I have heard people say God is a
shapeless cloud of spirit.
Others say you can't imagine
what He looks like.
Most religious organizations insist He is a shapeshifter with a tri-polar personality
they call the trinity.
Does anyone really know what God looks like?
Rest assured. God is not tripolar,
nor is He sentient Fog.
As I sit here writing this article something invisible is moving outside my office window.
My home office is in one room of an old farm house on a hillside in southwestern Pennsylvania. As I glance up from my computer and look out the window, I can see the boughs of a large pine tree swaying back and forth in the wind. I see the effect of the wind, but I cannot see it.
I wonder, is this invisibility a property of the air? Or, is it a property of the human eye?
I know the wind is real. Yet, I can't see it. My thoughts return to the computer monitor in front of me. It is a flat panel LCD manufactured by KDS, and it displays for me all the information I keep stored in my Mac Quicksilver computer.
It lights-up in color, displays beautiful graphics; and I can see it easily, although my eyesight has been fading somewhat in recent years.
Like the wind outside, that gives motion to the limbs of the big pine tree, there is something invisible coursing through the circuits of my computer system that gives "life" to it.......electricity.
There are a lot of invisible things in this life. Thoughts are invisible. And yet, thoughts are what I am writing here. Through these invisible thoughts I hope to disclose some of the nature of the invisible God, at least as far as I understand it.
The Bible openly says that God is invisible. Here are a couple verses:
"Who is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of every creature:"
I Timothy 1:17
"Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only
wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen."
"By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible."
The visible things of this world around us (trees, rocks, clouds, animals, vegetation of all kinds, lakes and rivers, etc.) are patterned after previously existing things from the place where God resides that we cannot see. To us ...those things of God are invisible.
"For the invisible things of him from
[the invisible things of God]
the creation of the world are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are made,
[by looking at the physical things God made for us]
even his eternal power and Godhead;
so that they are without excuse:"
But just what does the word invisible mean? It simply means you cannot see something from your position. It simply means not visible.
It can be "not seen" simply because light is not able to bounce off of it and back to your eye. It can be hidden out of sight. It can be camouflaged to blend in, or it can be transparent.
Air is invisible because it is transparent. Electricity is invisible because the electrons (real matter in motion) are so small that you cannot see them. God (as well as the place he resides) is invisible because it is out of sight in a direction in which we cannot travel.
Please read the article YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE to get more understanding on this subject.
Before we get into the nature of the place where God lives, let's look at the nature of where we are. We live in a four dimensional, physical reality. God designed it, and it works very well.
Our consciousness peers out at the world around us through two amazing windows called the human eye. Although we may see a tree on the distant hillside, our eye has no direct contact with it. Instead, light from the sun bounces off it and carries information about the tree to our eye.
Let's say it is mid-autumn and the tree is a brilliant red sugar maple. As the light strikes the tree, its chemical composition is such that it absorbs all the colors of the rainbow except red. It does not have the ability to absorb red, so the red light bounces off making the observer think the maple is red.
However, think about it, red is the only color it is NOT. It kept (absorbed) all the other colors! However, such a system works for us in daily life as we need it.
There is a region of the brain that converts incoming information into images. This causes us to "see" the world around us as various frequencies of light bounce off objects and enter our eyes.
However, that region of the brain never sees the light. Instead, immediately after entering the eye, the light is converted to a tiny electrical impulse which travels down the optic nerves and on to the "seeing" region of the brain.
A similar process operates our senses of hearing, smelling, touching and tasting. Each input is converted to an electrical impulse and carried to various regions of the brain that allow us to hear, smell, feel or taste.
Technically, an electric impulse could be applied to the optic nerve causing a person to see things that weren't there. And they would be seen with the same impression of reality that any other REAL thing has ever been seen by that person. Reversing this process in a selective manner would prevent a person from ever seeing "certain" things that were really there.
There exists a "power" in the air. Technically it's called the electrostatic field. This field makes it possible to transmit radio waves. Marconi was credited for the discovery of this field, until relatively recently when that honor went to Nikola Tesla who discovered it before Marconi.
But way before Marconi and Tesla there was another one using that power, and he still does. He can bypass the normal route of eyes and ears and cause a person to REALLY hear things and see things that don't exist. Apparitions and things that go bump in the night. His transmissions influence one's thoughts, moods, attitudes, and even things they think they see and hear. The verse below is a direct reference to Satan - "the god of this world".
"Wherein in time past ye walked according
to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"
Never think God does not have a specific shape just because you are not able to see him. All celestial beings have a definite shape and form, including the topography of the heavenly realm.
God is not a cloud of formless spirit energy.
An arm: "Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?" Job 40:9
Nostrils: "By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed." Job 4:9
Bowels: "Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?" Isaiah 63:15
Hands and Feet:
"And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
But they were terrified and affrighted,
and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled?
and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself:
handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not
flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
And when he had thus spoken,
he shewed them his hands and his feet."
Luke 24: 36-40
When Christ returns it will be a witnessed event. The world will see it. Mankind has seen a lot of things, but since the beginning of the world no one has ever seen anything like this! It will have more impact on our senses than any science fiction movie Hollywood has ever put out.
This will be VISIBLE! Some people will have a heart attack just seeing it!
"Men's hearts failing them for fear,
and for looking after those things
which are coming on the earth: for
the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
And then shall they see the
Son of man coming in a cloud
with power and great glory."
God is only invisible to us now because He is not moving about in the same dimension as we are. Or, God does not reflect light. Or, God is transparent like the wind. Who really knows?
What we do know is that the Bible
describes his shape.
It tells us that, even though this is the case, He cannot be seen by us in our current condition. But, it also informs us that that condition will change in the future:
I John 3:2
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when he shall appear,
we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
I Corinthians 2:9
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man, the things which God
hath prepared for them that love him."
Think on this. Jerusalem is a real city. It is to be replaced with another real city that already exists, New Jerusalem. Instead of just building a new city here, God wants to bring the one he already has.
"And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down from God out of heaven,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."
The Bible goes to great extent describing the foundations of this city.
FOUNDATIONS!It speaks of God's city having foundations, gates and gemstones. These are very tangible things!
There is a RIVER flowing through it with TREES growing on either side of it. These trees produce FRUIT to be EATEN.
This particular scene may be future, however concerning things of the past, God told Moses to construct the Tabernacle after the pattern of the one then existing in heaven, as he was shown.
The sons of God were called before God for correction, as we read about in Psalm 82.
Do some really think several shapeless clouds of spirit appeared before another single cloud of spirit that was in authority over them?
Psalm 82 -
"God standeth in the congregation of the mighty;
he judgeth among the gods.
How long will ye judge unjustly,
and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Defend the poor and fatherless:
do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy:
rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
They know not, neither will they understand;
they walk on in darkness:
all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of
you are children of the most High.
But ye shall die like men,
and fall like one of the princes.
Arise, O God, judge the earth:
for thou shalt inherit all nations."
Read the articles THE FAMILY OF GOD, THE SONS OF GOD, GENDER IN THE GOD FAMILY.
Yes, to us now, God is beyond our vision. But, instead of stopping there, even though God describes himself to us through His very inspired words as being a Father, living in a city, surrounded by an innumerable company of celestial beings, we have "religious" teachers telling us that we cannot imagine what He looks like. DUH! What Bible are they reading?
The Bible message is really NOT real to them.
They are in pursuit of a Fantasy Land, the likes of which only Walt Disney could describe to them. They totally miss the REALITY of it.
After His resurrection and ascention to God's throne in heaven, Christ returned to earth and spent a considerable amount of time here visiting with the disciples. During those times, He would often just appear in their midst. He talked with them, sat with them, and ate with them.
The laws of nature do not have control over a God-being. In fact, just the opposite is true. Those who exist in a Celestial body, have control over the material. They can travel about the dimensions as a spirit being then manifest as a physical one whenever they wish.
To those who are manifested as spirit, everything and everyone else manifested as spirit, are just as tangible to them as physical things are tangible to us now.
If a Celestial being were to manifest into our limited physical reality, they too would be just as tangible to us as the next person.
God may be invisible to us now, but He is tangible wherever He might be at any given time.
For more information, please visit the ASK web site for this article: The Geography of Heaven.
And also continue to read through the OBSERVATIONS website.