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They Behold His Face

First Published January 1976

Concerning Babies

"In heaven their angels do always behold the face of the Father"--their spirit doth always behold the face of the Father. (Matthew18:10) I was always taught their guardian angel stands before the Lord and is constantly protecting them and has the Lord's ear, but if this word "angel" is a word that is also sometimes used for "spirit", and if you use it in that meaning, that's the way it came to me just now.

If that verse means their own spirits do always behold the face of the Father, that means the little children are in such close communication with the Lord that they see the Lord himself! In other words, there is direct communication, face to face, they're so close to the Lord!

"In heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven." If you take heaven in the sense the churches think of it, it's far off in the sky somewhere. but the word "heaven" sometimes simply means in the "spirit world", as used in the Bible: "in the spirit."

"The face of my Father!" Of course this could mean Jesus, because Jesus in a sense is the face of God, the manifestation of God. The only way we ever see God is in seeing Jesus. But one way or the other, it's wonderful whether they see Jesus as God's face or God himself. When life is all a great new mystery to them and all so marvelous and wonderful and yet mysterious and frightening, how reassuring it must be to see the Lord and the visions He wants to show them!

If this meaning of "angels" is "spirits", it means that the spirits of these little tiny children constantly behold the face of the Father in Heaven! If His "face" means Jesus, then it means they see Jesus!

"These little ones which believe in me" shows that some even believe in him! (Matthew 18:6) The little ones that believe. He says in His word, "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now they are holy." (1Corinthians 7:14)

If even one parent is a believer, then the children are clean, meaning that they somehow partake of the parent's faith and are in some sense a believer. He's comforting the mates that have an unbelieving partner--"don't worry about it. Even if your mate doesn't believe, your children are still saved". But if both are unbelieving, then, unless one finds the Lord, the child is unclean! What an awesome thought and responsibility!

But what a comforting thought to know our little ones do always behold the face of Jesus to constantly comfort and reassure them in times of distress or fear!

David Berg

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