What happens when we die?
We must remember that as we approach this subject of death, Jesus is victorious over death, hell, & the grave!
Revelation 1:17-18, 1 Corinthians 15:54-55
1. When people die, their body goes into the grave.
The believer’s spirit is with the Lord
2 Corinthians 5:6-8, Philippians 1:23 – 24, Luke 23:42-43,
the unbeliever’s spirit is in a place of torment
2. At the appointed time, everyone’s physical body will be resurrected.
John 5:28 – 29
For the believer…
When the Lord returns (at the Rapture), He will resurrect the physical bodies of the dead in Christ
1 Thess 4:13-18
Their bodies will be changed into glorified bodies
2 Corinthians 5:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:43, 1 John 3:2
The believer’s spirits will return to their glorified bodies.
and then all believers will be reunited with Christ in the air.
For the unbeliever
Revelation 20:11 – 15
Their spirit will be reunited with their physical body
they will be judged
and sentenced to eternal destruction in hell
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
For more info, read 1 Cor 15:12-58 – Basically the whole chapter is about resurrection!