There will be a time in everyone’s existence where all the shadows are illuminated, revealing a startling reality, a shuddering awareness as we enter the realm of everlasting day. The presence of God will fill all with glory, perceived in awe, fear and wonder. Everyone will encounter their Creator, Father God, to give an account and acknowledge Him. (Matt. 12:36) There will be two inevitable possibilities, no more, no less. Either you will recognize and be recognized or you will not know and be unknown. (1 Cor. 13:9-12) This will lead to judgment, but in this first instance, it will be an awareness as never sustained in life on earth. God’s presence undeniable, pure, fully perceived beyond physical senses, acknowledged, admitted, experienced first hand. (Romans 14:11)
We live in a fog now, limited to five senses that are weak and unreliable, so much so, that our brain must constantly interpret the input we receive through a matrix of experience and logic learned over a lifetime. As my hearing falters, I understand now how much I used background sounds to hear with understanding. As we age we spend more time looking for things, because we can’t spot them quickly. In the afterlife there will be none of this, no excuses or reasons for not understanding, we will be in the realm of Spirit. (John 4:24)
We are further confused by Self, the mirage of independence and ego. Though God fills all and is in all, our cloak and shield of Self blinds us to His reality in Creation and things transcendent. God never abandoned His Creation and remains fully connected and Sovereign over all. This will be starkly apparent in His presence. It is difficult to describe the extent to which we will be in His presence and any processes leading to judgment, but it is a certainty. (Heb. 9:27) I believe part of the torment of Hell for Unbelievers will be a glimpse of Heaven’s glory and splendor and being separated from it infinitely and forever. They will say, “I was lied to,” just as Satan lied and deceived Eve, but she was not excused because she had been given the truth and disobeyed it. We all have the Word and Truth, today, Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name), who said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) For mankind there is a connection between earth and heaven, between seed, roots, soil and stem, branches, leaves and fruit. Yeshua made a shocking declaration to his disciples, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19) Reincarnation is the lie of second chances, but they exist only in this life. Today is the day of salvation, turn to Yeshua and be saved.