In order to invest in these sure promises, we commit to serving God and doing HIs will. “My son, give me thine heart,” and “Buy the truth and sell it not.” (Proverbs 23:23, 26)
The faithful church will receive a wonderful resurrection inheritance. It will include immortality (1 Corinthians 15:53), the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4), and eternal life (1 John 5:11) with God, our Lord Jesus, the church, and all the heavenly host.
Presently, we are not able to clearly comprehend the things of the future, but accept them by faith. The Apostle John wrote, “Beloved…it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” 1 John 3:2. We might wonder about the spiritual bodies, shape, size, elements, etc., but we realize that heaven will be very different from earth. It is beyond the power of the human brain to comprehend, no matter how particular the description given. Yet the whole question is settled with the assurance that the Church shall be like her Lord. We will see him “as he is,” behold his glory, and be like him, sharing his glory. This is sufficient.
Our risen Lord is a divine spirit being, “the express image of the Father's person” (Hebrews 1:3), “far above angels, principalities and powers, and every name that is named” (Ephesians 1:21). If we shall be like him and share his glory and his nature, it means that we too shall be images of the Father’s person, “whom no man hath seen nor can see, dwelling in light which no man can approach unto” (1 Timothy 6:16). But we will be able to approach and see Him as He is, because we have been “changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51). See also 1 John 3:2, 1 Timothy 1:17 and 6:16; Exodus 33:20.
Another aspect of our inheritance is the joy of helping the world of mankind back to the perfection lost by Adam. Jesus died for all mankind. When our Lord resurrects mankind, the Christ – Jesus and His church – will heal, teach, and rule with justice and love. We are investing in this hope of reigning with Jesus as kings and priests. Revelation 20:4, 6, “And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”