Will we recognize our loved ones? Yes! Scripture is abundantly clear on the issue. Jesus showed himself to numerous people following His resurrection.
There is a day coming when all of the suffering, all of the maladies of this life are destroyed, when we, in our glorified bodies, will live in heaven, on the new earth, eternally fulfilling God's ordained purpose for us.
It is only as we focus our thoughts on heaven that we will correctly interpret life on earth.
Our abilities and giftedness does not end of this earth; we will continue to serve the Lord in agreement with our abilities on this earth.
As believers we have no need to fear death. Christ himself assures us of a safe arrival home in heaven!
Existence continues at death for the believer in a fuller, more fulfilling way. Death should hold no fear for the believer.
We can look forward expectantly to a beautified, restored earth where there is complete peace, tranquility and safety. No crime. No storms. Only peace. What a hope!
Prosperity and security are ours in heaven. We will live in peace and safety.
In heaven we will enjoy a continuity of love in a profound way.
The admission to heaven is faith in Jesus Christ. He is the only way. There is no other philosophy, no religion, no other way.
When we see one another in heaven, we will have beautiful bodies that will far surpass the beauty of our bodies on this earth.
The longing that God has placed in our hearts is for heaven, a better place, a better country.
Christ will both judge and cleanse the entire earth at His return. He will not rule in a blemished, sin-stained earth. He will rule in righteousness on a renovated earth.
The ultimate reflection of the Creator's glory will be the redemption and glorification of our bodies, when at the rapture, our bodies are transformed into the image of Christ. (1 Thess. 4:116-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-56).
God, through Jesus Christ, is the victory, and the renewed earth will reflect that glory.