Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the
camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no
continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. § As you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.
If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. § Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
Heb. 13:13–14; 1 Peter 4:12–13; 2 Cor. 1:7; 1 Peter 4:14; Acts 5:41; Heb. 11:25–26
The Lord Jesus Christ … will transform our lowly body
that it may be conformed to His glorious body.
Above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around… This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.
We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. § It has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore. § They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.
Phil. 3:20–21; Ezek. 1:26–28; 2 Cor. 3:18; 1 John 3:2; Rev. 7:16; 15:3