Colossians 3:4

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
But what did he go on to say? “When Christ appears, your life, then you also will appear with him in glory.” So now is the time for groaning, then it will be for rejoicing; now for desiring, then for embracing. What we desire now is not present; but let us not falter in desire; let long, continuous desire be our daily exercise, because the one who made the promise doesn’t cheat us. .. ...

Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
Deport ant ergo ipsi quoque iram, indignationem, vitium, male dictum, turpem sermonem ex ore suo, exuentes veterem hominem cum concupiscent is, et induentes novum, qui renovatur in agnitionem, ad imaginem ejus, qui creavit ipsum."

John Chrysostom

AD 407
If therefore we shall then be manifested, let us not grieve, when we enjoy not honor: if this life be not life, but it be hidden, we ought to live this life as though dead. Then shall you also, he says, with Him be manifested in glory. In glory, he said, not merely manifested. For the pearl too is hidden so long as it is within the oyster. If then we be treated with insult, let us not grieve; or whatever it be we suffer; for this life is not our life, we are strangers and sojourners. For you died, he says. Who is so witless, as for a corpse, dead and buried, either to buy servants, or build houses, or prepare costly raiment? None. Neither then do ye; but as we seek one thing only, namely, that we be not in a naked state, so here too let us seek one thing and no more. Our first man is buried: buried not in earth, but in water; not death-destroyed, but buried by death's destroyer, not by the law of nature, but by the governing command that is stronger than nature. For what has been done ...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Of thy foot: and God shall give thee a wearying heart, and a pining soul, and failing eyes, that they see not: and thy life shall hang on the tree

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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