Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
But 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 from the Lord, the Spirit.
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
“Even after my skin is destroyed,
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;
I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
How great is Your goodness,
Which You have stored up for those who fear You,
Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You,
Before the sons of men!
To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial,
And a name better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
but just as it is written,
“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.
they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.