that the process of redemption can not start till Jesus Christ is revealed in us, and not just to us. Paul had Jesus revealed IN HIM and not just to him by some men teachers. Saul only listened to Jewish teachers/Rabbis and he even hated Christians so much that he wanted them put to death: I bet a lot of people on these forums would relate to ole Saul more than they do Paul: As a matter of fact Im sure they would.
again, till Jesus Christ is born in us, brought forth in us as the "firstfruits" of the soul, we have not yet experienced the "FIRST RESURRECTION", we are still dead in our sins:
you can't say you are alive in Christ and yet claim you are waiting for him to come; THESE DONT COMPUTE:
if you are waiting for Jesus Christ, he is not yet HERE for you
if you are not waiting for him, then you experienced your first resurrection and are going through the "second death":
I don't see either one discussed by you......EVER!