Originally Posted by kyval82
Yes, this drives non-believers and some others absolutely up the wall!! While still human and in the flesh, God calls us blameless, Holy and Righteous because when he looks upon us he does not see our sin but the perfection of Jesus Christ.
This is what makes our God unique above all others, in that he, in his devine and "perfect" wisdom created a path for us to be perfect and in his presence. Absolute perfection can not coexist with imperfection. The ancients knew and feared this since the time of Exodus. Look at Exodus 33: 18-23.
About the 3rd or 4th time that Moses had paid God a visit on Mt. Sinai, he just couldn't stand it any more and he asked God to show him his glory. This is the time that God made one of his famous quotes about himself: "No man can see my face and live".
The ancients feared this so much that the Highest Priest in the Temple; the only one who went into the innermost "Holy of Holies" during the 'Day of Atonement"....had a rope tied around his foot. This was just in case that if he died while behind the veil, he could be pulled out with out causing some other poor soul to perish.
Then look what Pauls says towards the end of the well known "Love Chapter in 1 COR 13:
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
This is when we die and go before God and we will finally see him "face to face", I can only imagine!!! This is the time that we will be filled with all the glory of the Holy Spirit and look, we will know God as fully as he knows us.
All your questions will be answered then my friend!
" I'll see you here or I will see you up there or I will see you in the air"!.....Beam me up , Lord!