No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.
We all want peace in the world. The Torah tells us that peace comes from studying the Sacred Text. Speaking of studying the Torah in the World to Come, Isaiah prophecies and says, All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children (Isaiah 54:13) (The Hebrew text uses the tetragrammaton for the word ‘Lord’ in this verse; it therefore refers to seeing God).
John says that in this present time, ‘No one has ever seen God’; In fact seeing God leads to death. But Isaiah prophecies that in the established Messianic Age … your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. In another place the prophet adds, And the glory of the LORD (tetragrammaton) shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together … (John 1:18; Isaiah 30:20; Isaiah 40:5).’
When speaking of the dynamics of His relationship with the One whom He called The Father, Yeshua compared Himself to Manna coming from Heaven. In the Talmud, bread and rain from Heaven are parabolic of Torah: the Word of God’s teaching coming to God’s people. Yeshua compared His teaching of God (whom He had seen (John 1:18)) to the manna that came down from heaven to feed the people in the desert. When people who had known Yeshua from a young age challenged His claim of coming from heaven, Yeshua, who is at the Father's side, (John 1:18), answered and said, It is written in the Prophets, 'And they will all be taught by God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me--not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. … (John 6:45-51)."
In essence, Yeshua, said, ’In Me is fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy. Since no-one can see the Father and live, if all God’s children are to be taught of the Father, it needs to be done by proxy. I am the ‘proxy’. This resonates of the words the children of Israel 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.' About which Hashem said, 'They are right in what they have spoken’. So He then added: ‘I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him’ (Deuteronomy 18:16-18).
May we all be taught the words of the Father through His Messiah. Then will we have peace in our hearts, … and in the world!