The Gospels – The Gospel According to John
No man can see the Almighty
John 1:15-18 (John bore witness to him, and cried, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.’”) (16) And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. (17) For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (18) No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.
No human being is capable of seeing the Creator. The nature of the human spirit has not within it the possibility to see the Creator. Only Two can see the Creator: the Holy Spirit and Jesus the Son of God. It is simply a question of the difference in species. It is natural and just. Now since no human being is capable of beholding God, He can however reveal Himself to us through the form in which He shows Himself to us through His Envoys. Those who have seen Jesus also naturally have seen the form of God not perhaps God Himself but the form of God in the Way He shows Himself to us and reveals Himself to us. The same is true for all creatures even those in the Divine Realm. God can only be perceived in the form in which He reveals Himself not perhaps in His true Nature. That is only possible for Two as mentioned above.
For those in the Divine Realm to see God, He still has to put on the cloak of Divine Essence for this to be possible. Likewise for us to be able to see the Creator on earth, He has to as in the case with Jesus reveal Himself by putting on a cloak of material substance. The interpretation of the Greek text is very doubtful and one only has to look at the preceding line to know that the follow on to that would be “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He has revealed Himself through him or through the Son.” This means that God Whom no man can see has revealed Himself to us on earth through His Son, Jesus.