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2Corinthians 4: 1 – 6

January 6, 2023


Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12). the festival commemorating the Epiphany on January 6.”many submerge themselves in ice water to celebrate Epiphany” Oxford Languages Dictionary

(1) · a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something ; (2) · an intuitive grasp of reality through something. Merriam-Webster Dictionary

(initial capital letter) a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day. an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight. Dictionary Dot Com

Another word that could be used is ‘knowing’. What the Magi had determined amongst themselves, the thing that prompted their long trip, was an idea, an educated guess, you might say. When they followed that star- that very unusual star – they wound up at the side of a cattle feeder trough and paid homage to the baby King they found in it. What they thought and hoped, they came to know.

It is my hope and prayer that every person on earth know Jesus.