God is SPIRIT and God was manifested IN THE FLESH in Jesus Christ. We read in John 14:8 the apostle Philip said to Jesus:”Lord show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” And Jesus said to him:”I have been so long with you and have you not known Me?” He who has seen Jesus, has seen the Father because Jesus Himself IS GOD.
Those who follow and obey Jesus Christ, they are the Body of Christ. God is not physically present on this earth but by His Spirit HE DWELLS IN THOSE WHO FOLLOW AND OBEY JESUS CHRIST because they ARE the Body of Christ. They are the likeness of Jesus Christ and the likeness of God. God is manifested IN the Body of Christ on this earth. Those who follow Jesus Christ are the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. That is the FUNCTIONING BODY OF GOD on this earth.
Those who are grafted into the True Vine, Jesus Christ, they bear much fruit because they are the FUNCTIONING BODY OF CHRIST. The branch that does not bear fruit will get cut off and burned. Many profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, they say they are of the Body of Christ but they are NOT FUNCTIONING as the Body of Christ, they are NOT the Light of the World, they are NOT bearing fruit and they WILL get CUT OFF AND BURNED. Many believers were never grafted into the Vine. They never became part of the FUNCTIONING BODY OF CHRIST.
If we truly believe and follow and obey Jesus Christ we will be the FUNCTIONING BODY OF CHRIST, the Light of the World that brings LIGHT into this world. Is our light shining? Can the world see Jesus Christ in us? Can the world see that God is alive because of OUR functioning presence?
May Jesus bless you.