Destiny of Believers

When Christians die, they depart to be with Christ, Phil. 1:23.

Absent from the body is present with the Lord, 2 Cor. 5:8, which is “far better,” Phil. 1:22, 23, because in His presence there is fulness of joy, Psa. 16:11.

When the church is translated, living believers and the resurrected dead in Christ rise together to meet the Lord in the air, 1 Thess. 4:13-18.

They will stand before the judgment seat of Christ, Rom. 14:10, not to be punished but to receive rewards for things done in the body, 2 Cor. 5:10.

Their works will be tried by fire, but their salvation will not be affected, 1 Cor. 3:13-15.

After the Lord is united with His bride, the church, Rev. 19:7, 8, He returns to the earth, Luke 12:36, with all His saints, 1 Thess. 3:13.

He sits on the throne of His glory judging the nations, Matt. 25:31.

Christians are with Him, judging the world and angels, 1 Cor. 6:2, 3. At that time their knowledge will be vastly increased, 1 Cor. 13:12.

Eternal life will mean knowing the true God and Jesus Christ, John 17:3.

The horizons of believers’ minds will expand forever as they grow in the knowledge of the God who creates no two snowflakes alike. They are destined to sit with the Lord on His throne, Rev. 3:21, and to reign with Him forever, Rev. 22:5.

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