1 John 14:12-16 (NKJV) 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
No man has seen God in all of His fullness. In the Old Testament, God manifested Himself in some form to various people such as Adam, Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and others. They all saw what is known as a theophany, but God did not reveal Himself in all of His fullness. Even when the Lord Jesus Christ was here on earth, no one really saw God in all His fullness because Jesus veiled His deity in human flesh. “No one has seen God at any time.” That is still true today. However, God does manifest Himself through believers. People can know God’s love through the lives of believers. We who believe in Christ can know of God’s love because Christ came and manifested God. And we can follow the Lord Jesus Christ and listen to Him in the New Testament, and through Christ we can know God. But how will the lost know God? They can know of God through believers in whom God manifests Himself. When unbelievers look at our lives, they ought to see Christ. They ought to see God’s love manifested in us. For God’s love is perfected in us by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. We know how wonderful God’s love is because we experience His love personally. But my friends, a great many unbelievers need to see God’s love in our lives. Lost sinners are looking for love in all the wrong places. We need to manifest the love of God to them that they may see Christ. The Holy Spirit of God dwells in us, and the Spirit of God can produce God’s love in our hearts so that we can manifest God’s love to the lost. By God’s love manifested in us they can have a better understanding of John 3:16-18. This is the gospel message which we have to give. And this is the purpose of God’s love manifested in us. It is so that lost sinners can see Christ through His love. And because of God’s love, lost sinners can come to believe in who Jesus is, He is God the Son. And they can come to accept what He did for them on the Cross, He paid the penalty for their sins. And so that they may repent of their sins and turn to Christ for salvation. For whoever will hear His voice and believe in Him, will be saved because Jesus is God the Son, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead, Elohim. Jesus is God. “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.