How Can I Come to Christ When I Cannot See Him?

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Hi R____,

Thank  you for your questions. It is a pleasure to hear from you, and I hope to answer your questions to your satisfaction.

Your questions are all of a spiritual nature, so if I do answer them to your satisfaction it will only be because the Lord Himself has given you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened that you may know what is the hope of His calling and what [is] the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints (Eph 1:17-18).

Christ made it clear that His gospel wasn’t intended to be understood by the masses and multitudes who came to Him. Keeping the multitudes from understanding “the mysteries of the kingdom of God” was the very reason why He taught the multitudes with parables:

Mat 13:2  And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
Mat 13:3  And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

Notice how Christ ends the telling of this parable of the sower:

Mat 13:4  And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Mat 13:5  Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
Mat 13:6  And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
Mat 13:7  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
Mat 13:8  But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Mat 13:9  Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.


Christ’s disciples wanted to know why He spoke to the multitudes in parables, so Christ answered their question for our benefit:

Mat 13:10  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Mat 13:11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13  Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Mat 13:14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Mat 13:15  For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Mat 13:16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Mat 13:17  For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

There it is! The multitudes of Christians, who actually teach for the most part that Christ spoke in parables to make His meaning clear to the common people of His day, in teaching that lie, are demonstrating for those who have spiritual ears and spiritual eyes that the parables of Christ, which were given to the multitudes for the very purpose of keeping them from seeing and hearing “the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven”, are apparently accomplishing that purpose up until this very day!

Therefore when you ask me:

You must understand that since Christ’s very parables are designed to blind the masses from knowing the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, there is only one way in which you can hope to “come to Him”, and this is that ‘one way’:

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

The fact that this verse is mistranslated in so many versions of scripture is a testimony to the fact that the Lord is actually in the process of keeping spiritual matters hidden from the multitudes who come to Christ at this very moment. God simply has not given the masses of Christianity to understand or to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.

The Greek word which is translated as ‘draw’ in this verse is ‘helkuo‘, and this is how this word is defined in Strong’s Concordance:

ἑλκύω, ἕλκω
helkuō    helkō
hel-koo’-o, hel’-ko
Probably akin to G138; to drag (literally or figuratively): – draw. Compare G1667.
Total KJV occurrences: 8

One of the other entries where this Greek word is translated as ‘drew’ is:

Joh 21:11  Simon Peter went up, and drew [G1670] the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

Fish do not volunteer to come out of the water. Peter had to drag the net to the land. No man can come to God except the spirit drags Him. 

It is my fervent prayer for you that the Father is dragging you to Himself and that He is in the process of giving you spiritual eyes which are capable of knowing Him and knowing His voice when you read His word, and when you are reading the website.

This is what Christ has to say about those to whom He has given ears to hear and eyes that see the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven:

Joh 10:1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door [Christ is the door – verse 7 and 9] into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Joh 10:2  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Joh 10:3  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
Joh 10:4  And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
Joh 10:5  And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Joh 10:6  This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
Joh 10:7  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
Joh 10:8  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
Joh 10:9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

As we learned in Matthew 13, those who “enter in by the door” are dragged by the Father to do so. It is my prayer that our Father in heaven is dragging you to Himself. That is how you can be like Christ and be in heaven even as He stood here on this earth:

Joh 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

We are informed that we, too, “are in heaven” if we are truly ‘in Christ’. Here is that revelation for those who are given eyes that see and ears that hear the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven:

Eph 2:6 and rouses us together and seats us together among the celestials, in Christ Jesus, (CLV)

With all of these instructions from the Word of God let’s go back to your questions and answer them in the order you present them;

As Christ tells us, we cannot come to Him “except the Father drag us to Him[self] (Joh 6:44). That ‘dragging’ is not a pleasant experience as the story of Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus demonstrates. When we are being dragged to Christ, it is “through much tribulation”:

Act 14:22  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

The few who are being dragged to Christ are indeed few, even though many are being called:

Mat 20:16  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

As the chosen “few” we are being prepared to rule with Christ as kings and priests. Therefore our training is far more demanding than simple boot camp or even officer’s training. Kings and priests must be proven to be willing to do everything they do “after the counsel of His own will” (Eph 1:11) and not waver in that commitment:

Rev 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 2:26  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 2:27  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Rev 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

If indeed the Lord is dragging you to Himself, nothing you do will stop Him from doing His pleasure in your life. ​L​ike Saul of Tarsus who became Paul the apostle, you will be brought to deep repentance for your sins, and you, too, will ask the Lord:

Act 9:6  And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

It is my fervent prayer that the Lord will drag you to Himself.

Your next question is:

It is true that “No man has seen God at any time” physically because He is spirit, and spirit is invisible to the human eye just like wind and electricity. However, being invisible does not preclude one from seeing both Christ and His Father with “the eyes of your understanding”, as I quoted it to you at the beginning of this email (Eph 1:18).

Joh 1:18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 

1Jn 4:12  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 

Eph 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ask the Lord for the faith to believe what you read here. “God dwells in us.” Heaven is a spiritual realm in which all physical creation is enveloped. Heaven is not a physical planet in the far reaches of the universe. Here is a link to an article on that subject:
What and Where is Heaven?

If the Lord gives you the faith to believe that “He dwells within you” then you will also be given spiritual “eyes that see and ears that hear… the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven”, of which Christ spoke in Matthew 13:10-15.

The apostles Thomas and Philip had the same question you ask, and this is how the Lord answered them:

Joh 14:2  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Joh 14:4  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Joh 14:5  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 14:7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Joh 14:8  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Joh 14:9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

I can do no better than the Lord Himself. We see the Father and Christ with “the eyes of our understanding” if we are given those ‘eyes’. We all ‘see Christ’ and we ‘see the Father’ with spiritual eyesight which works together with the gift of faith, and we bring nothing to the Lord’s table. It is He who is “working all things after the counsel of His own will.”

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Those who come to Christ in this present time (Rom 8:18) are predestined to do so before they were born:

Psa 139:16  Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them. (ASV)

Such predestination does not negate the necessity of entering the kingdom of heaven through much tribulation… by grace through faith:

I will begin quoting Ephesians 2 where we are told that we are saved by grace through faith, but I will begin in verse 6, which I quoted above to demonstrate that we are at this very moment in the heavens, seated there with Christ even as we “endure hardship as a good soldier” for Christ:

Eph 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Eph 2:7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

I hope and pray the Lord will “enlighten the eyes of your understanding” so you can “see the Father” and “see Christ” so you can go to Him and cast all your cares upon Him.

You need to understand these verses of scripture as you seek to know Him:

Mat 25:37  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Mat 25:38  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Mat 25:39  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Mat 25:40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Mat 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Mat 25:42  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
Mat 25:43  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Mat 25:44  Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Mat 25:45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me

Here our Lord is telling us plainly that we are He, Himself, and He repeats this truth to Saul of Tarsus:

Act 9:5  And he [Saul of Tarsus, later to be renamed the apostle Paul] said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Those are Christ’s own words, and we will do well to believe those words and show our love toward each other as “the Lord and His Christ”:

Act 4:26  The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

Rev 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 

Rev 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

It is my fervent prayer these verses will help you to “see the Father and see Christ”.

Your brother in Christ in Flowery Branch, Georgia, U.S.A., Mike

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