In the early church, the appearance of Christ, and His voice being heard, was important in witnessing salvation. Saul of Tarsus was only accepted into the church at Jerusalem after Barnabas declared to the apostles, “how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus I the name of Jesus.” Acts 9:27
Seeing Jesus is not just at conversion but in all transformation. When we turn to Jesus each day, the veil is taken away from our hearts. It is with our heart that we see. It is our heart that seeks the face of God; and it’s in the face of Jesus where the glory of God is seen.
We see Jesus when we pray if we look with the eyes of our hearts. We see Jesus when we meditate on the scriptures if we receive the scriptures as truth with our hearts. We see Jesus by the Holy Spirit as He announces and witnesses Christ. All exchanges of life for death, righteousness for sin, health for sickness, or any encounter with God is in seeing Jesus.
The Holy Spirit leads us, but we are following Jesus. Jesus is our High Priest, our Lord, our Christ, our mediator of the better convenient, JESUS IS THE WAY! That was the name given to followers of Jesus in the early church. They were of the way. (Acts 9:2)
Seeing Jesus is our inheritance, our calling, our salvation, our healing, and our deliverance. Behold the Lord! This honor has all His saints.