Who can see Jesus?
Jesus said that only a few will be able to see Him. Are you among those few?
Jesus said to His disciples: “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.” John 14:19.
Who can see Jesus?
Jesus could have shown Himself to all people by just showing up at their door and doing miracles for them. But that’s not how God has intended it to be. Instead, He has made it so that only those who live with Jesus and those who allow Him to dwell in their hearts, are able to see Him.
There is a huge difference between the spirit of the world and the Spirit of God. Satan is the god of this world and it is he who controls the spirit of the world. This spirit is supported by the spiritual hosts of wickedness. As long as a person is in the spirit of the world, then he who is the god of this world has blinded their eyes. That is why they can’t see or understand the light that comes from the gospel.
The Spirit of God is in both the Father and in the Son. Those who do not know the Father do not know Jesus, either. (Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; John 14:7.)
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Jesus knocking on the door
Because the Spirit of Jesus is the complete opposite of the spirit of the world, those who are in that spirit will never be able to understand it. Jesus stands at the door and knocks. (Revelation 3:20.) But on that door there is only one doorknob and it is on the inside. So, He won’t come in unless you let Him in. You have to want that. He doesn’t want slaves. He doesn’t want anyone other than those who are sons and daughters of God the Almighty. Those who have a longing within and who have been called to live this life before the foundation of the world. They open the door for Him to come in. They sense that that is what they want in their life.
If you are tired of the world, tired of everything it can offer you, and you experience that it is all just a lot of broken cisterns where toxic, poisonous water comes in and poisons you and destroys your life – if you are tired of that, then open the door! Jesus stands there and cries out, saying: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink, and I will give him living water. And the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain springing up and flowing out to people.” The fountain is Jesus, and when that fountain comes into us, we receive the same spirit and the same life. (John 7:37-38; John 4:14.)
We can be together with Jesus for eternity!
Then we become active in everything that is good. Then there is a total transformation that takes place in our life. We become a new person. Everything becomes new. We drink of that fountain that is crystal clear and that proceeds from the throne of God and the Lamb. It enters us, and everything else that is unclean goes into His death. Then what comes out of us is crystal clear for people. They see a life in Christ; they see true Christianity. That is a tremendous glory.
Jesus said, “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more …” However, to His disciples, He said, “… but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.” John 14:19. So those who see Jesus are the ones who are in the same Spirit and who have the same longing. They will see Him and be together with Him forever. But the others will never ever see Him again. There will be an extremely clear division. And there is an extremely clear separation between those who are in the spirit of the world and those who are in the Spirit of God in their life. God be praised for that.
This article is based on a talk given by Kaare J. Smith on January 24, 2020.
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