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John 5:37

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 37 And the Father himself, who has sent me, has testified concerning me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.4 [Jesus has just told us the criteria of a person who knows God: they have heard his voice and seen his form. God is only known by revelation: what you hear and see in your heart. Rom 1:19, Mat 11:27. The Lord told the Jews that they must heed and listen to the voice of the Lord to receive his blessings and be able to do the commandments, and then He severely warned them that if they did not heed and listen to the voice of the Lord their God, they would suffer horrible curses; they not only suffered those horrible curses many times, they persecuted Jesus and his Apostles because they had no true understanding of the scriptures, which understanding only comes by listening to and obeying the Voice of the Lord. Listen, hear, incline your ear, give ear, heed, attend, come to me, obeythe scriptures are full of these critical advisories, and now the Christians refuse them.]

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4 You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. The only form available to be seen is Jesus in his heavenly glory; the brightness of His, (God the Father's), glory, and the express image of the Father, the image of the invisible God; but Jesus was humble and did not say "you have never heard my heavenly voice, nor my seen heavenly form."

Jesus has just told us the criteria of a person who knows God: they have heard his voice and seen his form. God is only known by revelation: what you hear and see in your heart. Rom 1:19, Mat 11:27. You must hear his voice and obey what he commands you, doing his will, not yours; this results in cleansing of your heart from sin and receiving the life of God in sin's place; then after you are cleansed to become pure, you see God. Only the pure will live in the kingdom of God; the impure will have no part in the kingdom of God or Christ.

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