|1 Corinthians 11:24-26|
24 And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
25 After the same manner, when he had eaten, he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new testament in my blood. Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you remember the Lord's death until he comes. [It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear (come) if in the past 2000 years, believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him (come).]
|2 Corinthians 4:6 |
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. In addition Paul, Jesus preaching, 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.]