In the Old Testament God spoke by prophets. How is God seen and heard now? The bible says that Jesus is the brightness of God’s glory and God speaks by Him.
The Glorious Change In God’s Way of Speaking
Since the coming of our Lord to earth, and his powerful death and glorious resurrection God now speaks to us ALWAYS in His Son.
God Is Now Speaking In His Son
In the Old Testament God spoke in the prophets, in men moved by His Spirit (Heb. 1:1; 2 Pet. 1:21).
Heb 1: 1, 2 – God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
2 Pet. 1:21 – prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit
In the New Testament, (after Jesus death and resurrection), God speaks in the Son, who is God Himself openly shown and expressed (Heb. 1:2-3)
Heb. 1:2 and 3 – has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
God The Father Has Been Revealed In Jesus
God the Father is hidden and not visible to human eyes, but God the Son is expressed. The Son of God is visible.
The beauty and loveliness of God the Father could be seen as Jesus walked this earth. Today, we who have His Spirit can see the same beauty and loveliness of Jesus as the Holy Spirit reveals him to us. Thus we see the Glorious Father as we ‘look at Jesus’
No one has ever seen God, but the Son as the “Word of God, as the speaking of God, has declared and expressed Him.
John 1: 18 – No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father’s side, has made Him known.
Whereas God spoke through the prophets in the Old Testament, He did not have Himself expressed. But in the New Testament God speaks in the Son, who expresses Him. Formerly God spoke through the prophets indirectly, but now He speaks directly in the Son, that is, in the One who is the expression of the Father.
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