He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.
One of the most obvious things to say concerning spiritual matters and the reality of The Living God is to mention the fact that He is INVISIBLE!
It seems so puerile to me for anyone to hold the argument that if we cannot see God – he doesn’t exist.
Bit like saying, there is no air to breath, because we cannot see anything.
When Moses had some enduring to do – we are told the strength and ability to do so came from one he could not see with his natural eyes, but with the inner eyes of his spirit. (Hebrews 11/27 above).
Seeing the one who is invisible.
Exactly the privilege of every true Christian.
A relationship with Christ is a relationship in spirit and truth. A relationship with one whose bodily form resides at the right hand of God The Father in heaven. But whose Spirit is here to lead us.
Heaven is the unseen realm described thus: ‘invisible’.
And experienced thus – in the invisible realm, where the invisible God resides. Not apparent to the natural eye. He is not known to the natural eye unless He chooses to manifest Himself, and even then out of necessity remaining partly hidden, as the natural man (you and I) would die as a result of seeing Him in His fullness.
God said to Moses:
20 And he said, You cannot see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
He opens the inner eye of the inner man that each person who comes to Christ becomes aware of, having been born again of The Spirit of God through the Word of God.
That’s why the things of God are reserved for the inner man, in the unseen realm of the human spirit – that’s where the truth of God must abide, and the eyes of our understanding enlightened. In the ‘outa sight’ realm, the inner place, where the following scripture is to be experienced:-
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Hidden in the inner man, where it cannot be appreciated by the sight of the eyes or the reason of man alone, apart from the inspiration of God.
Jesus came to show us His and God The Father’s divine nature. He carried the image of God in an earthly vessel. (Col. 1/15 above).
He, before He took on Himself the body of a man, created not only visible things, that all can see, but also invisible things that the natural eye cannot see (Col. 1/16 above)
I Timothy 1/17(above) – confirms that God is indeed invisible. Everything that leads us to Christ happens in our mind and spirit. That’s where God begins to reveal Himself enlightening us with His Word(s).
Are you, am I, hungry for the spiritual reality provided by the one who is eternal, immortal, and invisible?