSB
“For I will create a new heaven and a new earth; the past events will not be remembered or come to mind.
a
. CSB “For I will create a new heaven and a new earth; the past events will not be remembered or come to mind.
b. CSB “For I will create a new heaven and a new earth; the past events will not be remembered or come to mind.
Isaiah 66:22 CSB
“For just as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, will remain before me”— this is the Lord’s declaration— “so your offspring and your name will remain.
b. CSB “For just as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, will remain before me”— this is the Lord’s declaration— “so your offspring and your name will remain.
2 Peter 3:13 CSB
But based on his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
c. CSB But based on his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
Revelation 21:1 CSB
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
d. CSB Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
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