With Thy Likeness


Is it possible to look like GOD?

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. Psalm 17: 15

Not many have achieved this!

What an amazing thought:

To go to sleep,

Encounter the Lord in our sleep,

Then wake up, looking just like HIM!




In Exodus, we see Moses coming down from the mountain with the glory of YHVH GOD so strong, that people requested that he veil his face.

He had talked to God “face to face.”


Moses’ experience with the glory of God:

The Lord sent Moses to deliver Israel without giving him a full revelation of who the God of Israel was. The Lord merely told him, “Go, and say I AM sent you.” But he gave no explanation of who “I AM” was.

I believe this is why Moses cried,

“[Lord]…I beseech thee, show me thy glory” (Exodus 33:18).

Moses had a gnawing hunger and thirst to know who the great I AM was — to know what his nature and character were all about.

And the Lord answered Moses’ prayer.

First, he instructed Moses to hide himself in the cleft of a rock.

Yet, as Moses waited for the glory of God to appear, he saw no thunder, no lightning, no shaking of the earth. Rather, God’s glory came to him in a simple revelation:

“The Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression…” (Exodus 34:6-7).

God allowed Moses to see his glory so that he might be changed by the sight of it! And the same is true for us today. God reveals his glory to us so that, by seeing it, we might be changed into his very own image!

Exodus 34

29When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.

30When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.

31But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them.

32Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.

33When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face.

34But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded,

35they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.


When Jesus / Yahshua / Yeshua was here on earth in physical form, He indicated that when one looked at Him, one could see the Father.

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? John 14:9

At this point Jesus did not say he was the father, but that he was the likeness, or image, of the Father.

This was due to spending time in heaven, face to face with the Father, so that the Father’s likeness and glory rested upon him, similar to what Moses experienced, but much greater.

Jesus was and is the Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15–29)

Today, Jesus Christ is the express image of who God is.

When our Lord became flesh, it was as a full revelation of the heavenly father’s mercy, grace, goodness and readiness to forgive.

God wrapped up everything of his nature and character in Jesus.

And any revelation of his glory to us now is meant to change us into an expression of Christ!


Face to Face

When we stand before the Lord, whatever we are disappears.

It is as if we do not exist, and only He does.

His presence overwhelms us.

We are not aware much of ourselves, but only Him.

We cannot take our eyes off of Him.

We seem to disappear right into Him.

We are transformed.

It is a time of deep worship and awe.

When this experience is over, the Word says we will reflect His glory to others.

So when people see us, it is as if they are looking right at Him.

Pray that you come face to face with Jesus / Yahshua / Yeshua, the image of the invisible YHVH Father God.

Then share this loving presence with others.

Red heart

29 Responses to “With Thy Likeness”

  1. […] here for […]

    • King David had the writeings of Job They were not speaking of natural sleep They were speaking concerning when they die . Job 19 : 25-27 This encludes their ressurrection after they were dead . And they are still waiting believe this or not , Its still true and the facts prove it

  2. I’m not lucky enough to have such an experience.. It would be amazing.. But again, I’m not lucky enough

    • louis

      do not be so down on yourself…..god loves you as much as moses, or the apostles, or anyone else.

      pray and ask god to bless you with his presence…..it does not have to be a sensational experience, which would be nice, but just the assurance that he is with you.

      jesus said if you seek, you will find, if you ask ( and really want it), you will receive, if you knock, the door will be open for you.

      it is not about luck, it is about the relationship you want with god…so far, you have not asked, so start with doing that…..

      god wants to bless you more than you want him to

      love him and give him a chance.

      god bless you and may his face shine upon you, and give you peace.

  3. Thank you Marianne for sharing this wonderful and inspiring post. I remember as an 11 year old child meeting and knowing a pastor’s wife that had the most amazing light to her face! I still remember her eyes had a uniqueness that literally seemed to shine with love. She was so caring, meek, patient and kind. She has long since passed away and I’m now 54 years old, but I can still picture her clearly in my mind! Reading your post makes me wonder about her. I long with great anticipation to the day when I may have the highest honor of having my Father look upon me and calling me His child. ~ God Bless

    • elaine

      as rough as this life is, we are all looking forward to that moment

      but even if life was gentle, it would still be what we would want the most.

      hopefully, our own faces will shine and comfort others, as the pastors wide did for you

      god bless you always

  4. Jesus is about 5’10 or 11″. His face – 3 upward laugh lines at the corners of each eye. His eyes looked blue, but when I stared at them, so much light came from behind them that after a few seconds, I could see the Kingdom behind His eyes. That little boy, Colton, who saw Jesus and wrote a book about his experience, said “Jesus’ eyes were a pretty blue.” A lot of people doubted he saw Jesus because they didn’t believe His eyes were blue. Well, they are – in the sense that with so much light behind them, they could have been almost any color, yet they still appeared to be blue, There were no marking on his wrists, he wore a white robe, had shoulder length white hair and his feet – long bony toes, very tanned. When he hugged me for a brief moment, I felt a light touch of his outline. I have no history of hallucinations and was taking no medicine at all. His was the most beautiful, appearance I had ever seen in my life. There was one more a couple weeks later, but it was outdoors, and holographic. Years later, when I began to have doubts about my salvation, I left a comment on this website. Lovely, kind Marianne told me that Jesus appeared to me to assure me; to give me the assurance that would sustain me through any doubts. Thank you again, Marianne. By the way, this event occurred the very next day after praying to God and, without knowing Jesus, I asked Him to tell me whether Jesus was, in fact, His son, that i have always loved Jesus but was jealous at the thought that God loved Him more than he loved me, and that “If You crucified Jesus because He said He was God and He isn’t, please tell me and I will…” I hesitated because I knew it would be a lie to say I would immediately stop loving Jesus. “…I will try to stop loving Him immediately, But if He is Your Son, please tell me and I will not be jealous of Him ever again, so that I can continue to Love Him as I love You. So God, I know there’s only one God, so which is it?” And Jesus appeared that morning.

    • marlene

      god bless you for sharing that.

      we are all going through tests, trials…..but god knows this.

      it is because of His awesome love that these assurances come

      cherish each one.. they are rarely given, because they are rare gems

      which gives each experience priceless value, and us too.

      you are valuable enough for the son of god to come from heaven and die for.

      that is pretty special. 🙂

    • Wow, quite a testimony.

      Ask and ye shall receive.

      Seek and you shall find.

      Much controversy aside,

      Jesus is the visible component of the otherwise non visible God who fills all things and is in all things. Jesus is the one and true God.

      Let’s not keep stumbling and semantics and language.

    • This is the discrision of the father of Jesus and the scriptures prove it

  5. To become like Him (in His likeness) is to be more of Him. To be in His likeness is in our acting as He would.

    When we are born, with all of our basic needs, they become our first concern, to be fed, clothed, sheltered, etc. When we are born again in Him we become more concerned with others, and appreciate the short time we have in this world. With our hearts opened, our priorities shift as to what is really important while here and now.

    There have been times when I believe I have seen God in others, it could be simply their smile, a gesture, or the light in them. It might be some one familiar to me, many times it is a “stranger” – and when this happens, something shifts inside of me. I slow down inside, and suddenly what I was doing wasn’t so important any more. And I am at peace.

    Yes, I would love to see Christ incarnate physically here on earth and see this world change for the better. Meanwhile, with Christ beside me and inside of me, I do what I can here and now to do my part.

  6. David was talking about dying and waking in God’s presence and so seeing His likeness; he wasn’t saying he would go to sleep and wake up looking like God. Moses didn’t look like God either; he just radiated God’s manifest presence. And Jesus didn’t look like God either in the flesh; seeing the Father in Him was spiritual, not physical– the attributes of God. God has no physical face and body but can take on one, so it’s impossible for someone to look like God in the flesh. Sanctification, spending time with God and being renewed by the Word change a person and can even change the appearance of a person’s face or/and their physical features; but those things don’t make the person look like God. Even in the new heavenly bodies people won’t look LIKE God; but they’ll be perfect AS God is perfect. But people should definitely pursue God in fellowship, because Jesus said that the one who loves Him will be loved by the Father and that They will “come to him” and make their home with him. This can result in spiritual experiences that one should not pursue but that are refreshing and good for one’s spirit and soul.

    • well that is another way to look at, and could be true.

      from the context, he was talking about situations he was going through on earth.

      we do not have to “look exactly like god” to reflect his likeness…..that is his glory on us.

    • Arendale IT could do you a lot of good if you went back and check what you have said . GOD created us in his emige . And there are a few errors in your comment . Love you always

  7. cello is beautiful

  8. There is none like Him in all the earth….

    I have know idea, I just look forward to the day..
    I believe Jesus is pure Light and Love beyond
    anything I could ever imagine in this little
    finite mind of mine….I believe His Heart is Bigger
    than the universe….His Love as well….

    I do know He is coming soon and I think of Him
    all of the time….

    Love is described in the scriptures
    is patient and kind …..
    Wounded people need His healing touch

    The wars in the heavenlies we cannot see
    are going on and the battles are great
    I’m sure….When we pray….

    I had found that the earliest Bible in Ethiopia
    and from what I understand still has the Book
    of Enoch in it….Mentioned of in Jude…Why is
    was removed I have know idea…..

    It is all about the Angels called Watchers….
    He was the eigth from Adam.

    Site: 1 Enoch Book of the Watchers

    So greatful someone put this out there and
    then one can understand more……………………

    I hope and pray, Jesus comes soon…

    God Bless You and Yours
    Love, In Yeshua Jesus the Christ King of Kings
    Praying Carol

  9. Praise Jesus Praise
    Beautiful as this music I could feel His presence
    The Scriptures share of How God inhabits the
    Praises of His people….Beautiful Beautiful
    to uplifting so heartwarming envelopes
    the heart and spirit……from within outward….
    Thankyou so very very much Grateful

    Such a Blessing
    God Bless You and Yours
    Love, In Yeshua Jesus The Christ King of Kings
    Praying Carol

  10. The Holy Spirit came upon Mary the virgin birth
    of Jesus of the Father to come to earth He gave all
    for us to be able to come to the Father through Jesus
    for it is spoken in the scriptures, Our Righteousness
    is as filthy rags, with all of Our Sins, Sacrifice for
    us the lamb because of His Shed Blood, He is the
    the only Righteous one…..Our covering…..
    God had said, this is my Son in whom I am well
    pleased, as the Scriptures speak…..What Love for
    us beyond anything we can comprehend, beyond
    a Love, beyond anything I can imagine …..
    He is coming again, the King is coming again
    for His family His children, Jesus wanted a big
    big family….life here is so short, compared to
    eternity….a Journey very difficult many times
    trials and temptations and always knowing He
    is there for us….Prayers

    God Bless You and Yours
    Love, In Yeshua Jesus The Christ King of Kings
    Lord of Lords
    Praying Carol

  11. Dear Marianne,

    All Glory and Honor to Our Heavenly Father,
    I Love the Music so inspirational so heartfelt
    so genuine

    Site: Visual – Heaven, God’s Throne, The New Jerusalem, Revelations

    Look Up! Look Up!

    Love, In Yeshua Jesus Christ Our Lord Our Savior
    King of Kings Praise Him

    • Dear sister GODS throne is inside of us. BUT our heads will not let him teach us everything HE knows . THE brain most of the time it hears the truth it says I dont believe that . and goes on believeing what it does . Even when its not the truth . this happens sooner or latter to all of us

  12. The King is coming…..
    Out of the mouths of babes

    Site: Abba Up! Toddler Says “The King” Is Coming (Must Watch)

    Love, in Yeshua Jesus Christ King of Kings Lord of Lords
    Praying Carol

    • The child is here and he is old and grey headed . BUT his FATHER is the king of kings and it is he who teaches the child everthing he knows . And HIS FATHER lives inside of him . and the child is the body or temple of HIS FATHER nothing more . and at the right time it will die , then come back from the dead . Because he his the body of is GOD and FATHER . THEN they both will be eternal and so will all of you

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