|2 Corinthians 4:6-7|
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.1 [Jesus appears, He is seen, He is revealed, in the purified hearts of believers. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming in the clouds with the Kingdom before they died. Later Paul, Jesus in Revelation, Peter, James, and John, — all said his appearance was: soon, the time is near, a little while, He stands at the door. It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear if the past 100 generations of believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him.]
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the excellence of the power may be shown to be of God, and not of us.
3 And this is eternal life, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
|Philippians 3:8 |
8 Yes without doubt, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of the knowing Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and consider them as dung, that I may win Christ,