"When Christ," he says, "is manifested," i.e., in His resurrection glory, "we shall see Him as He is." "WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS."1. But how the soul exists when it has departed from the "natural body," or what is its mode of existence, we know not. )The two transfigurationsT. Having a body like His body: sinless, incorruptible, painless, spiritual, clothed with beauty and power, and yet most real and true.2. When we go before our God the failures will go to the account, they will be elements in the judgment, they will be as instrumental and effective as any of our successes in determining our eternal lot. It was the look of another, the face of another, that had passed into hers. The manner of our seeing God in this life is either by a long train of consequences, by climbing up gradually from the effects to the cause, from the things that are made to the invisible things of the Maker, even His eternal power and Godhead; or by way of eminence, by inferring that the perfections we see in the creatures must of necessity centre all more eminently in the Creator; or negatively, by denying everything of God we conceive unbecoming the Divine nature, for at present we rather know what God is not than what He is; or else we see Him by faith, by believing upon the testimony He has given us of Himself by Moses and the prophets, Christ and His apostles. (1)The son is treated as a servant while under age. We find, as a matter of experience, that we can absorb and assimilate that on which we succeed in detaining the attention of our concentrated powers. We shall see Him, not with a reed in His hand, but grasping a golden sceptre.2. We find, as a matter of experience, that we can absorb and assimilate that on which we succeed in detaining the attention of our concentrated powers. But the infinite future lies before us: "It doth not yet appear." It is only a little while we get a glimpse of Christ, and then He seems to depart from us. A. Now, if men by projecting themselves into moods of abstraction discover new powers of mind, find unknown fires begin to burn within them, and rise into worlds of spiritual ecstasy, what change, think you, ought to effect itself within us if with the same steadfastness we contemplate the personality of Him who is the Leader and Consummator of our faith? It is the unborn babe which is responsive to the image presented to the brain of the mother, rather than the mother herself. What had all your riches been to you without a Saviour? How, then, shall we not turn to this poor life of ours with hope, with zeal, with tenderness, with love; how shall we not clasp it tight and fast, and cling about it, and busy ourselves with its services? "BUT WE KNOW THAT WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR."1. Hereditary qualities take the lead, and the character moves on in their direction. But the infinite future lies before us: "It doth not yet appear." He may have an adequate intellectual conception of this ideal character. (2)He will be manifest in perfect happiness. The main quality asserts itself more and more strongly, shapes the features, gives tone to the voice, and gesture to the body, directs the conduct and becomes the spirit of the life. That were sad indeed. This glorious sight will perfect our likeness.2. 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