Jesus said to Thomas in John 20:29, Blessed are those who have not seen but believed. Here are some other Scriptures that confirm this idea. 1 Peter 1:8 says, Whom having not seen, ye love. In Him, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. 2 Peter 1:16-21 says, For we have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when there came such a voice to Him from the Excellent Glory:
Peter is saying here that, even though the disciples saw Jesus in the flesh and witnessed these various encounters, this privilege is nothing compared to the prophecy which came. Peter is saying that what the Word of God says is more important than any physical experience. Psalm 138:2 says, For Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.
Gods Word is above all. In 2 Corinthians 5:16, Paul says, Therefore, henceforth know we no man according to the flesh; yea, though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now henceforth we know Him so no more. Paul puts into a nutshell that we must no longer consider Jesus in the flesh. As Jesus says in John 4:23, But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.