Hey Art, do you think that any of the disciples thought Jesus was God?
For some reason the death, resurrection, and ascension confused them. Even Jesus know they wouldn't get it until it was over.
Apostles who don't understand even coming from the mouth of Jesus.
Yet we are suppose to see it plain as day. We aren't suppose to have to wait. We are suppose to just get chosen by the very Spirit of God who then let's us get it. That Election plus Scripture. The Spirit enlightens us to understand the Scripture.
But the Apostles to include Paul didn't understand it all. Then God gave some knowledge to only certain individuals. Given in code that only some could understand.