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Why can’t I see God now?

But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”
Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”  Exodus 33:20-23
            The next time you see God will be when you die.  Both believers and non-believers will face God on judgement day.
            Moses asked to see God’s glory, but God said even Moses, a righteous man, would die if he saw God.  God blocked Moses from getting a clear view of him, like when we shield our eyes from the sun.  The sun is a good example.   You can catch a glimpse of the sun, but staring at the sun will cause damage.  God’s holiness shines so brightly, seeing it directly destroys our unholiness, shattering our flimsy reality and breaking us to pieces.
            It’s a powerful sight to behold and we cannot be too anxious.  Once we are dead and have shed this worldly skin, then we can finally get to see God without the threat of dying because we’ll already be separated from this world.