Summary: This message addresses the question of whether we will know who our loved ones are in heaven.
“WE WILL KNOW EACH OTHER, EVEN THOUGH SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WILL HAVE TAKEN PLACE.”
- We will be dealing with the two major parts of that statement separately.
- “WE WILL KNOW EACH OTHER. . .”
1. I will know as I am known.
- 1 Corinthians 13:12 (“face to face”).
- Also see v. 10 (“in part will be done away”).
- We will have full knowledge of each other. (I.e. no problem with names.)
2. The disciples recognized Moses and Elijah.
- Apparently the disciples knew who they were even without introductions.
3. David anticipated seeing his child again.
- Note that he anticipated seeing that specific person again.
4. Memory of “who you were” is necessary for judgment.
- “. . . EVEN THOUGH SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WILL HAVE TAKEN PLACE.”
1. It is “not yet revealed” exactly what we will be.
- 1 John 3:2.
2. We will not have the “fallen” body we had on earth.
3. We will not be grouped in the “families” we are now in.
- For some this is a major concern because we like to think of “being married” to each other for eternity. This is a sentimental idea that has no basis in Scripture. Scripture points us to something far better. That is point #4. . .
4. Our primary relationship will be with Jesus.