Is it possible to ‘see’ God? The answer is a little tricky since there are different ways of seeing. But God very much wants us to see Him, and He has provided a means by which we can do just that. In this lesson, we will learn where we can go if we truly want to see God.
Exodus 24:7 Then [Moses] took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that Adonai has spoken we will do, and we will be hear.”
ספר (sepher) = “book”
Exodus 24:9-11 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under His feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And He did not lay His hand on the chief men of the people of Israel. They gazed upon God, and ate and drank.
ספיר (saphir) = “sapphire”
Observations on Exodus 24:9-11
Isaiah 54:10-11 “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but My steadfast love shall not depart from you, and My covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says Adonai, who has compassion on you. “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires.”
Ezekiel 1:26,28 And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire. And seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance… Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Adonai. And when I saw it, I fell on my face …
Exodus 3:5 Then He said, “Do not come near. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
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