PARAPHRASED — 2 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 4

We renounce secret and shameful ways, we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God, on the contrary we set forth the truth plainly and commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the site of God.

Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to ‘those who are perishing.’ The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus sake. For God who said, “let the light shine out of the darkness.” *made the light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of god’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. * Only the Holy Spirit can reveal to unbelievers who Jesus is.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay ( our bodies ) to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

It is written: “I believed, therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

Therefore, do not lose heart.

Remember, Come the antics of a Biden, a Harris, a Putin, or other… Jesus has me and you in the palm of His nail-scarred hands. If we believe, nothing not no one can separate us from Him … God cannot lie. Frankie The Earthman … I’m thinking of Mizuho, Ari’el, Lauren, Alvin, Samantha, Mike, and others, sending up a prayer that God’s face will shine upon them.

“I used to be a little boy.”

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